Beaning about: 5 of the top coffee shops in Cape Town

Posted by Vuyi Qubeka on 24 April 2014

Good coffee is to coffee lovers what sashimi is to sushi fiends. Here’s a round up of top coffee shops in Cape Town to get your next caffeine fix.

 

Photo courtesy of Origin Coffee Roasting

 

Top coffee shops in Cape Town

The coffee bean: the tone of the day is often moulded by the aroma and inscrutable taste of this baked seed. Travelling or not, you just gotta have it! In her book North of Beautiful, Justina Chen put it this way – ‘Adventure in life is good; consistency in coffee even better’ (find out more about coffee culture around the world). Now ain’t that the truth! The bean list beneath considers the latter, as well as the niggling assumption that you’ll probably be bringing the beloved laptop along, you hard-working-coffee-drinker you. I’ve included coffee dens with beloved Wi-Fi as well as taking into account the oh-so-important interior optic feast that makes for epic coffee drinking. Pretty spaces don’t ask for attention, they demand it!

 
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T.S. Eliot measured out his life with coffee spoons, Jackie Chan thought coffee was as language in itself. I’m pretty sure a quote or two will be conjured up in you once you have tried a cuppa from one of these coffee shops in Cape Town.

 

Truth Coffee, 36 Buitenkant Street, Fringe District

Truth Coffee is drenched in grit and cool. This spot, in the heart of the The Fringe innovation district, is about more than just coffee. Walk into this haute industrial space, boasting generous servings of punk-meets-vintage-smoking-room flair, and you walk into an exciting Victorian futuristic fantasy. Billed as ‘the world’s coolest café’ by the Guardian (MSN Travel), you too will almost immediately agree. As you would expect of beans roasted over a 1940s cast -iron drum, its coffee is as badass as its baristas. These guys roast coffee, properly.

 

coffee shops in cape town, Truth Coffee Roasting

Photo courtesy of Mickey Hoyle’s Photos and Haldane Martin

 

coffee shops in cape town, Truth Coffee Roasting

Photo courtesy of Mickey Hoyle’s Photos and Haldane Martin

 

coffee shops in cape town, Truth Coffee Roasting

Photo courtesy of Mickey Hoyle’s Photos and Haldane Martin


 

Contact Truth Coffee

Tel +27 (0) 21-200-0440, email [email protected]www.truthcoffee.com

 

Deluxe Coffeeworks, 25 Church Street, City Bowl


At Deluxe Coffee Works, the point is the coffee. No fancy food. No Wi-Fi. It’s about the vibe: good music and an eclectic blend of people.These guys serve up their coffee as they would like to drink it. The coffee house does not advertise; just pure old word-of-mouth. This essentially means that one should expect an authentic crowd, intentional about their drinking pleasure and its surrounds. Found at the very end of an alley way, don’t mistaken Roodehek Street with Roodehoek – where the German Club can be found. Pure passion allows the team to do what they do, the way that they do it.

 

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Photo courtesy Deluxe Coffee Works

 

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Photo courtesy of Deluxe Coffee Works

 

coffee shops in cape town, Deluxe Coffee Works

Photo courtesy of Deluxe Coffee Works

 

Contact Deluxe Coffee Works

Tel +27 (0) 72-569-9579, email [email protected]www.deluxecoffeeworks.co.za

 

Origin Coffee Roasting, 28 Hudson Street, De Waterkant

There was an era when artisans took a great deal of pride in their penchants. A time when quality came before the cool factor and when the pursuit of more was as arb as Lady Gaga’s Haute Mammal Tissue number. Behold: Origin Coffee Roasting, set in a well-dressed heritage building in De Waterkant’s chic strip. Here, coffee-making is an art form and the act of drinking is a permanent novelty. An international preserve of beans from as far as Bolivia, Honduras and Indonesia; and closer to home – Tanzania and Kenya – are sure to please the most serious of (c)offenders. They rate they’re the artisan roasters of Africa. I can only confirm that the hypnotizing aroma of the beans is certainly met by the gaudiness of flavour.

 

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Photo courtesy of Origin Coffee Roasting

 

coffee, coffee cup, coffee shops in cape town, Origin Coffee Roasting

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coffee beans, coffee, coffee shops in cape town, Origin Coffee Roasting

Photo courtesy of Origin Coffee Roasting

 

Contact Origins Coffee Roasting

Tel +27 (0) 21-421-11000, email [email protected], www.originroasting.co.za

 

Bootlegger Coffee Company, Main Road, Sea Point

According to the Trend Hunters coffee drinker personality chart, the black coffee drinker is supposedly quiet, but moody and likes to keep things simple; the espresso drinker takes on leadership and knows what they want; whilst the cappuccino drinker is obsessive and controlling, yet creative and honest. I don’t know about you, I just want to drink coffee! Bootlegger Coffee Company is laid back, unassuming and set to a retro and airy space with a comfortable feng-shui-esque disposition, yet still motivates enough to get some work done. Creative juices are massaged as a myriad of personalities beckon the call of a respectable cup of coffee. It’s coffee so good you’d swear the beans were bootlegged.

 

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Photo courtesy of Bootlegger Coffee Company

 

coffee shops in cape town, Bootlegger Coffee Company

Photo courtesy of Bootlegger Coffee Company

 

Bootlegger Coffee Company, coffee shops in cape town

Photo courtesy of Bootlegger Coffee Company


 

Contact Bootlegger Coffee Company

Tel +27 (0) 82-448-5348, email [email protected], www.bootlegger.co.za

 

Tribe Coffee Cafe, The Foundry, 170 Albert Road, Woodstock

The space at Tribe Coffee Roasting gently reins back the energetic injection of what one expects from a zesty mug of roasted beans. I won’t blame you for wanting to take your shoes off. There is a Zen like peace within the spot that soothes; inviting you to stay longer. Armed with Wi-Fi and located in the Woodstock Foundry – a new development of retails stores and creative studios – one can expect to dabble in a little networking and relaxation that may inspire an idea or two. Merriam-Webster encyclopaedia defines tribe as a social group comprising numerous families, clans, or generations together with slaves, dependents, or adopted stranger. Expect the all of the above in this Tribe.

 

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Photo courtesy of Tribe Coffee Cafe

 

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Photo courtesy of Tribe Coffee Cafe

 

Contact Tribe Coffee Cafe

Tel +27 (0) 21-448-3362, email [email protected], www.tribecoffee.co.za

 

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