Top 20 Coffee Spots in Johannesburg 2017

Johannesburg is famous for many things and it’s definitely one of SA’s most important cities in so many respects… but it’s also quite the coffee hub, serving up many great places to find your morning kick-start, midday cuppa or last coffee fix of the day…

Here are the Top 20 Coffee Spots in Johannesburg 2017:

#1 Bean There Coffee Company

Bean There Company is South Africa’s first Certified Fairtrade coffee roaster. They have branches in Johannesburg, and one in Cape Town too.

They make quality coffee and aid fair trade and job creation in Africa, thereby improving people’s lives and producing great coffee.

Contact: 087 310 3100

Website: http://www.beanthere.co.za

Address: Craighall, Johannesburg and 44 Stanley Avenue, Milpark

#2 Doubleshot Coffee & Tea

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Doubleshot Coffee & Tea are small batch coffee roasters and artisanal tea blenders, who strive to handcraft products that their clients will love, as they express their artisanal approach to things.

They pride themselves in authenticity and hand-pick the best seasonal beans and ingredients to produce exceptional coffee for your enjoyment.

Contact: 011 100 5241

Website: http://www.doubleshot.co.za

Address: Corner of Melle and Juta Street, Braamfontein

#3 Motherland Coffee

With branches in Hyde Park Lane and Rosebank – as well as Dunkeld and Cape Town – Motherland Coffee sees itself as a pioneer for African coffee heritage and believes firmly in the Fair Trade practice.

They specialise in Ethiopian/Rwandan coffee blends and also serve light lunches and snacks.

Contact: 011 447 8125

Website: http://www.motherlandcoffee.com

Address: The Zone Shopping Centre, Rosebank and Hyde Park Lane Office Park, Hyde Park

#4 Olivias Coffee Bake

Open since 2006, Olivias is the place to head for coffee and a tasty bite to eat. With Frappes and a bracing Greek Iced Coffee, you’re almost assured of your coffee fix the moment you pass over their threshold.

This cottage-looking, Italian style shop also offers pastries, tarts, freshly baked breads, cakes and more.

Contact: 011 888 8395

Website: http://www.olivias.co.za

Address: 175 Beyers Naude Drive, Northcliff

#5 Cramer’s Coffee

This chain coffee shop offers espresso-based coffee drinks, croissants, muffins and sandwiches for its guests to enjoy.

Their espresso-based offerings are produced using beans from certified fair trade roasteries and are prepared by passionate baristas for new and existing loyal customers to appreciate.

Contact: 011 833 2699

Website: http://www.cramerscoffee.com

Address: 17 Harrison Street, Marshalltown and 1 Eloff Street

#6 Father Coffee

With branches in Braamfontein and Rosebank, Father Coffee is here to serve the best coffee in Jozi, and to supply the best beans to homes, offices and cafes in the city.

They believe in drinking, making and serving better coffee… something they certainly do!

Contact: 082 513 4258

Website: http://www.fathercoffee.co.za

Address: 73 Juta Street, Braamfontein and The Zone, 177 Oxford Street, Rosebank

Photo credit: Father Coffee via Instagram

#7 Park Café

This lovely, little Parkwood café is a popular spot for ladies-who-lunch, gallerists and journalists. They are well-known for their coffee, tasty breakfasts, light lunches and their spectacular Belle Epoque coffee machine.

Enjoy a cup of coffee, paired with something savoury or sweet, like their carrot cake or red velvet cupcakes.

Contact: 011 447 0250

Website: http://www.parkcafe.co.za

Address: The Parks Centre, Corner Wells and Jan Smuts Avenue, Parkwood

#8 Cnr Café Bistro & Deli

This tranquil, quaint bistro, Cnr Café, is chilled and comfy and is a wonderful spot to go for a good cup of coffee and a freshly baked slice of cake.

They also offer breakfasts, signature dishes, sandwiches, salads, desserts, cakes and other beverages.

