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Cape Town Culinary Tours

The Cape Town Coffee Experience

Walk the Streets, Sip the Brews!
Embark on a journey through Cape Town’s vibrant coffee scene with “The Cape Town Coffee Experience!” Despite challenges like the COVID-19 pandemic which impacted many establishments, Cape Town’s coffee resilience shines through. Guided by our expert tour leaders, you’ll traverse the city’s iconic landmarks, diving deep into the coffee culture’s history, artistry, and evolution. From insightful chats with baristas and roasters to hands-on experiences with multiple brewing techniques, you’ll gain a rich understanding of the dedication behind each cup. Explore, learn, and immerse in the aromatic allure of Cape Town’s coffee world. Ready for a brew-tiful adventure? Dive in with us!

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What Our Customers Say About Us

261 reviews on tripadvisor
  • star rating  So much fun! - We are in agreement with all the other reviews .Justin is AWESOME!!! It was just us with him and he made us feel like I stand friends! We had so much fun and had an awesome afternoon learning some Capetown and SA history while learning about the food and wine of this amazing country. Take the half day to spend with Justin.you won’t regret it!

    Also the communication with Elsje was very friendly and welcoming.

    sunnyarbormom
    December 18, 2022
  • star rating  More than food! - More than just food! This tour included loads of information about the ecology and history of Cape Town, presented in an engaging way that even kept kids interested.

    tamaraf379
    June 23, 2022
  • star rating  Perhaps the best way to get to know Cape Town! - Wow! This operation rocks. They have something for everybody. From coffee, to bobotie, to koesisters, to wine. Oh, and there's a good dose of culture and history thrown in too. Justin has been our guide twice and he is a wealth of great information. Do yourself a favor and take this amazing tour.

    andrewrice
    January 29, 2023
  • star rating  Phenomenal tour - One of our favorite parts of our 3 week trip to Cape Town. Highly recommend this tour early in your trip to acquaint yourself with local history and culture. Ask for Justin, who was a fount of knowledge and an in incredible guide. He caters to your personal preferences and his love of SA shows in his attention to detail.

    cbaumgart34
    April 21, 2022
  • star rating  Great experience and tour.
    We had a fantastic day, highly recommended. Alongside the food and drink that we fully enjoyed, the tour around the neighbourhood and the history that Justin shared with us made this a memorable occasion and one of the highlights of our holiday. Justin was a great guide and nothing was too much trouble. We booked this tour through Trailfinders and we will also share our recommendation with them. Thanks Justin!

    avatar thumb JanM500UK1
    February 17, 2023
  • star rating  Great Experience - Awesome morning out doing a coffee tour, highly recommend any of the tours for some great knowledge and history of all things Cape Town and African. thanks Justin

    T3115EUsteveh
    July 25, 2022
  • star rating  A great food tour with an expert guide - We had such a great experience with Justin as our guide. We booked this for the start of our trip to Cape Town so we could ‘get our bearings’ so to speak and get expert advice on places to visit (and avoid) for great food and drinks. We also wanted to experience great African cuisine and wines and learn more about the history, the people and the culture the area. Justin did not disappoint with his expert knowledge and engaging style. We learnt so much and it got our trip off to the ideal start

    m_lawson90
    November 19, 2022
  • star rating  This is more than a food tour, but, trust me, the food is highly varied and outstanding. This tour truly finds the heart of Cape Town cuisine and give you an introduction. It was all great, and to me, the highlight was the food at the Vasco de Gama taverna. The wings, the beef, and the chorizo were so flavorful. I have a friend coming in from the States, and that’s where I’m going to bring him for real Capetonian “pub” fare.

    But more than the food, you’ll be immersed in Cape Town and South African history, culture, Justin is a font of knowledge in these areas. Coming from the US, it’s a great introduction to the incredible complex country that is SA today.

