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Caffe Hausbrandt

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32 Waterkant Street | Corner Bree Street, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
+27 21 421 0901
6:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 6:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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115 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 27, 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.

1 Thank AATOlive
Paarl, South Africa
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 17, 2014 via mobile

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!

1 Thank JeanMariJacobs
Cape Town Central, South Africa
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles 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...

1 Thank Ernest K
Western Cape
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

Thank lathitha
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 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 

5 Thank francoismuts
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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2011

Good coffee, friendly and professional staff. Highly recommended.

Thank Matthewmuller
Aachen, Germany
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

1 Thank fmedia
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72 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 

Thank akinom59
Chicago, Illinois
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles 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 

Thank eccjeep
Level Contributor
3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles 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.

Thank Tronblom

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Waitstaff
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
6:00 am - 6:00 pm
6:00 am - 6:00 pm
6:00 am - 6:00 pm
6:00 am - 6:00 pm
6:00 am - 6:00 pm
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
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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