When visiting Cape Town, there is nothing quite as relaxing as sitting down at a chic local café, one serving a blend of imported and locally made coffee and locally made delicacies, after a busy morning spent exploring the best spots that this amazing city has to offer.
A Cape Town tour would be incomplete without a trip to one of the city’s many coffee shops. Being such an eclectic place and one full of life and interesting cultures, many of the coffee shops here are a reflection of the people and their never ending creativity. Whichever coffee shop you choose to enjoy a freshly brewed cuppa with a delicious scone, slice of cake or a scrumptious sandwich is going to be an experience all on its own, if you take yourself to one of these amazing places.
- The House of Machines
This is a place made for the manly man, but only as far as the décor is concerned. The House of Machines, known in local circles as THoM, is actually a motorbike workshop during working hours. But in the evening, it turns into a fabulous café and cocktail bar, popular with hipsters and tourists alike.
The coffee in particular is a treat, as it is an organic Honduran Arabica, and its flavour is full of earthiness.
- Jason Bakery
Along with already being featured on plenty of lists for the city’s best bakeries, Jason’s is also a great place to grab a refreshing cup of coffee. This shop is almost always busy, because it is so well known for its amazing baked goods and coffee, so maybe make this your first stop of the day. This way, you can be sure that you won’t miss out on their treats which sell out fast!
- Truth Coffee
If you’ve always wanted to live in a steampunk wonder world, this is absolutely the one place that you have to visit. At Truth Coffee, the décor is out of this world and it is a concept that totally makes sense, when you think of the fact that coffee and steam just go hand in hand!
The shop has been somewhat built around a 1940s cast-iron coffee roaster, which is one of the first things you see when you enter. And the coffee? It is exquisite in flavour, aroma and how it makes you feel.
- Origin Coffee Roasters
Largely considered to be the pioneer of the coffee movement that has swept through South Africa, you can imagine that the coffee you get from Origin Coffee Roasters is going to be something you never forget. Origin sources between 10 and 20 single origin brews and each bean is ground and roasted at the shop, guaranteeing that you get the freshest brew every time.
- Bootlegger Coffee Company
The décor in the shop is enough all on its own to blow your mind. The café is accented in darker shades, and this definitely helps to create a real vibe for great coffee. This coffee shop sources its delightful coffee blends from Burundi, Costa Rica and Guatemala, and the overall atmosphere is unique and welcoming.