When Vineyard founder, Lady Anne Barnard noted in one of her famous diary entries of 1798: “The family had drank a dish of coffee with which they begin their day”, coffee was well-established at the Cape. Countless cargos of fragrant Arabica cultivated in the eastern colonies of the Dutch East India Company paused in Table Bay en-route to the coffeehouses of Europe. Perhaps that’s why Capetonian and Vineyard ‘quaffers’ have always been coffee ‘connoisseurs’.
Long Café, off the Hotel’s main foyer, offers Vineyard guests a truly ‘connoisseur’ coffee experience. We serve a variety of exceptional coffees as well as light meals and a selection of sinful cakes and patisserie. Open daily from 8am to 5pm.
All the beans, used for our distinctive coffees, are sourced from individually selected, sustainably-managed estates by the Quaffee group. These are freshly roasted and blended on site at the Quaffee roastery, adjacent to the Long Café. Freshly-roasted ‘single origin’ coffee beans as well as the unique Vineyard Blend can be purchased at the roastery.
The Vineyard Blend
This coffee is a focused pick of our offering, based on outstanding flavours and distinctive characteristics. We hope you find it as tasty and compelling as we do.
Roasters of intriguing coffees from around the globe, Quaffee is driven by an ethos of sustainability and the pursuit of distinction. They are passionate about sharing the range of delicious, speciality-grade beans that they source from quality-minded farmers and suppliers.
The Café merges both modern and vintage design features, including a striking locally-made blown glass chandelier, original artworks by SA landscape artist, JH Pierneef and an impressive wall mural by international land artist, Richard Long.