Best French Toast Spots

French toast has always been a breakfast favourite – especially on weekends and Valentines day. If you’ve wondered where the best spots to grab this treat are, look no further. Here’s list of the top French toast menus in town.


The Pudding Shop

Don’t let the name deceive you. The Pudding Shop serves French toast topped with scrambled eggs, julienne of baby marrow, red pepper & arugula. It’s as good as it sounds. Get some!

The Service Station

This little home away from home is a restaurant and food store providing freshly prepared foods along with carefully selected products both local and international. The Service Station offers two French toast options: one with berries and a savoury one with bacon. The egg batter used is something out of this world.

Salvation Café

Melville is the home of French toast in Johannesburg. The Salvation Café boasts not one, not two but three options of French toast. The savoury with haloumi, cherry tomatoes and pesto; the Sweet with fresh fruit and cream on the side; and the in-between with a combination of sweetness served with a benedict or florentine.

The Whippet

On 1 April The Whippet introduced its winter 2016 menu, and thankfully they’ve kept the French toast enthusiasts in mind. Check this out: Nutella and banana sandwiches dipped in cinnamon royale egg batter and cooked until golden brown, dusted with icing sugar and garnished with a dollop of cream cheese and sliced strawberry. Sold? Of course you are.


In Birdhaven there’s a little family owned café that offers its patrons the opportunity to create their own French toast. Bacon, macon, roasted tomatoes, salmon, it’s all there for your belly to feed on. Thank you Voodoo Lily Café!

By Shawn Greyling

Know other great French toast spots not mentioned above? Let us know below!

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