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Savannah Cafe, Hermanus

Breakfast just outside of Cape Town: Savannah Cafe, Hermanus

We had all good intentions of cereals and toast for breakfast at the holiday house … but the appeal of a great, cooked (by someone else) breakfast out was just too great. So, in our cars we jumped and off into the busy city centre of Hermanus.

Previously, we had popped in at Savannah cafe for quick tea treat of scones, cheese and jam and liked the look of their menu. Guests next to us were indulging in the burgers which looked amazing as well.

But morning time it was and a focus on breakfast is an absolute must.

The guys each opted for the full traditional “Whale of a Breakfast”at R60. Apparently, the sausage served with the breakfast was really great traditional boerewors, perfectly cooked! With the addition of toast, the guys were happily full.

The girls chose:

  • “Baby Whale Breakfast” (smaller version of “Whale of a Breakfast) at R45 and excludes the sausage
  • Crispy “Breakfast Wrap” lined with pesto and filled with scrambled eggs, bacon and cheese (delicious!) and with either chips or mushrooms on the side @ R45
  • 2 pieces of toast with scrambled egg @ R28

I almost went for one of the French Toast options (bacon, tomato and cheese – or – bacon, banana and honey) at R38, but throught the wrap was a good different option to go for this morning.

Savannah cafe, Hermanus also offer a variety of croissants with various fillings (from R22 – R45) as well as a wonderful selection of savoury pancakes ranging from R42 – R48. The usual health breakfast features for R45 and a great addition to a menu is the frittata of 2 eggs mixed with onion, green pepper, mushrooms, baby marrow, spices and cheese served with low GI bread for R48. For an extra R10 add either bacon or feta and peppadews.

For those that don’t indulge in eggs, there is a toasted ciabatta with tomato, goats cheese, rocket and almonds for R38.

Friendly service, fantastic food and with a very well covered / umbrella-ed outside area, one is able to enjoy the gorgeous weather and also let the kids run around stretch their legs a little bit as well.

Contact Details:
Savannah Cafe
25 High Street
Tel / Fax: +27 28 312 4259


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Farmer’s Market and Burgundy Restaurant, Hermanus

Breakfasts up the East Coast

A weekend out of Cape Town and up the coast to Onrus / Hermanus – fresh air, open ocean, walks along the coast, jumping southern right whales, and of course, some good food choices!

Fernkloof Farmer's Market

Pumpkin Fritters

Fernkloof Farmer’s Market:
Friends of ours suggested the Fernkloof Farmer’s Market near the Montessori School on the Fernkloof side of Hermanus on the Saturday morning. It was a grey, light rain day, but the market was still well populated with organic and wholesome foods and plants and goodies stores. As the morning progressed, the sky cleared and the crowds came.

View of Walker Bay from Burgundy Restaurant

A coffee and tea stand was well received, and being with my Bavarian boyfriend, we decided on German sausages, sauerkraut (I skipped this one) and onion rolls with mustard for breakfast @ R25 each, they were seriously good! There was a choice of jaffles or vetkoek with various fillings (bacon and cheese, mince meat etc), pumpkin fritters and various other sweet treats. We sat on one of the benches and indulged while listening to a 1 man band. Fantastic.

Burgundy Restaurant:
Another suggestion passed to me, was to visit Burgundy Restaurant in Hermanus, right by the Old Harbour. Before leaving Onrus on Monday, we parked in Hermanus and walked around sussing out the selection. Burgundy was a great choice!

We sat outside and the service was quick and very friendly. The waitress greeted us as if we were regulars and engaged in light conversation. The menu is short, but from the various plates being served around us, looked delicious and generous.

Burgundy Breakfast

Croissant, bacon & eggs

There is a health breakfast for R45 – traditional muesli, yoghurt and fruit. I ventured on the croissant, scrambled eggs and bacon side of things (R45) (with salmon instead is R55). My companion opted for the Burgundy Breakfast @ R55 – 2 eggs (scrambled as his choice), bacon, creamed mushrooms, grilled tomatoes and boerewors and toast. I must say that the scrambled eggs we both had were creamy and delicious – the best I have had thus far! One thing I was impressed about was that I asked for some cheese for the rest of my croissant and was not charged. I have been to places in Camps Bay where I was billed for a smidgen of Marmite!

To add to our delite and to round off the weekend, we were treated to 3 southern right whales jumping vigorously in the bay!

Fernkloof Farmer’s Market:
Montessori School

Opening times:
Sat: 9h30 to 13h00

Burgundy Restaurant Contact details:
The Old Harbour
Marine Drive
Tel: 028 312 2800

Opening times:
Not mentioned on the website

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