Contact: 087 550 4873

Website: none

Address: Corner of Buckingham & Rothesay Avenue, Craighall

#9 Salvation Café

Founded back in 2006, Salvation Café is all about celebrating the soul of good food and drink, made fresh and served with love.

They are the place locals like to drink and eat at it, and also offer breakfasts, light lunches, nice, strong coffee and more.

Contact: 011 482 7795

Website: http://www.salvationcafe.co.za

Address: 44 Stanley Avenue, Milpark

#10 The Whippet Coffee

This trendy Randburg café-bar serves simple homemade dishes, speciality coffees and teas, as well as craft beers.

They hail as a coffee destination “inspired by the people of Linden and Joburg.”

Contact: 011 782 7310

Website: http://www.thewhippetcoffee.com

Address: 347th Street, Linden, Randburg

#11 Jozi Blue

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Jozi Blue is a speciality coffee shop, which aims to enhance your coffee experience and make it superb.

They buy their beans from speciality roasters, and then make the perfect cup of coffee.

Contact: 011 440 3798

Website: http:joziblue.wordpress.com

Address: 9 Northfield Avenue, Glenhazel, Johannesburg

#12 The Local Kitchen co

The Local Kitchen co allows for eating in, take outs and deliveries.

Aside from coffee and other beverages (including wine, beers and spirits), this local eatery serves tasty burgers, pizzas, sandwiches, homemade pies and salads for either breakfast or lunch.

Contact: 011 463 0721/25

Website: http://www.thelocalkitchenco.co.za

Address: Shop 11, The Posthouse Link, Corner of Posthouse and Main Road, Bryanston

#13 Bread & Roses Café & Bistro

This Melville café is a café that takes Americanos seriously. On the side, they offer breakfast and lunch, taking their menu far beyond mere coffee.

Careful thought goes into everything from their coffee bean selections to their desserts, as well as the café’s vibe.

Contact: 011 482 1858

Website: http://www.facebook.com/BreadandRosesCafeandBistro

Address: 80 4th Avenue and 7th Street, Mellville Johannesburg

#14 Nice on 4th

Located on Parkhurst’s popular 4th Avenue, Nice consists of a restaurant and bookstore.

They are famous for their menu, with its freshly squeezed juices, cake selection and of course, their coffee too. They also cater for private events and high teas.

Contact: 011 447 7287

Website: http://www.niceon4th.co.za

Address: 37th Avenue, Corner of 14th Street, Parkhurst

#15 Urban Grind Roasters

Self-titling themselves as a shop of coffees rather than a coffee shop, their business is to bring people into the world of coffee.

They even offer a barista training course, believing strongly in the importance of educating people on coffee.

Contact: 010 900 4256

Website: http://www.urbangrindroasters.com

Address: 666th Street, Parkhurst

Photo credit: Cito via Instagram

#16 Craft Coffee

Claiming to have a selection of SA’s finest available coffees, Craft Coffee take their coffee seriously.

With some 50 years combined experience, they really know their stuff and represent quality in premium, roasted coffee and its preparation.

Contact: 011 492 0501

Website: http://www.craftcoffee.co.za

Address: 50 Gwigwi Mrwebi Street, Newton

#17 Vovo Telo

Serving good coffee (and other beverages), pastries, artisanal breads, sandwiches, light breakfasts and lunches, Vovo Telo has several branches across SA (and JHB), as widespread as Cape Town’s V&A Waterfront and Richmond Hill, P-E.

They believe in good service and quality goods and manage to successfully bring you both.

Contact: 011 784 0938

Website: http://www.vovotelo.co.za

Address: Grayston Shopping Centre, Grayston Drive, Sandton

#18 Bottega Café

This local Italian pizzeria offers a wine bar, whiskey club and of course, coffee and other beverages.

They are a casual eatery, bakery and apparently traditional barbershop too.

