Tired of being Ripped Off? Come to the Cheapest Coffee shop in SA

Xpresso Cafe: Photos: Xpressocafe.co.za

XPRESSO: Photos: Xpressocafe.co.za

Are you tired of being ripped off? Then head over to the  XPRESSO Café in Wellington Road in Durbanville where every tasty item on the menu costs R10. Yes, that’s all.

Tired of being ripped off
Owner Clyde Elhadad tells Melkbos.net that the idea for a super affordable coffee shop resulted from “being so tired of being ripped off. You pay R30 for a cup of coffee which is sometimes not even good. A wrap costs R50-R60. There is no reason,” Elhadad says, “Why anyone should pay R25-R30 for a coffee. Even I, a business owner (he is in the security industry’s distribution side) can’t afford a coffee and something to eat every morning at a coffee shop. It is ridiculous.”

“Not everything is about money,” Elhadad says. “We hope to create a culture. We’re going to create jobs and give people opportunities. We will have three shops but we will eventually sell them to our employees. In the beginning it’s a paradox because people don’t understand what we’re doing. We hope to attract the right suppliers who won’t mind cutting into their profit.”

xpresso-cafeXPRESSO Café  is making a profit already. “A small profit,” Elhadad says. “It’s a game of numbers. If we sell 50 cups a day we won’t make it.”

Another two XPRESSO Cafés  are set to open on 1 November, at no 61 Adderleystreet and in the Cape Gate Center.

XPRESSO Café: Phone 021 286 0744 or email info@xpressocafe.co.za, no 21 Wellington road, Basol Building, Durbanville

  • Stephan De Abreu

    High rentals leads to high prices, I think coffee cost more because everyone is affected by rentals being so high. Its greedy landlords knowing if you can’t pay the next guy will, its crazy and businesses can’t last because rentals are killing your business not bad business. Unlike the owner of Xpresso who seems to have another business to support him so small profits for him may work and trying to turn it into a success I’m with you. But the everyday guy starting a business needs to live off this money, pay back loans and (the big one in my experience) pay rent. I think what Elhadad is doing is great from a consumers perspective but not all business owners can do what he’s doing and thats why prices needs to be higher for them so they can live and support there families etc.



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