Cape Town’s East City Precinct is on the rise with some fabulous new additions, one of these being The Electric. With it’s vibrant yellow exterior and edgy name, the inside comes as a surprise… a juice and nut milk bar. Not too long ago, the space was the burnt-out remains of an auto electrician shop which explains the choice of name and remnants of burnt bricks which add character and tell of the building’s history.
The lofty open-plan space has seating downstairs, a small mezzanine level and a quirky open aired courtyard. I love the industrial feel, use of bold colours and the spaciousness. The vibe is relaxed and friendly and since they offer free WiFI, this would be a great office space for the day.
The menu is fairly small and simple but has a great selection of pastries, sandwiches, flatbreads, smoothies, hotdogs and more. Their freshly pressed juices and nut milks are the menu heroes and the two juices we tried were of the best! The prices are also affordable which makes this an ideal spot for regular early morning coffees and lunch on the go if you’re working in the area.
The Electric aims to serve as a multifunctional hub, ideal for hosting pop-ups, exhibitions and events. Currently you’ll see a fun retro surfboard exhibition on display. They also take part in First Thursdays so keep an eye on their Instagram feed to keep updated.
Thanks to Hanru Marais for capturing the space so well for me!
Image credits: Hanru Marais