Bo Kaap Deli, Bo Kaap
8:00 - 18:00 Sun to Thurs 8:00 - 22:00 Fri & Sat
Price Range (p/p)
Medium | R100 - R300
Koesisters and coffee against the background of the colourful Bo Kaap and its cobbled streets and in the shadow of Lions Head… what more could you want for a Sunday morning?
We squeezed in every ounce of Cape Town on a recent trip there to celebrate Eid with the family. On the morning of the last day of our 4 trip we went for a walk on the Sea Point Promenade taking in the joggers, dog walkers and the paragliders landing on the grass lawns as they sailed down from Signal hill. Bo Kaap Deli was a great choice for breakfast. It is located where the old Batavia Cafe used to be, still identifiable by the bright blue colour the building is painted in.
We went quite early and were lucky to get a table inside as it’s quite small. There are several tables outside, great for summer but with the chilly May weather your food would be ice cold within minutes. There seemed to be a lot of staff for the small space but it got busier quite quickly and I understood the need for more staff. Our orders were taken promptly by a friendly waitress and while we waited we sipped on a pretty decent Cappucino and latte.
For a small spot it was pretty bustling. While we waited a young group of friends (brunch date) and a family filled up the small space inside. Shortly a group of cyclists pulled up outside, parked their bikes and took up a few more tables outside. I ventured out to take some pics, one never tires of Bo Kaap scenes, and also found the entrance to their upstairs section. A great space for larger groups and funcions. This is also where the bathroom is. Happy to report it was very clean and neat.
I went back down just as the food arrived. We had ordered the Spicy Omelette for me, Chicken Livers with a poached egg for him, and the French Toast with Banana for the kiddo. Presentation of their dishes are all on point and very similar to how Batavia Cafe used to do it, which makes me wonder if it’s the same chef.
My Spicy Omelette was good although perhaps a tad too spicy for breakfast. But if you like that kick early in the morning, this will do it. The Chicken Livers were also spicy and a definite do again for him. This dish was a nice departure from the usual for breakfast and would also make a decent lunch. The French Toast was a treat although the strawberry jam with pieces in did not really do it for the little guy. I was forced to take over eventually and polish off the rest of the thick eggy slices with the caramelised banana and single cream. It was a tough job but someone had to do it… lol. We bought some Koesisters to take away with us as no Sunday would be complete without it, and there was no space for any more.
Our meal came to a reasonable R370. I thought they were quite well priced. They serve an all day breakfast as well as Burgers, lights meals, salads and dessert. They’re open till 4.30pm in the week and later on the weekends. And you can also enjoy some live music most weekends.