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Barista Cup – Roeland Street

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Wifi: Yes
Parking: Street
Plugs: No

Monday : 7am – 6pm
Tuesday : 7am – 6pm
Wednesday : 7am – 6pm
Thursday : 7am – 6pm
Friday : 7am – 6pm
Saturday: 7am – 3pm
Sunday: Closed

Address - 80 Roeland Street, Cape Town, 7925
Phone - 076 470 4398

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  • Barista cup is a great Roeland Street Coffee Shop located in Cape Town Coffee Shop Area
    Barista Cup is a great take-away spot.

A Taste of the Township – Roeland Street

Designers, skaters, all creatives alike roll into Roeland Street coffee shop, Barista Cup to create and cultivate all things cool. It’s here where Gcobani Gogoba started his first Coffee Shop in Cape Town, selling his unique Nyanga roasted beans and beverages.

Atmosphere:

It’s a take-away styled cafe serving mainly design students and journalists, editors and film makers from E-TV. There are a couple tables scattered around for banging out a quick bit of work. We wouldn’t recommend it as a place to work or have a meeting. However, if you’re driving down Roeland Street on your way to work, it’s the perfect place  for take-aways.

Coffee & Food:

The coffee is bitter on the lips, smooth on the tongue and goes down majestically like a fireman down a pole. The coffee is beautifully presented, Latte Art to die for and a logo on the cup to cry for. The kick is also there for sure, waking one up to face the wisdom of the world. Brownies, muffins, boerewors rolls and panini’s, Barista Cup offers a simple but diverse range of foods. The music played screams of African soul, African spunk that creates a thought provoking pattern of passion. It makes you feel inspired, it makes you feel integrated and it makes you just feel lekker.

Gcobani’s Story:

Gcobani has a great story that combines his love affair with good coffee and his township upbringing. Gcobani started as a waiter in 2008, serving customers coffee but only watching Baristas make coffees from the sideline. He slowly got closer to the Baristas asking questions and testing techniques until he got a formal training at Lavazza in 2009. From there he moved around, making coffee at all coffeeshops around Cape Town. At the end of 2015, it was time to take Coffee to the township. It was at Nyanga Junction that his entrepreneurial journey began.

He started selling coffee out the back of his car to commuters in the morning rush. He then realized it would be cheaper for him to buy green beans and roast them himself, he could also have more control over quality and getting the right roast and blend. Then in 2017, his wife and dad took over the Nyanga Junction side of the business and he opened his first cafe in the suburbs, selling coffee to creatives at 80 Roeland Street, Cape Town. It was here where his dreams to build his empire became a reality. When asked what he wanted to do in the future, Gcobani answered that his short dream was to own a coffee roastery and his long dream was to create a chain of take-away coffee shops in and around Cape Town. He’s a man with a passion, a man with a dream and he’s going places. He just needs your support to grow his brand, a brand the supports the little guy and a brand that represents the new coffee culture of Cape Town, the Township Coffee Shop Culture.

If you’re keen to get creative and support a man with a big dream, pop into Barista Cup based in 80 Roeland Street, Cape Town to get a taste of the township.

Writer: Sebastian Daniels

If this doesn’t grab you and you’re looking for some baked goods, I’d recommend Lazari Cafe in Vredehoek.

If you’re looking for something more central, then have a look at the coffee shops in Cape Town CBD.

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