Ten fantastic coffee shops and cafes in Cape Town

Along with wine and beer, here in Cape Town we love our coffee. A day does not start properly until we have had at least one cup. In this blog we mention ten fantastic coffee shops and cafes in Cape Town that you should visit for a great cuppa.

Jason Bakery

Pop into this cozy bakery for delicious treats and great coffee. It’s a popular stop of commuters heading to work in the morning.

Address: 185 Bree Street, CBD

Open hours: Mon – Fri 7am-3:30pm
Saturday 8am-2pm

Truth coffee

Truth has been taking over Cape Town. A trendy spot to meet with friends and take in the incredible steam-punk interiors.

Address: 36 Buitenkant Street, Cape Town

Open hours: Mon-Fri 6am-6pm

Sat 8am-6pm

Sun 8am-2pm

Yours Truly

A popular and vibey cafe to enjoy a good cuppa. The decor makes you feel like you are in a hidden garden far from the busy city life.

Address: 73 Kloof Street, Cape Town

Open hours: Mon-Sun

Brownies & Downies

Be sure to visit this spot for some great food and company. Some of the staff working here have Autism and are the best and friendliest staff you can ask for.

Address: 2 Long street, Cape Town

Open hours: Mon – Fri 6am-4pm


A quaint cafe with fresh, delicious home-made treats. This is a great place for an afternoon snack and cuppa with friends. 

Address: 107 Lower Main Road, Observatory

Open hours: Mon – Friday 7am–5pm

Sat & Sun 8am–4pm


An intimate coffee stop with scrumptious food and drinks. Relax here before taking a short walk to the beach.

Address: 38 Victoria Road, Bakoven

Open hours: Mon – Fri 6am – 5pm

Sat & Sun 7am -5pm

Backyard cafe

A hidden garden coffee shop with incredible food and drinks. Savour the beautiful surroundings with friends and family.

Address: 4 Sol Cohen Rd, Heathfield

Open hours: Tues-Thurs 9am-5pm

Fri 9am-4pm

Sat 9am-2pm


A homely, family-friendly cafe where you can relish the delicious food and drinks. They have a few resident cats who like a good cuddle too. 

Address:41 Third Ave, Claremont

Open hours: Mon-Fri 8am-4:30pm

Sat 8am-3pm

Sun 9am-2pm

Olympia Cafe and deli

A trendy spot with ocean views, can you ask for much more while having snacks and drinks? This cafe is the heart of Kalk bay and even hosts Jazz bands to add to the atmosphere.

Address: 134 Main Road, Kalk Bay

Open hours: 7am-9pm


A quaint cafe in the buzz of life in Sea Point. After taking a walk doen the busy main road, stop off and relax with a delicious cuppa and treats.

Address: 85A Regent Rd, Sea Point

Open hours: Mon-Fri 7am-6pm

Sat & Sun 8am-6pm