The luxury cape town coffee scene is alive and thriving in the Mother City. New outlets are springing up all the time, each offering their own unique blends and experiences. Let’s take a look at some of the best places to get your daily dose during your visit to the culinary hub of South Africa.
After winning acclaim as the Daily Telegraph’s ‘best coffee shop in the world’, Truth coffee is still performing stronger than ever before. These extraordinary venues provide a sensory overload of in-your-face steampunk décor. Watch Colossus, the vintage coffee roaster at work while you sip on your favourite blend or nibble on something tasty from the menu.
Some of the delights in store include the secret-recipe Silky Res, Battle Brew and Baby Chino along with all the classic like espresso, latte, flavoured teas and hot chocolate. Feeling peckish? Tuck into fresh croissants, rolls and burgers all created with the same attention to detail as their fine original coffee blends. Seek the original truth at 36 Buitenkant Street, Cape Town.
It’s tempting to spend the whole day at Café Caprice on Victoria Road in Camps Bay. Morning coffee easily rolls into lunch and artisan cocktails among some of Cape Town’s trendiest diners. If it’s just a morning tipple you’re after you won’t be disappointed either, this sidewalk café eatery offers a selection of Hazz coffee cappuccinos, lattes, espressos and more. Sunday nights at Caprice spill out onto the sidewalk as Capetonian trendsetters (young and old) wrap up their weekend in social Cape style.
They’re everywhere! You can find Bootleggers outlets in Sea Point, Bakoven, Cape Quarter, Constantia, Kalk Bay, Century City, Kenilworth, Muizenberg, Point Mall, Salt River and Tokai.
Bootleggers takes pride in sourcing its beans only from sustainable farms all over the world and roasting them to perfection to meet the expectations of even the most discerning coffee snobs. They’ll tell you that the brew has hints of caramel, toasted hazelnut and dark chocolate – we just think it’s delicious.
Origin Coffee Roasting
Get a pick-me-up in a cup at Origin Coffee Roasting’s De Waterkant outlet. Here the finest Tanzanian, Kenyan, Brazilian, Columbian and Indian beans meet their maker in the quest to brew the perfect cuppa. While it’s fun to see the roaster at work, Origin coffees have taken the city by storm and are also available at some of Cape Town’s best restaurants and coffee shops.
I Love Coffee
This is the Mother City’s most unique place to enjoy a Tribe coffee. All the waiters and baristas are deaf and the pastries and cakes served here are homemade by members of the deaf community. It’s the experience of a lifetime, a great chance to practise your sign language, and the coffee is great too. You will find I Love Coffee in the Saatchi & Saatchi Building on Greenpoint’s Ebenezer Road