Johannesburg offers so much in terms of things to do and see. In fact, it is one of South Africa’s busiest tourist hotspots, as well as the commercial and entertainment centre of the country. But, even the most seasoned tourist and shopaholic needs (deserves, even) a coffee break. Make yours an event in its own right by opting for one of Jozi’s best coffee spots …
This little hotspot is dedicated to all things sweet and scrumptious. In addition to the expected cakes and pastries, The Patisserie also offers the expert sweet teeth of its patrons Turkish Delight and feather-light meringues. This Illovo favourite is frequented by loyal locals who have come to know and love its delicious delights.
Salvation Café (www.salvationcafe.co.za)
Salvation Café has a distinctive international influence to just about every element of it, inspired by the owner’s extensive world travels. The menu is characterised by biodynamic and organic goodies that boast fresh, unadulterated flavours.
Bean There Coffee Roastery (www.beanthere.co.za)
For a retreat that shows unwavering passion and commitment to a good cup of coffee, Bean There is a must. Unique African blends, and fair trade and single-origin principles mean that each cup of coffee is deliciously different from the run-of-the-mill varieties. More than this, there is an unmistakable element of fun in everything that Bean There does and offers.
This is a homely, cosy hub in Bryanston for those who enjoy gourmet meals and fresh ingredients. Freshly roasted coffee makes for a real treat, while the delicious pastries, wood-oven pizzas and irresistible cakes will ensure that patrons love their welcoming Junipa’s experience.
Vovo Telo (www.vovotelo.co.za)
With its roots in Port Elizabeth, Vovo Telo continues to be one of South Africa’s favourite coffee shops. The artisanal breads, decadent pastries and excellent coffees, cappuccinos, espressos and lattés have earned Vovo Telo its acclaim.
4th Avenue Coffee Roasters
Believed by regulars to have the best flat whites in Parkhurst, this is a boutique coffee house that has a range of fabulous teas as well. Coffee is roasted and brewed to perfection, while patrons look on in appreciation.
This Melrose Arch coffee house is a swanky retreat for busy professionals and committed shopaholics that demand excellence within chic surrounds. The coffee is simply delicious and Hausbrandt promises a caffeine rush that is every bit as delicious as it is fragrant, and a little decadent.