Who are we ?

Okapi Coffee was founded in 2016 by long time friends and coffee aficionados Sophia and Kieren. Having watched the growth of the speciality coffee industry in London, Cape Town, New York and other hubs, we had many a discussion over a nice coffee or bottle of wine about how to bring speciality coffee to our adopted hometown of Neuchâtel, Switzerland. A number of coffees, discussions, and bottles of wine later Okapi Coffee was born.

What do we do ?

Okapi Roastery sources and roasts the very best quality beans from around the world, and at Okapi Café we welcome you to discover our fresh & local breakfasts, lunches & cakes, whilst of course enjoying a great cup of our fresh roast coffee! Since 2023 we are also in La Chaux-de-Fonds where we take our concept to the next level, opening all day from 8.30 am to 10.30pm, with an exciting evening menu in addition to our craft beers on tap and cocktail list.

What makes us different ?


Whether with our coffee beans or our food and drinks, we will always choose quality ingredients. This is not a promise made lightly, and we believe that by choosing to go the extra mile in our product selection we will provide a consistently great experience to our customers, and well as supporting small & ethical businesses in our area.


We put a lot of effort into creating a seasonal menu to make the most of local produce throughout the year. We are lucky to be surrounded by wonderful farms with meats, fruits, vegetables, cheeses, and wines, and love to discover the hidden delights and meet new people in our area.


We work hard to avoid excessive plastics and single use items. We use bamboo or steel straws, our takeaway containers are made with eco-friendly materials, and even our tea comes in compostable teabags. We don’t use plastic bottles, and take care to choose either local drink suppliers or those with eco-friendly business models.

Where to find us ?

Come and discover our restaurants in Neuchâtel and La Chaux-de-Fonds, more info on