Yogis is the old kid on the block. This no-frills traditional barber on Buitengracht Street ticks all the boxes for a quick tidy up – fast, efficient service, no appointments, minimal small talk, high-quality barbers, and unbeatable prices. You may have to wait a few minutes before you’re called up to the chair, but the classic interior and vibrant atmosphere will easily keep you entertained.
103 Buitengracht St, City Bowl, Cape Town, South Africa, +27 21 424 5408
Window Maker has managed to mix the gritty appeal of Long Street with the feel of a traditional barber. Inside you’ll find wooden floors, exposed brick, classic barber chairs, and a slew of professionals ready to give you a quick snip or shave. If you’re there for more than a cut, you can also order a glass or two of Black Bottle whisky to make the experience much more enjoyable.
309 Long St, Cape Town City Centre, Cape Town, South Africa, +27 21 422 1209
Urban Men is a located in the heart of trendy De Waterkant. Aside from the usual cuts, it also offers various hair treatments, hot-towel shaves, waxing and threading, massages and even facials. If you’re looking for a venue that takes a 360-degree view of men’s grooming, and doesn’t concern itself with the frills of slick new barbershops, then this might be the destination for you.
7 Jarvis St, De Waterkant, Cape Town, South Africa, +27 21 820 4343
Located in the busy V&A Waterfront, Mr Cobbs is a barbershop where you won’t necessarily find the personalised service and charms that characterise some of the city’s more customer-oriented barbers. But if you find yourself at the waterfront, and all you want is a simple cut, the team at Mr Cobbs have got you covered.