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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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Overview
  • Excellent62%
  • Very good24%
  • Average6%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (9 reviews)
“beans” (22 reviews)
“eggs benedict” (14 reviews)
Open Now
07:00 - 17:00 Hours
CUISINES
Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
€€ - €€€
RATINGS
Food
Service
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
28 Hudson Street | De Waterkant, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
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1 - 10 of 231 reviews

Reviewed yesterday via mobile

What used to be an amazing coffee shop breakfast place, I don’t know, I sat at the counter because there were no tables available, I must have waited 10 minutes before anyone noticed I was there, lots of staff all chatting not too concerned about...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank 441shauna
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

An outstanding eating and social venue. Great staff with a smile and a hello to match (Themba ,who served us on our final visit, typified this friendly and happy approach).Beautiful food and a range of different coffees to try. You won’t be disappointed.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank IanL579
OriginRoasting, Hospitality Manager at Origin Coffee Roasting, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for your amazing review, Ian! Go Themba!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

So glad we got to visit Origin on our last morning in Cape Town . Amazing coffee and home baked items - carrot cake and cookies were super. Lovely atmosphere and excellent service! Well worth a visit!

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Anne B
OriginRoasting, Manager at Origin Coffee Roasting, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hi Anne, thank you for the great feedback and rating, we are very happy that you enjoyed your time at Origin. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

Reviewed 7 October 2018 via mobile

Superb place for breakfast / brunch. We had the Avo smash and eggs benedict. The avo was awesome with alot of avocado! The eggs benedict was perfect aswell! Friendly staff and a nice atmosphere.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank 401niklasj
OriginRoasting, Hospitality Manager at Origin Coffee Roasting, responded to this reviewResponded 17 October 2018

Wow! Niklas, so good to hear from you! We do look forward to your return visits!

Reviewed 4 October 2018

I liked going here for very good coffee. they are in a old historic building but very modern look inside. All the food is good and also service and vibe. Cool looking customers. nice!

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank robertosabbatini69
OriginRoasting, Hospitality Manager at Origin Coffee Roasting, responded to this reviewResponded 17 October 2018

Hi Roberto! Thank you for you wonderful review! Please come back again, we have so much more to offer!

Reviewed 1 October 2018 via mobile

Being a coffee lover and coming to Cape Town can be frustrating when you might only have time for ONE coffee shop. Where to go? So many choices and recommendations? Gut feel pointed to breakfast at Origin and it was spot on. Two cortados and...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank MrsMaverick71
OriginRoasting, Manager at Origin Coffee Roasting, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for the great feedback and rating, we are very happy that you enjoyed your time at Origin. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

Reviewed 28 September 2018 via mobile

On my walking around De Waterkant area I found this great place at Hudson St. for a coffee break. At 1st floor I think you can watch how they roast. I didnt go there. You can also buy coffee beans at the shop. This is...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank 209ren_b
OriginRoasting, Manager at Origin Coffee Roasting, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hi Rene, thank you for the great feedback and rating, we are very happy that you enjoyed your time at Origin. Please be sure to visit our roastery next time you are in the area. We strive to create an experience for our customers, built...More

Reviewed 2 September 2018

When visiting Cape Town, this place is always on our must visit list. Delicious coffee and for us, well worth the effort. Parking is a bit of a challenge. If you're in the area and like coffee. Go get yourself a lovely tasting brew.

Date of visit: November 2017
Thank Life0123
OriginRoasting, General Manager at Origin Coffee Roasting, responded to this reviewResponded 3 September 2018

Good day Life0123, Thank you for you great reveiw and rating, we will look into the parking issue. We hope to see you back here soon. Regards

Reviewed 30 August 2018 via mobile

Lots of coffees. Snacks and substantial food. Nice music. Nice space. Very centrally located. Would definitely return again and again!

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Realnickhara
OriginRoasting, General Manager at Origin Coffee Roasting, responded to this reviewResponded 3 September 2018

Good day Realnickhara, Thank you for the great review and rating, looking forward to your return. Regards,

Reviewed 27 August 2018

Great pale to get a coffee (or tea or juice) refill and enjoy the cosmopolitain style of the building. Set off a side street, its easy to find (although parking can be a bit of a challenge) the industrial style is vey pleasant. Great beverage...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank ShanevanJ
OriginRoasting, General Manager at Origin Coffee Roasting, responded to this reviewResponded 3 September 2018

Good day ShanevanJ, Thank you for the great review and rating, we are very happy to hear that you had a great time with us, we hope to see you back here soon. Regards,

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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
08:00 - 14:00
Monday
07:00 - 17:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 17:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 17:00
Thursday
07:00 - 17:00
Friday
07:00 - 17:00
Saturday
08:00 - 15:00
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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