Reason #578 why I love Cape Town: it’s full of amazing coffee shops, cafes and restaurants. This means that you have approximately one million places to choose from for client meetings.
Here are Pomegranite’s favourites:
Who doesn’t love free, limitless wifi? No one. That’s who. The Field Office in Barrack Street is not only a great place to meet clients, it’s also a perfect spot to work from. They somehow manage to make the relaxed and friendly atmosphere conducive to productivity.
Warning: Your colleague may become flustered during a client meeting if Jeremy Loops walks in and plugs his laptop cable into the wall behind her. However, the lapse in her ability to make words is temporary, and should return once Jeremy sits down with his friends.
Lola’s is one of my top spots on Long Street. And not just because they have a chalkboard menu with great handwriting. The atmosphere is just the right amount of “vibey” for a chat with clients, and the service is great.
Truth is hipster central – home of skinny jeans and edgy hairstyles – where the décor is just about as alternative as the clientele. What I like about this venue are the booths along the side of the coffee shop, which give you a bit more privacy and space for client meetings.
They make a mean cup of hot chocolate – but only order something to eat if you have a few hours to spare. Service can be on the slow side. The thing is, in Cape Town, where the pace is more tortoise than hare, this doesn’t seem to bother people much.
When you own your own business, client meetings don’t always happen within office hours. And with venues like the BeerHouse just down the road, this is not a cause for concern.
The BeerHouse focuses on craft beer and offers you a choice of 99 bottles from around the world. That’s right. 99.
Now that summer finally seems to be hitting Cape Town’s shores (although the weather over the past two days begs to differ), a spot on the BeerHouse balcony is a great place for a few drinks with clients.