Contact: 011 447 4448

Website: http://www.bottegacafe.co.za

Address: 22nd, 4th Avenue, Parkhurst

#19 Café de La Crème

This relaxed coffee shop and bakery serves coffee, breads, cakes and pastries, as well as light lunches and wraps.

Contact: 011 726 7716

Website: http://cafedelacreme.co.za

Address: Corner of 4th Avenue and 7th Street, Melville

Photo credit: Ilne Weyers via Instagram

#20 Krispy Kreme

With branches spread across Johannesburg, this American doughnut chain landed first in JHB, South Africa.

With a long history in the States, they have thus far been well-received in SA and serve a good selection of doughnuts, coffee and chillers too.

Contact: 011 268 5830

Website: http://www.krispykreme.com

Address: The Zone, Rosebank

So while Johannesburg may have other wonders and offerings to enjoy, don’t ignore its coffee shops and cafes. Some of them are real gems, which offer coffee done right!

Top 20 Coffee Shops in Durban 2017

Unlike Cape Town, Durban may not have the wine – but they sure know how to do their coffee right. Recent years have seen royal roasters popping up faster than you can say ‘mocha’ and the sunny city is definitely fully equipped to supply you with that perfect brew.

Here’s a list of some of the top 20 coffee picks in (and around) Durban:

#1 Lineage Coffee SA

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Established in 2012 by former SA Barista Champion, Craig Charity, and lying a little inland in Hillcrest, Lineage Coffee is hugely popular among locals.

With Craig overseeing operations, you know your java will be on another level. He has also partnered with Stretta Café so there’s good Italian cuisine to be had with your coffee.

Contact: (031)7658862   (Stretta Café), info@lineagecoffee.com
Website: http://www.lineagecoffee.com
Address: Shop 2, Builders Way Centre, 3&5 Builders Way Road, Hillcrest

#2 Colombo Coffee & Tea

Founded in 1923 by Norman Richardson, who was just seventeen at the time, Colombo Tea Agency started in the old basement of Barnes & McFie Arcade. Although much has changed since then, their commitment to producing the finest coffee (and tea) for your enjoyment, remains the same today as it was then.

Colombo source their coffee from the best producers in Africa, South and Central America and Indonesia.

Contact: (031) 205 3283

Website: http://www.colombo.co.za

Address: Shop 1, 59 Adelaide Tambo Drive, Durban North

#3 Iwantmycoffee

Opened in March 2013, by Just Jinjer singer Ard Matthews and partner, award-winning photographer and author, Deborah Good Umhlanga-based iwantmycoffee came to life after the couple experienced Espresso Lab at Cape Town’s famous Old Biscuit Mill, and it left a strong impression on them.

With hand-picked world class baristas and the world’s only naturally occurring de-caf coffee, the pair made iwantmycoffee into something lovely.

They’ve now passed the mantle onto Marliyn Garreau, who’s ensured the brand remains true, serving great coffees, freezos and light breakfasts and lunches.

Contact: (031) 566 5584
Website: http://www.iwantmycoffee.co.za
Address: Shop 001, Ground Floor, Mayfair on The Lake, Corner Park Lane and Park Drive, Umhlanga

#4 The Bean Green Coffee Company

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Owner Peter Winter began by importing beans and now, he has his own Durban roaster, which he runs with his daughter, Mel. Together with their small but great team, they bring you no-nonsense coffee… the good stuff, as one might say, like their famous Bluff Bru blend.

Contact: (031) 201 8122

Website: http://www.beangreen.co.za

Address: 147 Helen Joseph Road, Durban

#5 Republik Coffee

Opened in 2014, RepubliK proudly offers coffee, craft beer, breakfast and gourmet burgers… what more could you want? Well, how about sustainable, free range produce for the people? And they  also specialise in high quality and great tasting products!

Contact: (031) 573 1429
Website: http://republik.co.za
Address: Unit 8 Broadway, Durban North

#6 Jacksonville Coffee

Hidden away inside Prime Human Performance Institute and Hertex Fabrics (Florida Road, Durban), this could be Durban’s coffee secret and Moses Mabhida Stadium’s best treasure.

