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Best cafés to visit in Cape Town this winter

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Deluxe Coffeeworks

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Address: 25 Church Street, City Center, Cape Town
Opening and closing time: Monday - Friday: 07:00 - 17:00,
Phone: 072 569 9579

This is the quintessential Cape Town coffee experience, especially on weekday mornings when the city’s workforce pile into the Church Street roastery. You won’t find any fancy food or Wi-Fi here. However, expect a lot of good music, interesting people and `great coffee.

Truth Coffee Roasting

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Address: 36 Buitenkant Street, Cape Town
Opening and closing time: Monday - Thursday: 07:00 - 18:00 / Friday: 07:00 - 22:00 / Saturday: 08:00 - 18:00 / Sunday: 08:00 - 14:00
Phone: 021 2000 440

Named both The World’s Best and The World’s Coolest coffee shop. The steampunk-inspired artisan coffee shop not only offers specialty coffees in the form of their Resurrection Blend Flat White (a must-try loved by all) Battle Bew and Potion Coffee (to name but a few options available), java lovers are also invited to take a tour of the roastery and enjoy a coffee tasting.

Motherland Coffee

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Address: Mandela Rhodes Building - Corner Street, Georges Mall and Wale Street
Opening and closing time: Monday - Friday: 07:00 - 18:00 / Saturday: 08:30 - 17:00 / Sunday and public holidays: 09:00 - 15:00
Phone: 021 424 8570

The Motherland Original Blend is a sublime combination Of Rwandan and Ethiopian single origin Arabia coffees where citrus and mandarin notes are brought to a full-bodied chocolatey caramel finish. Offering both traditional coffee house favourites as well as unique African flavours, the menu draws inspiration from Africa. The menu keeps with the classic coffee house culture as well as other signature creations.

Origin coffee roasting

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Address: 28 Hudson Street De Waterkant
Opening and closing time: Monday - Friday: 07:00 - 17:00 / Saturday - Sunday: 09:00 - 14:00 / Public Holidays: 09:00 - 14:00
Phone: +27 21 421 1000

Origins isn’t just about coffee. Not only do they have 10 or more single origins available at any one time, they have an extensive list of Nigro loose leaf teas of blend - from black, red to herbal and fruit. At the back of the cafe, you’ll find huge ovens where you can order fresh, warm, hand rolled bagels or a delicious variety of pastries.

Rosetta Roastery

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Address: Woodstock Exchange on Albert Rd in Woodstock
Opening and closing time: Monday - Friday: 08:00 - 16:00 / Saturday 09:00 - 13:00
Phone:  021 447 4099

Cape Town’s exclusive single origin roster invites coffee fanatics of all levels to get acquainted with some of the best beans in the business.

The Rosetta Roastery always introduce their audience to something new - whether their audience comprises amateur chicory drinkers or connoisseurs of a higher coffee drinking pedigree does not matter.

Folk Coffee Anthropology by Espresso Concepts

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Address: 4 Touchstone House, 7 Bree Street, Cape Town
Opening and closing time: 7 am - 7:00 pm
Phone:  021 276 1795

Folk Coffee Anthropology is an actualisation of the cultural space that is created when coffee, food, people and place come together. From the moment you walk in, you’re made to feel welcome and are encouraged to interact with your surroundings.

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