Rosetta Roastery, Cape Town

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Woodstock is a suburb of Cape Town, located between Table Bay and Devil’s Peak. The South African neighbourhood was in danger of becoming derelict with rising crime but then hipster yuppies moved in, renovating Victorian-era houses and starting up new businesses. Gentrification saves the day.

Right in the middle of this urban village is the vibrant hipster haven also known as the Woodstock Exchange, billed as “place to work, play, interact, exhibit, flourish and be yourself.” Designers and artists, photographers and illustrators, entrepreneurs and cocktail maestros alike; they all flock to and congregate here.

And when these creatives need their morning (and afternoon) cuppas, they all stroll to the Rosetta Roastery.

Started six years ago by Rob Cowles and Jono Le Feuvre, Rosetta Roastery is all about single-origin, micro-roasted coffee. The duo sources single origin and estate coffees from South and Central America, Africa and Asia, so it makes sense that two thirds of the space is allocated to their roastery, where a Diedrich IR roaster reigns supreme.

Their head barista, Ollie Balekage, is both amiable and passionate about sharing his ideas about what’s the best ways to prepare a specific coffee, what beans he’d recommend based on our desired profiles, and more. He’s a coffee geek’s dream come true: a barista who knows his stuff and who is unapologetically geeky about it too.

Come here for excellent coffee and conversations with like-minded coffee folks too.

Woodstock是開普敦的一處郊區,位置介於Table Bay and Devil’s Peak 之間,
在Woodstock中心有一棟名為Woodstock Exchange的建築物,

Rosetta于六年前由Rob Cowles 和Jono Le Feuvre所開設,

Rosetta Roastery
Unit AG02, Woodstock Exchange, 66 Albert Rd, Woodstock, Cape Town, South Africa
Mon-Fri 8am-4pm / Sat 9am-1pm / Sun closed

Kenny is a writer. CK is a photographer. Together they café-hop around the world and have contributed to The Malay Mail Online, Time Out, and other cool publications. Read more of Kenny’s stories at Life for Beginners and check out CK’s photography at Devil's Tales 胡思亂想.

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