There’s also more on offer than just good coffee… try their light meals (sit down or to-go) to get the oomph you need to kick-start your day.

Contact: (031) 940 5556
Website: http://www.facebook.com/pg/JacksonvilleCoffee
Address: Moses Mabhida Stadium, Shop 2 & 3, 44 Isaiah Ntshangase Road, Durban

#7 The Coffee Tree Co.

With branches in Glenwood and Umhlali and owned by the efficient Judd Campbell and her great teams of staff, The Coffee Tree Co. has indeed made a name for themselves and aside from good coffee, they offer a fun, eat out experience complemented by tasty breakfasts, brunches or sandwiches.

Contact: (083) 794 5875 (Glenwood)
Website: http://thecoffeetree.co
Address: Corner Daventry Place & Cato Road, Durban

#8 Counter Culture Café

Open only a few months and already this café has already been making waves, having won the Café Society Award for best café on the whole North Coast after its first month of operation.

Located in Ballitoville, they offer specialty coffee, as well as a fresh, basic menu, artisanal alcohol, unique wines and a whole lot more.

Contact: (032) 586 0926
Website: http://counterculturesa.co.za
Address: 22 Sandra Road, Ballitoville, KZN

#9 Bellevue Café (Kloof)

 

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This artsy, comfy bistro and café, with chef-patron Chris Black and Guy Cluver at its helm, has got casual comfort and good service just right.

It’s a popular place in Kloof, serving breakfast, lunch and dinner, with a long list of coffee variations to enjoy.

Contact: (031) 717 2780
Website: http://www.bellevuecafe.co.za
Address: 5 Bellevue Road, Kloof

#10 The Bike & Bean

Enjoy a seaside coffee and bike experience at this Durban café. Located on Country Club Beach, its views are to die for.

After you’ve enjoyed your cuppa of single African origin coffee and a tasty meal, rent a bike or body board for the beach.

Contact: 082 773 6870
Website: http://www.bikebeandurban.com
Address: 290 Snell Parade, Durban

#11 Savior Coffee Co.

 Savior Coffee Company are truly inspirational, as they endeavour to support local entrepreneurs. When they discovered that the Carlson family, also from Durban, were doing amazing work in Burundi and making sinfully good coffee, Long Miles Coffee, they brought some of that coffee to Savior for your enjoyment.

Contact:  (082) 447 9690
Website: http://www.saviorbrandco.co.za
Address: 51 Station Drive, Morningside, Durban

#12 Corner Café

This is an eco-friendly and relaxed café in Glendwood. It offers Mediterranean fare and lovely photo wall murals to keep your mind at ease. While you’re there, enjoy a good meal with your mocha.

Contact: (031) 201 0219
Website: none
Address: 197 Brand Road, Glenwood, Durban

#13 Jooma Coffee Café

 

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Jooma Coffee in Kloof provides one with great coffee in a friendly and welcoming atmosphere. With their speciality The Inner Sense Coffee, they will ensure your cup of coffee is everything it should be … and more.

Contact: (031) 764 5828
Website: https://www.facebook.com/Jooma-Coffee
Address: 2 Village Road, Kloof

#14 Lola’s Bistro

This coffee shop and bistro began as a lifelong dream between a father and his daughter. Inspired by their passion for great coffee and people, they wanted to build a growing food and coffee community in Durban.

Lola’s is more than just a coffee shop though, for it offers guests a full dining experience too.

Contact: (031) 828 7011
Website: https://www.facebook.com/pg/LolasBistroDbn
Address: 101 Florida Road, Quarters hotel, Durban

#15 Arts Café

Arts Café, formally KwaZulu Natal Society of Arts and now under Monique Kurvers’s management, is Glenwood’s favourite café courtyard.

They serve delicious food and of course, excellent coffee. Attached to the café is a gallery, which holds regular exhibitions.

