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By Daryll Williams | October 18, 2022

Chapter 13: Coffee - Updated 2022

Cape Town loves its coffee, and these days you can’t walk for five minutes through the city centre and not bump into a trendy coffee shop claiming to serve the finest flat white or the city’s best cortado.


Deluxe Coffeeworks is a dependable go-to for your daily caffeine fix. Its unconventional take on the modern-day coffee experience is perhaps its main selling point.

Why go?

The point is the coffee. No fancy food. No WiFi. Just the vibe: good music and an eclectic blend of people.

Dependable go-to for your daily caffeine fix, Image Credit: Deluxe


a: 171a Buitenkant Street, Cape Town
t: +27 21 462 3039
h: Monday to Friday, 07h00–16h00, Saturday to Sunday, 08h00–13h00


This passionately-run speciality coffee roastery has a handpicked selection of imported green beans roasted in small batches at low temperatures on the premises. Most of their beans are organic and they offer single-origin beans as well as blends. Escape the Saturday market crowd by ducking in here for a quick fix.

Why go?

The go-to coffee in the Old Biscuit Mill in Woodstock. It’s all they do – and they do it very well. 

Constant pursuit of flavour excellence, Image Credit: EspressoLab


a: 375 Albert Rd, Woodstock
t: +27 21 447 0845
h: Monday to Friday, 08h00–16h00, Saturday, 08h00–14h30

Loading Bay

This hip, industrial-looking restaurant and shop draws a very trendy crowd. Grab a croissant and a coffee off the simple menu while browsing the Aesop body products and a selection of imported menswear.

Why go?

The chic restaurant is one of the most pleasant spaces to tap away on one’s laptop. Its centre is a long table with benches, popular for creative meetings.

A space committed to facilitating an ethical movement of daily habitual activities, Image Credit: Loading Bay


a: 30 Hudson St, De Waterkant
t: +27 21 425 6320
h: Monday to Friday: 08h00–17h00, Saturday, 08h00–15h00, Sunday, 09h00–14h00


This steampunk-inspired fever-dream sits in an old warehouse in the City Centre and is great for anyone fascinated by the history of coffee, original blends, or Cape Town café society.

Why go?

The world’s best coffee shop.

Voted the world's best coffee shop by the The Daily Telegraph, Image Credit: Truth


a: 36 Buitenkant St, Cape Town
t: +27 21 200 7000
h: Monday to Saturday, 06h59–18h00, Sunday, 07h59–16h00

Featured image credit: Tyler Nix

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