As a true homegrown brand, vida e caffè’s roots are firmly embedded in the iconic flagship store that first opened its doors on the vibrant Kloof Street, Cape Town, in October 2001. From here, vida pioneered the way to bring that authentic European espresso bar culture, infused with that unique energetic African flavour to the best locations in all our cities.

About vida e caffè

vida e caffè is Portuguese for ‘life and coffee’ . It’s really that simple – no coffee, no life; no life, no coffee.
The vida e caffè story began in 2001 on one of Cape Town’s hippest streets, where the first meia de leite was delicately poured. This seemingly small cup of passion turned a simple hot drink into a lifestyle choice, and ignited South Africa’s coffee culture.
Inspired by the street cafés of Portugal, infused with the infectious energy of the people of Africa, and blended together in a place that inspires the soul, we continue to serve up passion all day, every day, in everything we do.

But what is passion, and what does it mean to you? To us, passion is about energy. It’s more than just enthusiasm or excitement, it’s a desire that drives you to take action, to put as much heart, mind, body and soul into something as possible. It’s resisting the bland and the mundane, and aspiring to uplift everyone, every day, with inspiration, laughter, vigour, pleasure – and that little bit extra. It is the creation of an experience.

This is our lifestyle, the vida e caffè way.



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