Thank you to Tamlyn Amber Wanderlust – Travel Writing and Photography for this delightful blog article on our newly-opened franchise, The Daily Coffee Café Willowbridge in Bellville, Cape Town.

The Daily Coffee Café Willowbridge: Caffeine is Loading…

Conveniently located next to Checkers Willowbridge, this delightful, new coffee shop feels like a winner.

As they only opened on 3 June 2019, at the time of our visit, they were very much still brand spanking new. But given how busy they were – and buzzing with a good energy too – and how great everything seems to looks and taste… it feels like there are no teething pains here!

Honestly, the New-York-meets-Karoo decor theme (which this South African franchise group is known for) feels both decidedly homely and fun.

And not only does the place look great but it has a warm ambience and a wonderfully varied menu.

After only being seated a few moments, my friends and I had already decided: this would become our new lunchtime hangout.

The larger-than-life menus seem to give a nod to the Big Apple vibe with their creativeness (as do elements of the decor). But more tellingly, The Daily Coffee Cafe offers a selection of food and drinks to suit everyone.

Vegetarians are certainly catered for, given that there are quite a few noticably vegetarian-friendly menu items, including almond milk.

To me, the food feels a bit on the pricey side… But, saying that, I will point out that it seems quite multi-layered in terms of flavour and ingredients. And it certainly looks generously portioned.

Food options include a wide range of breakfasts, cakes and sweet treats, kiddies’ meals (it is definitely child-friendly), wraps, burgers and more.

Drinks (hot and cold) are well-priced and sized. They also have a nice selection, which is far broader than most cafes. Their Tin Can Coffee (served with condense milk… yum!) and creamy, espresso-based Con Panna are really good options… And both equally tempting to look at!

I love coffee shops, which not only look and feel the part – but, in a sense, they ‘taste’ it too. And yes, the coffee here (based on this first visit) is excellent… Consisting of quality blends, with full bodied aromas. Plus, it is oh-so-good in terms of taste and presentation too!

Overall, service seems prompt and friendly, without being overbearing. You are served quickly enough (even during peak lunch hours) and then pleasantly left to enjoy your orders in peace.

So, if you are looking for a promising locale and charming cafe for a lunch break, coffee date or simply a cosy catchup, head to The Daily Coffee Cafe Willowbridge… I know I will!

Tip: The Daily Coffee Cafe is open daily. And, as it closes at 18:00pm on weekdays, it is perfect for a post-work coffee fix or meal!

Contact: 083 305 9684,


Suburb/area: Bellville

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