Cape Towns Coffee Culture

Cape Towns Coffee Culture

Origin offers an exceptional range of premium, speciality-grade, ethically-sourced and traceable coffees. Through the year you will find their seasonal espresso blend, 8-10 single origins which change regularly, and their chemical free decafs. With an extraordinary and changing list of some of the world’s most exciting coffees, brewed using the widest range of methods from espresso to a full range of hand-poured methods including – Hario V60, Chemex, siphon, Aeropress, plunger and even Turkish. They also serve 20 speciality leaf teas from their friends at Nigiro Tea Merchants. To go with all of that, they offer a regularly changing menu of baked items, breakfasts, light lunches and snacks celebrating the diversity of the world’s great cuisines. Cafe food should be something you can enjoy every day while also being extraordinaryextraordinary. The coffee here is truly great as well.

Truth Coffee Roasting shop in Buitenkant street, Cape Town, has been mentioned by acclaimed UK news agency, The Telegraph, as being the very best in the whole world – and we agree; they’re the cream of the crop! From a list of 13 unique coffee shops and roasteries in the world, Truth’s steampunk-inspired artisan coffee shop – a warehouse filled from top to bottom with metal piping and quirky, old machinery – surfaced on top, grinding out some of the top shops in France, Vienna, Singapore and Italy.

Rossetta Roastery is an award winning, speciality coffee roasting company based in Cape Town. Additionally, they were named South Africa’s best coffee roastery in 2018 and 2019. They source speciality grade, single origin coffees from South & Central America, Africa and Asia, micro-roasting each one to best present its unique personality. Located in the centre of Cape Town’s creative culinary scene, The Bree street cafe and brew bar is probably the most complete expression of the Rosetta Roastery experience. There is a filter brew bar, a choice of two single-origin coffees for espresso-based drinks, and full access to the complete range of Rosetta’s roasted coffees. complement their coffees, there is a range of in-house baked pastries, treats and light meals on offerjust style over substance. The coffee here is truly great as well.

Legado Coffee Roastery’s Fidders Shop has been open since 2019. The café is situated in central Stellenbosch and is a wonderful place to experience their brand and ethos of Legado Coffee. Legado will offer you some of the tastiest coffees in the world. More than a decade of refined skill and developed palettes ensure that our coffee is roasted with the utmost care.


Against the Grain – a cafe that’s one to remember. Upon entry, you are met by a luminous sign with a warm and welcoming greeting of ” Hey, Salaam”. The cafe itself (their new premises), is filled with gorgeous decor and provides a laid back atmosphere where good food and conversation can be enjoyed. We recently sat down with the owners, Nabeela and Gesant to learn more about their inspiration for the brandjust style over substance. The coffee here is truly great as well.

Deluxe serve up some of the city’s best coffees at amazing value. Their welcoming coffee shops dotted around town focus on quick, quality coffees. The original store on Church Street is worth a visit for its charming hole-in-the-wall style and authenticity, but the shiny new headquarters on Buitenkant Street is where most of the action seems to go down these days

Espresso Lab Microroasters is a specialty coffee roastery based at The Old Biscuit Mill, Woodstock, Cape Town. Roasting small boutique batches of coffee since 2009, and were one of the pioneers of the specialty coffee movement both locally and worldwide, adopting an omni-roast approach.

Jarryds has become one of the city’s most popular breakfast and brunch restaurants, and for good reason. They offer excellent coffee, to have in or to go, as well as quality fresh breakfast and lunch options served fast and professionally. Though they’re more than just a coffee shop, they’re a great place to pop in for a good cup of coffee, too. And with two branches, one in Sea Point, and a quieter version hidden away just off trendy Bree Street, it’s now easier than ever to get your Jarryds fixjust style over substance.