Possibly the best breakfast I’ve ever had and a mean cappuccino to boot is at Café Albert in the little Karoo town, Prince Albert. I can’t claim to be a connoisseur, but a weekend isn’t a weekend for me until I’ve gone out for breakfast. As such, I’ve tried breakfast spots all over South Africa (and in many other countries).
This is not a 5 star hotel breakfast spread. Yes, I’ll admit the breakfast at The Palace of the Lost City at the Sun City Resort is impressive due to its sheer size and the number of options on offer, but who really wants crispy duck for breakfast?
No, the breakfast at Cafe Albert stands out because of its delicious simplicity, the charm of its location (think sidewalk café on a tree-lined street), the friendliness and accommodating nature of its owner and the freshness of its ingredients – homemade health bread, freshly laid eggs, milk just collected from the dairy down the road.
Café Albert is the spot for breakfast, brunch or lunch and the Prince Albert locals seem to have come to the same conclusion.
PS. If it’s still on offer, try the breakfast special (eggs – scrambled or poached – with bacon and avocado on homemade health bread). Yum!
Prince Albert Info:
Need to know:
Address: Church Street (between the Tourism Info Centre and the Prince Albert Country Store), Prince Albert, Karoo.
Telephone: +27 (0)23 5411-175
Opening hours: Tuesday to Friday from 09h00 to 16h00; Saturdays from 09h00 to 14h30; Sundays from 09h00 to 12h30; Usually closed on Mondays.