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Who We Are

Welcome to our cosy café in Cape Town

Step into Sonder Cafe, a local's favourite tucked away on Lower Main Road in the vibrant neighbourhood of Observatory, Cape Town. 


Our cosy coffee shop is a space to be inspired creatively and make connections, where everyone belongs and differences are celebrated. At Sonder Cafe, we effortlessly blend comfort and productivity, creating the ideal spot for freelancers in search of a laptop-friendly environment with top-notch WiFi. 


Indulge in a perfect cup of coffee alongside our wide selection of nutritious meals, featuring delicious New York-style bagels and sourdough sandwiches.


Whether you're here to work or unwind, we promise to make it a memorable experience.


Sonder Cafe is Cape Town's go-to spot for a healthy breakfast, brunch or lunch, serving nutritious meals, cold-pressed juices, superfood smoothies and exceptional coffee. 


New York-style bagels and sourdough toasted sandwiches are our speciality.

We use freshly baked artisanal sourdough and delicious boiled bagels from Proof and Dolce Bakery. Our coffee is a 100 % Arabica, fair trade Ethiopian and Burundi blend sourced from Bean There

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local neighbourhood café
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daily specials board
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Plain Jane: plain bagel with cream cheese  (+jam R5)   

The Kevin Bacon: fried free range egg, cheddar cheese, rocket and streaky bacon OR avo (ask for the Kevin Avo)     80

Lox of Love: smoked salmon, cream cheese, chives     85

Lox with Extra Love: cream cheese, rocket, smoked salmon, avo, red onion and fresh dill      100

Keep Calm & Carrot On: smoked carrot salmon & hummus (vegan)     80

Living on the Veg: tomato, avo, basil pesto, cucumber, mayo, lettuce (veg)     75

Hamela Anderson: gypsy ham, mature cheddar, lettuce, tomato, mayo, dijon mustard     80

Notorious BLT: bacon, lettuce, tomato with our delicious homemade mayo     80

Pizza my Heart: open toasted pizza bagels topped with fresh tomato sauce and mozzarella.  80

Veggie: sundried tomato & pesto  

Meat lover: sliced ham + mushroom    

new york style bagel


The Rocket Man: avo, rocket, homemade hummus, tomato drizzled with olive oil  (vn)     75

Avo Good Day: smashed avo on open sourdough toast drizzled with tahini dressing and sesame seeds (vn)    70

The Salmon Hayek: smashed avo and smoked salmon ribbons topped with crumbled feta and chives     85

The Unbeetable: homemade beetroot hummus on sourdough topped with sliced avo, pickles, red onion, tomato and lettuce (vn)     85

Capreezy Croissant: basil pesto, rocket, fresh tomato, melted mozzarella on a warm croissant     75

The Celine Dijon: mayo, emmental, tomato, gypsy ham, rocket and dijon mustard on a plain croissant     80

The Loxsmith: cream cheese, avo, smoked salmon and dill on a plain croissant     80  (+ scrambled egg 15)

Tempeh-tating Chicky Mayo: our version of a vegan chicken mayo - grilled organic tempeh, mayo, rocket, red onion & tomato on toasted slice of sourdough (vn)   78

   Salami Get This Straight: fresh tomato, salami, rocket and  fior di latte mozzarella drizzled with a balsamic glaze   90       


Grilled Toasties:

Easy Capreezy: basil pesto, sun-dried tomato, mozzarella     85

Heyo Chicken Mayo: free range chicken, mayo, red onion and rocket     80

The Eggs-plorer: fried​ egg, cheddar cheese and streaky bacon    80

Saint Pickle: gypsy ham, sliced pickles, emmental, dijon mustard     85

Bacon Me Crazy: streaky bacon, cheddar cheese and sliced tomato     80

The Kim Cheese: spicy kimchi and melted mozzarella sprinkled with black sesame seeds   85


Bohemian Wrapsody: tzatziki, grilled chickpeas, rocket,

sundried tomato, cucumber, feta & avo

on a toasted wholewheat wrap (vg)  80


The Wingman: grilled chicken breast, sriracha mayo, avo,

tomato, red onion, cheddar cheese and lettuce

on a toasted wholewheat wrap  85


Fries:  35 / 65

Sweet Potato Fries:  40 / 70

sourdough sandwich


Sonder Special: chickpeas, sundried tomato, sunflower seeds, feta, rocket and avo coated in a dreamy tahini dressing (vn)     95

