Our name is our promise to you.

Coffee Anthropology describes the cultural space that is created when diverse people and beautiful space come together with delicious food and exquisite coffee. It’s this ethos that underpins all that we do.
At Folk Cafe quality and ethics are the core of our offering. So why are we different?
All of the eggs and chicken used in our meals are free range
Our beef burger patties are hand made with grass fed beef
We use only recyclable and biodegradable packaging in store
We support local producers wherever we can
Our coffee roastery sources green beans from free trade and rainforest alliance registered suppliers
We bake all of our pastries and cakes ourselves (the carrot cake is famous!)
Our bar boasts wine, beer & gin from some of the best local producers
We use 100% virgin olive oil
we focus on general health and balance in recipe development and aim to minimise unnecessary fats, salt, flavourants, colourants and preservatives
Folk Cafe Bree st seats 70 people & Folk Cafe St James seats 200 or can be segmented for smaller events . Both are available for hire for your special occasions and events. We are fully licenced, and have an exceptional selection of wines, beers and spirits to choose from plus the kitchen is available for your every catering need. Choose us for an unforgettable event
If you are looking for a unique experience  we offer coffee cupping activations, cooking courses and barista training. We build each event around your unique needs and offer professional, experienced  facilitators. These events are great for a unique birthday parties or team building.
Join us for a selection of the Cape’s finest wines from the likes of Steenberg vineyards, Thelema, Sutherland, Usana, Stellenrust, Chamonix, Vondeling, Oak Valley,  and Diemersfontein. If wines not your thing we have your back! Also available is a wide variety of craft beer, coffee, cocktails and artisan gins.
Contact us to set up a personalised consultation for any event, catering or function. We can get as involved as you would like and offer a wide range of services. Set and bespoke catering options are available. Our catering includes artisan cakes and themed catering for special events as well as in house set menu’s for functions. We also offer barista’s and coffee bars for external events.

Coffee distribution and wholesale solutions.

Folk coffee is the Cape Town based distributor for Espresso Concepts coffee and Iberital, Jura and La marzocco Espresso Machines. The brand was born from the cafe and eatery in Bree street, and as such we have an inside insight into the needs and expectations of our customers. We have broken the mould of the traditional coffee supplier by recognising that our customers require a coffee bar solution as well as a phenomenal coffee. What does this mean? We are able to supply you with any and all of the best quality products and equipment that you may require in your coffee bar.
Exceptional coffee
Iberital espresso machines and equipment
Second hand espresso machines and equipment
Domestic & artisan coffee brewing equipment
Professional equipment installation
Hot chocolates, chai frappe, rooibos espresso
Coffee syrups
Take away packaging
Crockery and cutlery
Dilmah tea
On and off site training for your staff that can be tailored to experience levels.
Consultation on the installation and set up of your coffee bar
A Technical and service department that ensures professional installations and that you have no disruption to service because of faulty equipment
Equipment and barista hire for private functions