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Shift Espresso Bar

Cape Royal 47 Main Road, Cape Town Central 8005, South Africa
+27 21 433 2450
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good31%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“cake” (3 reviews)
“great coffee” (8 reviews)
“green point” (5 reviews)
Open Now
07:00 - 18:00 Hours
Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Cape Royal 47 Main Road, Cape Town Central 8005, South Africa
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1 - 10 of 58 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nothing special, coffee (below) average. Only had one cake and brownie for choice. Was expecting more.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Peterpanda1337
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Friendly staff, great service and the coffee was pretty good. stayed in hotel next door so super convenient.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Mark B
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The atmosphere is fantastic. Best burgers and chips ever!! interesting ART exhibitions adds interest. the Owner is amazingly helpful and accommodating. If i lived in cape town it would become a regular coffee stop and experience the vibe.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank melitta w
Reviewed 11 October 2018 via mobile

Visited Cape Town with my girlfriend for the week, and found this place on day one of our trip and came back every single day. Awesome coffee, amazing food, and such friendly and cheerful staff made it the perfect start to each day. Highly recommend...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank TristanTravels94
Reviewed 2 September 2018 via mobile

Not much more to say really - grabbed a quick cappuccino which tasted great and was served by a friendly, chatty barista. Exactly what I like from a coffee shop

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank IRT68
Reviewed 30 August 2018 via mobile

Yet again such lovely people and friendly welcome. I come here almost every second day and love to have a Cortado while enjoying the good music and the positive vibes. Keep your good work up. See you soon

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Oliver W
Reviewed 30 June 2018

We ate breakfast here on two or three occasions. It offered a good selection of options in terms of both food and drink, all at moderate prices. There was a choice of indoor or outdoor seating. The staff were friendly. We paid with a UK...More

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank Gadam_13
Reviewed 23 May 2018 via mobile

Loved the menu and their logo and the coffee was super nice. The staff could also explain to us the difference in the type of coffees

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank MJ_Chloe_K
Reviewed 13 May 2018 via mobile

Excellent cafe. Loved the fresh juice, coffee, food and people. Highly recommend the green freshly squeezed juice and lots of espresso!

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank kimdavis4
Reviewed 9 April 2018 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 😊

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank Dogan G
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
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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