Cape Town Cairns: Coffee Shops & Breakfast Spots


Cairns: The word “Cairns” is a hiking reference to stacks of stones on trails that help guide your way. When I see them on a hike, I instantly think, Phew. I’m not lost. Traveling the world can be overwhelming. You’re in a foreign place, far from home. My hope is that cairns can be used to guide your way, so that when you visit one of these places, you feel at home, and know that you’re in good company. You’re on the right path.

It won’t be a comprehensive list, but it’ll be my favorites at least 🙂

Motherland Coffee

Motherland is located right in Cape Town’s City Centre, essentially in the middle of a very touristy area. So obviously, I wanted to hate this place. I wanna live like a local. It’s not ridiculously trendy. It’s not over-the-top hip, but my will to fight it ended quickly after finding all of the guys who were there to be ridiculously friendly nice and helpful. And their blueberry and cappuccino muffins are to die for. Free walking tours start from here daily as well,...