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Bean There Coffee Roastery

58 Wale Street, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
+27 87 943 2228
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  • Excellent75%
  • Very good24%
  • Average1%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“coffee scones” (2 reviews)
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7:30 am - 4:00 pmAll hours
$$ - $$$
58 Wale Street, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The ambiance is great, but there was definitely something lacking in service and coffee quality. The manager was great; I could tell he knew there was something off with the service. There seemed to be an indifference also when pulling a shot or steaming milk....More

Thank GlobalOkie
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Bean There already had me at the pun, then kept me there with their large selection of sustainable and fair trade coffee. The incredible coffee is second only to their lovely baristas. When I was studying and working on 3-4 hours sleep a night, trust...More

Thank Ambel_Barnard
Reviewed 16 September 2017

The aroma of freshly roasted and brewed coffee fills the air around this shop. There's a nice selection of coffee beans to drink or take away. Unfortunately, beware of surrounding street beggars.

Thank BRLG2004
Reviewed 22 April 2017 via mobile

The staff at this establishment is excellent. I do wish the menu had more to offer, food-wise, but considering their main focus is coffee, I loved it every time I visited.

Thank XenaJpeg
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

We love our coffee. This place delivers. Very knowledgeable staff who dont heat the coffee to solar temperatures. They serve it just right. Great roast selections and friendly staff make this a go to place for a good coffee. And my son likes the cox...More

Thank Chris W
Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

Great space - and so nice to see the beans being roasted. Truly great staff - friendly and informative. Clean and bright with great wifi also. Open Monday to Friday only but I absolutely loved this spot - and missed it at the weekend. Exceptional!!!

Thank iain c
Sarahjr05, Owner at Bean There Coffee Roastery, responded to this reviewResponded 19 January 2017

Thank you so much for the feedback!

Reviewed 16 December 2016 via mobile

I often meet colleagues at Bean There for a chat before or after other meetings. They serve fair trade coffee roasted and ground on site and delicious light snacks good for tea or lunch. The service is excellent and the staff friendly.

Thank Nicci D
Sarahjr05, Owner at Bean There Coffee Roastery, responded to this reviewResponded 19 December 2016

Thank you for the feedback and support.

Reviewed 12 December 2016

I discovered this uber cool little coffee shop just down the street from the Hilton when I was there a few yrs back and was delighted on this visit to see it has survived the test of time and changing coffee tastes in Cape town...More

Thank ChristopherMW
Sarahjr05, Owner at Bean There Coffee Roastery, responded to this reviewResponded 14 December 2016

Thank you for the feedback! We are so glad you had a great Bean There experience. Hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 12 December 2016

The place has a nice (if a little hipster) ambience. People of all ages hanging around, enjoying coffee and food.

Thank Jared L
Sarahjr05, Owner at Bean There Coffee Roastery, responded to this reviewResponded 13 December 2016

Thank you for the feedback. Hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 24 November 2016

I found an article in CapeTownMagazine about the best coffee bars and coffee roasters in Cape Town. I visited 8-10 of them, and tested their espresso and flat white. I found most of them fairly good, but Bean There excelled them all. Their knowledge of...More

Thank Kristian W
Sarahjr05, Owner at Bean There Coffee Roastery, responded to this reviewResponded 25 November 2016

Thank you so much for the feedback. So glad you enjoyed your experience and the coffee. Hope to see you again.

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Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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Open Hours
7:30 am - 4:00 pm
7:30 am - 4:00 pm
7:30 am - 4:00 pm
7:30 am - 4:00 pm
7:30 am - 4:00 pm
9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 58 Wale Street, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Cape Town Central
  • Phone Number: +27 87 943 2228
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Bean There Coffee Company, South Africa's first roaster of Certified Fairtrade coffee, strives to make a sustainable difference in the lives of African coffee producers by personally sourcing quality coffee through direct fair trade.
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