A suspected drunk driver drove into the Ladder Coffee Shop, on Tuesday around midnight.
The coffee shop on Bree Street in Cape Town CBD remained open despite damage to its front windows, doors, furniture in the store.
Owner Anastasia and Nicholas Esterhuizen told the IOL that the business has over the past few days experienced interruptions and a huge hole in the shop.
However they decided to stay open and not let the incident send negative energy to staff members.
The owners said the crash came as a shock to them and they had thought it would compound the serious challenges businesses in the sector have faced since Covid-19 hit.
The business has however received overwhelming support from the community following the incident.
“Our regulars have also been amazingly supportive and we were able to sell coffees from 7 o’clock the next morning! Customers literally walked over broken glass to come and get their favourite brew,” said Nicholas.