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The Coffee Route - 2017 Edition by Nicky Elliott and Yvette Wilsenach

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Spoil yourself or a friend with this guide to Cape Town's hottest Coffee Shops by Nicky Elliott and Yvette Wilsenach.  (A guide to Jozi's favourite coffee spots to follow soon, soon!)


Listen to this sound bite about their recent Heart Breakfast radio interview here !


Get your book signed by the authors!   Simply type in the text you would like inscribed into the front cover in the space provided above.




"There is a real coffee culture in and around Cape Town.

Coffee shops are where Capetonians meet up with friends, catch up on emails, read, write, contemplate the view, contemplate the carrot cake, contemplate life...

In 2015 we published our first The Coffee Route as a guide to the coffee shops that we thought were special and that we wanted to put on the map.  We've now decided that an annual update is called for as the coffee scene grows, improves and changes.

In the 2017 guide there are updates of some favourites, and some fabulous new additions.  The shops are still grouped geographically, with a helpful map for each area.  Information on what kind of coffee is served, whether there are plug points and wi-fi, how easy parking is, and what to do in the area, are still included.

Things just get better and better in the Mother City and surrounds"


About the Authors

Yvette Wilsenach:

Studied Economics and Maths at UCT, but also loves languages, different cultures and, particularly the sub-culture of COFFEE. She is an eclectic mix of brains and ballet and her ability, agility and humour is the glue that holds it all together. A chance comment by a visiting friend led to the idea of the book.  Come and join the Coffee-ride.



Nicky Elliott:

Nicky studied Graphic Design and Photography at UCT (although that was ‘The Dark-Room Age’  and she said she had to completely re-train for this book). She is a serial entrepreneur with a passion for photography.  Her rapport with people and her love of photography is evident throughout the book and the website.


This book is about great places to drink coffee.  However, the focus is not exclusively on the coffee; it is also about the ambiance, the food (if it plays a part), the owners, the position, and we deal with some of the practicalities.  We have chosen some of our favourite places that have appealed to us in some way.  They always serve good coffee, but that’s not the only reason one goes out for coffee – it is the whole package. 

 So we have focused on the independent and quirky - no chains, no malls.    The book is also a tribute to the men and women who work really hard at selecting, roasting and brewing great coffee, while also providing fabulous food and interesting spaces.

​The publication is updated annually and makes for the perfect guide and gift for locals as well as for out of town visitors.  It is a soft cover book with just under 100 pages.