Opened in 2016 by sister duo Lizelle Gschwend & Elandi Coetzee, Ikigai Coffee Bar & Deli is a popular breakfast and lunch spot in Swellendam and the Garden Route town of Riversdale.
The restaurant is open from Mondays to Saturdays and serves up freshly made breakfasts, gourmet and hot press sarmies, as well as a variety of healthy smoothies and sweet baked treats. Cosy up in front of the fireplace with a cup of local specialty coffee from Origin Coffee Roasting and a Belgian waffle.
Dubbed by locals and visitors as ‘the best cup of coffee that they’ve ever tasted in their life’, Ikigai Coffee Bar & Deli is worth a visit. You can top it off with their delicious homemade brownies in a welcoming atmosphere.
The minimalist interior of this coffee bar is both modern yet welcoming with a sense of zen-like calmness, perhaps tying in with the Japanese translation of Ikigai, meaning “a reason for being”.
Ikigai Coffee Bar & Deli also doubles as a store to stock up on pantry essentials. Shop Kransforntein olive oil on tap and a variety of locally sourced artisan products and crafts sourced from makers all over South Africa.
Address: 19 Swellengrebel Street, Swellendam
Tel: 028 713 1260