Best coffee shops in Cape Town

Check out the top coffee shops in Cape Town, reviewed and ranked by the city’s locals

1. Table Mountain

1. Table Mountain

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218 local reviews
Table Mountain, Table Mountain National Park
Open now
021 424 8181
Establishment
Chantal
You can see the cableway from the kitchen window - if you haven't been up the mountain, do yourself a favour! …
Laura
Unmissable. 5 minutes ride up the mountain (can be booked online to skip lines). Flat mountain top with specta…
Stuart
Must be done, but can close quite suddenly if the wind gets up.
1. Table Mountain

1. Table Mountain

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218 local reviews
Table Mountain, Table Mountain National Park
Open now
021 424 8181
Chantal
Chantal
You can see the cableway from the kitchen window - if you haven't been up the mountain, do yourself a favour! There's a new coffee shop at t…
Laura
Laura
Unmissable. 5 minutes ride up the mountain (can be booked online to skip lines). Flat mountain top with spectacular views all round. Coffee …
Stuart
Stuart
Must be done, but can close quite suddenly if the wind gets up.
2. Cape Quarter Lifestyle Village

2. Cape Quarter Lifestyle Village

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54 local reviews
27 Somerset Road, Cape Town
Open now
021 421 1111
Establishment
Mary
The Cape Quarter is within walking distance from Magical Cottage. It has restaurants, shops, grocery stores, …
Familio - ilze
SPAR is a great place to go buy all you grocery needs in Cape Quarter Centre. Stays open till 10 pm. Lovely re…
Lena
You can get most of your groceries here, at the Spar supermarket. Other stores which you can find at Cape Qua…
2. Cape Quarter Lifestyle Village

2. Cape Quarter Lifestyle Village

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54 local reviews
27 Somerset Road, Cape Town
Open now
021 421 1111
Mary
Mary
The Cape Quarter is within walking distance from Magical Cottage. It has restaurants, shops, grocery stores, gym, coffee shops, wonderful c…
Familio - ilze
Familio - ilze
SPAR is a great place to go buy all you grocery needs in Cape Quarter Centre. Stays open till 10 pm. Lovely ready-made dishes as well as eve…
Lena
Lena
You can get most of your groceries here, at the Spar supermarket. Other stores which you can find at Cape Quarter are: Pharmacy (inside Spa…
3. Deluxe coffeeworks

3. Deluxe coffeeworks

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26 local reviews
25 Church Street, Cape Town
Open now
082 681 5740
Establishment
Luisa & Simone
This is my boyfriends coffee shop. Renowned as the best coffee in town, try it.
Ethne
Best Coffee in town. Cutest coffee shop in town. Don't miss a walk up and down this street. SMITH art gallery …
Chris
Great little coffee shop with a very good and reasonably-priced cappuccino
3. Deluxe coffeeworks

3. Deluxe coffeeworks

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26 local reviews
25 Church Street, Cape Town
Open now
082 681 5740
Luisa & Simone
Luisa & Simone
This is my boyfriends coffee shop. Renowned as the best coffee in town, try it.
Ethne
Ethne
Best Coffee in town. Cutest coffee shop in town. Don't miss a walk up and down this street. SMITH art gallery is fantastic but Church Street…
Chris
Chris
Great little coffee shop with a very good and reasonably-priced cappuccino
4. V & A Waterfront

4. V & A Waterfront

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445 local reviews
V & A Waterfront, Cape Town
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Nikki
There's always something on at the Waterfront and well worth a couple of visits. Shopping, restaurants and cof…
Rees, Haja & Anthea
The most visited destination on the African continent. There are 450 world-class retailers, 10 hotels, 80 eate…
Total Stay
The V&A Waterfront is arguably one of the Mother City's most famous attractions, drawing in thousands of visit…
4. V & A Waterfront

