Cocktail of the week

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Copy of cw Cafe ChicNEWS INDEPENDENT NEWSPAPERS Bartender Victoria Brandon-Kirby with the PS We Love You cocktail. Picture: CANDICE CHAPLIN

Bar: Café Chic

Address: 7 Breda Street, Cape Town

021 465 7218

Cocktail: PS We Love You

Price: R45

Ingredients: Coffee shaken cold with vodka and vanilla-infused sugar syrup

Café Chic is a gem of a surprise. Located in what looks like it was once a house, this drinking lounge serves this kick of a cocktail.

Bartender Victoria Brandon-Kirby makes the drink by mixing a single espresso, a shot of vodka and vanilla syrup in a shaker and then shaking it with ice. This is strained and poured into a martini glass.

There are clear vanilla tastes in the drink. The wide brim of a martini glass gives an expanding effect to the experience of sipping on this foam topped cocktail with its floating coffee beans garnish. Further tasting proved the drink has a definite coffee kick - quite the wake up to a drinking session. The cocktail is also very sweet. Brandon-Kirby says the PS I Love You is popular with coffee-lovers.

Café Chic is an eclectic mix - a restaurant, a lounge and boutique. A must-visit is its Moroccan tent, a hidden gem within a gem. A secluded area at the back, past the cocktail bar, is draped in hanging orange, purple and red fabric. Lounge music plays amid dim lighting. Café Chic also has a clothing boutique.

Located in a quiet end of Gardens, it is a nice after-work drinking spot.

Smoking is at the cocktail bar and outside.

Café Chic is open Tuesdays to Saturdays from 3pm to 2am.

On Tuesdays, cocktails are half price. - Weekend Argus

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