Cape Town Coffee Route

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The Cape Town Coffee Route

Compiled by an enthusiastic group of trendy Capetonians, we present the Cape Town Coffee Route. From well know and highly acclaimed Coffee Bars to off the beaten track discoveries, if you are looking for a great cuppa in Cape Town you'll find the best of them here.

Cape Town's Coffee Culture is a thriving one. Our list of favourite places to stop for a coffee or a bite to eat includes local favourites to coffee boutiques for the connoisseur. After all the sight seeing you might find yourselves in need of a caffeine fix - stop at one of these firm favourites and enjoy! Note: (This is by no means a definitive list - it is a collection of local Capetonians' favourites!)

The Cape Town Coffee Route

Top Places to Stop for a Coffee in Cape Town

Bascule at Cape Grace

Where: V&A Waterfront

Coffee and breakfast at Bascule at the Cape Grace, based at the V&A Waterfront, is an affair of the senses. Overlooking the marina crowded with multi-million Rand yachts from all over the world, languishing at the Bascule is ... more information

Giovanni’s in Green Point

Where: Green Point

Giovanni’s is an authentic Italian owned and run deli style pavement café in Green Point, loved by everyone who knows it. One of the first places in the Western Cape to serve decent coffee, we salute this wonderland of ... more information

Newport Deli in Mouille Point

Where: Mouille Point

Popular for its healthy selection of deli food as well as pioneering the appreciation of the ‘flat white’ cappaccino made popular in Australia, Newport Deli is a favourite with locals and tourists alike, who appreciate the ... more information

Origin in De Waterkant

Where: De Waterkant

Based in an atmospheric industrial feel location in De Waterkant, the owners of Origin Roastery are on a mission to improve the quality of coffee in South Africa. Importing beans that they have handpicked from all over the ... more information

Birds Boutique Café in the City Centre

Where: Cape Town Central

Birds Boutique Café is a unique, artistic refuge for the hungry and city weary! The owner, a keen and talented ceramicist, will have you enchanted by the folk and fauna themes running through the café, in a muted European ... more information

Jardine on Bree

Where: Cape Town Central

One of our very favourite coffee stops, Jardine ingeniously opened a New York style coffee hatch next to their main restaurant, where one can stand around and chat to friends and people watch, as musicians and other artistic types ... more information

Vida e Caffe in Camps Bay

Where: Camps Bay

Vibey rhythms pour out over the excited tones of the bustling crowds, queueing for their much loved daily fix, which are served with a square of dark swiss chocolate and oodles of pizazz. A designer destination, Vida offers its ... more information

Manna Epicure in Kloof Street

Where: Gardens

The design darling of Cape Town, Manna Epicure’s stark white interiors leave all the emphasis on the exquisite menu. Dining at this street café cum chic city lunch venue is a must for lovers of creative food and dazzling coffee ... more information

Lazari in Vredehoek

Where: Vredehoek

Decorated in trendy retro accents, with fluffy cakes crowding the counter, this small meeting place is a slice of Cape Town lifestyle, complete with fantastic Café Latte’s and scrumptious deli meals. Fresh cupcakes, ciabattas, and ... more information

Organic Coffee at Neighbourgoods

Where: Woodstock

Now a famous must-see Cape Town attraction, the Neighbourgoods Market at the Old Biscuit Mill in Woodstock is an indoor and outdoor market comparable to the best organic markets in the world. Save up your hunger and pay a visit to ... more information

Queen of Tarts in Obs

Where: Observatory

If you followed the white rabbit you might find yourself at Queen of Tarts in Observatory. Loved by magazines, this little urban refuge offers sweet and savoury tarts, amongst other delicious treats, which should be enjoyed in ... more information

Bon Fromage in Newlands

Where: Newlands

With offerings on the menu such as the ‘Bon Fromage French Breakfast,’ comprising of freshly made fruit salad with almond whipped yoghurt, newly baked croissant with bon fromage preserves, cheese and meat platter and crusty ... more information

Knead Bakery in Muizenberg

Where: Muizenberg

Whether sitting outside and keeping an eye on the surf, or warming up inside, it looks sexy. Knead serves a mean coffee with a great menu to boot and is a busy meeting place, especially on sunny weekends. A full bakery with hot ... more information

Sostanza in Lakeside

Where: Lakeside

A favourite with locals, Sostanza is set in a small and intimate shopping courtyard, in Lakeside and makes the "Cape Town Coffee Route" list because of the quality of the food and coffee, artisanal breads, robust deli meals ... more information

C’est la Vie in Kalk Bay

Where: Kalk Bay

This heavenly rustic Parisian style cafe was voted one of the top 10 best coffees in Cape Town by Elle Magazine. They make artisanal breads of note and rival the best breakfast spots we've ever come across. Locals greet each ... more information

Olympia Cafe in Kalk Bay

Where: Kalk Bay

Olympia Café is probably the reason why locals get up in the morning. From fresh red berry and yoghurt breakfasts, through to decadent and rich deli style lunches that will ensure that you leave with unforgettable memories, this ... more information

The Food Barn in Noordhoek

Where: Noordhoek

Owned by chef Frank Dangeroux, a renowned 5 star chef and cookbook author, this atmospheric deli style open plan restaurant located at the Noordhoek Farm Village, is a piece of rustic paradise. No doubt taking its inspiration from ... more information

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The Cape Town Coffee Route - From well know and highly acclaimed Coffee Bars to off the beaten track discoveries
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