Shift Espresso Bar is the new coffee bar outside the Cape Royal Hotel in Greenpoint, Cape Town. They opened their (very stylish) doors just the other day and we’re not surprised that they’ve already got loyal regulars. This new spot is owned and run by Italian Luigi Vigliotti and he’s pretty serious about shifting the way we think about an honest cup of caffeine. They use their own house blend, roasted by Bean There just a few blocks away. If you’re feeling adventurous, try one of their specialities – you can add Gelato, Oreos or Nutella.
The interior is just as intriguing. The inside space is clean and open with charcoal walls, wooden furniture and an impressive copper light installation over the coffee bar. If you’re feeling peckish, they serve one-hand meals like sandwiches, muffins and croissants. You can also grab some fresh fruit from the counter. They’ve got laptop plug points, so you won’t have trouble charging at all. Plus there’s a large sunny outside space with loads of seating – making this a great spot for soaking up some sun over a cup of coffee while tackling out of office tasks.
Visit Shift Espresso Bar at the Cape Royal Hotel, 47 Main Road in Greenpoint from 7am – 6pm daily.
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