This charming, delightful coffee shop is centrally located in the CBD on the corner of Loop and Longmarket Streets. It offers outside seating or al fresco dining for those wishing to relax and enjoy watching those passing by or seating within the restaurant. Aroma Café has been in this location for decades catering to not only the early birds from 7am but to those wishing to linger after work to miss the traffic. It’s also open on First Thursdays to cater for the huge crowd that descends once a month – and has been rumoured to stay open until the wee hours of Friday, should the patrons insist on staying on.


The interior is sophisticated and reminiscent of the nostalgic 50’s featuring velvet seating areas, small tables, an exquisite bar/serving area, screeded flooring and an abundance of horse photographs on the walls.

The delightful owner Jason who hails from the USA dedicated this business to a relative who had an interest in horse racing. The relative was also the owner of the famous race horse the Sea Biscuit – hence the photography. The combination of all these elements simply adds more character to this famous, popular eatery which is inviting and welcoming in every way.


The menu is not too large but everything is freshly prepared, healthy and of an excellent quality. Featured on the menu is Jason’s banana loaf family recipe which is a popular choice. Patrons enjoy breakfasts, light meals, baked items, brunches and fabulous teas, coffees, juices and smoothies. It’s a great space to relax in any time of the day so pop in here for Jason’s banana bread and a cuppa when you’re next in the CBD.




Head northwest on Nelson Mandela Boulevard/N1/N2 toward Walter Sisulu Avenue. Continue onto Buitengracht Street/M62 and then turn left onto Shortmarket Street. Turn right at the 1st cross street onto Bree Street and then turn left at the 1st cross street onto Longmarket Street. Turn left at the 1st cross street onto Loop Street. Aroma Cafe will be on the left.


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94 Loop Street
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Food Served
BreakfastCoffee ShopLight MealsVegetarian
Average Price$
Payment accepted
Trading Hours
Monday - Friday: 06:00 - 15:00
First Thursday of the Month: 16:00 - 22:00
Child Friendly
Outside Seating
Load Shedding
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