Meet Gabriele and Luigi the founders

Shift Espresso Bar is a family owned business that was born out of need for better service and product delivery around coffee in Cape town. The Vigliotti family left their home in the Free State to start a new life in Cape Town after a brush with crime. Luigi Vigliotti moved from Gauteng to keep closer ties with his family and Shift was then born. A brand new concept with no conception of success other than the non stop motivation and drive of its founders. The name Shift came from the ‘shift’ in the families life and their subsequent lifestyle. A hard working family unswayed by the negativity of those who perceived the brand as having no life span. Both Green Point and Waterway are owned by the founders and stand as the O.G stores in the group



4 Dock road 

Cape Town


Monday – Friday   06:30AM – 7:00PM

Saturday               08:00AM – 4:00PM

Sunday                 08:00AM – 3:00PM   

Tel: +27 83 641 3402


GReen Point

47 Main Road Green Point 

Cape Town


Monday – Friday  06:30AM – 6:00PM

Saturday              06:30AM – 6:00PM

Sunday                07:00AM –3:00PM


Tel: +27 63 539 5812