Food and Drink / South Africa

Mugg & Bean And The Luxury Muffin


At Cape Town’s V&A Waterfront, even as we enter the Mugg & Bean coffee shop, the smell of muffins and other savouries made our heads swivel like cartoon characters following wispy aroma trails. Our plan for ‘just a coffee’ falls apart. Talk about no will power!

Ok, just one little muffin to go with the bottomless mug of coffee.

But this is no ordinary muffin we soon realise, choosing from the display case, and this is confirmed as it arrives at our window table. We’re talking a mini dinner, really.

The Mugg & Bean Coffee Shop muffin, in Cape Town
The Mugg & Bean muffin in Cape Town, South Africa. Sun dried tomatoes, spinach and feta cheese, simply delicious.
Bottomless coffee at the Mugg & Bean coffee shop in Cape Town, South Africa.
The Mugg & Bean Coffee Shop in Cape Town
The Mugg & Bean coffee shop in the V&A Waterfront, Cape Town, South Africa.

Sun dried tomatoes, spinach and feta cheese, all steaming from one golden, crusty topped temptation these people at Mugg & Bean are calling a muffin. Definitely not something we get back home; not this size anyway. Pots of grated cheese, jam and butter are placed on the plate like three colourful little planets orbiting a big golden sun. Can we really be gushing about a muffin? Yes, it seems we are. Too late to try looking cool about it, anyone watching must clearly see we’re quite taken by this.

Eating out in Cape Town you really are spoiled for delicious choice, probably one of the best food cities in the world. So we tend not to go back to the same place twice in one visit, but a Mugg & Bean visit is obligatory every trip.

We first discovered this coffee shop over ten years ago on another visit to the Mother City. The service and quality of product keeps us coming back.

So there we go. R37.90 for a luxury muffin (that’s my name for it). Another good Mugg & Bean experience and first muffin to make our blog!

The Mugg & Bean muffin being well appreciated.


    1. Hey Rene, thanks for the comment. Was lovely meeting you recently, hope you had a good time in Australia. Still laughing about the jalapeno!! Cheers 🙂

    1. It is very morish 🙂 Wish we could have been there with you. Travel safe, thanks for all you did for St Helena. Cheers

  1. Welcome to cape town! If you Need a LoCal TOUR guide, don’t hesitate to call 😉
    I’d love to see you guys again!
    Cathleen from yacht Black Cat

    1. Hey Cathleen, great to hear from you and would be brilliant to meet up. Have sent you an email.
      Cheers 🙂

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