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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!

Quick Facts

Coffee Experience Request
The Coffee Experience is available on a private basis only. Please provide us a few details and we will be in touch with a custom quote asap.
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What Our Customers Say About Us

261 reviews on tripadvisor
  • 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  This was our first time doing a food tour and I must say we loved every minute. The tour started at at Origins coffee roasting shop, I learned so much about coffee and got to taste fresh coffee beans and had a delicious Pasteis de Nata.
    Our second stop was at the cutest African restaurant called Cafe Charles where we had bobotie with rice and some tasty bubbly, it was so delicious. Our tour guide Justin gave us an amazing download on the history of Capetown. Our third stop was at an Irish pub called The Fireman’s Arms we had a flight of beer and a nice meal there. Again everything was delicious and Justin provided more history on the Cape. Our last stop was at this place called Misfits By The Ideas where we tasted a flight of Inverroche gin and had a delicious variety of ice creams to top off the day. Before we parted ways Justin gave everyone a seasoning pack and recipe for bobotie. Not sure when I’ll be brave enough to try cooking it, but it was definitely a nice and thoughtful add to the trip.
    If you are debating about booking, don’t hesitate, just book it, you won’t be disappointed. Justin and his team will make your day!

    avatar thumb kreneebw
    February 4, 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
  • star rating  Great into to Cape Town! - We had a wonderful tour with Justin. We ended up touring on a national holiday, so they had to adjust the plan ahead of time, but we thought it was perfect! We loved all the places we went and felt like we got a good feel for Cape Town. Justin also gave us a great history lesson and is very knowledgeable which I'm so glad was a part of the tour. We compared all bobotie to the first taste we had on this tour and we loved the blind wine tasting at the end. Justin walked us back to our car and sent us recommendations for other restaurants while we were in town. This is a must-do in Cape Town!

    annmarieb278
    January 16, 2023
  • 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  Tasty Foodie Experience - This was an AMAZING experience ... one that I would recommend to anyone and everyone. Not only was the food delicious, but the experience was also great. Well done to Elsje and her team!

    KajD
    April 13, 2022
  • star rating  Delicious food with incredibly hospitable guide - We had a great time on this tour! The food and drinks were great and our guide Justin was incredibly informative about Cape Town's history and culture. There were two native South Africans on the tour with us which was a pleasant surprise. We loved the stop where we tasted Bobotie served with the MCC sparkling wine the most.

    After the tour, Justin personally walked us to the bar where we were looking to have a post food tour cocktail at Cape Town's oldest gay bar. We were very happy with this food tour experience. Would highly recommend!

    Casey S
    September 20, 2022
  • 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  Very Solid Tasting Experience - We enjoyed our tour and it was a great way to eat and learn about the different cultures in South Africa. The way the tour was oriented was for two bigger meals at two local restaurants, followed by a wine tasting and gin/chocolate tasting. We might have preferred to learn a bit more by stopping at more places and trying lots of different things instead of the big meals, but overall it was a tremendous experience and our guide was very helpful!

    William B
    January 18, 2023
  • 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

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 3-4 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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