    This is a valuable and enriching CPT experience on all levels.

    avatar thumb Neil P
    November 9, 2022
  • star rating  We had a fantastic experience with our tour guide, Justin. He was super amazing. His knowledge about the cuisine, culture, architecture and infrastructure was amazing.
    It was so much fun, way more than we had anticipated.
    We also enjoyed the fact that they made sure we had a customized experience, and they were so sweet to make it a special couple experience.
    It was also lovely how we walked through to all the spots, something we would not ordinarily have done without Justin’s guidance in a new place.
    They went over and beyond our expectations! Keep up the great work!

    avatar thumb Stephrui
    January 19, 2023
  • star rating  Exceptional food tour! - Justin was a fantastic tour guide. He was easy to talk to and he quickly brought our small group together for a great day. Starting off with a coffee tour was an incredible surprise and very educational. Overall the quality of the food and beverages was top notch and the conversation fascinating.
    This is a must do if you visit Cape Town.

    ArnieJ_12
    January 3, 2023

What to Expect

Join us in celebrating one of Cape Town’s most cherished culinary delights—the thriving coffee scene! As local coffee enthusiasts ourselves, we are passionate about showcasing the diverse and ever-growing coffee culture that Cape Town has to offer.

In recent years, Cape Town boasted approximately 50 remarkable roasteries. However, the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic has led to the closure of many beloved establishments. Despite the challenges, we have handpicked the city’s finest coffee roasters that continue to thrive. Through this experience, we aim to not only immerse you in exceptional coffee but also shed light on the origins of South Africa’s coffee culture and the art of coffee roasting. Get ready to embark on a caffeinated adventure!

Under the guidance of our knowledgeable and enthusiastic coffee tour guide, you will be led through the streets of Cape Town, exploring its beautiful landmarks as you make your way from one coffee destination to the next.

During the tour, we will introduce you to passionate baristas, skilled roasters, and perhaps even the visionary owners who fuel this caffeine-driven city. Gain insights into the intricacies of coffee production, from the sourcing of beans to the roasting process. Expand your knowledge and experiment with various alternative brewing methods, elevating your appreciation for the art and science behind a perfect cup of coffee.

As you venture through the city, immerse yourself in the sights, sounds, and aromas that make Cape Town a true coffee lover’s paradise. Learn about the stories behind each coffee shop, the unique brewing techniques they employ, and the distinct flavours they bring to the cup. Embrace the opportunity to explore your own backyard and join us in experiencing the caffeine high that defines Cape Town’s remarkable coffee scene.

Enquire now and join us for an unforgettable coffee experience. Let’s dive into Cape Town’s thriving coffee culture together!

FAQ

Our experiences are held rain or shine. In the event of inclement weather, we will be able to go inside many of the establishments on the tour. However, we advise to check the weather conditions for your days event and dress appropriately.  If we believe the weather will significantly jeopardize the quality of your experience, we will offer you plenty of notice in the event of a cancellation.

To maximize your chances of getting the day, time, and number of tickets you prefer, please book well in advance as spots fill up quickly. Tickets can be purchased with a Visa, AMEX, or MasterCard from our website or by calling our team directly. Cash and/or walk-up traffic the day of the tours are not accepted.

Absolutely not! Our tours combine architectural commentary, historical facts, local culture and culinary insight into a unique experience. Imagine walking through Cape Town eating our local artisans most delicious foods while learning the neighborhoods from real locals. Let us show you how easy it is to fall in love with Cape Town!

Yes! While our tours are offered daily in English, we also offer tours in Afrikaans by request. Please contact our team for more details.

We do our best to accommodate your dietary and allergy needs. As long as we are given advance notice at the time you book your experience, we can arrange for alternative tastings. At this time, we are unable to accommodate vegan and gluten-free diets. You are absolutely more than welcome to join us on the tour, just keep in mind that there may be some tastings that you may have to avoid. Should you have any questions, please reach out to our operations team directly.

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