The adjective "sostanzioso" suggests: nourishing, substantial, rich, abundant and considerable. But it means far, far more than Italy, food is a celebration of life and one could wax lyrical, write endless poetry and books about the meaning of sostanzioso!

Based in Lakeside, Cape Town, Sostanza was founded with “togetherness” in mind… So whether you’re a coffee connoisseur, fun-loving family, cake-crazed or just someone looking to enjoy a nourishing meal in good company - our freshly baked cakes, pastries, delicious food and uniquely blended coffee will provide you with the perfect setting to CELEBRATE, NOURISH AND LAUGH… TOGETHER!


We pride ourselves in the fact that we provide you with a 100% unique blend of delicious coffee - made from the freshest beans from around the world, including Colombia, Brazil, India and Africa - an unforgettable taste that will have you coming back for more!

Take the Sostanza experience home with you and share it with your friends and loved ones...Our unique coffee blend, made from the finest beans from around the world (Colombia, Brazil, India and Africa) is available in-store for purchase! Available in 250g bags, you can buy the beans or we will grind them for you on request at no extra charge! Simply tell us your choice of Espresso, filter or plunger.


We are available for small private functions! Intimate setting, Platters, light snacks, confectionery and meals, weather protected courtyard, fully enclosed, secure parking, available Monday - Sunday. We currently do not have a liquor license, however, patrons may supply their own alcoholic beverages. No corkage will be charged.

Sostanza - Go on... espresso yourself...




Travel on the Main Road towards Muizenberg. Continue through Tokai and Kirstenhof until you reach Lakeside. You will find the restaurant at Old Bakery on the corner of Main Road and Lincoln Road on the right.


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The Old Bakery
Cnr Main & Lincoln Road


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Food Served
PizzasBakery / PatisserieGourmet BurgersPastas
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Payment accepted
Trading Hours
Monday: 07:00 - 17:00
Tuesday - Friday: 07:00 - 22:00
Saturday & Sunday: 07:30 - 22:00
Take Out
Secure Parking
Child Friendly
Outside Seating
Load Shedding
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