I am a PGA qualified golf professional living in Cape Town South Africa. I am a freelance writer too and some of my articles can be found at www.pgasa.com. I also wrote weekly articles for the Sunday Tribune while still living in Durban Kwazulunatal
Published November 8th 2011
My wife and I had heard of a coffee venue that was worth visiting in Cape Town, called Origin. On Sunday morning we made our way towards the popular Cape Quarter, a 'shopping mall' with a difference.
Cape Quarter is situated across the street from a Harley Davison outlet and of course we couldn't resist the temptation to stop in at this popular bike shop and do some window shopping. The place was buzzing and we felt quite out of place as we were the only ones there without leather jackets!
Having perused the Cape Quarter, taking in the chic clothing and interior design shops, we walked the two blocks to Origin. Downstairs, the coffee shop was pumping and there was not a table to be found. While we waited for a table to become free, we were allowed to go upstairs and see the coffee grinders at work, which was a first for me.
They also run Barista courses there which appeared to have been well supported if the photographs of past graduates are anything to go by. I found myself being tempted to sign up for a future course and who knows, maybe I will.
The coffee lived up to to expectations and the ambiance was lively. There were so many different types of patrons there and all of them were enjoying their time there in their own way. Some were reading magazines and the majority were involved in conversation with friends or family.
Origin has a chance of becoming my local coffee shop, although in Cape Town there really is no shortage of really good coffee venues.