Carrot Gold: lettuce, cucumber, avo, smoked carrot salmun, sundried tomatoes, red onion, microgreens (vn)      95

The Avolanch: free range chicken, avo, sweet corn, red onion, feta, grated carrot, lettuce and coriander with a tangy lime and olive oil dressing   100

healthy salads
healthy salads


Plain Croissant
Pain au Chocolat
Lindt Choc Brownies
Freshly Baked Muffins and Banana Bread

freshly baked croissants and pastries
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fresh croissants


Flat White






Red Cappuccino

Hot Chocolate

Matcha Latte / Iced Matcha


Chai Latte

Dirty Chai

Iced Coffee (optional: with ice cream)

Assorted Teas

Oat / Almond milk

cappuccino in mug


Purple Haze: smoothie bowl made with blended berries, banana, greek yoghurt and almond milk and topped with granola, sunflower seeds, chia seeds, almonds and goji berries     85

Açaí Your True Colours: summery açaí smoothie bowl made with banana, açaí berry powder, seasonal berries, almond milk and spinach, topped with banana, almonds, strawberries and chia seeds (vegan friendly) 90

Yogi Berry Bowl: greek yoghurt with fresh seasonal berries, sliced banana, granola and chia seeds     60

Kevin Bacon: Our famous breakfast bagel! Rocket, streaky bacon and a fried egg topped with cheddar cheese (swop bacon for avo)     80

Eggy Pop: smashed avo and boiled egg on sourdough toast dusted with microherbs, dill and red chilli flakes     65

Omelette That Slide: 3 egg omelette with a slice of sourdough toast. 60

. Choice of either: onions, pepper, mushroom, tomato 8 , cheddar cheese 10 ,  streaky bacon  25.

The Tempeh Trap: hearty vegan breakfast stack featuring two crispy bbq tempeh patties topped with tomato, fried mushroom, wilted spinach & avo, sprinkled with sunflower & sesame seeds. Served with slice of toast (vn)   90

Friends with Benedicts: 2 poached eggs drizzled with creamy homemade hollandaise on sourdough    80

Choice of either: avo 20, bacon 25, salmon 30

Build your Own Brekkie: 

sourdough toast 10

avo 15

grated cheddar 15

rasher of bacon 25

fries 30

fried mushrooms 12

eggs (fried / scrambled) 12

rocket 8

tomato 8 

smoked salmon 30

smoothie bowls

Smoothies and Juices

Popeye Power: spinach, hemp seeds, banana, pineapple, almond milk, spirulina (vn)    60

The Nutty Professor: banana, peanut butter, chia seeds, greek yoghurt, almond milk, almond butter, cinnamon     60

Berry Naas: mixed berries, spinach, banana, greek yoghurt, honey, hemp seeds, almond milk     56

Tropic Like It's Hot: pineapple, strawberry, fresh ginger, banana, almond milk (vn)    58

Cold Pressed Juices:

Orange You Sweet: freshly squeezed orange juice    45


Chocolate, strawberry, banana or peanut butter   60

The Beet Goes On: beetroot, ginger, carrot, apple     55

Green Machine: celery, apple, spinach, mint, spinach    55

Carrot Me Away: carrot, ginger, orange    50

laptop-friendly coffee shop

Venue Hire

Sonder Cafe is your ideal small party venue in Cape Town. 


Beyond being a charming cafe, we also offer venue hire for a variety of events. From intimate gatherings like baby showers and birthday parties to larger affairs like supper clubs, brand launches, and Christmas parties, our versatile space is perfect for any occasion.


Our rates are R5,500 for full venue hire, including a fully-stocked cash bar and two employees to help assist with your event. We also offer catering at an additional rate.


If you wish to hire the space out excluding the bar our rates are R1,750 per hour (minimum 3 hours).


Venue hire is available starting from 4pm on weekdays, 2pm onwards on Saturdays, and for the entire day on Sundays. If you require hire outside of these times, please let us know, as exceptions can always be made.

We can comfortably seat 20-25 people and our capacity without seating maxes out at around 30/35.


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Opening Hours
Mon - Fri: 7:30 - 4pm
Sat: 8 - 3pm

Dine In or Take Away

Available for hire for special events & exhibitions
We are currently looking to collaborate with local artists,
please get in touch if you would like to exhibit your work at Sonder.
Contact: 079 094 7662

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