Word on the Street. A New Brandy Bar To Open Off Kloof Street


What’s hailed as Cape Town’s next great cocktail bar will open its doors later next month as award-winning mixologist extraordinaire, Kurt Schlechter, welcomes patrons to his Brandy-centric bar named, Cause & Effect.

Cause & Effect will replace the old Pasta Factory in the vibey Park Road, just off Kloof Street. With crowd favourites like Rick’s Cafe and Jerry’s Burger Bar already dotted along the strip, the location can’t be any better.

Although South African brandy has always been regarded as world-class, winning the worldwide best brandy trophy a remarkable 7 times in 10 years, the perception at home is less flattering. Thanks to our national cocktail, brannas and coke – a sort of bastard child of the cuba libre – all praises it receives overseas are drowned out by its sugar loving enthusiasts.

We chatted with Kurt a few months ago with construction still in full swing.

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“I stayed in Joburg about 12 years and am back in Cape Town for the last 2 years now. The reason why I move back to Cape Town is just to be closer to the grapes. At the moment it seems that all the better bartenders come from one or two bars in Joburg, but we must change that. There’s so much access to great brandy and wine here in Cape Town. I came back to Cape Town with a purpose to really embrace the people, the mountains and nature in my business.”

Cause & Effect will join other stalwart cocktail hot-spots like Orphanage and House of Machines in the flight to establish Cape Town as ground zero for all things cocktail.

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