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Origin Coffee Roasting

28 Hudson Street | De Waterkant, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
+27 21 421 1000
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good26%
  • Average7%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (5 reviews)
“beans” (19 reviews)
“eggs benedict” (11 reviews)
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CUISINES
Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Service
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LOCATION
28 Hudson Street | De Waterkant, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
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1 - 10 of 178 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago

I go to coffee shops all over the word. This looks good, tasts good, smell good (from coffee roasting) and is altogether a very pleasant experience.

Thank Arild B
Management response:Responded 2 days ago

Hi Arild, thank you for the great review. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

Reviewed 1 week ago

Really good coffee. Very modern, relaxed atmosphere. Really friendly staff. Great coffee.Didn't try the food as it was late on a Sunday and the kitchen had closed.

Thank Isa N
Management response:Responded 4 days ago

Hi Isa, thank you for the great review. Be sure to grab a seat at our brew bar next time for some alternative brew methods and new coffee discoveries. We look forward to welcoming you again soon.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Any fussy Australians looking for decent coffee, this is it. Has excellent food for breakfast/lunch including Asian food. Located in the Watercant area and has the feel of a great Melbourne establishmentMore

Thank Martin L
Management response:Responded 4 days ago

Hi Martin, thank you for the great review. We will pass your compliments on to our kitchen. Be sure to grab a seat at our brew bar next time for some alternative brew methods and new coffee discoveries. We look forward to seeing you again...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The choice of breakfast options were good and the mains menu looked tempting too. Our waiter couldn't have been more helpful and was happy to answer our questions about the traditional south african dishes. Tea and coffee options are ample. You will not regret stopping...More

Thank KAW101
Management response:Responded 4 days ago

Hi KWA101, thank you for the great review. We always strive to create an experience for our customers, built around quality, knowledge and passion for our all of our product and are always happy to receive such positive feedback. Grab a seat at our brew...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was in town visiting from San Francisco and stopped by Origin on a rainy Tuesday morning. I was very happy I ordered the "Trio tasting board". You choose the bean you want to try (e.g., from Costa Rica, Columbia, etc...). I chose a coffee...More

Thank Jeorge T
Management response:Responded 4 days ago

Hi Jeorge, thank you for the great review. We always strive to create an experience for our customers, built around quality, knowledge and passion for our all of our products and are always happy to receive such positive feedback.

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

WOW. This place has all the right vibes. Exposed brick. Natural wood tables. A stunning espresso machine. But how is the coffee? PERFECTION. We stopped by on a Sunday morning and were seated quickly. I ordered an iced hazelnut latte and my husband had a...More

Thank try_to_wander
Management response:Responded 4 days ago

Hi try_to_wander, thank you for the great review. We have passed your compliments on to Miriam and the kitchen. Be sure to grab a seat at our brew bar next time for some alternative brew methods and new coffee discoveries. We look forward to welcoming...More

Reviewed 19 August 2017

Had informative and enjoyable coffee tasting at the Brew Bar today. Learnt a lot about coffee (aroma, acidity, clarity and body) and different prep methods! Followed by lunch which was flavourful and well priced. All round recommended. Thanks Neo and team!

Thank LangebaanRainbowgirl
Management response:Responded 2 days ago

Thank you for the great review. Be sure to tour our roastery next time. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

Reviewed 11 August 2017

We went for breakfast on Women's Day. The waiter forgot about us initially, I had to go call him so not a good start to our visit. Our coffee was cold but delicious. I drank it anyway and he advised us to ask for extra...More

Thank Colsie2014
Management response:Responded 2 days ago

Hi Colsie, thank you for bringing this to our attention. We have passed your review on to our Management team who will address this in future staff training sessions. Thank you for the in-depth review, we have also passed your compliments on to our bakery...More

Reviewed 7 August 2017 via mobile

Origin Coffee did not disappoint. A bit larger than the chic coffee shops I am use to in Australia. A good vibe. Coffee 8.5 / 10 not bad. A great place to hang out on free WiFi and SOP coffee in Cape Town.

Thank Francis B
Management response:Responded 2 days ago

Hi Francis, thank you for the great review. Be sure to grab a seat at our Brew Bar next time for some alternative brewing experiences and new coffee discoveries. We look forward to welcoming you again soon.

Reviewed 30 July 2017 via mobile

A friend and I went for a quick coffee as Google recommended this place. Sat at a large wooden table shared with others. Newspapers on the table was a great gesture. The waitress explained a bit about the menu, different beans and the different ways...More

Thank Travel-Meisie
Management response:Responded 2 days ago

Hi Travel-Meisie, thank you very much for taking the time to write such an in-depth review. We strive to create an experience for our customers, built around quality and passion for our product and are always happy to receive such positive feedback. We look forward...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$2 - US$10
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 14:00
Monday
07:00 - 05:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 05:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 05:00
Thursday
07:00 - 05:00
Friday
07:00 - 05:00
Saturday
09:00 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 28 Hudson Street | De Waterkant, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Cape Town Central
  • Phone Number: +27 21 421 1000
  • E-mail
Description
Origin was started by Joel Singer in 2006. He wanted to offer South Africans exceptional, quality roasted coffee from around the world. Eleven years later, this pursuit continues.

Joel and his team are passionate about coffee. From the sourcing of green beans, to precise roasting, blending, grinding and pouring of coffee.

Take the time to visit us at Origin Headquarters in Cape Town where you can meet the artisans, watch the roasting, sit in on a cupping session and get to taste the coffee while it’s still fresh and expressive.

Grab a seat at our Brew Bar for some alternative brew methods and new coffee discoveries.
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