This is a coffee shop that really lives up to its name. Whether you feel like coffee, gourmet sandwiches or pizza – they’ve got it! The Long Street branch is a small space, ideal for morning coffee runs on your way to work, but it’s the Kloof Street branch that really has it all: benches, lights, music and a bustling atmosphere, the shop transforms into a great hangout spot at night.
Address: 175 Long Street/73 Kloof Street. Phone number: 021 422 3788 (Long Street)/021 426 2587 (Kloof Street).
Their slogan says it all: beer, bread, bubbles. Jason Bakery is known for its variety of bread – from white to brown to rye, as much as they are for their amazing coffee. Want something delicious to go with your Flat White? Try their bacon peanut butter maple croissant, or BAB (bacon, avo and Brie) sandwich.
Whether you’re stopping in for your morning takeout cup at Deluxe’s Metal Lane store, browsing the papers during a coffee break at the Church Street branch or enjoying good company and good music along with your caffeine fix at the shop in Roodehek Street, you’ll feel like a regular from your first visit.
The CBD branch has been named the best coffee shop in the world, partly due to its industrial revolution-styled decor but its also due to the main attraction: a 1950s coffee machine called Colossus. There’s also a branch in Green Point if the hustle and bustle of the city centre isn’t your scene.
Urban Espress Coffee Co.
An artisan coffee shop with affordable prices? Sounds like a winner to us! Not only do they have delicious coffee and some of the best gourmet burgers, salads and sandwiches, but they also have an online shop where you can buy some stylish hoodies.
Address: 25 6th Avenue. Phone number: 041 581 3390. Visit their website and online store here!
With four branches all over PE, you’ll never have to worry about missing out on a fix if this becomes your favourite coffee spot. And with their breakfast omelettes and croissants, salads, variety of Italian food, gourmet burgers and square pizzas, why wouldn’t it be?
Address: Walmer Park (041 368 1950)/Sunridge Village (041 360 3784)/291 Cape Road (041 363 2847)/King’s Court (041 368 9709). Visit their website and download their menu here!
Rhubarb and Lime Cafe
This is an upmarket retro-chic coffee shop with unique wall decor and some of the best cupcakes and other baked treats you’ll ever taste! They also source their coffee from Truth in Cape Town, so you know it’s good!
Address: 7 Park Lane. Phone number: 041 373 3186.
This is a vibrant colourful restaurant that supports local farms and has local produce. Apart from delicious coffee, they have fresh breads, muffins, sandwiches, tarts and all sorts of savoury and sweet treats. Over the weekend, they have buffet breakfasts. They also change their menu depending on the season, so you’re sure to enjoy weather-appropriate food all year round!
Address: 59 Dan Pienaar Drive. Phone number: 051 444 1683. Get updates by liking their Facebook page.
The Factory Café
Inside the Colombo Coffee roastery is the Factory Café. It’s a huge space that’s also an art gallery and venue for musical performances so you can be a fixture during the day and at night!
Address: 369 Magwaza Maphalala Street. Phone number: 031 205 3283. Have a look at their website here.
Bertoua Café Lounge
This is one of the newest and most stylish hotspots in Durban. A coffee shop by day and lounge by night, Bertoua has the most versatile menu around – so if you love your cocktails as much as your love your coffee, this is the place for you!
I Want My Coffee
Started up by former Just Jingjer musician Ard Matthews and photographer, Deborah Good, this coffee spot boasts world-class baristas, hanging lights and the best three-bean organic coffee blend from Ethiopia.
A Scandinavian-style coffee roastery and espresso bar in the Joburg CBD, Father Coffee is a favourite spot for trendy local bloggers, creatives and corporates. It’s also a brand of coffee that you can enjoy, along with waffles and ice-cream, six days a week.
Fancy some delicious cupcakes with your coffee? Then Wolves should be right up your alley. Their famous red velvets, sandwiches and free wifi should be enough to make you a regular, but in case it isn’t they also have lots of musical events, including Howl, which we’ve featured in GLAMOUR Guides.
Address: 3 Corlett Drive, Illovo. Phone number: 011 447 2360. Here’s their website.
L8 Panini & Café Bar
At L8 Café, you can relax in their central yard under some olive trees, enjoying some coffee and gourmet panini lunch. It’s in 44 Stanley, Joburg’s best kept secret.
Address: 44 Stanley Avenue, Parkview. Phone number: 011 482 6985. Find more 44 Stanley restaurants on their website.
Listed as one of the one of the top 500 restaurants in South Africa by Eat Out Magazine, Pure is your one-stop shop for everything from coffee to gourmet treats. They also have free wifi!