Our New Menu… Yum!

Yay! We launched our new menu today, to resonate with the beginning of the Southern Hemisphere Winter here in Cape Town. So, what’s new:

On the Drinks Side:

A Long White (a very short Americano, topped with steamed milk)

A White Mocca (traditional mocca, but using white chocolate)

Coffee of the Week (a selection of highly priced coffees, which you can have with your favourite type of coffee for an additional R5) – At the moment, we have linked up with famous London based coffee roasters, Union Hand Roasted, sister shop in Cape Town, to provide these priced coffees on a weekly basis)


On the Food Side:

Espresso French Toast, served with creme fraiche (only on Saturdays)

Chocolate and Almond Granola

Brioche Rolls (in summary, brioche is made with a dough comprised of egg yolks, butter, milk and sugar) – nice compliment with coffee in the mornig and tres (very) French.

In season Avocado on Sourdough Toast, topped with chilli flakes and olive oil

A more focused Grub of the Day with Burgers served every Wednesdays and more hot meals planned for the coldish Winter


Winter Salads

And More…. as we liked to be inspired.

So, feel free to pop over for some new and of course customer favourites.



The Chocolate Mousse Cheesecake Has Landed

Well! that was during the week of 12 March 2012. I was in a very experimental mood, and we started the week with what is now one of our most talked about cheesecake, the Chocolate Mousse Cheesecake. See below from Nadia, one of my “cheesecake fans”.

To the Escapecaffe team

Just to let you know that your new Chocolate Mousse Cheesecake may just be the answer to every chocolate lovers dream – it offers that soft cream cheese melt in your mouth sensation with the added bonus of chocolate. With every forkful the flavour and texture changes (almost bitter sweet). I like the mild crunchiness in the base.

 It’s difficult for me to choose between the CMC and the Choc Crumble Cheesecake!

 Well done.

Why mousse ? Because, it was reminiscent of a chocolate mousse. We used real cocoa in both the base and in the cheesecake mixture itself and of course our secret ingredients and style of baking. Well! my wife wasn’t too impressed – because after having got the cheesecake baking buzz because I was trying to impress her, she was off chocolate for March and I decided to bake this cheesecake, which the guys at the caffe were saying was the best – and then she couldn’t taste it…..

But, for now the chocolate mousse cheesecake has left the building, until I get the experimental buzz again, which might be in April again, when my wife’s chocolate fast finishes.

Stop by.

Our New Food Menu

For our food, we source & use the freshest ingredients and where possible free range and organic. we believe food should be exciting, so every now and then we may change something, but we will keep your favourties constant such as our super moist brownies, carrot cake, our selection of very french buttery croissants and spanish chicken mayo. ALL OUR FOOD IS HALAAL TOO.


French Croissants Using Imported French Flour                 

Plain                                                                                   R13

With our jam                                                                        R14

With Cheese                                                                         R15

With Cheese & Plum Onion Chutney                                    R20

Melted Cheese and Pastrami                                                       R23

Almond Croissants                                                                        R15


With jam                                                                                          R12

With Cheese & Tomato                                                                        R15


Escape Luxury Granola (100g)                                    R22

(served with yoghurt, fresh fruit and/or milk)

Fruity Muesli                                                                        R15

Large Muffins                                                                                R18



We only use FREE RANGE EGGS and high quality ingredients for our baked treats. We invite you to escape with your taste buds with a selection of sweet things baked in the caffe for you, so expect……


Becoming Famous Cheesecakes – based on Lameen’s 5 year recipe,

often described by those who taste it as the best yet & by one famous

food writer as the best in the Cape, so spoil yourself                                     R30


Chocolate Brownies (using real chocolate)                                               R15

Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting                                                                 R20

Banana & Vanilla Soaked Raisin Bread                                                        R15


We love baking, so sometimes we might have something different but tasty nevertheless.


sandwiches & more


Kay-sa-diya – Grilled Spanish Chicken, cheese, red onions & spices grilled in TORTILLA, so that it melts                  (Cape Town Exclusive)                                                      R35

Jessie Loves Greek – Our Greek sandwich, with FETA cheese, tomatoes, cucumbers, red onion &lettuce                  (on rye, R28)                  (baguette, R35)

Bring it on NY – TRIPLE stacked rye club sandwich with beef pastrami, provolone cheese, gherkins & mayo mustard                                                      R30



Spanish Chicken Mayo Baguette (using our special aioli)                            R35

Escape to New York – beef pastrami, gherkins & cheese melt panini                  R38

Bella Provolone – provolone cheese, sundried tomatoes panini                   R32

A French Affair – brie cheese, tomatoes & rocket croissant                           R25



Escape Chunky Chicken Salad                                                                         R35

Greek Feta Salad                                                                                           R35


SOUPS, served with bread (ask us for our daily offerings)                                    R25



We promise a special lunchtime treat, so feel free to ask us but we think you’ll like stuff we have on offer such as 3 layer lasagna, tortilla pizza and more, hmmm !




We serve fresh food. If what you want is not available, we apologise. Please let us know so that we can make or order more for the next day and maybe come a little earlier in the day. Also, if for some reason you are not happy, tell us. We’d rather sort things out now.