With the emerging trend for workplace flexibility, Cape Town’s trendy coffee shops and cafés have been transforming into ‘coffices’ to offer freelancers, remote flexi-workers and entrepreneurs an office-away-from-the-office complete with free WiFi, the best brews in town, and tasty treats to nibble on as you type or Skype. We have rounded up the best picks of our favourite Cape Town coffices in and around the city.
Enjoy knowing about the best coffee shops for freelancers in Cape Town.
1. Bootlegger, Sea Point
Know to be purveyors of some of Cape Town’s best gourmet coffee, Bootlegger serves up a kickass brew in the heart of Sea Point. The coffee, made from Costa Rican and Guatemalan beans, is sublime, and the sweet treats and delicious food a close second. This little gem has a buzzing atmosphere and is perfect for anyone seeking a caffeine fix and cozy meeting place or a spot away from the office to finish off some work. Bootlegger has sumptuous dark interiors with shared tables for busy laptop workers to make use of their free WiFi. If you decide to head there in the morning, the place is usually packed, and likewise in the evenings when loads of local hipsters flock to this establishment.
2. Haas, City Bowl
Like the idea of an eclectic interior and exotic single-origin coffees? Then head over to this artistic gem in Cape Town’s famous Buitenkant Street. Located in the heart of town, the interior is filled with quirky décor items, intriguing photographs and striking oil paintings. You are sure to be inspired in this coffice, and there are delicious sandwiches and sweet treats to keep the hunger pangs at bay, as well as free WiFi for the worker bees. You can even sample Kopi Luwak, one of the most exclusive luxury coffees in the world!
3. Truth Coffee, Buitenkant
Voted as the best coffee shop in the world by The Telegraph, this sultry steampunk café serves up the finest artisan coffees. Take your inspiration from the funky interiors and recharge your batteries whilst a barista serves up one of the best cups of java you will ever have in a place that is the polar opposite of your usual workplace. Breakfasts are also pretty legendary here, we suggest trying their signature Steampunk Benedict.
4. Hard Pressed Café, Foreshore
If you’re looking for an office-away-from-the-office for a great cuppa and funky beats, then the Hard Pressed Café is right up your street. Centrally located with quirky décor and vinyl’s dotted around the shop, this is a great place to get some work done whilst enjoying a strong cup of coffee. Great for light meals and brekkies too, this café is hard to beat if you want a buzzy place that will get your creative juices flowing. Any list of the best coffee shops in Cape Town would be incomplete without this gem…
5. Oways Teacafé, Claremont
If you prefer a freshly brewed cup of tea instead of a coffee, then head around the mountain to Oways who also do a roaring morning trade serving Origin’s coffee to the Claremont CBD corporate crowd. Perfect for business meetings or getting up-to-date with your spreadsheets, this friendly establishment fuses the Ying of a teahouse with the Yang of freshly-roasted coffee. Try their wide range of Nigiro teas and infusions ranging from Chinese green teas to local Rooibos blends and you are sure to achieve more than you would in a normal office environment.