Contact: (031) 277 1702
Website: http://www.kznsagallery.co.za
Address: 166 Bulwer Road, Glenwood, Durban

#16 Parc Café

Parc desires to give Durban the best possible café experience, offering thoughtful, smart and affordable food in a homely atmosphere.

Nestled in the heart of Glenwood, their service is friendly and theirs is a social, yet relaxed Durban experience. The menu is seasonally focussed and they source the best ingredients possible. Oh, and they also do coffee pretty well too!

Contact: (031) 205 7285
Website: http://www.parc-cafe.co.za
Address: Shop 2A, Oslo Buildings, 394 Esther Road, Glenwood, Durban

#17 Old Town Italy

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Evoking a sense of history and more romantic values, which favour a slower, simpler and better quality of life, Old Town Italy does things as they should be done.

They have an extensive menu, and their coffee, the La Dolce Vita Caffe blend, is sourced from some of the best coffee producers globally before it’s sent to Noceto,  South Milan to a legendary roaster , with some 50 years’ experience, and then it’s brought back here for you to savour.

Contact: (031) 566 5008
Website: http://oldtown.co.za
Address: 39 Meridian Drive, Meridian Park, Umhlanga Rocks, Durban

#18 Antique Café, Churchill House

At Churchill House, hospitality and Bohemian vintage vibes meet, and at their in-house, Antique Café, the coffee is brewed to be most amazing.

While you’re there, browse through the stores, which include: Cadman & Bailey, Flower Power, Vintagequirkyness and Vintage & Collectibles.

Contact: (031) 303 5959

Website: https://www.facebook.com/pg/Churchill-House

Address: 93 Churchill Road, Durban

#19 Fortunes Coffee Shop

Offering breakfast and coffee in Durban, Fortunes Coffee Shop, a café and bakery, is found in Morningside, Durban.

They serve egg breakfasts, sandwiches, croissants, pancakes, salads, burgers, coffee and even a dedicated kiddies menu.

Contact: (031) 312 0773

Website: none

Address: L22 Windermere Ctr, 163 Lilian Ngoyi Road, Morningside, Durban

#20 Salisbury Café

This tranquil café serves great coffee and select breakfasts, lunches, cakes and treats in the heart of Westville. They are also fully licenced so you can enjoy a drink too while you’re there, if you fancy to.

Contact: 031 267 2425

Website:  http://www.s-cafe.co.za

Address: 22 Salisbury Avenue, Westville, Durban

So sure, let’s concede that Cape Town may have the wine… but Durban sure does their coffee just fine, and there are some really top spots for you to enjoy the perfect flat white or dark espresso at.

Top 20 Coffee Shops in Cape Town 2017.

Cape Town is a city that in no way lacks good coffee shops, especially with new ones popping up all the time and stalwart favourites standing the test of time.

Here’s a list of the Top 20 coffee shops in Cape Town in 2017 to order your sit-down morning brew or a cuppa joe to-go from:

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#1 Been There

A caring coffee shop, formed by Bean There Coffee Company, who source their coffee beans ethically, travel to farming communities to personally select their single origin beans and then roasting the beans on-site – something only a handful of SA coffee shops do.

Contact: (087) 943 2228. Website: www.beanthere.co.za

 Address: 58 Wale Street.

#2 Yours Truly

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This vibey Loop street café is well-known for its gourmet sandwiches, great homemade pizza, and lovely beverages in what is definitely one of Cape Town’s most buzzing and popular inner city haunts.

Contact: (081) 521 3348. Website: www.yourstrulycafe.co.za

Address: 63 Loop Street and others.

#3 Truth Coffee Roasting

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Located in the pulsating CBD, this steampunk coffee shop offers speciality coffee like the ‘Resurrection Blend Flat White’, quirky décor and a mean coffee roasting machine to boot.

Truth has also previously been voted both The World’s Best and Coolest Coffee Shop.

