The Best Breakfast Spots in the City of Gold

Posted on 6 December 2023 By Nomvelo Masango

Fancy a scrumptious breakfast? The bustling streets of Johannesburg present many different spots where you can grab a good breakfast.

From cosy coffee shops where you can enjoy a solo date,  to vibrant cafes where you can catch up with loved ones, an array of options await to satisfy your cravings.

Here are some of Johannesburg’s best breakfast spots:

Nice on 4th

Breakfast at Nice on 4th

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Nice on 4th is one of the city’s most well-known breakfast spots and offers much value for money. One of the restaurant’s most popular breakfast options is the Half & Half, allowing patrons to have breakfast and dessert on one plate.

There are also a variety of hearty options including  breakfast baskets, bowls and freshly baked croissants.

Address: 37, 4th Avenue, Cnr 14th Street, Parkhurst, Johannesburg

Contact details: 011 788 6286

Pablo Sandton

Breakfast at Pablo Sandton

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Looking for a vibey place to enjoy some good breakfast with your circle? Pablo is the breakfast spot for you! From healthy granola bowls to the good old classic eggs benedict, the establishment offers a range of breakfast options to tickle your tastebuds.

Moreover, their mimosas and music by their resident DJ add to the vibrant spot’s overall ambience.

Address: Pablo at 2 Sandton Drive, Sandhurst, Sandton, Johannesburg,

Contact Details: 078 206 4463

Arbour Café & Courtyard

Breakfast at Arbour Cafe.

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Hidden behind the stylish shops of Wenrose Court is the whimsical and elegant Arbour Café. The establishment offers great food and a lovely atmosphere. On Saturdays, there are bottomless mimosas.

The intimate and peaceful spot is great for a laid-back breakfast or brunch with friends. 

Address: Shop 6, Wenrose Court, 64 St Andrew Street, Birdhaven, Johannesburg, 2196.

Contact details: 010 753 2007

Salvation Café

Breakfast at Salvation Cafe

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Salvation Café offers dishes which are a harmonious blend of sweet and savoury flavours. The trendy breakfast spot has a menu filled with customer favourites, including delightful French toast with bacon and syrup, as well as the much sought-after savoury mince and poached eggs served with avocado and salsa.

Salvation Café is perfect for a quick solo break from work, or a lingering chat over great coffee.

Address: Salvation Café at 44 Stanley Ave, Milpark, Johannesburg.

Contact details: 011 482 7795

Spilt Milk

Spilt Milk Breakfast

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Located in Melville, Spilt Milk is a cosy spot which offers mouthwatering breakfast options and a fantastic ambience. On the menu are many dishes worth the try, including their famous Eggs Benedict with bacon and hollandaise sauce. Their French toast will also have you coming back for more.

Address: Spilt Milk at 69 4th Ave, Melville, Johannesburg

Contact details: 081 079 5436

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