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32 Waterkant Street | Corner Bree Street, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
+27 21 421 0901
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Mon - Fri 6:00 am - 6:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Delivery
Description: A true Italian style coffee hotspot in the CBD. Grab your espresso...
A true Italian style coffee hotspot in the CBD. Grab your espresso, cappuccino, latte or delectable hot chocolate with a freshly baked muffin or croissant. AND WE DELIVER within a radius of 500 meters for free! If you feel like something sweet, then try one of our delectable gelato flavors. We produce all gelato and sorbets on site. For the coffee frappe fans, there is the iCremosi. Guaranteed you will be back for more :)
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Good coffee

The coffee was perfect, I did not even need sugar! The setting is very small, so it's the kind of place you stop at to have your coffee and a small chat, or a takeaway. It is not a restaurant.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 28, 2015
Shameez04
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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71 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

The coffee was perfect, I did not even need sugar! The setting is very small, so it's the kind of place you stop at to have your coffee and a small chat, or a takeaway. It is not a restaurant.

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Paarl, South Africa
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

What a litte gem in the heart of Cape Town. True Italian passion in a cup! Fast friendly service with great tasting coffee, not to mention the amazing gelato flavours!

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

If you can enjoy and eppreciate good quality coffee the Hausbrandt is the bean for you, i was amazed with the various blends it has to offer. well done...

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Western Cape
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2012

Having a sit and had a cup of coffee in your restuarant makes me as a youth to feel like lm out of the country, to the boys let them keep a wonderful job it seems they dont feel like at work they feel at home. from Sisa Donklan at Lathitha Peoples Housing Development.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2011

Let's just keep perspective here. Caffe Hausbrandt is a wonderful little place, with friendly staff serving good coffee. But it's tiny, and you're hardly going to be served a 'top ten in Cape Town meal' here. I have lived in Cape Town all my life and work in the CBD, and eat out almost every working day of my life.... More 

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Hausbrandt, Inhaber at Caffe Hausbrandt, responded to this review

Thank for your feedback. I agree with you, a coffee shop should not be in the same rubric as the top Restaurants. It is a pity that there is no separate category for coffee shops. When you read our reviews, it is mostly for the coffee, Gelato and homemade Austrian Cakes as well as our funny waiters and the atmosphere... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2011

Good coffee, friendly and professional staff. Highly recommended.

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Aachen, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2011

They make an excellent cappuccino. The stuff signs it with an grandious picture in the milk. Never seen such fine composed surface on a cappuccino.

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Wien
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46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2011

I have been to the Hausbrandt Caffe on green market square for several times and it is alwys phantastic. 1) the icecrema for my taste it's the best all over SA. 2) The service ... nice waiters and a very nice lady ... it seems she is leading the Caffe. Everyone os very friendly and well trained (a big plus).... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2011

We read about the Hausbrandt Espresso Bar and were anxious to try the "best gelato". It definitely lives up to its reputation. We tried probably every flavor available, including Cheese Cake Cherry, Cookies, Hazelnut and even some of the refreshing sorbets, like Raspberry and Passionfruit. A treat for your palate! Sitting on the Terrace enjoying the funny and friendly waiters... More 

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London
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2011

This South African Winter that came up with temperatures of 25 degrees and more instead of 10 to 15 made us enjoy the vibe of the beautiful Caffe Hausbrandt. The service was always very good, coffee and icecream delicious.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 32 Waterkant Street | Corner Bree Street, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Cape Town Central
  • Phone Number: +27 21 421 0901

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5
  • Cuisine: Cafe

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

Description

A true Italian style coffee hotspot in the CBD. Grab your espresso, cappuccino, latte or delectable hot chocolate with a freshly baked muffin or croissant. AND WE DELIVER within a radius of 500 meters for free! If you feel like something sweet, then try one of our delectable gelato flavors. We produce all gelato and sorbets on site. For the coffee frappe fans, there is the iCremosi. Guaranteed you will be back for more :)
Open Hours
Monday
6:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday
6:00 am - 6:00 pm

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