Study Break – Cape Town’s Best Coffee!

Tenses making you tired? Grammar making you grumpy? Prepositions making you panic? Read about teacher Kirsten's top 3 Coffee Spots in Cape Town.

Art Cafe _ Hiddingh Campus

Tenses making you tired? Grammar making you grumpy? Prepositions making you panic? 

If you are a teacher teaching English as a Foreign Language or a student learning English as a Foreign Language, there always comes a time when we need to put the books down and head for a well deserved study break. I don’t know about you, but whenever I need a study break, I head for the closest coffee shop and the biggest cup of coffee I can find. Luckily for me (and all the other staff and students here), the UCT English Language Centre is right in the heart of Cape Town, which means that there are so many different amazing coffee spots to choose from and they’re all within walking distance.

So where should you go? Here are my three favourite places in Cape Town to go for a cup of coffee and a study break:


Truth has been voted the number one coffee shop in the world, so there really is no excuse not to visit. This coffee shop is beautifully decorated in a steampunk style with metal piping and old machinery, and you can expect similarly beautiful cups of coffee. 

House of Machines

You will be forgiven for mistaking this coffee shop for a motorbike shop because that’s exactly what it looks like. But behind its tough décor is a coffee shop with a heart of gold – a vibey atmosphere, friendly staff and awesome coffee.

Jason’s Bakery

Jason’s Bakery is one of the many places in Cape Town where the cool kids hang out. It’s a tiny restaurant but well worth waiting for a table. Besides the coffee, Jason’s has the added bonus of mouth-watering food – think brownies, pies and the now-famous dough-ssant (a combination of doughnut and croissant).

So what are you waiting for? Put those English grammar books down and head to one of these coffee shops for a well-deserved coffee break.

Study Break
Coffee Break

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