KURT SCHLECHTER | The brains behind the CAUSE|EFFECT concept.

One of the worlds top 100 influential people in the Industry as voted by drinks international magazine 2019.

Currently ranked #46 of World's Most Influential people in the Liquor Industry.

Kurt is an award winning bartender and drinks consultant, fierce promoter of potstill brandies, passionate about great service, spirits and cocktails.




JAMES PHILLIPS | Co-owner and bartender, James "Trigger" Phillips hails from Tipperary Ireland. He loves chatting to guests and giving the best hospitality the Irish have to offer.




BAR, FLOOR & BOH STAFF | Our service staff are what makes CAUSE|EFFECT the best. Their passion for service and quality is what sets them apart.


The World’s 50 Best Bars is an annual list that celebrates the best of the international drinks industry.


First published in 2009, The World’s 50 Best Bars provides an annual ranking of bars as voted for by more than 500 drinks experts from across the globe. The list represents the ultimate international guide to the world’s top bars and drinking destinations.



currently ranked #75 

voted #55 on top 500 bars 2020

voted SA Cocktail Bar of the year