A day to spoil (and thank) the favourite ladies in your life, we’ve compiled a list of our favourite brunch spots around the Cape for an ultra special Women’s Day outing.
On the corner of Long and Buitenkant Street, Lola’s is the resident lunch and breakfast spot to a bustling inner city crowd. We love the artsy-bistro vibe and minimalist aesthetic through its neutral colour palette and eclectic décor. Combined with a wholesome breakfast menu, Lola’s makes the perfect eatery for an elegant brekkie with the girls. Try the scrumptious sweetcorn fritter stack or order a cheeseboard or Mezze platter to share.
2. La Belle Bistro & Bakery at The Alphen Boutique Hotel
La Belle Bistro and Bakery sits amid plush greenery and old oak trees at The Alphen Boutique Hotel in Constantia. This charming café serves some pretty amazing freshly-baked goods and sports an extensive tea list. We’re sure your Women’s Day brunch will spill over to mid-afternoon thanks to the cosy atmosphere and beautiful views. Plus, their buttermilk pancakes are to die for too.
3. Four & Twenty
With its relaxed ambiance and chic Parisian theme, we’ve singled out Four & Twenty as one of our top spots to share a few giggles with the girls, while the quirky décor makes for some cool photo opportunities. The all-day breakfast menu features light meals, delicious bakes as well as some great vegan and gluten-free options. Indulge in the sweet breakfast “hot-dog” – a honey butter-brushed croissant stuffed with roasted banana, topped with strawberry coulis, fresh strawberries and a dollop of mascarpone – yum.
4. Lily’s Restaurant
Stylish and sophisticated, recently opened Lilly’s restaurant is comprised of delectable breakfast food and feminine, luxe interiors. A list of nutritious food offerings cater to a range of dietary requirements – great for the health-conscious foodie in your group. But with options such as the ‘Espresso Yourself’ molten lava cake with salted caramel centre, you can be sure they excel in the sweet department too. This laid-back space is contemporary and cool.
5. Pajamas and Jam
If you feel like venturing a little further afield, Pajamas and Jam is a hidden gem nestled in the heart of Somerset West. Don’t be deterred by the industrial surrounds; inside, the café boasts a cosy atmosphere and rustic charm. An in-house antique store means you can browse old trinkets and vintage clothing while you wait for your meal. The food is still the star of the show though, with everything from freshly-baked bread and cakes, to home -made preserves and great coffee. The usual favourites of Eggs Benedict or simple omelettes are tweaked with punchy flavours while the plating is trendy and modern. You can even toast to your ladies with a round of Lind hot chocolate.