Vida e Caffè

Overall Rating: 6.900


Address: Shop 1, Mooikloof, 34 Kloof St.
Cross Street(s): Rheede St. & Darter Rd.
City, State ZIP: Cape Town, 8001
Neighborhood: Gardens
Phone: +27.21.426.0627
Hours: Su-Sa 9am-9pm
Type of Establishment: Espresso Bar (Chain)
Cafe Rating: 6.80
Barista: 7
Savvy: 7
Ambiance: 5
Presentation: 8
Consistency: Consistent
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: $1.50
Last Update: 12/04/2010
First Reviewed: 07/14/2010
Notes: Coffee Sales; Outdoor Seating

Review
This Vida e Caffè sits at a busy intersection on a Kloof St. corner and is very popular with the locals. There are several red tables and chairs on the Kloof St. sidewalk in front with a few tall café tables. Indoors, there is window counter seating with some bench seating along the side of the shop. From a white, four-group WEGA, they pull shots with a mixed dark and light brown crema (R10.50). It has the expected Portuguese thinner body and a less-than-distinctive flavor of some mellow cloves, pepper, and spice. But it generally does the job for this chain. Also with the expected heavy milk frothing for true cappuccinos with dry foam and cocoa.