1Delicious Carlton Café
South African café society chic at its finest. The menu offers everything from truffle oil-infused macaroni cheese to Marie Antoinette-inspired rose and chocolate cup cakes. Fabulous chilli infused hot chocolate.
71 13th Street, Menlo Park, Pretoria, Gauteng. Tel: +27 (0) 12 460 7996.
Brilliant breads made fresh on the premises and a buzzing atmosphere. Breakfasts will make any day seem brighter and don't forget a shot of espresso. Corner of Raleigh and Irvine Street, Richmond Hill, Port Elizabeth. Tel: +27 (0)41 585 5606.
Eclectic deli-style menu, pavement tables and the best chocolate brownies in Gauteng. Slow roasted tomato quiches sing of the Mediterranean. Almond macaroons transport diners to Paris in a mouthful.
Shop 1, Parktown Quarter, corner of 7th and 3rd Avenues, Parktown North. Tel: +27 (0)11 788 7725.
Tables in the sunshine and slick services goes well with the gourmet pancake menu, homemade beef lasagne and delectable selection of cakes. Corner of Lord Roberts Road and 25 High Street, Hermanus. Tel: +27 (0)28 312 4259.
5Ile de Pain
Bakery chic with elegant organic accents. Sensational sour dough toast and goat’s cheese sandwiches, brioche from heaven. Remember to save space for chocolate mice with silk tails and almond ears.
10 The Boatshed, Thesen Harbour Town, Knysna, Western Cape. Tel: +27 (0)44 302 5707.
Eat pancakes, quiches, and delicious salads at this pretty cafe in Polokwane. Food is beautifully garnished and teatime treats are fabulous. 34 A Rabe Street, Polokwane. Tel: +27 (0)15 291 4012.
Uber-delicious cafe culture on par with its urban counterparts. Healthy, fresh, innovative fare. French crepes to die for. 1 Station House, Princess street, Ladybrand, Free State. Tel: +27 (0)51 9242834, mobile: +27 (0)83 501 0511
Fresh food made with love and delicious coffee. Sit outside in the courtyard and soak up the trendy vibe. Babies and kids are are very welcome. 44 Stanley Avenue, Milpark, Johannesburg. Tel: +27 (0)11 482 7795.
Sisters Fiona and Clare Ras make the best cheesecake in South Africa. There is a pay-as-you-weigh lunchtime buffet and you haven’t lived until you taste the lemon and rosemary cake.
Field’s Hill shopping centre, Kloof, KwaZulu-Natal. Tel: +27 (0)31 764 6031.
A pretty pink and white décor and dining sensation. Breakfast on caramelised onion omelettes. Buy cracklingly crisp baguettes to take home. The designer muffins are deliciously decadent.
87A Kelner Street, Bloemfontein, Free State. Tel: +27 (0)51 448 8836.