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“Nice new spot!”

Bootlegger Coffee Company
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Bar, Wine Bar
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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31 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
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“Nice new spot!”
Reviewed 2 June 2014

New coffee shop is so cozy. Perfect place for winter.
Love what the owner has done with the space. Roasting room at a back gives that amazing smell when roasting is in process.

Coffee is really good. Bootlegger's Honey nut latte - is the best one I have ever had.
Sweet pancakes were good, but nothing special. Rusks are delicious.

Staff is always nice, but inexperienced and needs training. Service is OK for coffee shop but could be better (Waiters always bring cutlery to the table after they bring food. That is unprofessional. Table should be set up with cutlery, salt, pepper before food arrives, I believe). No one cares about changing/cleaning ashtrays in the garden.

  • Visited May 2014
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London, United Kingdom
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55 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Great coffee, good food, lacklustre service. ”
Reviewed 28 April 2014 via mobile

Visited here for brunch on advice of friends. Had to ask for the menu, had to prompt waitress to take order, waited 15mins for coffee after order placed and wrong coffee delivered. Coffee when it did come was delicious. Banana bread very good. Omelette overcooked. All in all good coffee and food but poor service, which is a shame because service is usually done so well in Cape Town.

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Excellent chilled bar and very welcoming - spot on!!”
Reviewed 27 April 2014

What can I say - we came across this bar on a very hot Saturday last month and kept returning during our stay: fabulous. Lovely vibe - children friendly (my 13 year daughter was with me).
Bar food but of a very high standard. Try the carrot cake!! (amongst others)

Went for lunch, bruch, dinner - and once popped over just for cake after dinner somewhere else.

One minor point - service could be a little slow: we were on holiday so no problem!

  • Visited April 2014
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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“Superb Seapoint Spot”
Reviewed 4 April 2014 via mobile

I don’t live anywhere close to Cape Town, but Bootlegger Coffee Co. in Regent rd, Seapoint, is a place I'll definitely visit again. They are open all day serving high quality food. The service is friendly and timely, the feast well presented and delicious. They make a killer ‘Bloody Mary’, and on that note, the menu includes plenty the hangover cure. If however you’re not a big drinker, Bootlegger coffee is served throughout the day, freshly roasted on site thanks to Thomas, but you'll have to pay them a visit to meet this legend.

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7 reviews
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“Coffee and coffee roasting Sunday delights”
Reviewed 23 March 2014

Love this place and think my Sunday's have improved in overall quality since Bootleggers launched! Love the outdoor space, the coffee roasting smell, the staff, the breakfasts and come night-even their whiskies! Hats off to you guys, One Up Agency and team are very impressed!

  • Visited February 2014
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