Overall Rating: 6.900

NOTE: This location is CLOSED (no longer in business).

Address: 49 Kloof St.
Cross Street(s): Rheede St.
City, State ZIP: Cape Town, 8001
Neighborhood: Gardens
Phone: +27.21.422.0246
Hours: M-Sa 9am-7pm; Su 9am-5pm
Type of Establishment: Cafe (Chain)
Cafe Rating: 7.00
Barista: 7
Savvy: 7
Ambiance: 7
Presentation: 7
Consistency: N/A
Espresso Machine: WEGA
Coffee Rating: 6.80
Aroma: 7
Body: 6
Brightness: 7
Crema: 7
Flavor: 7
Taster's Correction: 0.0
Size: L
Primary Taste: Warming
Coffee Beans: Origin Coffee Roasting
Cup Manufacturer: Continental
Price: $1.30
Last Update: 07/23/2010
First Reviewed: 07/23/2010
Notes: Coffee Sales

This Gardens location of the bright-blue-and-white-branded Cape Town "health food" chain has a few white, modern indoor café chairs and tables. The slogan is "Food Naturally," and they offer breakfast (but only after 9am - don't ask), sandwiches, smoothies, and coffee from Origin Coffee Roasting (they also display Origin branding inside). Using a single-group WEGA, they pull shots rather high in the Continental cup with a large glass of water on the side. It has a mottled medium- and light-brown crema of sizeable thickness and volume. Flavorwise, it is a soft, marshmallow-like cup. There's a smooth, mellow flavor of mild spices and herbs with a hint of sweetness. R10. [CLOSED: as of 11/2010.]