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Shift Espresso Bar

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Cape Royal 47 Main Road, Cape Town Central 8005, South Africa
+27 21 433 2450
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good33%
  • Average7%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“cake” (3 reviews)
“green point” (5 reviews)
“great coffee” (7 reviews)
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Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly
Cape Royal 47 Main Road, Cape Town Central 8005, South Africa
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I loved this place. Excellent coffee with a nice almond cake made my day:)) while walking to V&A Waterfront, this cafe deserves to be stopped by:) enjoy 😊

Thank Dogan G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We wanted a coffee and as we were passing thought we would stop here. Situated next to the hotel, not sure if it is part of it, but lovely small courtyard in front and other tables inside. The waitress who served us was lovely, bubbly...More

Thank Eatoutgirl
Reviewed 17 January 2018 via mobile

Visited the shop to taste the strongest coffee in the world, “black insomnia”, unfortunately they were out of stock so instead we had a specialist expresso (which was amazing). Would definitely recommend, awesome vibe and great coffee!

Thank Connor D
Reviewed 27 December 2017 via mobile

I found this place while waiting for my tour. The coffee is amazing and the atmosphere is wonderful. A must stop for coffee lovers!!

Thank Megan W
Reviewed 26 December 2017

we stayed next door in the hotel and wanted to try here a few times but they shut early at 6 so missed it a few times the menu looked good so we finally got in we asked for a table and were pointed at...More

Thank lutonlagerlout
Reviewed 25 December 2017 via mobile

We had breakfast in this nicely decorated place. The coffee and drinks were good, the food was very nice: original sandwiches made from delicious bread, sophisticated but still down to earth and tasty. The service was friendly and helpful, the prices very reasonable. A great...More

Thank frank v
Reviewed 6 December 2017 via mobile

Came in with a few friends who recommended it. The speciality iced coffees all looked amazing, so I tried the one with crushed oreo, espresso and ice cream. I couldn't stop drinking! So good.

Thank Tiaan2015
Reviewed 4 October 2017 via mobile

In Cape Town for a few days and stumbled across Shift. Lucky us! Great place to start our days. Fantastic drinks and delicious breakfast. Great little place. We're on our 2nd visit but will probably come here each morning we're in town.

Thank Mark B
Reviewed 23 September 2017 via mobile

Excellent lattes. Funky vibe. We had 3 different coffees and all three of us were happy. Knowledgeable and friendly service.

1  Thank GarethAllman9
Reviewed 20 July 2017

We stayed at the Cape Royal, next door to Shift. I'm not a coffee drinker so I can't speak for the coffee. Breakfast was amazing as well as their pastries! A real gem! The staff is top notch & super friendly! Loved hanging out at...More

Thank Sunkisthoney
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
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Open Hours
07:00 - 18:00
07:00 - 18:00
07:00 - 18:00
07:00 - 18:00
07:00 - 18:00
07:00 - 18:00
07:00 - 18:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Cape Royal 47 Main Road, Cape Town Central 8005, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Cape Town Central
  • Phone Number: +27 21 433 2450
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