Abigail Donnelly’s best breakfasts

Abigail Donnelly is editor of the Eat Out restaurant guide and food editor of Woolworths Taste magazine – which makes her our top food fundi.

Hungry? Here’s insider info on finding South Africa’s best breakfasts.

As editor of Eat Out I travel around the country a great deal, testing and tasting to find South Africa’s top 10 restaurants. Which means a lot of breakfasts away from home. Here are the places I plan my route around.

 

 

 

Schoon de Companje, Stellenbosch

I love to order an oversized chunky bowl of fruit salad. It’s packed with fruits a la seasonal. My last one was full of ripe purple figs, blackberries, juicy peaches and plums, quartered strawberries and plump sweet grapes all topped with raw yoghurt and honey.

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Cauliflower and roasted baby tomatoes with origanum and honeyed tahini paste_Cafe BloomCafe Bloom, KZN Midlands

I can’t resist this piece of foodie heaven. It’s just magical! Everything is vegetarian and a lot comes from the garden. The owner, Michael Haigh, is the most amazing ceramist, and he serves his glorious home bakes on his creations. I always leave inspired.

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The Patisserie, Illovo, Johannesburg

In all my trips to Johannesburg, there have been only a few times that I’ve missed a visit. It’s a pretty and happy place; I love to sit and munch on eggs Benedict and the best-ever rose petit fours.

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image064Bellevue Café, Durban

It’s worth the trip! Expect big cast-iron pans of homemade baked beans and slow-cooked gammon, topped with an oozing poached egg, all mopped up with thick slices of buttered sourdough toast.

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tashas le Parc, Hyde Park, Johannesburg

Whenever I see eggs Benedict on any menu I try them. Sometimes they’re great, and a few are outstanding. Here, they’re outstanding! The décor is stylish too and although you’re sitting in the middle of a mall, the place oozes style and makes you feel very special. On business trips I make sure I treat myself here.

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Get all the details on these top spots at South Africa’s best restaurant guide, www.eatout.co.za

Has Abigail missed a brilliant breakfast? Let us know below.

Written by Abigail Donnelly

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