Where To Get The Best Coffee In Cape Town

I’ll be the first to admit that I am a total coffee snob. And if you are anything like me, you can’t do anything before you’ve had that first cup of java in the morning.

We would like to know how you take your coffee, black, milky, with sugar and almond milk or iced with hazelnut flavouring? However you take it, these coffee spots are sure to impress.

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#1 Truth Coffee

Voted the World’s Best and Coolest Coffee Shop by The Daily Telegraph for the second year in a row, Truth Cafe is an award-winning Steampunk-inspired coffee spot.

“Artisanal coffee roastery and café in Cape Town | Taste the Joy of the Extraordinary TRUTH. Flavour, not bitterness. No sugar required.”

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Opening Hours: Monday – Thursday: 07:00am – 18:00pm, Friday: 07:00am – 22:00pm, Saturday: 08:00am – 18:00pm, Sunday: 08:00am – 14:00pm

36 Buitenkant Street | Cape Town | +27 (0)21 2000440

#2 Xpresso Cafe

Known as South Africa’s best-priced coffee shop. Everything on their menu is R10! Meaning, you will never have to go without your daily cuppa.

“We are a trendy, upmarket take away café offering all South Africans an opportunity to taste the coffee shop experience at the best price possible.” 

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Website: https://www.xpressocafe.co.za/

Opening Hours: Monday – Friday: 07:00am – 18:00pm, Saturday: 07:00am – 16:00pm, Sunday: 08:00am – 13:00pm

16 Wellington road, Basol Building, Durbanville | 021 975 4209


#3 Origin Coffee Roasting

Origin is able to source the world’s finest coffee beans in an ethical and sustainable way because of their relationships with some of the world’s leading quality coffee farmers.

Apart from the wide selection of beans that they roast on site, they also have a variety of teas available.

“From day one, our focus has been on developing a hub of coffee excellence that would service the whole of Africa – the continent where coffee was first grown and roasted.”

Website: originroasting.co.za

Opening Hours: Monday – Friday: 07:00am – 17:00pm, Saturday: 07:00am – 15:00pm, Sunday: 08:00am – 14:00pm

28 Hudson Street De Waterkant | Cape Town |+27 21 421 1000


#4 Tribe

Their concept store is situated inside the Donford BMW Motorrad where you can have the unique experience of admiring the motorcycles on display while enjoying your freshly brewed coffee.

“Our exceptional Woodstock café experience is designed to give you an amazing cup of coffee. Journey through our roastery, visit countries far afield and go home with your perfect beanery coffee.”

Website: http://www.tribecoffee.co.za/

Opening Hours: Monday – Friday: 07:00am – 18:00pm, Saturday: 09:00am – 14:00pm, Sunday: Closed

Buitengracht Street 112 | Cape Town |  +27 21 448 3362

#5 Bean There

Bean There’s single origin coffee beans are roasted on site and are sustainably sourced through direct fair trade. They strive to make a difference in the lives of African coffee producers.

“Bean There Coffee Company, SA’s first roaster of Certified Fairtrade coffee, is committed to personally sourcing fair trade, organic African coffee.”

Website: http://www.beanthere.co.za/

Opening Hours: Monday – Friday: 07:30am – 18:00pm, Saturday & Sunday: Closed

58 Wale Street | Cape Town | 087 943 2228

#6 Espresso Lab Microroasters

Espresso Lab, situated in the old biscuit mill, takes every detail into account to bring you the optimal cup of joe. The growing, harvesting, processing, shipping and roasting all affects the flavour of the coffee.

“Our daily quest is to find optimal ways in enjoying coffee, from sourcing small lots of freshly harvested coffee, to developing the optimal roasting profiles that will reflect the terroir and origin of the coffee, showcasing complexity in flavor and a balance between sweetness and acidity. “

Website: https://espressolabmicroroasters.com/

Opening Hours: Monday – Friday: 08:00am – 18:00pm, Saturday: 08:00am – 15:00pm, Sunday: Closed

The Old Biscuit Mill | 373-375 Albert Road | Woodstock | +27 21 4470845

#7 Haas Coffee Collective

Haas has a variety of single origin coffees sourced from around the world, including Brazil and Indonesia.

“Haas Coffee is a place that charms and enchants all the senses. From the opulent smell of roasted and ground coffee beans to delicious baked goods, sumptuous breakfasts and lunches, soothing music and eclectic art, it’s truly an experience.”

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Website: http://haascollective.com/

Opening Hours: Monday – Friday: 07:00am – 17:00pm, Saturday & Sunday: 08:00am – 15:00pm

19 Buitenkant Street | Cape Town | +27 (0)21 461 1812

#8 Honest Chocolate

What goes better with coffee than chocolate?!

They serve coffee, tea, milkshakes and a variety of sweet treats.

“An indulgent chocolate escape in the heart of the Cape Town City.”

Website: http://honestchocolate.co.za/

Opening Hours: Monday – Thursday: 07:00am – 18:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 09:00am – 21:00pm, Sunday: 09:00am – 18:00pm

64A Wale Street | Cape Town CBD |  076 765 8306

#9 R Cafe

They were recently voted as one of the Top 10 coffee shops and best breakfast places in cape town by Cape Town Magazine, serving up artisan Cappuccinos, lattes, espressos and macchiatos.

“Rcaffe is a theatrical fun, unique and playful experience, which creates a personal stage for each and every one of its visitors.”

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Website: http://www.rcaffe.biz/

Opening Hours: Monday – Friday: 0:00am – 17:00pm, Saturday: 08:30am – 15:30pm, Sunday: Closed

138 long street | Cape Town | 021 424 1124

#10 Molten Toffee

A place where people can connect. Community and coffee is the two most important elements for this coffee shop.

“Molten Toffee is not just a Deli that serves coffee and croissants, we want to get to know each of our customers story, because we believe that personality is more than just a business model.”

Website: https://www.facebook.com/moltentoffee

Opening Hours: Monday – Saturday: 07:00am – 17:00pm,  Sunday: Closed

45b Kloof Street | Cape Town | 021 422 2885

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