I once had a teacher who used to say, "Know your box before you think outside of it!". To be HONEST, i'm the type of human who not only thinks outside the box, but generally tends to shatter the box altogether. Therefore, i never truly understood this wisdom until I came across Deluxe Coffee House. Deluxe, unlike other INSTITUTIONS, does not bother with FLAMBOYANT wallpaper and fancy french Slogans. Deluxe FOCUSES on perfecting the art of brewing through authenticity and DELICIOUS simplicity. This approach, combined with the WARMTH and PASSION of every PERSON involved is a recipe that results in WHAT can only be DESCRIBED as DAMN good coffee!
My journey with deluxe began one morning as i sternly looked at myself in the mirror and came to a STARTLING revelation (In hindsight it may have been more of a groggy squint than a stern look..as i had not had any coffee yet). Nonetheless, A REvelation was had. I REALISED that i deserved something better, Better than the mundane instant coffee i grudgingly sipped each morning to STIFLE my Not-so-subtle caffeine ADDICTION. I DESERVED a coffee that would make my veins tingle and my TASTE BUDS sing. Essentially I needed a coffee that would turn me into a morning person. Not just your average morning person that rises with a smile and waves at every person they pass, but an elite morning person. I wanted a coffee that turned me into a frikken disney PRINCESs, complete with song and dance routines! Keeping in mind my tragic genetic history of general morning grumpiness and my inability to string together a coherent sentence before 9am, my disney princess dream was a seemingly impossible feat. OPTIMISTICALLY however, i set to the streets of stellenbosch to find the magical CAFFEINATED beverage to free me from my zombie-like state. It was on this day that i happened upon the local gem that is deluxe coffee house. Initially bamboozled by it's unassuming nature, i did not think that i would find my miraculous cure inside. UNFORTUNATELY... i was right (At this point i would love to lie and say that deluxe is the solution to all problems, but for the sake of my blog integrity i must be honest). Anyway, Deluxe did not have miracle juice, but as i later discovered, the place offered something far more VALUABLE...a haven. A haven for hipster to soccer mom to sleep deprived student alike, a place to slowly and calmly escape the tentacles of sleep amidst warm, understanding staff and with strong, DELICIOUS coffee. This is how deluxe became my spot, my spot to work, to wake-up, to take friends and to OCCASIONALLY (WAY TOO OFTEN) INDULGE in PEOPLE watching! With stores CONTINUOUSLY popping up in Cape Town and Stellenbosch, this brand is not only one to keep an eye on, but also one to savour!
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