Because breakfast is the most important meal of the day, we’ve put together a list our favourite eateries where you can get your day started. Luckily, Victoria Falls is spoilt for choice when it comes to restaurants and coffee shops, and offers a wide variety dotted in and around town.
The Africa Café
Located in the vibrant Elephant’s Walk Shopping & Artist Village, The Africa Café is a popular meeting place for locals and visitors alike. Tasty options on their all-day breakfast menu include the Vervet Deli Breakfast with banana loaf French toast, the Zambezi Royal Breakfast with scrambled eggs and smoked salmon, and the colourful Muesli ‘Sundae’.
The number one restaurant in Victoria Falls on Tripadvisor, the Palm Restaurant at Ilala Lodge features gorgeous views of the spray rising from Victoria Falls, an enticing all-day dining menu and exceptional service. Each day, the experienced culinary team – led by Executive Chef Anele Dube – puts together a sumptuous breakfast buffet, in addition to an appealing a la carte menu. Offerings include Eggs Benedict, a classic English Breakfast and a Three-Cheese Omelette.
Open: 07h00 – 22h00 daily
Nestled in the heart of town, on the corner of Livingstone Way and Parkway Drive, the Shearwater Café is one of the most stylish breakfast spots in Victoria Falls. Watch the cosy streets come to life from the comfort of the café deck, whilst feasting upon a Full Bushman’s Breakfast, or a plate of Eggs Florentine, and gulping down a tasty smoothie or glass of freshly-squeezed orange juice.
Open: 08h00 – late daily
Ra-Ikane Breakfast Cruise
For a unique dining experience in Victoria Falls, why not board the Ra-Ikane River Cruiser for their popular Breakfast Cruise. Enjoy a delectable continental breakfast buffet while you travel slowly up the Zambezi River, chasing the rising sun. What’s more, make sure to keep your eye out for wildlife such as elephants, hippos and crocodiles along the river banks and in the river itself.
Open: 06h30 – 08h30 in summer (August to April)
07h30 – 19h30 in winter (May to August)
Lookout Café (Weekends Only)
Boasting one of the most breath-taking views in Victoria Falls, the Lookout Cafe is perched along the Batoka Gorge, 120m above the mighty Zambezi River. While this stunning Victoria Falls restaurant is only open for breakfast on weekends, it is definitely worth a spot on our list. Gaze upon picturesque views of the historic Victoria Falls Bridge while you sip on a steaming cappuccino and get stuck into a Full English Breakfast, a mouth-watering croissant or much more.
To find out more about Victoria Falls restaurants, or to book your stay in Africa’s adventure capital, simply contact Ilala Lodge on firstname.lastname@example.org or +263(13) 44737/8/9.
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