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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a good light breakfast there a few days ago. Both of us had bagels with smoked salmon and cream cheese and they were delicious. This was accompanied by two flat white coffees which were tasty and the bill was very reasonable. The service...was good and the waiter was very politeMore

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 26 December 2023

A nice spot on the corner of Kloof street if you would like to have a cup of coffee / work at your laptop a bit. Nice and welcoming staff, decent pastries, overall - great experience, can only recommend.

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed 24 December 2023 via mobile

Had been here a couple of times and had lovely bagel and coffee. However today I arrived at 2pm and whilst still eating my bagel was given my bill at 2.25pm. I asked why and they said they were closing at 3pm!!! I informed them...that’s 35mins away but no matter. Every table around me and another dinner was cleared away by 2.35. Terrible attitude by staff. And why take my order if they had decided to close 20mins later? I won’t be backMore

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 8 June 2023 via mobile

The Coffee was nice, the internal decor is lovely and we really enjoyed the Bagel, it was so soft and easy to eat! A lovely lunch

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 25 February 2023

Stayed at the hotel next to the Bar and had really a good couple of breakfasts. Service was personal and spot on.

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 21 February 2023 via mobile

You know thst annoying couple who's husband always finds something to complain about? Thats us. This place was awesome.

Date of visit: February 2023
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Reviewed 8 January 2023 via mobile

The coffee is good, can't say anything about the food. Cancelled it after a hour and a half. Load shedding is the reason, but customers arriving very long after us received their food. We arrived 10:30 and left at 12:00.

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 4 December 2022

Just ordered a smoothie bowel as a takeaway and this is what you get 250ml cup for R95 doesnt come with a “takeaway” spoon because they don’t have. The manager is too busy to attend to the matter Do not waste your money on @shiftespresso_official

Date of visit: December 2022
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Reviewed 18 December 2021

if you look for barista art and coffee at its best...dont miss the shift cafe. nice setting close to the waterfront. outdoor sitting available with nice view towards table mountain and the artificial laguna. always worth a visite

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed 3 October 2020 via mobile

Amazing coffee,caters for Vegetarians which is a thumbs up, chilled,laid back vibe.Food is Retro and delicious.

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed 22 September 2020 via mobile

Breakfast is good, cappuccino and tea was well prepared and served. The position is pleasant near the canal. They didn’t have butter but everything else was good.

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed 8 January 2020 via mobile

Amazing atmosphere, delicious veggie sandwich. Great coffee.Retro vibe and friendly staff.Place to be.

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed 24 November 2019

I must honestly say that visiting Shift (its newest location) for the first time was the best experience that I ever had in a coffee shop! The experience alone was well worth the trip to Cape Town from the U.S. Most coffee shops in the...US require you to order and to pick up your coffee/food. However, we I walked into Shift, I was instantly greeted by the warmest and most affable staff! To my surprise, the Host and Manager (Mrs. Dombo), instantly greeted my party and I at the door and personally escorted us to our table. Our server Harrison provided impeccable service and throughly knew the menu, providing recommendations that exceeded my expectations! The experience was authentic to ensure that we were genuinely and completely satisfied in both food and service. And we were! So much so, this was our dinning establishment 5 out of the 9 days that we were in Cape Town. Trust me, you won’t find one visit being enough! #ShiftExpressoBarTempleHouseMore

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed 20 November 2019 via mobile

Urban and chic coffee joint. Very nice staff and great coffee. I had a mix of double espresso, grapefruit juice and sparkling water. Didnt expect it to be such a good combination, really recommend!

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed 30 September 2019

We stumbled across this place as we left our hotel looking for a quick breakfast spot (rather than a hotel breakfast buffet) and loved it so much that we returned for 3 more breakfasts and even a lunch. The food is great and the space...airy and comfortable. But the real icing on the cake is the staff! They are so friendly that we felt like friends who were sad to leave behind when our vacation ended.More

Date of visit: September 2019
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Shift Espresso Bar is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5