Hug in a Mug: 5 cool coffee joints to try out this winter

by The Odd BranFlake


This right here is for all the connoisseurs and coffee lovers who’re wondering where to get their next caffeine fix in and around town. Look no further than our list of the best coffee shops to go to in South Africa.

Donna Favors once said, “It’s amazing how the world begins to change through the eyes of a cup of coffee.” Hot coffee drinks offer a great way warm up on cold Winter days. For most people, drinking coffee is part of a daily ritual based on their need and mood: a caffeine kick to wake up in the morning, an on-the-go pick-me-up.

  1. Priest Espresso Bar

The Priest Espresso Bar is situated in Rosebank’s gallery strip, only a short walk from the Goodman Gallery it is a gallery, production office, and coffee house all intertwined into one. The intimate coffee shop boasts a quirky interior—with a black and white graffiti mural— it serves premium coffee and snacks. Operating hours vary but the bar opens from Tuesdays till Saturdays, definitely one for the books you should expect an artsy atmosphere once there.

  1. Starbucks

Starbucks Corporation is an American coffee company and coffeehouse chain that operates over 30,000 locations worldwide. We’re lucky to be one of those countries in which the coffee house chain operates in with over 5 locations in the Gauteng province pick your spot. They don’t just make tasty coffee but they have a large variety of coffee forms to choose from, with my favourites ranging from the flat white, the white chocolate mocha, and (for all those that like an extra kick in their coffee) the Iced Blonde Caffè Americano is the perfect drink, plus they have an amazing selection of baked goods.

3. Bean There Coffee Company

Bean There Coffee Company is located in downtown Johannesburg and has a casual cosy vibe to it. They serve Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner throughout the week Bean There is also know to host coffee tasting evenings, which include coffee- related quizzes as well as some wine and cheese.

  1. Origin Coffee Roasting

There are more than ten single origin coffees to pick from, a breakfast, brunch, and lunch option, plus they too have an impeccable selection of baked goods. Situated in the trendy gentrified neighbourhood of Maboneng, next to Arts on Main, Origin has been training top baristas through their Origin’s Barista academy which offers a range of courses throughout the month.

  1. Salvation Café

Last but not least we have the Salvation Cafe is an oasis in the urban jungle of Joburg; a sanctuary amidst olive and an international allure it’s contemporary a hidden haven. This an option for the foodies the ones who have their lunch with their coffee their food options vary from being Vegetarian-Friendly, Gluten Free, and Vegan. With it’s nice relaxed and trendy vibe who wouldn’t want to have a cup of coffee there just to unwind and recharge from their day to day job? While you’re there try their “The Salvation Duo” which is a combo of eggs Benedict on one side & flapjacks with fruit & cream on the other alongside a cup of their Italian iced coffee with a splash of almond milk.

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