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Our Story.

Ecco started out creating vibrant and fun coffee-shop and eatery style solutions within the corporate world. They began their pilot concept of Ecco as an Artisan Coffee and Gourmet food solutions for the Corporate Market within the advertising Agency of TBWA Fusion & The Marketing Agency of JMC Melnics back in 2004.

In 2008 opening a specific in-house operation at the Head offices of the prestigious Advertising Agency of Ogilvy Cape Town and for the last 6 years Ecco’s largest project has been taking care the African foot print of Amazon.com

Creating a footprint within Cape Town, offering the perfect mix of great coffee with awesome café food to more than 5000 happy customers within the established corporate offices.

Although they have been around for quite a while, working the corporate scene meant that they never really had a street presence. This has happily changed, and they have launched two new high street stores in 2016. One is found in Salt River’s up and coming and trendy Durham Avenue and the other in the heart of the urban business community of the Foreshore, opposite the Media 24 Building and close to the new Christian Barnard Life Memorial Hospital, on Rua Vasco Da Gama.

For all people’s wellbeing three places exist, the first place is home, the second place is work and the third place is where you go to treat yourself. The wonderful thing about coffee shops are that they easily combine work and spoiling of oneself. In essence, ECCO, is that third place where the best elements of, home, work and play find a happy co- existence.

Ecco owners Chris Georgallis & Karl Glaser

‘Come in as strangers or guests, but always leave as friends.’

Everyone at Ecco lives by this; From the managers, to the baristas, to the chefs and the kitchen teams, they all work together to create a Third place, where the lines between work and play are blurred.

A place where great coffee & great food create great vibe ….that’s Ecco.

Ecco il Caffe is run by Chris Georgallis and Karl Glaser. The name literally means “Behold the coffee” in Italian. 

What our customers have to say...

19 December

Great service, as a foreigner being abit lost, the team were so kind and helpful...

22 May
A great spot for starting the day. Breakfast and coffee is spot on. Deserts are great too. Nice enviroment to be in, just to enjoy passing the time.
24 February
LOVE this place! Great food, desserts and coffe, and super friendly staff :-D Looking forward to come back one day!
13 February
Enjoyed a great salmon salad! Great atmosphere and awesome coffee.
7 September
Best coffee, steak wrap unreal. Staff extremely efficient.
19 January
reat portions, value for money, friendly staff and lovely setting inside. Highly recommended.