Contact: (021) 200 0440. Website: www.truthcoffee.com

Address: 36 Buitenkant Street.

#4 Haas Coffee

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This coffee shop offers a blend of good coffee, antiques and great location in busy Buitenkant Street. Haas sources only the finest coffee blends, from places such as: Brazil and Indonesia.

They even stock the world’s priciest coffee: Kopi Luwak, which is made from beans previously eaten by Asian Palm Chivets – a small, forest-dwelling mammal – that result in milder, less bitter coffee.

Contact: (021) 461 1812 Website:  www.haascollective.com

Address: 19 Buitenkant Street, Cape Town.

#5 Deluxe Coffee Works

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This trendy coffee shop serves Brazilian, Guatemalan and Ethiopian hand-picked coffees, which are blended and roasted on-site daily.

Stay and enjoy a delicious cup with them, or take a bag home to prepare your own.

Contact: (072) 569 9579. Website: www.deluxecoffeeworks.co.za

Address:  25 Church Street, CBD and 6 Roodehek Street, Gardens.

#6 Origin Coffee Roasting

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These self-titled “artisan roasters of Africa” take great pride in their hands-on coffee-making methods. Origin offers a wide variety of beans (roasted and ground on-site) for customers to have in the coffee shop or as a bought, take-home bag. They also have wonderful tea selections.

Contact: (021) 421 1000. Website: www.originroasting.co.za

 Address: 28 Hudson Street, De Waterkant.

#7 Espresso Lab Microroasters

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Found in the popular Old Biscuit Mill, Espresso Lab lives up to its name, allowing customers a taste of fresh, new flavours and global coffee trends.

With their international coffee bean producers being equally widespread, they aspire after clean, complex and transparent coffee, which speaks for itself.

Contact: (021) 447 0845. Website: www.espressolabmicroroasters.co.za

Address: The Old Biscuit Mill, 373-375 Albert Road, Woodstock.

#8 Tribe Coffee Roasting

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Tribe Coffee Roasting endeavours to provide its customers with a coffee experience second to none. After an exceptional cup of coffee, guests are invited to take a tour through the roaster and/or search for the perfect coffee beans to take home.

Contact: (021) 448 3362. Website: www.tribecoffee.co.za

 Address: The Woodstock Foundry, 160 Albert Road, Woodstock.

#9 Shift Expresso

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Relatively new to the Mother City’s coffee scene, the indie, hipster Shift offers speciality coffee inspired by global travels. Coffee is their primary focus, but they also offer an array of glorious treats, rumoured to include indulgent ingredients like: condensed milk, hazelnuts and Oreo biscuits.

There are also special charging points to ensure you can work (or play), as you savour your coffee.

Contact: (021) 433 2450. www.facebook.com/Shiftespresso 

Address: Cape Royal, 47 Main Road, Green Point.

#10 Jason Bakery

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This highly popular Cape Town institution offers good coffee, delicious breads, pastries and more! Their coffee is organic, single-estate coffee imported from Nicaragua.

And, if this chances to strike your fancy, why not pair your coffee with their famous bacon croissant?

Contact: (021) 424 5644. Website: www.jasonbakery.com

Address: 185 Bree Street.

#11 House of Machines

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This local coffee shop serves a signature, killer bled known as the Evil Twin, a special, shade-grown Honduran Arabica.

Come night-time, the House of Machines transforms into a cocktail bar; it also doubles as a motorbike workshop and men’s clothing store, making for a very interesting coffee shop.

Contact: (021) 426 1400. Website: www.thehouseofmachines.com

Address: 84 Shortmarket Street.

#12 Molten Toffee

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Coffee and close-knit community are equally important at Molten Toffee, a café that serves Deluxe Coffee Works brews.

They also offer yummy deli goods and crafted wares. Next door, you will find Unframed Ice-Cream, a new ice cream parlour, meaning there’s plenty to enjoy in this section of leafy Kloof Street.

