You might not even remember last night’s revelry on Long Street, but you sure can feel it—and that punishing hangover needs a solid breakfast to get you back on track. After all, who wants to spend a minute of time in Cape Town holed up under a blanket in a dark room? Fortunately, the city offers plenty of edible babalas—that would be Afrikaans for “hungover,” FYI—cures. Locals swear by the healing properties of a classic Gatsby sandwich or a greasy boerewors sausage roll, but you’ll also be able to snag eggs Benedict at some of these popular spots.
Where: Four & Twenty
What: This lovely, rustic-chic café serves breakfast until the kitchen closes at 3:30 p.m. The breakfast tartine with poached egg, porcini mushrooms, spinach and avocado heaped on a brioche that’s been spread with truffle butter should begin working its magic immediately. If you’re craving a counterbalancing sugar hangover remedy, Four & Twenty also makes tiramisu pancakes with brandy-caramel sauce.
Wash it down with: There’s a lengthy wine list, and some craft beers on offer as well, but this is the kind of place where you’ll want to have a glass of Champagne to go with your eggs.