KURT SCHLECHTER | Kurt is the brains behind the CAUSE|EFFECT concept. He was voted one of the world's top 100 influential people in the industry by Drinks International Magazine in 2019, and is currently ranked #46 on the list of the world's most influential people in the liquor industry. Kurt is an award winning bartender and drinks consultant, fierce promoter of potstill brandies, and 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 is what makes CAUSE|EFFECT the best. Their passion for service and quality is what sets them apart.

currently ranked #75 

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.



Voted SA Cocktail Bar of the year

Voted #55 in Top 500 Bars (2020)