4. V & A Waterfront

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445 local reviews
V & A Waterfront, Cape Town
Nikki
Nikki
There's always something on at the Waterfront and well worth a couple of visits. Shopping, restaurants and coffee shop is one reason to go t…
Rees, Haja & Anthea
Rees, Haja & Anthea
The most visited destination on the African continent. There are 450 world-class retailers, 10 hotels, 80 eateries including 12 fine dining …
Total Stay
Total Stay
The V&A Waterfront is arguably one of the Mother City's most famous attractions, drawing in thousands of visitors each year. With so much to…
5. Long St

5. Long St

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76 local reviews
Long St, Cape Town
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Max
Well known, popular main street in the City Centre - by day it is great for many shops, coffee shops and cafes…
Mariana
Long street buzzes with trendy restaurants, coffee shops and clubs
Barry
Downtown Cape Town starting at the Gardens & strolling through this fascinating historic city on foot is the w…
5. Long St

5. Long St

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76 local reviews
Long St, Cape Town
Max
Max
Well known, popular main street in the City Centre - by day it is great for many shops, coffee shops and cafes, by night (especially from Th…
Mariana
Mariana
Long street buzzes with trendy restaurants, coffee shops and clubs
Barry
Barry
Downtown Cape Town starting at the Gardens & strolling through this fascinating historic city on foot is the way to go. Lovely old turn of …
6. Kloof St

6. Kloof St

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28 local reviews
Kloof St, Cape Town
Route
Lorien and Matthew
Busy, buzzing, eclectic and interesting, Kloof Street offers a bit of everything – from burger spots, coffee s…
Jennifer
Many restaurants, bars and coffee shops.
Max
Another vibey street of restaurants, bars and coffee shops to suit every taste.
6. Kloof St

6. Kloof St

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28 local reviews
Kloof St, Cape Town
Lorien and Matthew
Lorien and Matthew
Busy, buzzing, eclectic and interesting, Kloof Street offers a bit of everything – from burger spots, coffee shops and chic cafés to pubs, p…
Jennifer
Jennifer
Many restaurants, bars and coffee shops.
Max
Max
Another vibey street of restaurants, bars and coffee shops to suit every taste.
7. Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden

7. Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden

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378 local reviews
Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, Cape Town
021 799 8783
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Grant
Spectacular outdoor park with magnificent walks, flowers and views. You can take guided walks or just meander …
Marissa
Beautiful long walks, great spaces for picnics, lovely afternoon teas served at the their on site restuarant/ …
Nicola
Magnificent botanical gardens on the slopes of Table Mountain, with tea room, restaurant, coffee shop, gift sh…
7. Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden

7. Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden

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378 local reviews
Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, Cape Town
021 799 8783
Grant
Grant
Spectacular outdoor park with magnificent walks, flowers and views. You can take guided walks or just meander around this beautiful garden. …
Marissa
Marissa
Beautiful long walks, great spaces for picnics, lovely afternoon teas served at the their on site restuarant/ coffee shop. Its such a beauti…
Nicola
Nicola
Magnificent botanical gardens on the slopes of Table Mountain, with tea room, restaurant, coffee shop, gift shop, nursery and Sunday evening…
8. The Company Gardens

8. The Company Gardens

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161 local reviews
Queen Victoria Street, Cape Town
Open now
021 400 2521
ParkEstablishment
Christa
Right opposite St Martini Gardens - National Gallery, Natural History Museum, Planetarium, Company Gardens res…
Sarah
Beautiful gardens - perfect for a stroll or a jog, and with wi-fi! There is a fantastic restaurant/coffee shop…
Andrea
The original Kitchen garden of Cape Town: well maintained with great restaurant/coffee shops on sight. Also cl…
8. The Company Gardens

