Although it’s still a relatively new kid on the Cape Town coffee block, Cookshop has made its mark. Situated on Hatfield Street, opposite Cape Town High School, this little spot has a lot to offer.

Open for breakfast and lunch, Cookshop offers a selection of hearty and wholesome fare. While this is standard issue for most great spots, there is a little something special about Cookshop that needs to be mentioned – their secret homemade mayo recipes! Yes, that’s right, mayo. Without exaggerating, this stuff is so delicious you’ll want to take it home with you, which you can. They use it mainly for their gourmet sandwiches. Think free-range roast chicken, cucumber and rocket on rye or ciabatta topped off with coriander-chili mayo. Hungry yet? The balsamic onion marmalade is another delight that will be in your fridge sooner than you think. They also do a daily buffet lunch of salads and bakes and you can expect some tasty soups, as the weather grows cooler. Check out their menu board here

They get their coffee from the guys over at Deluxe, and as expected, it’s amazing. You can also buy their beans here. Every Tuesday they have a mini organic market where you can buy fresh seasonal organic produce. Sadly, Cookshop is not open on weekends but they have the occasional breakfast club on a Sunday or Public Holiday. I went to the last one and will make sure I don’t miss the next. Parmesan French toast with slow-roasted tomatoes and crispy bacon and a flat white to finish it off – utterly scrumptious. I heard they might be doing something along the dinner lines. Watch this space.

07h00 till 16h00
117 Hatfield Street
021 461 7868

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Written by Cindy Taylor

Cindy is the editor in chief and photographer for I Love Coffee.


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5 Responses to “Cookshop”

  1. Diana May 7, 2010 at 1:20 pm #

    aaaaah it looks like my kind of place. really love the name, too.

  2. Andrew May 7, 2010 at 3:52 pm #

    Love this spot, Ami and Tom Rock .
    hey is that the art of living Gerlinde & guru eating at the cook shop???

  3. Mum May 16, 2010 at 12:16 am #

    This amazing restaurant is my son and partner’s dream venture. He is an outstanding cook who understands the very nature of good food. Well done Tom, I couldn’t be prouder of you. x

  4. deluxejudd June 2, 2010 at 6:14 pm #

    keep up the good work fellas! Thanks for the damn fine sandwiches which keep Carl and i going!

  5. Floyd October 14, 2010 at 2:21 pm #


    Yes it is! :)

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