Coffee Culture in Cape Town

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Yesterday I took 2 guests from San Francisco on a 2 hour walk about of Cape Town to experience our fantastic coffee culture. We were so fortunate with the weather. After some rainy days we had sunshine all over.

Adin, roasting coffee at Truth Coffee

We met at Truth Coffee where Adin took us through the coffee roasting process. Ah, the delicious smell of those freshly roasted beans was lovely! We continued our tour through the colorful Bo-Kaap neighborhood, 1 of the oldest areas in Cape Town and home to the many Muslim families in Cape Town. Photographers enjoy coming here for the colors of the houses against the backdrop of Signal Hill, blue skies, ah, just perfect. We had a delicious cappuccino at Haas

Haas Coffee in Rose Street, Bo-Kaap

Colors of the Bo-Kaap, Signal Hill backdrop..

In Bree Street we met the owner, Muhammed Lameen Abdul-Malik, a Nobel Peace Prize laureate, of Escape Caffe,  a beautiful coffee shop in a street that is housing designers, pavement eateries and fantastic coffee shops. Bree Street is really becoming THE place to hang out.

Bree Street

Where to from here?

I thought it would be nice to go down to Greenmarket Square and the last coffee shop we visited was Deluxe Coffee Works

On our way back to the Waterkant area I quickly showed them the Roof Top Trailer park at the Grand Daddy Hotel because I think it’s a MUST-see and super special spot in Cape Town.

Rooftop Trailer Park @ Grand Daddy

Ah, could have easily spend a couple more hours exploring the city. Thanks to Moka & Rafael for signing up for my walk-abouts.


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