The Best Vegan Breakfasts In The City


There’s nothing as delightful and satisfying as a good breakfast. Vegan? No worries! Check out these top vegan breakfasts in the city!

best vegan breakfast in the city

Kaylee’s Eatery

How does all-day vegan breakfast sound? If this gets your mouth watering, then pay a visit to Kaylee’s Eatery in Bedfordview as soon as you can. Their menu offers up healthy options, like the Oat Bowl and Acai Bowl, and more hearty options such as the Shakshuka and Breakfast Burrito. But we’re suckers for the Belgian Waffles, served either with chocolate and grilled banana or with strawberry and blueberry compote and toffee syrup. This is perfectly topped off with a delicious hot drink, made with your choice of almond, soya or coconut milk.

Contact details: 011 524 7603 | 147 N Reef Rd, Bedfordview | https://www.facebook.com/kayleesbedfordview/

Lexi’s Healthy Eatery

This upmarket eatery is based in three locations across Joburg, so there’s no excuse to not pay them a visit. The menu at Lexi’s focuses on healthy meals that are mostly plant-based. They have a wide variety of breakfast items from savoury stacks and gourmet toast to sweet treats and smoothie bowls. The Polenta Breakfast Stack is our definite must-try item. With earthy mushrooms, tart cherry tomatoes, vibrant green spinach and a seed and dukkha sprinkle on a bowl of polenta, this is one of the most unique breakfasts in the city.

Contact details: Locations | info@lexiseatery.com | https://lexiseatery.com/

Jackson’s Real Food Market

Another venue serving all day breakfast, Jackson’s Real Food Market has an in-store eatery in Bryanston and Kyalami. Diners can enjoy a range of freshly made juices and smoothies for an extra vitamin kick. Alternatively, have a pot of luxury tea with your breakfast. From the diverse range of wraps, bowls, burgers and sandwiches, our favourite has to be the Vegan Toastie. Think rustic sourdough bread topped with smashed avo, fried mushrooms and baby spinach, yum!

Contact details: 011 463 1598 | info@jacksonsrealfoodmarket.co.za | http://jacksonsrealfoodmarket.co.za/

The Fussy Vegan

The Fussy Vegan is one of our favourite vegan eateries in the city. Not only do they cook up some of the tastiest vegan food in South Africa, but they also stock a wide variety of vegan snacks, treats, drinks and toiletries. Stop by on any morning for your fill of tasty vegan breakfasts. We adore the Breakfast Burrito, featuring a toasted tortilla stuffed with tofu scramble, seitan bacon, avo, salsa and black rice. If you’re in the mood for something on the sweeter side, grab a gourmet doughnut, a sugary cinnamon roll or a flaky croissant. Pair any of these with an Almond Cappuccino and you’re set for the day.

Contact details: 060 716 6029 | Caltex Waterfall, Jan Smuts Avenue, Blairgowrie | info@thefussyvegan.co.za | https://www.facebook.com/TheFussyVegan/

Free Food*

For a healthy breakfast option that is free from meat, dairy, eggs, gluten, sugar and preservatives, pay a visit to Free Food* in Birnam. Try the Golden Chickpea Omelette, made with chickpea flour folded with greens, onions, avo and tofu mayo. This is served with a gluten-free toast triangle, date chutney, hummus and coriander salsa. If this doesn’t float your boat, the Free* Stack is bound to satisfy any craving. Brown rice flapjacks are served with berry and banana ice cream and scattered with coconut and almond shavings.

Contact details: 082 406 4699 | Shop 5 Reithmere, cnr Delta Road & Corlett Drive, Birnam | ariel@freefood.co.za | https://www.freefood.co.za/

The Whippet 

Now serving a plethora of vegan options, The Whippet in Linden in your go-to for good coffee and good grub. Although not a vegan or health food hub, this coffee shop has a wide variety of healthy vegan meals to suit any palate. Our top choice is the Tofu Benedict, which offers smashed avo topped with tofu and vegan Hollandaise on a toasted English muffin. For something sweeter, we love the Almond, Chia and Strawberry French Toast, with golden fried vegan French toast, topped with caramalised banana and strawberries. With either choice, you’ll be in breakfast heaven.

Contact details: 061 512 1373 | Corner 7th St & 4th Ave, Linden, Randburg | donaldc@thewhippet.co.za | https://thewhippetcoffee.com/

What’s your favourite vegan breakfast in the city? Let us know in the comments section below!

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