It is no secret that the travel industry has been hit, and hit hard. This is why it is more important than ever to support your local coffee shops. We should see it as an opportunity for adding some diversity into our home towns and as a promising sign of economic and communal growth. Whether you believe yourself to be a coffee connoisseur or you simply enjoy a quality brew, the Weskus offers a variety of wonderful coffee shops with the best locally brewed coffee.
In the picture-perfect hills covered with grains and vineyards, you will find the Swartland, it is the best place to discover small coffee shops with delicious cake and coffee. Cherry Lane Coffee House and Deli in Malmesbury would be a great choice to stop with their lovely rustic décor you will feel right at home to enjoy their famous carrot cake and great coffee. In Darling you will find The Marmalade Cat; The Marmalade Cat is the perfect place for freshly prepared, flavour-filled breakfasts, lunches, morning and afternoon teas, and coffees. They source locally, organic and free-range products wherever possible. When you travel to Yzerfontein do not forget to stop at Skuim Coffee shop, they have the most delicious breakfast buns and expert baristas. You can also visit SLOWtime Yzer, Some say they have the best toasties in town, so why not beat the lunchtime grumble and grab a tasty SLOWtime `toastie’ with your daily coffee- fix!
West Coast Peninsula
If you find yourself in West Coast Peninsula then you must visit the Weskus Coffee Roastery for an authentic Weskus coffee experience where the beans are roasted by hand to perfection. In Paternoster there is a very charming coffee shop called Mondvol, they offer quality coffee with freshly bakes. A visit to Paternoster is not complete if you haven’t enjoyed a lovely coffee on their spacious stoep overlooking the town. Make your way to Cup of Cake, Saldanha this cozy coffee shop is situated in a historic building and the locals recommend their tasty cakes as the best in town. St Helena Nursery & Coffee Shop would be worth the drive for nature and coffee lovers you can expect friendly service and beautiful views of the ocean.
Hidden on the banks of the Bergrivier in Velddrif, where salty air dries the skin. This is where you will find a small ‘bokkomhuis’. For the last 70 years, it has been sitting silently with walls filled with salted fish. There you will find Columbine Co. with hand-roasted heritage coffee and freshly homemade delights you cannot miss the chance to experience this hidden gem. With a warm friendly environment, you will find Cornerstone Cafè in Piketberg it has a wonderful Kids Corner program that focuses on kids cooking. In Porterville is a must-visit coffee shop called Koppikofi they have the most beautiful unique décor, amazing atmosphere, and fresh fabulous foods and coffee.
In Lamberts Bay it’s not only bird Island that has the locals talking, but Isabella’s restaurant. It is situated on the harbour with a very unique style; the floor is covered with seashells and this makes it everyone’s favourite. They also continue to deliver superb quality food with a true Weskus charm. Velskoendraai in Clanwilliam is not only famous for their wonderful rooibos tea but their perfectly brewed coffee as well, they have a wonderful gift shop with a variety of proudly Weskus goods. Their food is fresh and inviting you will get that farm like feeling. If you are looking for something more filling with your coffee hidden away in Clanwilliam you will find Nancy’s Tearoom, a must-have is their rooibos bobotie on their outside garden ‘stoep’ is the most calming restaurant seating overlooking their beautiful garden.
Namaqua West Coast
Let nature’s tranquility soothe you! Situated on the road between Vredendal and Klawer you will find the charming Lemon Tree Café at the Cape Garden Centre. Here, food and beverages are served with love. They are not designer meals but you’ll be well filled once you’re done! There is a lovely enclosed and safe play area for toddlers and young children to enjoy while you enjoy a day with the girls. Afterward, you can take a gentle stroll through the nursery. Stop at Aan-de-Klein-Rivier Farmstall & Coffee Shop in Vredendal to enjoy freshly brewed coffee, home-made cakes, hearty breakfast, and light lunches at their coffee shop. Enjoy a perfect view of the farm and vineyards while the children enjoy the outdoors in the play area and buy fresh vegetables and fruits from their farm stall, produced on their farm. Or travel to Die Skoorsteentjie in Vanrhynsdorp, this lovely family business opened its doors in 1991. You will always find the best homemade baked goods, you have to try the local delicacy “skuinskoek” served with rooibos tea, and remember to have a look at their locally handmade products.
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