Depasco Café Bakery

Overall Rating: 6.900

Address: Shop 5, Buitenkloof Studios, 8 Kloof St.
Cross Street(s): Buitensingel & Orange Sts.
City, State ZIP: Cape Town, 8001
Neighborhood: Gardens
Phone: +27.21.424.7070
Hours: Su-Sa 7am-10pm
Type of Establishment: Cafe
Cafe Rating: 7.00
Barista: 7
Savvy: 7
Ambiance: 7
Presentation: 7
Consistency: N/A
Espresso Machine: La Carimali
Coffee Rating: 6.80
Aroma: 6
Body: 7
Brightness: 6
Crema: 7
Flavor: 7
Taster's Correction: 1.0
Size: M
Primary Taste: Warming
Coffee Beans: Buondi
Cup Manufacturer: Cup & Saucer
Price: $1.55
Last Update: 07/23/2010
First Reviewed: 07/23/2010
Notes: Outdoor Seating

This is a large, square space at the southern end of Long St., located on a busy, highway-like intersection. Inside there are a number of booths and tables. Along the sidewalk out front there are patio chairs, despite all the traffic noise. They have a wood-fired oven in the back and are known for their baked goods. They are also frequented heavily by Mission-like hipsters (for those from SF). Using a two-group La Caramali at the bar, they pull shots of a medium-brown, even crema of decent thickness. It's well-balanced, with a mellow flavor of some spice, pepper, and wood. Served with a heart-shaped cookie on the side in Cup & Saucer cups (odd, outside of Portugal, but less so given the Buondi coffee). R12. Their milk-frothing is also pretty decent, and they serve it tall in Fortis tall cappuccino cups (which are more like lattes).