Contrary to popular belief about how Cape Town is one of the most scenic cities you’ll ever get to visit, I’ll be the first to admit that these photos…aren’t great. Okay, well, mostly because these photos were taken at Truth Coffee Roasting during one of its peak hours a.k.a lunch time.
And where it was taken on my last day in the city in which I only had the time to do some exploring on my own.
But I digress. I wanted to share with you all about finding the best coffee in Cape Town since I’ve found out during my trip how it’s a close contender for Melbourne’s. I tried my best to sample the best coffee in the city and even on occasion, the worst ones. This just proves that going on a tour group where you can’t choose the places to eat at does have a lot of pitfalls.
Especially if you need the elixir of life!
Truth Coffee Roasting
There’s something to be said when the coffee shop’s interior is heavily inspired by Steampunk. When you reach the entrance, you’re greeted by bartenders and servers in full costume and make-up. They’re as enthusiastic about coffee as you are, and it’s where I tasted the best flat white I’ve ever had my whole life.
If you fancy a great espresso, this quirky shop was actually recommended to me by our tour guide. What I love about it is its location — in the middle of all the artsy places in the city alongside a frequent hang out for creatives and skaters.
Origin Coffee Roasting
I love how in the caffeine-loving world, coffee shops have been setting shop inside old warehouses for a more authentic feel. This little place in the city is actually housed inside one and gives out an ultra-chic and artistic vibe to the scene.
Located in the Central Business District (CBD), what makes the shop more appealing isn’t it’s interior. Rather, it’s where the beans were sourced: Kenya, and Ethiopia. That’s also why a ton of restaurants in the city purchase beans from here instead.
Bootlegger Coffee Company
I feel like I’ve seen this place but haven’t actually tried it out. With its location at Sea Point: one of Cape Town’s trendiest neighborhoods, the decor mirrors this. The entire shop is filled with muted tones in accents of blue. I’ve heard from a friend to try their breakfast food paired with their premium blend for the best experience.
Over to you:
What did you think of these shops?
Would you like to add more?