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Café Chiffon: You’ll love these Asian-inspired desserts
Korean macarons, Japanese cheesecakes, Taiwanese canned coffee + more
Last updated: Wednesday, 13 April 2022
There’s a new kid on the block in De Waterkant, a destination for all our sweet-toothed friends. This café embodies all the best of the 3 D’s: drinks, decor and desserts. With Asian treats and a minimalist vibe, you’ll want to stay at Café Chiffon all day.
The café is located in the stunning Waterkant street, between juice bars and a yoga studio. Image: Lara van Zyl
TRY THE ASIAN-INSPIRED DESSERTS
The desserts served at Café Chiffon are delightfully pretty, and they taste as good as they look. From Japanese cheesecake to Korean macarons, each sweet treat is so light and delicate it melts in your mouth. The signature dessert (a delectable chiffon cake) comes in different flavours, too. Plus, the portions are good and affordable.
The Korean macarons come in different flavours, from lemon meringue to hazelnut. Image: Ute Hermanus
Besides the stunning desserts, the café also serves a variety of warm and cold drinks. We recommend the Mr Brown canned coffee. It comes in a variety of flavours, including vanilla, caramel and macadamia.
The canned coffee is very popular in Taiwan. Image: Ute Hermanus
YOU’LL LOVE THE MINIMALIST VIBE
When you walk through the quiet streets of De Waterkant, your eye will immediately spot the warm, yellow building with the large, inviting windows. Inside, Café Chiffon is decorated with soft pink chairs, lights wrapped in wicker and earthy ornaments.
The café features a white, brick wall highlighted by light from huge windows. Image: Lara van Zyl
ORDER THE CAKES FOR EVENTS
Birthdays, bachelorette parties, weddings – you name it. You can order cakes from the café for any event. It specialises in vintage piping cakes and cupcakes. You can spot some baking in action in the corner of the café.
Tip: It’s best to order two weeks in advance. Image: Yu Dessert Studio (@yu.dessertstudio)
WHEN + WHERE TO GO
Café Chiffon is open: Monday to Saturday, 7.30am - 5.30pm
Find it: Old Cape Quarter | 72 Waterkant Street | De Waterkant
Price range: From R24
Contact Café Chiffon on: 071 874 5058, Instagram: @cafechiffon.cpt
By Lara van Zyl
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