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Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
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Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi, Takeout, Street Parking, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed 18 August 2023

Great coffee, excellent prices, quality dishes and friendly service! Popped in for lunch, could still order flavoursome breakfast dishes although it was lunch-time. My sister ate a delicious portion of moist chocolate cake. The waitrons and manager checked several times on us. Clean toilets too!...Everything was great!More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 6 June 2023

A friend referred us to this espresso bar. Service is at the counter. Our coffees and breakfasts were exceptionally economical and the dishes were flavoursome. Friendly service Ideal for coffe lovers

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 4 January 2022

Formerly known as Beans About Coffee, Ground Control now service excellent coffees (beans by Sugarbird) and easy meals. From breakfast through to lunch there are a few options to try throughout the day with a small offering of sweet treats too. There’s a cult local...following which speaks volumes of the popularity and success of this spot. Managed by what appears to be a couple who are here daily and hands on. Definitely recommend.More

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed 29 July 2021 via mobile

This coffee shop is now called Ground Control. We highly recommend it for the amazing coffee but even better is the cheesecake. The carrot cake was a very close second. The coffee shop offers.loads of seating and a very pleasant casual atmosphere. Pay them a...visit, we'll.worth it.More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed 2 March 2021

I think that Beans About Coffee, is now known as Ground Control? Anyway, I met friends there for a business meeting, and was pleasantly surprised by this buzzing coffee shop. I had their gorgeous cheesecake, which was a steal at R45. There are people coming...and going the whole time. I just wished that they would offer table service also, so you don't have to get up and place your order at the counterMore

Date of visit: February 2021
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Reviewed 9 October 2020 via mobile

Every time I decide to do a meeting here I end up spending way more time than budgeted and consuming copious amounts of coffee ☕! Apart from the coffee that cannot be adequately described using words, the service is awesome. Thanks 😊

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed 5 January 2020 via mobile

One thing I miss when on holiday is my bean to cup coffee machine and all the great Cape Town coffee spots. The Garden Route now have quite a few great coffee roasters and Beans about coffee is up there with the best. Loved the...Cortado and great service with a smile. Opens early, perfect place to start your day.More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed 2 April 2019

You cannot start the day without this coffee It is a must and it will draw you back every time .Except for the coffee the cakes and sandwiches is brilliant

Date of visit: March 2019
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Reviewed 15 January 2019

Popped in for a quick coffee and bite to eat. Bread rolls are fresh and flavorful. Service is good and prices are reasonable.

Date of visit: December 2018
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Reviewed 7 November 2018

I'm only in George every once in a while but I always know I'll find great coffee and a great atmosphere at Beans. Always try to stop here when I'm in town.

Date of visit: December 2017
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Reviewed 28 August 2018

Great Coffee. I found that the service was very slow. However the coffee was good and the environment was very relaxing. I would recommend this coffe shop if you are in the area.

Date of visit: May 2018
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Reviewed 25 June 2018

It is always a complete pleasure to visit Beans about Coffee at 117 York Street. They also serve excellent cakes, quiche or burger's.

Date of visit: June 2018
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Reviewed 1 May 2018

I always enjoy having a great cappuccino at Beans about coffee. The service is both friendly and excellent. They also offer cakes, pastries or burgers.

Date of visit: April 2018
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Reviewed 12 April 2018 via mobile

A great spot to stop for a coffee. The cafe is very welcoming and the staff are really helpful. Coffee is excellent and cakes are delicious.

Date of visit: February 2018
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Reviewed 2 March 2018 via mobile

Be it for business or pleasure, Beans is a great spot. Sit in or takeaway. We were impressed with the friendly service. And by the way: the coffee is awesome!

Date of visit: March 2018
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Yes, Ground Control offers takeaway services.

Ground Control is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5