8. The Company Gardens

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161 local reviews
Queen Victoria Street, Cape Town
Open now
021 400 2521
Christa
Christa
Right opposite St Martini Gardens - National Gallery, Natural History Museum, Planetarium, Company Gardens restaurant and coffee shop (kid f…
Sarah
Sarah
Beautiful gardens - perfect for a stroll or a jog, and with wi-fi! There is a fantastic restaurant/coffee shop in the gardens.
Andrea
Andrea
The original Kitchen garden of Cape Town: well maintained with great restaurant/coffee shops on sight. Also close to the National Gallery an…
9. Constantia Village Centre

9. Constantia Village Centre

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71 local reviews
Constantia Main Road, Cape Town
Open now
021 794 5065
Establishment
Lorraine
Nestled in the heart of the leafy suburb of Constantia, The Constantia Village offers the convenience of a sho…
Simone
CV has all the shops for your basic needs, food (Woolies, PnP & Spar), Pharmacy, dry-cleaner, hairdressers, co…
Lynn
Upmarket but small shopping center offering 4 of the main banks, travel agency, foreign exchange, PicknPay, Wo…
9. Constantia Village Centre

9. Constantia Village Centre

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71 local reviews
Constantia Main Road, Cape Town
Open now
021 794 5065
Lorraine
Lorraine
Nestled in the heart of the leafy suburb of Constantia, The Constantia Village offers the convenience of a shopping mall, the quality and de…
Simone
Simone
CV has all the shops for your basic needs, food (Woolies, PnP & Spar), Pharmacy, dry-cleaner, hairdressers, coffee shops, Post office and Po…
Lynn
Lynn
Upmarket but small shopping center offering 4 of the main banks, travel agency, foreign exchange, PicknPay, Woolworths, coffee shops and caf…
10. Lifestyle on Kloof

10. Lifestyle on Kloof

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38 local reviews
Lifestyle on Kloof, Cape Town
Open now
Establishment
Teresa
A gem of a small shopping centre ! Coffee shops, Boutiques, Food stores, etc etc
Judith
Small and different, clothing, health shop and coffee shops.
Erika+Lynne
Woolies food and wine and a life style shop
10. Lifestyle on Kloof

10. Lifestyle on Kloof

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38 local reviews
Lifestyle on Kloof, Cape Town
Open now
Teresa
Teresa
A gem of a small shopping centre ! Coffee shops, Boutiques, Food stores, etc etc
Judith
Judith
Small and different, clothing, health shop and coffee shops.
Erika+Lynne
Erika+Lynne
Woolies food and wine and a life style shop
11. Melissa's the Food Shop

11. Melissa's the Food Shop

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28 local reviews
94 Kloof Street, Cape Town
Open now
021 424 5540
Establishment
Michael and Chloe
Great deli and coffee shop
Richelle
Buy milk, cheese etc. Coffee shop (great coffee)
Kjersti
The nearest deli.
11. Melissa's the Food Shop

11. Melissa's the Food Shop

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28 local reviews
94 Kloof Street, Cape Town
Open now
021 424 5540
Michael and Chloe
Michael and Chloe
Great deli and coffee shop
Richelle
Richelle
Buy milk, cheese etc. Coffee shop (great coffee)
Kjersti
Kjersti
The nearest deli.
12. Knead Bakery Kloof Street

12. Knead Bakery Kloof Street

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15 local reviews
Kloof Street, Cape Town
Open now
021 424 1666
Establishment
Claudia
This is a great bakery and coffee shop that also sells light meals. Alternatively, pick up a coffee and pastry…
Nic
Coffee shop and bakery
Tania
Bakery and breakfast place. Lovely, fresh items and a good menu. A good meeting place for friends.
12. Knead Bakery Kloof Street

12. Knead Bakery Kloof Street

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15 local reviews
Kloof Street, Cape Town
Open now
021 424 1666
Claudia
Claudia
This is a great bakery and coffee shop that also sells light meals. Alternatively, pick up a coffee and pastry and bring it home!
Nic
Nic
Coffee shop and bakery
Tania
Tania
Bakery and breakfast place. Lovely, fresh items and a good menu. A good meeting place for friends.