HAAS Collective

CRUSH VISITS - september 2014

Tthe interior is a striking balance of industrial, low-hanging light fixtures, exposed wood, art and collectables… ‘

Opening hours:
Mon – Fri: 7h00 to 17h00, weekends 8h00 to 15h00

Where:
19 Buitenkant St, Cape Town

021 461 0096 | e w

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The HAAS Collective team are on the move. Following on from the original Haas on Rose Street, their new CBD café opened a few weeks ago on Buitenkant Street, offering regulars and first-timers alike, a new fave spot to pop in to for a bite or a cuppa.

The beautiful, original architecture of the exterior of the building is highlighted with a coat of dark grey paint, making it look slick and fresh. The interior is a striking balance of industrial, low-hanging light fixtures, exposed wood, art and collectables… and, of course, the wafting aroma of freshly brewed coffee. If the exterior doesn’t draw you in, the smell certainly will.

HAAS Collective perfectly melds a café and art gallery into one – the shelves and tables around the café are full of interesting knick-knacks and objets d’ art such as jewellery, cushions, clothing, ceramics, leather-bound notebooks and one-of-a-kind, odd finds. You are bound to swoon for something.

The menu is simple – freshly baked goods such as incredible looking muffins and cakes all made in-house, breakfasts, salads and sandwiches. Haas is one of the few places where you can grab a cup of genuine, responsibly-sourced kopi luwak coffee – at R100 a cup. If a cup of coffee made with coffee beans previously eaten by civets in Indonesia doesn’t grab your fancy, there are also regular coffees, teas, smoothies and fruit juices on offer.

Haas is definitely a feast for the senses – the interior of the new café has kept the original and unmistakable quirk of Rose Street, just on a more spacious scale, the food is simplistic, but fresh and tasty.

Often when places like this move venues they tend to lose some of their charm – we love the fact that the vibe and sense of peculiarity of the original Haas seems to have moved seamlessly to its new home.

Light meals, coffee & treats

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