There are few things in life as fantastic as a glorious hotel breakfast, and even fewer that can compare to the utter beauty of the Cellars-Hohenort Hotel & Spa in the Constantia Valley.
I’ve visited Cellars-Hohenort on multiple occasions, both privately and on behalf of I Love Foodies. Every time, I’m mesmerised by the picturesque location, the stunningly kept gardens with little stories to be told in every corner, the timeless interior design, and the absolute moreishness of the food.
Like many other hotels that open their doors to outside guests, Cellars-Hohnenort offers an exceptional buffet breakfast – at an even better price – that allows everyone to indulge in the splendour of absolute luxury.
While the breakfast itself is worth writing about, the location deserves special mention.
Cellars-Hohenort is beyond mesmerising.
The actual breakfast is served either in the sunroom or on the adjoining terrace, both of which offer views of the gardens, lawns, and Cape Town mountains.
Of course, you can wander around the gardens at your leisure before or after breakfast to explore all the little nooks and crannies and breathe in the fresh air.
The Cellars-Hohenort Breakfast
I actually first discovered Cellars-Hohenort as a breakfast spot when I was looking for a location to spoil my sister for her birthday in 2021. At the time, the buffet had been halted due to the Covid-19 pandemic, and the usual buffet offering was served as a display of plates and dishes to be enjoyed at the table.
Since then, the buffet has been reintroduced, bringing back that typical hotel feel I so enjoy.
There are two parts to the Cellars-Hohenort breakfast:
- The more continental-style offering, served as the buffet itself, with various mueslis, yoghurts, fruits, cold cuts, fish, cheese, breads, and pastries. Of course, you can go back and enjoy as much of this as you wish.
- The hot breakfast option, where you can choose one breakfast dish directly from the menu.
You’ll also find an assortment of fresh juices at the buffet, and a bottomless supply of teas and coffees.
Cellars-Hohenort Breakfast Prices
Currently, the Cellars-Hohenort breakfast is available at a cost of R265 per person.
Having compared dozens of hotel buffet breakfasts across town, I can quite honestly say that this is one of the best-priced buffet breakfasts in Cape Town – especially considering the range and quality of food you can enjoy.
Sure, you may not indulge like this every day of the week, but if you’re looking for the perfect location for a special occasion, you really can’t do any better than this.
The I Love Foodies Cellars-Hohenort Breakfast Review
The Buffet Options
In true I Love Foodies style, we tried a little bit of everything to give you a true representation of the Cellars-Hohenort breakfast buffet.
You’ll see more details in the photos, but, to sum up, we had:
- Fresh carrot and beetroot juices
- A selection of fresh fruit
- Yoghurt with coulis, muesli, and dried cranberries
- An assortment of smoked fish with cream cheese and lemon
- An assortment of cold meats with pickles
- A selection of both dairy and goat’s milk cheeses
- Croissant, chocolate muffin, and custard pastry
All of these are freshly prepared and absolutely delicious.
The wonderful thing about a buffet is that you can pick and choose what you want – and go back for more of your favourites.
The bad thing about a buffet is that you can pick and choose what you want – and go back for more of your favourites.
This is particularly true at Cellars-Hohenort as I always end up wanting everything and everything is so good that it could easily become a favourite!
The Hot Dishes
For the hot dishes, we had:
- The Cellar’s Full English: 2 fried eggs, bacon, sautéed mushrooms, pork sausage, grilled tomatoes & baked beans
- Eggs Benedict: Loin bacon, poached eggs & hollandaise sauce, usually served on a toasted English muffin but we had it on ciabatta instead
All hot dishes are freshly prepared, beautifully presented, and absolutely divine.
The portions are also pretty large, which is a terrible thing if you’ve spent a lot of time around the buffet tables but a great thing if you’re looking for phenomenal value.
Catering To Dietary Requirements
A good thing about the Cellars-Hohenort buffet menu is that it automatically caters to a wide range of dietary requirements.
On the downside, though, they did ask us for any specific dietary requirements ahead of our visit and then failed to cater to those requirements – which happened both on this and our previous breakfast visits.
It’s not a train smash as both the buffet and the hot breakfast menu offer a wide variety of options, but it is worth keeping in mind if you have any severe allergies or intolerances.
A Quick Note On Time
Cellars-Hohenort is known for its fantastic service.
But, we did have a few issues this time around as our otherwise lovely waiter seemed to have completely forgotten about our table after bringing our first rounds of coffee.
It was only after finally grabbing the attention of another waiter and a quick checkup by the manager – after about half an hour of waiting for the buffet dishes to be cleared and to order the hot breakfast – that service resumed to its usual standard. And the rest was a breeze.
This is not according to the Cellars-Hohenort standard and I truly believe it was a once-off incident.
But, that said, you wouldn’t want to rush a Cellars-Hohenort breakfast anyway. Unless you’re a hotel guest in a hurry to experience the rest of the city, this hotel is where you’ll get to relax, unwind, and take your time with a leisurely breakfast.
Should You Visit Cellars-Hohenort For Breakfast?
Yes, yes, and yes.
Despite the few issues we had, this remains one of the best breakfast buffets in Cape Town that I can only highly, highly recommend.
Visiting Cellars-Hohenort is always worth it.
Cellars-Hohenort Contact Details
Grab all the need-to-knows on the location below.
Address: 93 Brommersvlei Road, Constantia
Call:+27 21 794 2137
Article Date: February 2022
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