Vida e Caffè

Overall Rating: 6.900

Address: Shop 6100, V&A Waterfront
Cross Street(s): Lower level of the V&A Waterfront
City, State ZIP: Cape Town, 8000
Neighborhood: V&A Waterfront
Phone: +27.21.425.9440
Hours: Su-Sa 9am-9pm
Type of Establishment: Espresso Bar (Chain)
Cafe Rating: 6.80
Barista: 7
Savvy: 7
Ambiance: 5
Presentation: 8
Consistency: N/A
Espresso Machine: WEGA
Coffee Rating: 7.00
Aroma: 7
Body: 6
Brightness: 7
Crema: 7
Flavor: 7
Taster's Correction: 1.0
Size: M
Primary Taste: Pungent
Coffee Beans: Vida e Caffè
Cup Manufacturer: Protexca
Price: $1.35
Last Update: 07/11/2010
First Reviewed: 07/11/2010
Notes: Coffee Sales

This installment of Vida e Caffè sits on the lower level of the V&A Waterfront mall among several other eateries in the hallway. They sport the usual Vida branding, with a number of café tables and chairs sprawled out in front of the counter. There are also several stools among taller café tables. From a white, three-group WEGA, they pull shots with a swirled dark and light brown crema (R10.50). The body is a bit thin, and the flavor isn't very distinctive: no chocolate, no brightness, no fruit -- just simple herbal pungency in a cup. They offer the usual substantial milk frothing, including legitimate cappuccinos.