The freshly opened Hard Pressed Café in Cape Town was founded by Zimbabwean-born entrepreneur Yaron Wiesenbacher. He loves coffee and good music, so he opened a coffee spot with an excellent selection of vinyls to listen to and take home. “It just felt natural to combine coffee and vinyl into a business that we are passionate about,” says Yaron. Naturally he named the spot Hard Pressed Café, since both coffee beans and vinyls are hard pressed. The team designed and installed everything inside and outside themselves, from the branding to the shelving and lights.
They serve their own blend of coffee, which they’re thinking of calling The Dark Side of the Spoon. They’re not coffee snobs, and here you can enjoy your caffeine any way you like. Be sure to check the black wall for their speciality coffees before you order. They also serve bagels, sandwiches and cakes – mostly recipes from Yaron’s mom, so expect fresh, homey and honest food.
They have loads of seating, great music and free wifi, so it’s a good spot to go and get some work done. And if you feel like taking a break, they have board games too.
Visit Hard Pressed Café inside the Portside Tower at 5 Buitengracht Street (entrance on Bree Street) in Cape Town between 7:30am – 5:30pm from Mondays to Fridays and 9:30am – 2:30pm on Saturdays.