Contact vida e caffè
|Phone: +27 (0)21 461 0424 (Andrea)|
|Fax: +27 (0)21 461 0505|
Boulevard Office Park
“vida e caffè” is portuguese for “life and coffee”
the concept was born out of the heritage of a truly european espresso bar, a reaction to the insipid coffee shop culture that is prevalent in our daily lives. vida e caffè is a simple, focused concept that delivers an authentically european experience in espresso and coffee drinking.
vida e caffè as a concept has existed, in one form or another, for centuries. walk down any street in lisboa, porto, rome, paris or barcelona, and you will see the sidewalk cafés that have been our inspiration. a shrine for the wonderful bean and the drinking of it in its purest form; the espresso. the simplicity of the interior, the focused menu, and the nature of the service, have all been designed with european street culture as the foundation. the vida e caffè espresso bars aim to deliver the highest quality coffee and pastries, prepared to european standards. our menu is based on the fare typical of a street café in lisboa, a slice of europe on african streets.
vida’s mission is a simple one:
we strive to serve the best espresso, or espresso based caffe, as well as offer the best atmosphere and food on the planet.
I was in Joburg last week, and while cruising around the Pineslopes shopping centre in Fourways in search of an emergency fluffy bathrobe, I happened upon vida’s new Pineslopes store. I went inside to nail my customary wet-wet-wet-meia-de-leite-to-hamba, and it hit me like a frigging fist to the face – the FRIO.
Coffee connoisseurs will appreciate this stunning little interactive infographic detailing the life of a coffee bean, from ground to ground. (Did you see what we did there?) Grab a cup, and enjoy.
This compilation video includes multiple Vine videos by an illusionist named Zach King. Enjoy shots of him pulling fruit, cats and a variety of other objects out of computer screen, jumping through walls and other mind-blowing stuff.
Sure, we have those coffee-makers that grind, brew and spit out coffee at the push of a button, but what if we really wanted to roast our beans too?
If you’re anything like us, your love for coffee knows no bounds. And while you might be on good terms with your local barista, travelling abroad and not knowing where to get your morning cuppa is an awful thought.
A study by the Le Meridien hotel group has determined that 53% of their guests preferred coffee over sex as the best way to start their day. In fact, 78% of the survey respondents would go without sex for a whole year before they’d go without coffee for the same period of time. The research [...]
Two Cape Town surfers Benji and Davey Brand, as well as local film maker Dan Mace have produced a video highlighting what may well be one of the last great undiscovered surf spots on an African coastline. And barely a day after upload, the video has racked up over 100,000 views. It’s beautiful, and you should watch it.
A good cup of coffee is how most like to start their day. But have you ever wondered what is in each cup? Wired Magazine has provided this video detailing “What’s Actually Inside An Average Cup Of Coffee”.
Are you one those people that work better at a coffee shop? Well you aren’t alone. According to MSN, research has shown that a coffee shop environment or TV noise from another room can stimulate creative thought. It was this study that gave the basis to the Coffitivity website. The free page lets you listen to “coffee [...]
Click through to see the amazing cheat sheet infographic that can tell you everything that’s in the coffee you are ordering.
We’re well into winter now and what better way to get your beans back than making some freshly ground coffee in the morning. With this percolator and grinder you have no excuse not to grab some of your favourite Vida e roasted beans and start your own barrister business at home or in the office. Early wakers [...]
We have seen the skill that goes into latte art, but never like this. Now those brown and white images floating on top of your espresso can be turned into a colourful masterpiece
Stop wasting money on menial tasks with these clever uses for household items.
There’s no need to dig in your wallets to find enough dollar for those crazy priced fancy-ass coffee machines. Luxe has provided us with an elegant machine, at a friendlier price-point. It’s quick and easy, and it turns you into a pro-barrister in minutes, churning out cups of delectable coffee.
Time Magazine has published photographs from inside Facebook’s Headquarters – taken shortly after Mark Zuckerburg was made Time Magazine’s Person Of The Year. The photographs reveal a bizarre work place which resembles something closer to The Office, than the fantasy land you might have thought. Sure, they’ve got free snacks and a coke machine, but [...]
