About Locale

Locale is a quirky coffee shop that is oozing with character. It is the “little sibling” to the popular Starlings Café, and is conveniently situated in the residential hub of Mark Road, Claremont. This vibey little coffee shop and restaurant offers the ultimate in friendly, welcoming service staff (regulars may even be greeted with a hug), fresh ingredients, an innovative approach to food preparation and presentation, and a comfy spot that is full of all things eclectic and curious.

The coffee is renowned for its excellent quality and irresistible aroma. Locale uses Origin beans, which are acclaimed for their artisanal flavours and depths.

There are tables for two, communal tables, or alcoves with individual bar stools for a trendier look and feel. The interior is characterised by a hip approach to yesteryear. Expect a black concrete floor, vintage-style mirrors, old wooden tables and chairs, art and words adorning the walls, and a mosaic of textiles and designs. There is also a garden area, where you can enjoy a steaming cuppa, a refreshing juice, and a hearty breakfast under the vines, leaving the strains of city life far behind you.

Meals range from a simple breakfast of eggs on toast to irresistible aubergine bakes and salmon quiches. Fresh ingredients and a real (almost tangible) passion for cuisine are the secrets behind every flavour and texture on the plates. And these are what keep the locals (and many from further afield) determined to come back day after day, week after week, for the special Locale experience. In addition, the prices are reasonable.

Locale is close to the Cavendish Square Shopping Centre, as well as to the Newlands Stadium. This area is bursting with shops, boutiques, galleries and speciality stores, and is only about 20 minutes’ drive from the City Bowl of Cape Town.

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Where2 Mark Road, Claremont, Southern Suburbs, Cape Town

WhenOpen daily from 08h00 to 17h00.

Telephone+27 (0)21 671-6875

OvernightStay nearby in Claremont, in Cape Town


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