Cape Town's Best Coffee Areas:
Originally a teapot city in the 1960’s, Cape Town has adapted and changed, becoming a hub of coffee excellence and taste. Coffee culture in Cape Town has been on an exponential rise since 2005 when numerous roasteries and coffee shops began to surface, most notably Origin was founded. Cape Town has the most independent coffee roasters in South Africa and is widely regarded as being the African capital of coffee culture.
Observatory, otherwise known is Obs, has the most densely populated Coffee Shops and the quality of coffee standards is exceptional. Observatory is also incredibly multicultural, probably the most integrated space in Cape Town. Observatory is one cool place with more than 10 coffee shops in the area. Obs also has fantastic book stores, thrift shops and bars.
Kalk Bay is a little fishing town just outside Cape Town and is transcending into a big coffee destination. Kalk Bay has lots of coffee shops along Kalk Bay main road but also has coffee shops in the nooks and crannies behind Kalk Bay Main Road. Kalk Bay coffee shops are some of the best in Cape Town.
Woodstock has always been the up and coming area of Cape Town with trendy clubs, pubs and bars popping up all around. Coffee Shops in Woodstock have been no exception to this. Coffee Shops in Woodstock are fitting in with the trends, serving damn fine coffee in Woodstock and often at a more reasonable price. Unfortunately, the coffeeshops are not as densely populated as Observatory but that gives them their own Woodstock magic.
Coffee Shop in Cape Town
Coffee shops in Cape Town are social spaces where all mechanisms of life are at play. Students, business workers, friends, couples, creative teams or people seeking an undisturbed moment. Coffee shops enable people to slip away into a world away from the immediate world, where journaling, reading, reflection, studying or working can be done in a space of calm solitude.
The art of coffee making could be compared to the movement of Cape Town, the hot steam pressing into the coffee, fusing together, creating a silky aroma of rich earthy roasts which drip down, ready to be savoured sip by sip. Like the process of coffee being made, Cape Town is a city which oozes a rich and explosion flavour, rooted in pure and natural essences of strength.
Originally a teapot city in the 1960’s, Cape Town has adapted and has become a hub of coffee excellence and taste. Coffee culture in Cape Town has been on an exponential rise since 2005. Most notably when Origin introduced barista culture to Cape Town. Cape Town has the most independent coffee roasters in South Africa. It is widely regarded as being the African capital of coffee culture.
Here at Coffee Shop Blues, we’re all about Africa and we’re all about supporting the hidden gem that doesn’t get the exposure big brands get. We’re passionate about finding you the best cuppa of coffee in Cape Town. Doesn’t matter where you’re from in Cape Town, there’s always a cuppa around the corner. We’ve listed over 130 independent coffee shops in Cape Town.