The River Cafe, Constantia Uitsig, Cape Town

Outside seating area

Breakfast in the Constantia Winelands: The River Cafe, Uitsig

Any excuse for breakfast! This time was valid though – a birthday gift from a German friend. So, off to The River Cafe (which belongs to Constantia Uitsig wine farm) in Tokai.

River Cafe is one of my favourite breakfast spots. One can sit outside under the shady awnings, or inside in the rustic restaurant. The staff are so friendly and accommodating. And, the food is fantastic! In my opinion, they serve one of the best Eggs Benedict breakfasts in Cape Town!

The Menu
It is not a fixed menu, so you might experience a slightly different offering. On this day, they offered the following:

  • Breakfast Pastries and Muffins – at R24 per pastry (served with selection of jams)
  • Mixed fruit with yoghurt terrine, berry coulis and granola – R54 – this is an amazing platter which someone had on a previous occasion
  • River benedict – gorgeous rosti topped with streaky bacon, poached eggs (perfectly done with a slight goo-eyness) and wonderful, fresh hollandaise sauce
  • Scrambled egg on toast – R32 – with smoked salmon it is a whopping R58
  • Omelette options
    – farmers: flat with smoked bacon, onion, parsley and cheddar R58
    – fine herbs: rolled in fresh garden herbs R36
    – ham and cheese: rolled with melted cheddar and gypsey ham R56
  • The Big River Breakfast – usual traditional breakfast – R63
  • The Light River Breakfast – small version of traditional breakfast – R39

Fabulous Eggs Benedict

Kiddies Menu
And, best of all! They have a kiddies breakfast menu! For between R36 and R25, kids can have anything from a small traditional breakfast to scrambled eggs on toast to summer berries with yoghurt. First time I have come across a menu for kids and I think it is so insightful!

Our Choices
Needless to say, we both had the Eggs Benedict and we were not disappointed! If I were rich and feeling like a piggie, I would have had a second one. I opted for another gorgeous cappuccino instead.

After breakfast, we drove just round the corner to the Porter’s Market for a walk around and look see (open every Saturday morning).

Contact Details:
Spaanschemat River Road
Cape Town
Tel: +27 21 794 4480
Fax: +27 21 794 3105

Breakfast times:
Mon – Sun: 08h30 to 11h00


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