The Full Story
Our mission is to inspire and nurture human connectivity through the medium of coffee and to build relationships, in an effort to cross boundaries and bridge the gap of social division. Every customer deserves to experience quality, excellence and professionalism.
Our vision is to challenge the status- quo set out by the industry at a time. Through this, as well as our mission of connectivity, we aim to see Shift Espresso Bar become a global brand, changing the idea of what cafes are perceived to be.
Shift Espresso Bar began as an idea in the later part of 2013. It 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 family’s life and their subsequent lifestyle. A hard-working family unmoved by the negativity of those who perceived the brand as having no life span.