The Book Lounge

71 Roeland St (Buitekant St)
iKapa, Western Cape
+27 21 462 2425


  • Best bookshop in Cape Town. Bring your credit card.
  • Order a coffee in the basement & instead of paying a fortune to perch on a stool at the "leather / levers" down the road, curl up on a couch for hours with a book & reasonably priced cup of caffeine.
  • Support this indy bookshop! Great, knowledgable staff and discounts on repeat purchases
  • Get on their mailing list. Awesome author events - Zapiro, Antjie Krog, etc
  • Nice Atmosphere! Very helpful staff. Good coffee
  • A small diamond for the book lovers, you can even sit and read a book at the basement.
  • Great staff, good selection, and there is coffee!
  • Be prepared for the book heaven. Loved it
  • Love the downstairs area!
  • Fantastic indie bookshop Cape Town w/ lots of readings and special events. Plus, saturday morning storytime for the kiddos.
  • Pick a good book and get to know more about each other. Gotta get their hot chocolate while you're at it!
  • Amazing service from The Book Lounge who ordered a book for me, called & followed up with an email to let me know it had arrived, and arranged for EFT payment & free delivery to my home. Great service
  • Terrific selection of fiction and non-fiction books - a definite must-visit for book lovers!
  • Great selection of books with a warm feeling

Nearby places

36 Buitenkant St (between Barrack & Commercial)