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Cape Town has established itself as a global coffee hotspot, where every corner offers a unique blend of flavours and aromas.

As a proud Capetonian and passionate coffee aficionado, I am thrilled to take you on a journey through the vibrant coffee culture of our extraordinary city. Cape Town has established itself as a global coffee hotspot, where every corner offers a unique blend of flavours and aromas.

In June, we spotlight just a few of the coffee spots that make our city a caffeine lover’s paradise. From cozy cafes to bustling roasters, each venue not only serves excellent coffee but also tells a story.

Here’s to new adventures and unforgettable flavors in the Mother City this June!

Cape Town is named one of the world’s best cities for coffee.

Experience the Cape's Best Coffee:

Four & Twenty Cafe

Four & Twenty Café

Four & Twenty Café in Wynberg encapsulates the essence of a quaint village perfectly. This charming cafe offers delightful treats and brunch-style meals in a cozy, put-your-feet-up ambiance. “Their cheesy, herby scones with generous servings of butter, caramelized onions, and pickled beetroot were nothing short of spectacular.

I Love Coffee

I Love Coffee is a multi-layered venue that occupies a spacious warehouse with a welcoming street-facing courtyard. It’s not just a coffee spot; it’s a restaurant, roastery, and soon-to-be culinary school and conference/training venue. Gary, the owner, operates a proudly South African social enterprise, educating and employing deaf youth to become skilled baristas, chefs, and hospitality experts.

I Love Coffee

The Secret Forest Cafe

The Secret Forest Cafe

The Secret Forest Cafe is a quaint little cafe ‘hidden’ in Tokai Forest ( in Tokai Lower Plantation). They have a wide selection of breakfast options, including freshly baked cookies, cakes, etc. And they of course also have great coffee!

Deluxe CoffeeWorks

Deluxe CoffeeWorks offers “a lot of good music, interesting people and great coffee”. Promising to give you coffee the way you would like to receive it, the trendy coffee shop serves the finest Brazilian, Guatemalan and Ethiopian hand-selected coffee blended and roasted in-house on a daily basis.

Truth Coffee Roasting

Truth Coffee is celebrated for its masterful, exclusive blends crafted to deliver exceptional flavour without bitterness. Renowned for its steampunk-themed café and high-quality beans sourced globally, Truth Coffee has been named the world’s best coffee shop by The Daily Telegraph. Their commitment to extraordinary taste and innovative coffee solutions for individuals and businesses sets them apart.

Olympia Cafe

Olympia Cafe has been a Kalk Bay institution since 1997. It’s a quirky, popular joint with water views offering specialty coffee, breads, pastries & cafe eats. After your coffee, make sure to also take a  swim at Dalebrook Tidal Pool across the way.

Shift Espresso Coffee Shop

Shift Espresso aims to redefine the coffee experience with bold and innovative approaches. Their coffees are renowned for their exceptional quality, stemming from carefully sourced beans and precise brewing techniques. Shift Espresso emphasizes nurturing human connections through coffee, creating a welcoming and dynamic atmosphere in multiple Cape Town locations.

Cedar Coffee Roasters

Cedar Coffee Roasters, founded by Leigh Wentzel and Winston Thomas, is a South African coffee company born from a deep passion for making specialty coffee accessible to a wider audience. Leigh, who rose from a part-time driver to roastery manager at Rosetta Roastery, and Winston, a multi-time South African and African Barista Champion with a notable career at Origin Coffee Roasting, combined their extensive industry experience to create Cedar. Their mission is to transform coffee from a mere commodity to a valued necessity, emphasizing sustainable sourcing and consumer education. Proudly rooted in their African and Cape Town heritage, Cedar aspires to be a leading name in the African coffee scene, known for quality, sustainability, and a commitment to supporting coffee producers.

Ground Art Cafe

Ground Art Caffe in De Waterkant, is a unique spot that combines art, coffee, and food under one roof. They focus on high-quality, locally sourced ingredients for their coffee, pastries, and light fare, while also showcasing the work of up-and-coming artists on a rotating basis. With its bright interior, stunning views of Table Mountain, and free Wi-Fi, Ground Art Caffe offers a perfect place to relax, work remotely, and appreciate the finer things in life.

Espresso Labs

Espresso Lab is a global specialty coffee roaster founded in Cape Town in 2009. They are known for their unique “omni-roast” that highlights the natural flavors of the coffee beans while achieving a complex and balanced taste. They source beans from various regions around the world, offering a wide variety for coffee enthusiasts to explore.

Flat Mountain Roasters

Flat Mountain Roasters – Styled to embody the vibrance & boldness of coffee, their espresso bar café welcomes you to sit down and make yourself at home while also offering quick-service with an intentional menu that is good on the go. This coffee bar café offers customers a refined space to enjoy daily offerings, encouraging exploration and curiosity as we roast onsite and invite you to do things a little differently at our manual brew bar.

 

Rosetta Coffee
Rosetta Roastery is a Cape Town based coffee roaster founded by 3 friends who shared a passion for coffee. They source and roast single-origin coffee beans from all over the world, highlighting the unique characteristics of each region. They believe coffee should be savored like a fine wine, and offer a variety of coffees to explore, just like a seasonal food menu. Their dedication to quality has earned them awards, including “South African Coffee Roastery of the Year” in 2018 and 2019.


In this article
  • Introduction
  • Experience the Cape's Best Coffee
  • Events in June 2024

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