The ink has barely dried on Alan Knott-Craig’s deal to buy MXit, and already we’re seeing new developments in the user experience of South Africa’s biggest social network. You can now buy your favourite Estrela using nothing more than your MXit account.
In case you were wondering why your friendly Vida baristas were looking especially fatigued on Monday, you should know that these men of coffee and skill threw themselves headlong into a battle of athleticism, wits and guile on Saturday at the Gianluca Vialli soccer nets in Sea Point, in the annual Vida Soccer Tournament. The [...]
Recently, the lucky little boys and girls of 2oceansVibe Media were given a real treat. Vida e Caffe popped by, and set up a coffee station in the foyer! Here the lovely Jennifer, 2oceansVibe’s front of house, and barista-in-chief demonstrates the apparatus critical to the making of a fine cup. Notice the subtle angle of [...]
One of the funniest men on the planet (proof here), Pablo Francisco cruised into the 2oceansvibe Radio studio last week, and proceeded to impersonate Johnny Carson, Jay Leno, Al Pacino (Scarface), Chris Rock, Sylvester Stallone, Ozzy Osbourne, Michael J Fox, Dr. Phil, Tracy Morgan, Bill Cosby, Pauly Shore, Mel Gibson, Dennis Hopper, Gary Busey and Danny [...]
You know those times when you’re cruising on your Vespa, hitting the road with particular destination in mind? Perhaps you’re poodling up a mountain – perhaps not. It’s a bright, sunny late afternoon, some might even call it dusk. Light is thrown across the city scape below, and a slightly chilly wind is up. You think to yourself, “I could use some coffee right now”. Well you wouldn’t be able to get any, right? Wrong. So wrong.
I found myself absolutely killing it outside the vida e in Green Point this weekend, and I realised that I still haven’t told you about my new toy, the Vespa GTS 250 i.e. And that “i.e.” at the end doesn’t mean “id est,” as you often see in english sentences, it refers rather to the [...]
Victoria’s Secret Launch New “Incredible” Bra Victoria’s Secret Launch The New “Incredible” Bra – Whatever that has to do with anything but giving us new pics of our very own supermodel, Candice Swanepoel, I don’t know. She is apparently holding it (the new bra) in the picture above. See if you can spot it. For [...]
About three hours ago a Kalk Bay fishermen walked into the e.tv Studios foyer off Kloof Street, and demanded to see the News Editor of e.tv. Surprisingly, the arb fisherman was denied access to the ed by security. And then…And then he lost his temper. By threatening to blow up the building. MAN! That escalated [...]
Well I’m feeling much better about myself, now that Michael Corleone Al Pacino has become a “brand whore” (as they call it in South Africa) by doing his first endorsement – in the form of a 30 second TV commercial for Vittoria, a brand of coffee. I’m not quite sure what to think, other than [...]
Unbelievable scenes this morning at vida e on Kloof Street, as this photo of the great man was tweeted by “king_si” and forwarded to the 2oceansvibe Twitter account. It’s been a while since The TBG (Tall Blonde Guy) has been spotted around town. No doubt he has been overseas somewhere, curing the sick and mending [...]
It’s finally paid off – my constant musings and coverage of North Korea and, in particular, Our Dear Leader Kim Jong il, has resulted in a special invite from VISA to attend today’s game against Portugal! Why thank you, VISA! This is the first time North Korea has been in the World Cup since 1966! [...]
You can only imagine the zone you can get into, listening to some vinyl, with a joint in one hand and your new iPad in the other – on the day that Google Maps goes live with “Google Street View” for Cape Town. My God, I have traipsed every square inch of this city, all [...]
The 2oceansvibe NoMU “Touch Me On My Poster” competition ends on May 31. So if you want to stand a chance of winning one of ten killer 2oceansvibe hampers, you better move your arlee! With each hamper including prizes from Sunglass Hut, Puma, vida e, Jack Black beer, Butlers Pizza and Osumo, you can understand [...]
The poms seem to be acquiring a taste for SA’s favourite coffee, vida e. Either that, or the ex-pats are drowning themselves in the stuff! Both seem pretty plausible, mind you. That’s why I’ve arranged for vida e to give YOU a free coffee. That’s right, if you e-mail your UK physical / postal address [...]