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14 of the best coffee spots in Joburg

A guide to the best coffee spots in Johannesburg.

Kate Liquorish rounds-up the best places to get your java on in Jozi! Enjoy.

Bean there, 44 Stanley: ‘South Africa’s first roaster of Certified Fair trade coffee, serving personally sourced, fair trade, organic, African coffee’. Slick interior and a designer feel which fit in perfectly with the all that is chic and trendy at 44 Stanley.

Motherland, Dunkeld: It’s new, it’s quaint and it’s very professional. Passionate and knowledgeable baristas will serve you their famous blend of Ethiopian, Sidamo and Rwandan beans in whichever form you’d like it. Another fairtrade forerunner.

Warm and Glad, Craighall:It’s been around for yonks but still has a loyal following – using Deluxe Coffeeworks as their coffee supplier, they’re committed to serving only what is local and best. They also have great Wifi and wonderfully comfy couches.

Father Coffee, Braamfontein:A ‘Scandinavian-style oasis in the cultural haven that is Johannesburg's inner-city’. The design is contemporary - it’s elegantly cool (and so are the people), plus the coffee is rated by many as Joburg’s finest, in fact, their blend is so good, its recipe is their best kept secret.

Croft and Co, Parkview:A cosy, corner coffee shop that serves Lavazza and sells wondrous gifts, and indulgent cigars. A hub of good conversation and personalized service, it’s quirky and just the right amount of quaint.

Guru, Parktown North: They serve their own delectable Guru-branded blend of barrel-roasted beans from all over the world, including Ethiopia and Guatemala. There’s a kind of  ‘Vida-E’ feel to the place, but they’ve got more style. You should order a shot of Swiss white chocolate in your coffee or try one of their amazing iced coffees.

Post, Braamfontein:Retro furniture, a small interior and a curious courtyard out back make this little spot a delight. Coffee and sandwiches are the name of the game, it’s all delish. Plus, they offer soya milk options for R5 extra.
Daleahs Eatery, Braamfontein:Laid back and unpretentious with prices to match, all day breakfasts and a peanut butter cake to die for. Service with a smile and seriously good coffee of course.

Park Café, Parkwood:A pretty little day-time spot filled with ladies-who-lunch, journos and art-lovers alike. They have a magnificent Belle Epoque coffee machine that turns their freshly roasted house blend of pure Arabica beans into pure magic.
Velo, Braamfontein:‘Some say it's a cafe, others say it's a gallery. We think it's both.’ – Their tagline pretty much sums up the vibe.  They serve outstanding Tribecca coffee which should be enjoyed whilst languidly browsing (and perhaps buying) some of the amazing up and coming artists’ work on display.
Oakes Coffee Roastery, Modderfontein:The roastery is a bustling hive where you can drink and purchase 9 single origins and 3 home-made blends which are all roasted on site. Try a cappuccino made with the Ugandan beans paired with one of their perfect pancakes whilst staring at the beautiful park opposite .

The Whippet, Linden:Another Stalwart of the Joburg Coffee scene, they are personal about making things personal. A relaxed atmosphere with lots to see and lots to buy. They’ve developed their own ‘Linden blend’ – a perfect mix of Malawian and Costa Rican beans that makes their cappuccinos both creamy and punchy.

Junipa’s, Bryanston:As much a renowned coffee spot as it is a bakery. Their motto “from bean to cup” assures that you’ll be served only the freshest of single origins and blends, in fact they actually prefer to focus on blends – they believe their blends offer a greater depth of flavour. Oh and, if you haven’t yet, try one of their cronuts to go along with your skinny.
Jozi Blue, Glenhazel:There are 3 shelves of coffee in this zany coffee shop which correlate to three different levels of quality; the higher you go on the shelf, the more you pay. They’re committed to service with a smile and knowing your name – you can even watsapp your order to the owner – it’s the perfect drive by spot.

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Please let us know in the comments if we have left off your favourite place and vote below for your favourite morning kickstart! By: Kate Liquorish


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