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Weekend Coffee at Mischu Cafe, Sea Point

Weekend Coffee at Mischu Cafe, Sea Point

I have been hunting for a coffee shop that is open on the weekends. More often than not, I do not have time during the weekdays to explore new coffee corners. To my surprise, most of the coffee shops in Cape Town are either closed or closing early on weekends. This weekend I was determined…

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By Soninke Combrinck, May 20, 2017
Stepping into Autumn in the Cape Winelands

Stepping into Autumn in the Cape Winelands

I like Cape Town in May. The heat has dimmed, and the wind has finally settled. Autumn breaks and the mornings greet you with a cooler edge. Life finally starts to slow down after our summer loving on the beach. As leaves start to turn, I feel a spring enter my step. We are on…

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By Soninke Combrinck, May 3, 2017
Is Orange The New Black?

Is Orange The New Black?

Stepping into The New Black was like stepping into the future. As you spot the sleek black windows off Philpot Lane in Bank with its clean design you know you have arrived. Welcome to the world of digital coffee. I feel like my entire trip to London centred around coffee. I explored new coffee corners,…

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By Soninke Combrinck, April 21, 2017
A cup of Truth Coffee at the London Coffee Festival 2017

A cup of Truth Coffee at the London Coffee Festival 2017

The London Coffee Festival saw a variety of coffee connoisseurs, enthusiasts, roasteries and caffeine junkies gather at the Truman Brewery in Brick Lane, London. It was a four-day event of coffee tastings, brewings, latte art, music and brewing; essentially everything to do with the coffee industry. This year we had our own proudly South African Truth Coffee steal the…

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By Soninke Combrinck, April 13, 2017
Blending in at the London Coffee Festival

Blending in at the London Coffee Festival

“Adventure in life is good; consistency in coffee even better,” – Justina Chen What could be better than being huddled in a room with coffee from all around the world? The strong smell of freshly ground coffee wafts through the air. It is a pleasant mix of dark aromas twisting through conversations and between coffee cups….

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By Soninke Combrinck, April 6, 2017
Brunch in Balham

Brunch in Balham

It was another gorgeous day in London. I woke up to a clear blue sky and white cherry blossoms draped in front of my window. I am settling into London life. I get up in the morning and do some blogging for work before I make my breakfast oats with flaked almonds and chopped banana…

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By Soninke Combrinck, April 4, 2017
Late Nights at Roxy’s in Cape Town

Late Nights at Roxy’s in Cape Town

Drinks at Roxy’s after work? Roxy’s has become the regular meeting place with friends – for a cup of coffee, a beer and a game of pool. My parents used to meet at this little joint almost 30 years ago when it was a speciality coffee house with sweet jazz music. It’s funny how things change through ages….

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By Soninke Combrinck, April 1, 2017
The Colours of the Camden Market

The Colours of the Camden Market

It was a simple trip via the Underground to get to the Camden Market. My brother and I have visited it on our last visit, but with limited time to spare. This time I hoped to get lost between the stores and the colours of the Camden Market. But which one? After doing a little research,…

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By Soninke Combrinck, March 31, 2017
The Best Hot Chocolate in London

The Best Hot Chocolate in London

I spotted the purple building on the corner of Broadwick and Wardour Street in Soho. I had read that the best hot chocolate was served at Paul A. Young, and here I was. I eyed the hot chocolate as I walked in the door. The dark liquid simmered as the chocolatier stirred it. Onlookers peered through…

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By Soninke Combrinck, March 30, 2017
Saved by Vida e Cafe

Saved by Vida e Cafe

I stumble into Vida e Cafe on Kloof Street, treading mud over the ivory tiled floors. “One cappuccino and apple-and-cinnamon muffin please,” I pleaded with the barista. “You’re wet,” he remarked. Yes, it’s raining. I stated, with the same sarcasm as Janet from the Rocky Horror Picture Show. I took a seat by the open window near the entrance…

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By Soninke Combrinck, March 15, 2017
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