South Africa’s a top foodie destination, but what is it with the snoep wi-fi offerings?
I’ve put together a list of 10 amazing places to get crazy delicious food, gourmet coffee, be able to have a meeting or just catch up on some work in the cool waves of free wi-fi.
The very glamorous champagne and oyster bar next to the Company gardens. Truth coffee, continental breakfast, light lunches, tapas and my fave – the delish cheese and meat board. Cosy and comfortable and if you want to work in style, go here.
Wi-fi: Great connection and they will happily give you a code.
A complete gem of a place in Chelsea village in the Southern Suburbs (see my review). They serve amazing coffee, breakfasts, lunches, treats – all you can imagine and it’s all really delicious.
Wi-fi: It works pretty well most of the time and you can sit and do some biz.
So very hip and cool and has seriously amazing food. It’s a gastro-diner – think all day breakfasts like the Man Breakfast, almost-brûlée French toast, gourmet grilled cheese, amazing burgers, pulled pork sandwiches, Sloppy Joe’s et al.
Wi-fi: They are cool but they don’t like people taking the piss.
The uber trendy neighbourhood café set under The Woodstock Exchange. A delectable menu with things like doorstop toasted banana bread and butter, divine sandwiches, massive bratwurst hot dawg, lunch has man-sized lasagnas and beautiful salads. Deluxe and Rosetta coffee all day.
Wi-fi: It’s free and fast baby.
One of the first of the edgy places that now populate most of Bree Street in Cape Town. It’s an artisan bakery with insane bread and pastries and the best egg and chorizo breakfast tart I’ve ever had.
Wi-fi: All good and you won’t be the only person on your machine with a cuppa and a bite.
Deluxe Coffee Works
A small coffee house with a big heart on Church Street. This place pumps all day and is pretty much only coffee – I have to say it, it’s my favourite coffee at the moment and is rich and powerful.
Wi-fi: A small space but a cool spot to have a meeting.
Whale Street is home to this casual place where you can gather with a mate, or just on your own. Not much to eat – their sandwiches sell out fast, but great coffee and friendly staff.
Wi-fi: Happy days.
If you haven’t been to the one in Buitenkant Street (there’s another), I insist you go immediately. It is one of the most insanely designed roasteries of all time – steam punk style. Just go, it’s other-wordly. Great coffee and a down to earth food offering.
Wi-fi: Fine and loads of people working and meeting.
The Field Office
In Barrack Street, the Field Office is meant for just this – meeting and drinking and eating. Deluxe coffee and some artisan goodies are on offer.
Wi-fi: Good as it’s one of their main offerings.
Many branches of Knead bakery have popped up all over Cape Town and most of them have free wi-fi. A great artisan menu from big brekkies to pizzas to carb-free bread. A home away from home.
Wi-fi: No problems so far.
Bread Milk & Honey
On Spin Street in the CBD, this spot is about handmade, fresh ingredients. Amazingly fresh and inventive juices, gorgeous homemade buffet-style dishes and a big space inside.
Wi-fi: All fine – take a meeting here and make sure you try some fresh fare.
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