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Origin Coffee Roasting

28 Hudson Street | De Waterkant, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
+27 21 421 1000
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Overview
  • Excellent60%
  • Very good26%
  • Average6%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“beans” (20 reviews)
“eggs benedict” (12 reviews)
“tasting board” (2 reviews)
Open Now
08:00 - 14:00All hours
CUISINES
Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
RR - RRR
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LOCATION
28 Hudson Street | De Waterkant, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
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1 - 10 of 196 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago

We came here to do a few hours of work on the wifi and enjoyed it. The seats aren't the most comfortable, but for a few hours was fine. It started off pretty noisy but quieted down after 12 or so. Overall, the atmosphere is...More

Thank Tandroy F
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went there twice for breakfast. It‘s a busy location, visited by businesspeople, tourist and residents. The coffee specialities are great as well as the breakfast dishes. You can choose from a variety of pastries and savoury dishes like egg benedict. A perfect location starting...More

Thank Marcus G
OriginRoasting, Manager at Origin Coffee Roasting, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Marcus, thank you for the great review. We are always happy to receive such positive feedback. We look forward to welcoming you again.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great menu and selections on coffee and pastries. Pastries are delicious! Baristas are friendly and explain to you on their coffee selection. I bought one back home to San Francisco :)

Thank cookiebeast
OriginRoasting, Manager at Origin Coffee Roasting, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for the great review.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This little place offers an excellent choice of coffees in a friendly atmosphere. Had our morning coffee here every morning on our recent trip. Sitting area isn't as cozy as others but coffee and baking to go can't be beat. Prices very reasonable.

Thank anmejoshme
OriginRoasting, Manager at Origin Coffee Roasting, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for the great review, we look forward to welcoming you again soon.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We tumbled on to this fun gem. A place where the wild wild west meets the urban today. I love places like this. Places that is nothing like any other place and manage to completely deliver on every aspect a cafee/restaurant should. Extra fun was...More

Thank AK S
OriginRoasting, Manager at Origin Coffee Roasting, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for the great review.

Reviewed 14 January 2018 via mobile

Great spot for breakfast and coffee. The staff are friendly and knowledgeable. Relaxed atmosphere, would recommend.

Thank Tullamore1984
OriginRoasting, Manager at Origin Coffee Roasting, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Hi Tullamore, thank you for the great review. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

Reviewed 26 December 2017

I came to Origin coffee almost every weekend during my stay in Cape Town. Coffee is amazing, food is decent and service is great - especially when it is not busy.

Thank Dede8100
OriginRoasting, Manager at Origin Coffee Roasting, responded to this reviewResponded 27 December 2017

Hi Dede, thank you for the great review. We look forward to seeing you again.

Reviewed 24 December 2017 via mobile

Very nice place with a great menu, kind and smiley waiters... but it takes AGES to be served :-( I tried twice but the second time they didn’t bring me the fruit juice I’ve had ordered. What a pity!!!More

Thank bayonacesar
OriginRoasting, Manager at Origin Coffee Roasting, responded to this reviewResponded 25 December 2017

Hi bayonacesar, please accept our apologies for your negative experience - management has raised your points with our front of house and kitchento ensure your complaints have been addressed and to prevent such negative experiences in the future. Please contact us at info@originroasting.co.za as we...More

Reviewed 24 December 2017

I was recommended this place as being one of the very best places for coffee (if you are serious about coffee like I am). They have a roaster upstairs, whih I wished I'd had time to visit. The coffee menu was very well presented, giving...More

Thank KathmanduMazza
OriginRoasting, Manager at Origin Coffee Roasting, responded to this reviewResponded 25 December 2017

Hi KathmanduMazza, thank you for the great review. We are passionate about our product and are always happy to receive such positive feedback. Yes, we are open on 24 December and we look forward to welcoming you again.

Reviewed 15 December 2017

Been coming here for many years and love the vibe and coffee and food. However the last time I was there the Shakshukah was way too spicey after the waiter told us it is mild. Service also need to be looked at... not as good...More

Thank unterbergerzurich
OriginRoasting, Manager at Origin Coffee Roasting, responded to this reviewResponded 18 December 2017

Hi unterbergerzurich, Thank you for your feedback. We have raised your points with both our front of house and kitchen teams to ensure your concerns have been addressed. We hope to see you again.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$2 - US$10
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 14:00
Monday
07:00 - 05:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 05:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 05:00
Thursday
07:00 - 05:00
Friday
07:00 - 05:00
Saturday
08:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 28 Hudson Street | De Waterkant, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Cape Town Central
  • Phone Number: +27 21 421 1000
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Description
Origin was started by Joel Singer in 2006. He wanted to offer South Africans exceptional, quality roasted coffee from around the world. Eleven years later, this pursuit continues. Joel and his team are passionate about coffee. From the sourcing of green beans, to precise roasting, blending, grinding and pouring of coffee. Take the time to visit us at Origin Headquarters in Cape Town where you can meet the artisans, watch the roasting, sit in on a cupping session and get to taste the coffee while it’s still fresh and expressive. Grab a seat at our Brew Bar for some alternative brew methods and new coffee discoveries.
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