Vida E Cafe - Lighthouse Mall

Lighthouse Mall, 14 Chartwell Drive, Umhlanga Rocks, KwaZulu Natal


"Vida e Caffè" is Portuguese for "life and coffee"

The concept was born out of the heritage of a truly European espresso bar, a reaction to the insipid coffee shop culture that is prevalent in our daily lives.

Vida e Caffè is a simple, focused concept that delivers an authentically European experience in espresso and coffee drinking.

Vida e Caffè as a concept has existed, in one form or another, for centuries. Walk down any street in Lisboa, Porto, Rome, Paris or Barcelona, and you will see the sidewalk cafes that have been their inspiration. a shrine for the wonderful bean and the drinking of it in its purest form the espresso.

The simplicity of the interior, the focused menu, and the nature of the service, have all been designed with European street culture as the foundation. The Vida e Caffè espresso bars aim to deliver the highest quality coffee and pastries, prepared to European standards.

Vida E Cafe menu is based on the fare typical of a street cafe in Lisboa, a slice of Europe on African streets.


Regular: An exquisite selection of Arabic coffees, grown at heights of between 1,000 and 2,000 meters above sea level. low in caffeine, with a delicious aroma, light body and just a touch of acidity to highlight all of its qualities. the overall combination is a coffee with an intense flavour, with hints of caramel, sweet and very aromatic.

Decafe: It's a smoother, higher quality, custom gourmet roast made of 100% Arabic… they have changed from an Arabic-robusta blend to 100% Arabic in their quest to serve the best espresso on the planet, using a sophisticated natural steam process, they have managed to extract the caffeine from green coffee without the use of chemical products. As this process is non-aggressive, it allows the coffee to retain all its original body, aroma and acidity.

Organic: Their organic beans are grown on a single, family owned farm in the Honduras without the use of chemical fertilizers. They protect the rain forests and the birds habitat by growing our coffee only under the natural shade of the trees. the birds, in turn are a defense against bugs so they don't have to use harmful pesticides. You are what you drink!