Cape Town's Best Places for Coffee
Collected by Marie Frei, AFAR Local Expert
The Mother City has no shortage of cafés and coffee shops for your caffeine fix. Espresso drinks are the norm here, and the cold brew trend that has arrived. Sit and savor a cup at one of our favorite Cape town cafés.
36 Buitenkant St, Cape Town City Centre, Cape Town, 8000, South Africa
Walking into Truth, a "steampunk inspired" artisan coffee shop, will instantaneously demotivate you from the rest of your plans for the day. The pleasant but polarized experience of the industrial decor, the warm staff and energetic atmosphere...
175 Long St, Cape Town City Centre, Cape Town, 8001, South Africa
This tiny cafe is always buzzing with activity and is a great place to station yourself for people/tourist watching on Long Street. There's an open window you can order from right on Long Street for when you're in a big rush to get your next...
28 Hudson St, De Waterkant, Cape Town, 8001, South Africa
Origin roasts and serves some of the best coffee in Cape Town. The roastery is known for their high quality and they provide beans to around 80 city-wide establishments. Their headquarters and cafe on Hudson Street is where locals go to get their...
228 Long St, Cape Town City Centre, Cape Town, 8001, South Africa
Lola's Cafe, a sunny corner bistro in Cape Town, has delicious food (including great vegetarian options like a deeeeelish basil-mushroom toast) and perfect coffee. The espresso foam art is an unnecessary but appreciated perk!
Boyes Dr, Silver Mine (Nature Reserve), Cape Town, 7975, South Africa
Kalk Bay Expresso is just one of several coffee shops in the quaint seaside town of Kalk Bay. The repurposed train car, which dates back to 1914, sets this restaurant apart. The cafe serves both sweet and savory crepes, making this the perfect...
39 Regent Rd, Sea Point, Cape Town, 8060, South Africa
“Bootlegger Coffee Shop is one of my new discoveries. An imported Dutch Giesen coffee roaster is responsible for the excellent coffee. The shop stays open until 11 p.m. and serves dinner.” —Rashiq Fataar
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