Cape Town’s best breakfast: Hemelhuijs


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This is, without a doubt, the tastiest breakfast I’ve eaten at a restaurant in Cape Town. Hemelhuijs’ potato rösti with salmon gravadlax and a soft poached egg with crème fraîche.



What makes this dish so spectacular is the effort that goes into every element of the dish: An incredibly crispy and perfectly seasoned potato rösti forms the basis of this dish. A generous portion of home made gravadlax, so fresh, delicate and fragrant, is placed atop the rösti. A single, perfectly poached soft egg sits on the rösti and gravadlax, and is finished off with young watercress, a dollop of crème fraîche and a crack of black pepper. I enjoyed it with a glass of freshly pressed naartjie and Prosecco juice.

Hemelhuijs is the brainchild of conceptual designer and food artist Jacques Erasmus. It is a fresh and ever-changing space, a canvas for Jacques’ creative flair with food, design and homeware to come together in a big, bold and beautiful way.

Visit Hemelhuijs at 71 Waterkant Street, Cape Town.
Tel: +27 21 418 2042

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