July 30, 2014
5 Quirky Hybrid Coffee Shops That Show Off Cape Town as World Design Capital
A swashbuckling word-nerd and life-time student of the creative edge, Alessandro spends his time cooking up funky stories and getting his teeth kicked out at Thai Boxing. His geekiness comes in useful where he gets put to work fashioning digital content that sizzles. When not searching for the perfect metaphor, Alessandro hunts for the quirky, the arresting and the powerful, since following Dr Seuss’ maxim you gotta:
“Think left and think right and think low and think high. Oh, the THINKS you can think up if only you try!”
Let's combine a fashion label with a coffee shop. That sounds pretty cool, but wait, let's add a film production company into the mix. That sounds incredibly trendy! But no, we're not done. Let's sell motorbikes from the same place!
Hello Cape Town as World Design Capital 2014. Here are her 5 quirkiest hybrid coffee shops!
1. Pederson Lennard ~ Minimalist Furniture and Coffee
A cafe that doubles as a minimalist furniture store, functional, beautiful pieces are decorated with trendy people and the sweet aromas of coffee and pastries. The clean wood of their designs is both pleasing and restful, combining to produce a lovely ambiance for the cultured coffee seeker.
Address: 66 Albert Road, Woodstock
Tel: +27 21 447 2020
2. Los Muertos Motorcycles ~ Fashion, Coffee, Motorcycles, Film Studio
What do you get when you mix a film studio with a biker shop and add a coffee house? Los Muertos, the bat out of hell of all Capetonian coffee shops. They also sell their own fashion label, seriously cool kids, what more do you want?
Address: 42 Dorp Street, Bo Kaap
Tel: +27 21 835 4333
3. House of Machines ~ Car Parts, Coffee, Restaurant, Bar, Fashion, Gifts
Evil Twin Coffee, House of Machine's home brewed goodness, is combined with an automotive parts vendor in the back, La Macchina, which adds men's clothing and hip gifts to equation. Did we mention they serve delicious, health food and are a smashingly stylish late night bar?
Address: 84 Shortmarket Street, Cape Town
Tel: +27 21 426 1400
4. Loading Bay ~ Fashion, Coffee, Skin Care Boutique, Restaurant
Serving up international menswear like Acne and Our Legacy, a skin care boutique, drool-inducing burgers, chic interiors and incredible coffee, Loading Bay is another hybrid experiment that just keeps getting more interesting.
Address: 30 Hudson Street, De Waterkant
Tel: 27 21 425 6321
5. Latitude33 ~ Fashion, Coffee, Restaurant, Art Gallery
The sophisticated surfer ambiance is enhanced with the waved shaped bar design, exclusive Australian labels like Insight, Rhythm, The Critical Slide Society, Minkpink, One Teaspoon and of course an impressive restaurant. Oh yeah and there's a hip art gallery upstairs. The coffee's pretty amazing too.
Address: 165 Bree Street
Tel: +27 21 424 9520
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