The Power & The Glory/ The Black Ram


A café during the day, that serves decent coffee, excellent pies and craft beers to the arty elite of Cape Town. At night the adjoining bar, The Black Ram, opens and from then on the vibe is a bit more down n dirty and a little more lively, but still achingly hip. Cool.

With a relaxed vibe and tattooed, bearded and beautiful staff, it’s sometimes hard to remember that you’re in Cape Town and not Dalston. But you are, and so it’s laid back, easy to get a table, not too hard to get served and like the best places in life, highly likely that you will stay for longer than you had intended.

There’s a small but considered craft beer selection on offer, both on tap and in the bottle. The Darling Brewery Slow beer, if on is well worth a quick sinking, and the music is consistently good, if a little unvaried. If all the craft beer, cool kids and tattoos get too much you can just head upstairs to Rafiki’s to hang with the dreadlock crew and drink Tipo Tinto until you can’t stand. Win win.



13d Kloof Nek Rd, Tamboerskloof, Cape Town, 8001, South Africa Tel: + 27 21 422 2108


Monday 08:00 - 02:00
Tuesday 08:00 - 02:00
Wednesday 08:00 - 02:00
Thursday 08:00 - 02:00
Friday 08:00 - 02:00
Saturday 09:00 - 02:00
Sunday closed



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