For the avid coffee lover, coffee is not just a beverage, it’s a passion. There is a distinct coffee culture in Cape Town and these coffee shops take it to the next level. Get your java on at one of these vibey coffee shops in Cape Town central.
BEST COFFEE SHOPS IN CAPE TOWN
For the avid coffee lover, coffee is not just a beverage,it’s a passion. There is a distinct coffee culture in Cape Town and these coffee shops take it to the next level. Get your java on at one of these vibey coffee shops in Cape Town central.
TRUTH COFFEE ROASTING
Even before sampling their home-roasted brews, one is immediately met with a memorable experience through their unique décor.
Situated smack in the middle of the CBD, Truth Coffee boasts a classically steampunk theme, inspired by industrial chic décor. If you’re unfamiliar with the genre, Wikipedia describes it as “… a subgenre of science fiction or science fantasy that incorporates technology and aesthetic designs inspired by 19th-century industrial steam-powered machinery.” It is in fact, Cape Town’s only steampunk coffee shop and offers a truly unique experience, transporting you to another time and place. A definite item of interest is their steam-powered espresso machine. The coffee itself has incurred a devoted following of coffee connoisseurs with a delectable menu to match.
Address: 36 Buitenkant St, Cape Town City Centre, Cape Town,
Phone: 021 200 0440
This café and bar brings to mind romantic notions of dreaming over steaming cups of strong, aromatic coffee. With a name like ‘Yours Truly’ and a catch phrase of ‘Same Time Tomorrow’, it’s easy to imagine this coffee shop as the meeting place of many a lovers tryst. Situated in the quaint and bustling Kloof Street, it’s the perfect getaway to enjoy an indulgent cuppa and bite to eat. The décor is rustic and relaxed while the menu is simple and appealing – a definite must to visit when in the city centre.
Address: 73 Kloof Street, Cape Town City Centre, Cape Town,
Phone: 021 426 2587
ORIGIN COFFEE ROASTING
Hailed as the ‘Artisan Roasters of Africa’, Origin Coffee Roasting alludes to its name through its focus on bringing coffee excellence to the whole of Africa – the place where coffee was first grown and roasted. With three levels that stretch across two streets, Origin’s vast headquarters in Cape Town’s De Waterkant holds an artisan roastery, a professional barista school, a specialist tea room (Nigiro – which by the way is Origin spelled backwards), and a bustling café. At any given time, you can visit the roastery upstairs and chat with Jorge to learn about the art of bean roasting.
Address: 28 Hudson Street, De Waterkant, Cape Town 8001
Phone: 021 421 1000
The coffee in this relationship takes a slight back seat to the delicious breads, breakfasts and pastries on offer – but only because the food is so darn delicious! A perfect complement to each other, the coffee and baked goods go hand in hand at this cult classic in the city bowl to satisfy all your tastebud temptations. Another addition to their delectable delights is their ever-changing daily doughssant (donut-croissant hybrid pastry creation) specials that include mouth-watering items such as the “MIMOSA” filled with a light Champagne Mousse, topped with fresh orange curd & candied orange or the “BANANA SPLIT” filled with Nutella crème, caramelised banana, chantilly cream and chocolate sauce. Our tip: come hungry!
Address: 185 Bree Street, City Centre, Cape Town, 8001
Phone: 021 424 5644
BOOTLEGGER COFFEE COMPANY
The Bootlegger Coffee Company (affectionately abbreviated to BCC) situated in the heart of Sea Point is known as an artisan coffee house. With its monochromatic interior, it
provides the perfect neutral palette for the food and coffee to shine – and shine it does. Every meal, every cup of coffee is characterised by detail, care and love. This chain prides themselves in sourcing only the best in fresh, local ingredients. With beans painstakingly sourced from Guatamala and Costa Rica and roasted on-site, it’s an almost transcendent experience for the coffee fanatics.
Address: 39 Regent Rd, Sea Point, Cape Town, 8060
Phone: 021 434 0060