New coffee shop alert: MiCaffè brings taste of Milan to Cape Town

MiCaffe Cape Town
Images credit: MiCaffè Cape Town

If you’re living in Cape Town, there’s a stylish new coffee shop to try out – MiCaffè, which is ready to welcome you and bring a touch of fashion and design-led luxury and the stylish Italian coffee culture to the Cape Town coffee scene.

According to a press release by its publicists, MiCaffè is inspired by Milan. It aims to deliver “the essence of Milanese coffee in every cup” while “recreating the experience and elegantly relaxed atmosphere of Milan in the heart of the Cape Town CBD.”

What MiCaffè Cape Town offers

“MiCaffè offers a premium caffè menu consisting of single-origin coffee beans roasted into two sensational blends, Aromatica and Intenso, the highest-scoring coffee blends in South Africa according to the board of Specialty Coffee Association of America,” the press release added.

“A refined, hand-poured designer chocolate selection is on offer, created by artisanal chocolatiers in keeping with MiCaffè’s standards and preferred flavour profile. 

“Authentic Milanese gelato and sorbet is complemented by the #1 best-tasting mineral-rich water in the world, sourced from a Sardinian region ranked as one of only five = ‘Blue Zone’s, for their link to exceptional longevity. Freshly squeezed orange juice pairs beautifully with a selection of pastries and snacks created using the highest-quality ingredients.”

MiCaffè was founded by friends Justin Miccoli and Mike Casey-Smith. Miccoli has Italian heritage while Casey-Smith has an appreciation for the city of Milan – the Italian capital of fashion and coffee.

The coffee shop’s interior

The new coffee shop officially opened its doors to the public in early September. Its stylish black and white interior is modern, minimal, and inspired by fashion, urban environments and of course a fine cup of coffee.

A giant Biscione statue welcomes you as you enter the café, depicting a “biscia” or grass snake devouring a devil whole. The Biscione symbolises the triumph of good over evil: A friend to all citizens, he evokes a sense of protection and civic pride in Milan – a city that leads the way in fashion, design, and of course coffee.

Guests can choose to enjoy their coffee at the counter, seated either inside or outside or alternatively order online and enjoy the products at home.

MiCaffè Cape Town is located at Shop 5, The Barracks, 50 Bree St, Cape Town CBD.

It is open from Monday – Friday from 07:00 to 19:00 and Saturday – Sunday from 07:00 to 14:00.

You can contact them on 087 470 0670, follow them on social media on @micaffe_ct, or visit for more information.

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