Yesterday we visited Xpresso Cafe in Durbanville with relatively low expectations. I mean what even can you buy nowadays for a mere R10?! But would you believe me if I told you that we paid a measly R40 for all the items pictured below? Yup – 1 coffee, 1 tea, 1 pretzel the size of my face, and 1 apple danish the size of a child’s face.

Xpresso Cafe Pretzel

A look at Xpresso Cafe’s menu items

I don’t know how they do it, but Xpresso Cafe manages to churn out some pretty fabulous cafe items for cheap as chips! I’m not a coffee drinker, but Xpresso makes use of Tribe coffee beans which the coffee snob boyfriend gives the thumbs-up. I was also surprised to see that my strawberry tea came in the form of a Dilmah tea bag. So they don’t skimp on quality. Plus all their pastries are made in-house so everything is super fresh.

Xpresso cafe counter

The pretzel was soft and salty just as they should be, and the apple danish was crispy and sweet. Although the latter was perhaps a tad too sweet. I felt a bit sick after eating it. That didn’t stop me from picking up a donut on my way out though! The shame.

Xpresso cafe treats

Xpresso Cafe’s interior

Xpresso Cafe’s interior is simple and modern. I love the charcoal walls and innovative pallet “furnishings.” Small nooks give you just enough space to sip on a cuppa and wolf down a croissant. Oh, and they offer wifi and charging stations for if your phone needs a little juice, or you’re working on a laptop that’s about to die on you.

Xpresso Cafe interior

Look, Xpresso Cafe isn’t your typical “craft,” “artisanal,” occasionally pretentious inner city coffee shop. But there’s certainly something for everyone to love and afford! You’ll only have to take along about 20 bucks too. Any more and you’ll make a glutton of yourself.

Xpresso Cafe open hours

Xpresso Cafe is open:
Monday – Friday, 7am – 6pm
Saturday, 7am – 4pm
Sunday, 8am – 1pm

Written by natasha

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