Byconcept Café, Gardens
11:30 - 22:00 Mon to Thur
8:00 - 22:00 Fri to Sun
Price Range (p/p)
Medium | R100 - R300
When you’re living in Joburg but your heart’s in Cape Town, then having breakfast with a view of Table Mountain is gold. Byconcept Cafe offered just that on my recent visit to the Mothercity and I was sold.
Situated on the busy Kloof Street in Gardens, it is ideally located for tourists as well as those heading out of suburbia for a meal or coffee date. Just be aware that parking on this street is a challenge especially during the week.
The cafe is a few steps up overlooking the road. It’s bright and airy with big windows looking out onto a view of the mountain. It has a holiday vibe and you can almost smell the sea air.
Our waitress brought us an extensive menu. It’s a fusion menu comprising burgers, grills, wraps, breakfast, dessert, Mexican, sushi and Asian dishes. But we were there for breakfast. We opted for the eggs benni and a full breakfast and just because, a side of fries.
The full breakfast included eggs, macon, sausage, avo and mushrooms with sourdough toast. It was pretty substantial and my partner happily munched her way through it all. My eggs benni with macon was ok. The sauce had split but the flavour was still good.
We both had Red cappuccinos before our meal. I don’t have this too often preferring the taste of real coffee, though I thoroughly enjoyed it this time.
I’d love to try the sushi next time I’m in Cape Town. For now, the standout thing for me was the view and I made sure I sat where I could see the mountain while sipping my cuppa. Prices are on par with most casual restaurants. Our meal came to about R250, but we scored on a breakfast special we didn’t even know about and paid closer to R150.
Like many halaal spots lately, Byconcept also offers shisha. I’m sure it’s a popular spot for late-night revellers seeking dessert and a puff.