My favourite places to work

My favourite places to work 

I often get asked for recommendations for coffee shops, so I decided to share a few of my favourites. Instead of always working from home I like to get out and find new places to work and meet with clients. In Cape Town, we definitely are spoilt for choice. 

Each of these place has something unique to offer and I am excited to share them with you all!

GROUND ART CAFFE

A down to earth, creative spot

Each time I have worked at Ground Art I have been met with friendliness and they have been very accommodating.They have a wall dedicated to showcasing up and coming artists. It's a wonderful spot to meet up with clients .The internet is lightning fast and there are USB and conventional plug points. The staff are friendly and their attention to detail is amazing.  

 

Ground Art Caffe:

Kind of Coffee: Their own blend 

Wi-Fi: Free and Fibre

Parking: Limited free parking available in a small parking area across from the entrance 

Plug points: Yes

Price of a flat white: R25

Opening hours: subject to seasonal change

7:00am-3:30pm

Location: 160 Strand Street De Waterkant

STARLINGS LOCALE

A local gem 

After finishing school I worked at the original Starlings in Belvedere Road for a few months. That place is close to my heart. So when I saw Starlings Locale had opened right down the road from me I was really excited. It has been a great place to work and enjoy a cup of Origin coffee. With friendly staff and new items to browse from A Love Supreme it's been a firm favourite. Although parking is limited once you get a spot the stress will fade away as you step into this creative space. My favourite place to sit is at the bar by the window. 

Starlings Locale:

Kind of coffee: Origin

Wi-Fi: Free

Parking: Parking is limited but free

Plug points: Yes, dotted around the shop

Price of a flat white: R25

Opening hours:

Monday to Thursday 7:00am-4:00pm

Saturday 8:00am-2:00pm

Closed on Friday and Sunday

Location: 4 Mark Road Claremont

COMMON GROUND CAFE

A Coffee shop with a view 

This cafe has the most incredible view of Table Mountain. The best places to sit and work are on the comfy couches or at the bar by the window. They serve Origin coffee and the Latte art is super creative. There is no wifi but this actually helps when I want to edit without distraction. The staff are friendly and the atmosphere is great. 

Common Ground Café:

Coffee: Origin

Wi-Fi: None

Parking: Lots of free off-street parking

Plug points: Yes, by the couch areas

Price of a flat white: R22

Opening hours: 

Monday to Friday 7am to 4pm
Saturday 8am to 2pm
Sundays 8:30am to 2pm

Location: 23 Milner Road Rondebosch

THE MILL CAFE 

A trendy working space

This place really has it all. My favourite coffee, fast wifi, plenty of plug points and a beautiful space in which to work. The atmosphere is relaxed and it's a great place to get together with friends to work as there is lots of space. The staff are really friendly and there is plenty of parking which is a big plus. 

The Mill Cafe:

Kind of coffee: Rosetta Roastery

Wi-Fi: Free

Parking: Lots of free parking just outside

Plug points: There are plug points close to most tables

Price of a flat white: R22

Opening hours:

Monday to Friday 7:00am-4:00pm

Closed Saturday and Sunday

Location: 3 Millbank Road, Wynberg

THE BLUE  CAFE

A cosy winter spot

I remember when I first walked into Blue Cafe and noticed a staircase leading downstairs. I am naturally curious so I asked if there were more tables downstairs. This is how I found one of my favourite places to work. The walls are littered with ceramic plates with puns and sayings written on them. I just love character of the space and a big bonus is the lightning fast fibre wifi. 

Blue Café: 

Kind of coffee: Caffe Toumeucci Roasters

Wi-Fi: Free and Fibre

Parking: Free parking on the street, be careful to respect the neighbours 

Plug points: None

Price of a flat white: R24

Opening hours: Monday to Sunday 7:30 am-10:00pm

Location: 13 Brownlow Road Tamboerskloof