Origin Coffee Roasting
Sometimes I’m a wannabe hipster. So I went to the place where all of Cape Town’s hipsteria congregates.
Known as the godfather of gourmet coffee in the Mother City, Origin is located off Strand Street on Hudson. When I turned the corner, it was a picture of calm, dotted with the odd hipster. I sat close to the entrance and watched the locals pour in. It’s got a New York-y feel whilst entertaining an LAish crowd. I’m not a fan of chrome interiors but I liked the mix and match of chrome, wood and dim lighting. It was close to 8 am but it could have been 8 pm in some corners of the coffee shop.
The cappuccino was well-made, the staff were nice. I’d go back to pick up a coffee to-go. Unless I had some cool hipster friends with me, then I’d sit back and be in with the crowd.
28 Hudson Street
De Waterkant, Cape Town