Get your caffeine fix at mzansi's best coffee shops, here are a few you should know and visit in Johannesburg.
AfricaBlack Roastery & Espresso Bar
This roastery and espresso bar’s main focus is coffee, but the trendy café also serves breakfast, light lunches, scones, and other baked goods. Their classic cappuccino is delicious, made with the Vintage Espresso Blend, and each cup is a combination of amazing flavors. AfricaBlack has a wholesale division as well, and works with Stil.Coffee, based in Zimbabwe (the owner’s homeland).
Bean There Coffee Company
Bean There Coffee Company is situated within the trendy 44 Stanley space in downtown Johannesburg and was the first roaster of Certified Fairtrade coffee in South Africa. They trade directly with farmers to ensure sustainable and fair environments. Bean There also hosts coffee tasting evenings, which includes a coffee-related quiz as well as wine and cheese.
Doubleshot Coffee & Tea
Doubleshot Coffee & Tea in Braamfontein is a small batch coffee roastery that hand selects all their beans, and origins include Colombia, Brasil, and Guatemala. The roastery also specializes in fresh brewed craft iced tea, tea lattes, and delicious pastries, so you can really lounge around in this comfortable space all day long.
Father Coffee is so popular that they now have two branches in the same city, one in Braamfontein and one in Rosebank. Drink the Cortado—it’s basically a short flat-white packed with loads of flavor. Father Coffee serves delicious treats to accompany your cuppa and the warm décor invites guests to spend hours taking in the bustling atmosphere.
Origin Coffee Roasting
Origin was started in 2006 to offer South Africans amazing coffee from around the world. They serve more than ten single origin coffees, breakfast, brunch, and lunch, plus they have an amazing selection of baked goods. Situated in the trendy gentrified neighborhood of Maboneng, next to Arts on Main, Origin has been training top baristas for over ten years.