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Wake up and Taste the Coffee

Spanning two streets and reaching three levels up, Origin’s elegant old heritage building in Cape Town’s chic De Waterkant Village is a hub of coffee and tea excellence.

Comprising of an artisan roastery, a professional barista school, a ceremonial tea room (Nigiro), and a café on two levels, Origin has raised the bar in terms of coffee roasting and pouring in Africa - the very continent that taught the world about coffee.

You’re invited to explore new varietals from the 10-20 bins of the finest single origin coffees on display each day; find out about the farms they were grown on; experiment with different blends to match your palate; and explore novel ways of enjoying them.

There’s a good chance Jorge, our chief roaster will be on hand to introduce the coffees, and answer your questions. If not, you’re invited to wander upstairs and take a sniff around his lab (our roastery) and learn a little more about his complex and fascinating art.


Nigiro Tea Space

If you’re up for something more tranquil and exotic, just step into Nigiro - our ceremonial tea space at the far end of the cafe. It’s a peaceful, glassed-in, time-out Zen zone with over 100 fine loose leaf teas to sample, and all the accessories you could imagine.

Courtyard Café

If you prefer some sunshine or a smoke with your coffee, there’s also an upstairs courtyard area that’s accessible via the café, or by the stairs to the left of the building. That’s where our open-plan deli kitchen and bakery will be found - where you can watch our famous Montreal-style bagels get rolled, boiled, and baked.


Food Menu

All our breads, rolls, and pastries are baked in-house with premium-grade stone-ground flour - and they form the basis of our delectable breakfasts and light meals.

Besides our interesting sandwich combinations, we also offer a range of delectable burgers, salads and daily specials – all made in our own kitchen with only the finest and freshest seasonal ingredients.

Events and Shoots

Planning a special event? Think how much more special it would be to offer your guests amazing coffee or tea. All Origin’s atmospheric and photogenic venues are available for private hire, and film shoots. But if you already have another venue or event in mind, speak to us about setting up a superb Origin Mobile beverage station at the location of your choice.




From Cape Town, drive along Somerset Road until the Caltex Garage. Take the first left after the garage into Hudson Street. We are in the second block on your right in a 1903 brick Tobacco warehouse, clearly marked "Origin Coffee Roasting". We are right around the corner from the Cape Quarter.


-33° 55' 1.41''


18° 25' 3.31''
28 Hudson Street
De Waterkant
Cape Town


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Food Served
Coffee ShopBreakfastFusionLight Meals
Average Price$
Payment accepted
Trading Hours
Mon, Wed, Thurs & Fri: 07:00 - 17:00
Tues: 07:00 - 15:00
Sat, Sun & Public Holidays: 09:00 - 14:00
Take Out
Secure Parking
Child Friendly
Outside Seating
Smoking Section
Outside Catering
Load Shedding
Great for Coffee in De Waterkant
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