Contact: (021) 422 2885. www.facebook.com/moltentoffee 

Address: 45B Aloof Street.

#13 Cafe Nood

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This European-style café-and-gallery, based in Claremont, offers a wide selection of hot beverages, freshly squeezed Nood juices and lovely artwork too, all situated within a relaxed environment.

Contact: (021) 671 4475. Website: www.cafenood.co.za
Address: 3 Quadrant Square, Wilderness Road, Claremont.

#14 Bread,Milk & Honey

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This popular café – set a stone’s throw from the Company’s Gardens – offers delicious coffee, speciality teas, baked goodies and generous fare.

Their afternoon buffets are especially good, with options like beef stroganoff and chilli con carne.

Contact: (021) 461 8425. Website: www.breadmilkhoney.co.za

Address: 10 Spin Street, CBD.

#15 Tribakery Cavendish

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Lying in Claremont’s Cavendish Square, the stylish Tribakery is the honorary home of the Chocolate Cookie Latte. Aside from this, they serve excellent fare, indulgent drinks and cakes fit for a baker’s dreams.

Contact: (021) 671 6020. Website: www.tribakerygroup.com

Address: Shop F56, Cavendish Square, Claremont.

#16 Four & Twenty Cafe

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Yet another European-inspired café, found in the quaint Chelsea Village, Four & Twenty is also a charming eatery, which serves up the freshest seasonal offerings.

Pair your coffee with a Vanilla Bean scone or try a Raspberry and Thyme cordial after your java fix.

Contact: (021) 762 0975. Website: www.fourandtwentycafe.co.za

Address: 23 Wolfe Street, Chelsea Village, Wynberg.

#17 Black Insomnia Coffee Company

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Officially rated the world’s strongest coffee, according to the Caffeine Informer – an international caffeine site – Black Insomnia is roasted locally by Gerald Charles, the world’s 6th best coffee roaster, and is made from a unique blend of Ugandan, Brazilian and Guatemalan beans.

You can find it in several Cape Town outlets: Shift Espresso, Haas, Hard Pressed Café and Ginja Beanz.

Contact: (083) 665 8616. Website: www.blackinsomnia.coffee

Address: (office) Workshop 17, 17 Dock Rd, V&A Waterfront

#18 Folk Coffee Anthropology by Espresso Concepts

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Open about a year now, Folk Coffee Anthropology offers something for everyone, whether you’re a coffee enthusiast or foodie. There is a small menu to accompany their coffee-inspired beverages, like coffee cocktails.

Folk Coffee Anthropology is also a retail store for Espresso Concepts, as well as for other coffee goods, like Spanish Iberital espresso machines.

Contact: (021) 276 1795. Website: www.folkcoffee.co.za

Address: Shop 4, Touchstone House, 7 Bree Street.

#19 mischu: The Coffee Showroom

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Named after owner Mikhael Bou Rjiely (or Mischu, to close friends and family), this coffee shop, a Sea Point locals’ favourite, offers quality, espresso-based beverages at affordable prices.

In 2012, mischu won the Best Espresso and Best Cappuccino trophies at the Cape Town Barista Awards and Best Cappuccino in SA, and they even offer their own Coffee Academy, with java-related workshops and courses.

Contact: (072) 563 8090. Website: www.mischu.co.za

Address: 85A Regent Road, Sea Point.

#20 Bootlegger Coffee Company

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Freshly roasted beans, imported from Guatemala and Costa Rica, combined with what they refer to as ‘honest food’ – that is, made from fresh local and free range produce – Bootleggers now have several outlets dotted around the city.

They also serve a special ‘Red-eye’ coffee (just R14) from 6.30-8.30am for early risers.

Contact: (021) 433 2599. Website: www.bootlegger.co.za

Address: 39 Regent Road, Sea Point and others.

So whether you’re in need of a caffeine fix, some good ol’ fashioned java or just a coffee break with a friend, the Mother City has your kind of coffee…