For most people in Joburg, the morning caffeine fix is a definite essential. The city, with its vast urban sprawl, is home to a number of exceptional coffee shops nestled in and among the high rises.
Head on over to any of these amazing spots for a delicious cup of coffee, as voted by the city’s locals.
SEATTLE COFFEE SHOP
The Seattle Coffee Company is probably home to some of the best coffee one could find in the city of gold. With a dynamic list of tenderly prepared and ethically sourced coffees, the exceptional coffee company has taken the artisanal approach towards the crafting of its offering; serving a selection of both organic and freshly-ground blends of delicious coffee.
Seattle Coffee Company was created by Alley and Scott Svenson – a couple whose inspiration was born out of their experience of specialty coffee brands in their hometown of Seattle. Today, the coffee company has grown exponentially – with shops in over 85 locations across the country.
Our readers have voted the Seattle Coffee Company the Best Coffee Shop in Joburg. Indulge in a creamy butterscotch latte or a delicious, smooth cappuccino.
MUGG & BEAN
Mugg & Bean provides the perfect refuge from intense shopping, or a fast paced morning in the city. With franchises in convenient locations across the city – the vibrant coffee-themed restaurant has established itself as the most preferred choice for breakfast, pastries and that morning cup of Joe. Its coffee and food offering is specifically designed to meet the needs of just about everyone looking for a friendly informal dining experience available throughout the day.
Mugg & Bean is not just a premier coffee emporium, but a home to many of the city’s hustlers as it provides a relaxed environment, excellent service and value for money, all combined to create an unhurried old world encounter of cherished values, generosity, comfort, quality fare and of course, great coffee.
BEAN THERE COFFEE COMPANY
A little slice of the city’s sunshine beams into this cheerful and inviting coffee shop situated at the corner of Stanley Avenue and Owl Street in Milpark. This is possibly one of the best spots to get a cup of coffee in downtown Johannesburg. Been There Coffee Company specialises in the sourcing, roasting and distribution of Africa’s finest single origin, fair trade coffee. Their fine unblended coffee offering is sourced from countries such as Rwanda, Tanzania, Ethiopia and Kenya. The décor at Bean There is clean and minimalistic, so you can focus on their amazing offering. Not only do they offer the city’s finest coffee, but also host coffee tasting events and home brewing courses for those who want to learn how to make their own caffeine fix at home.
44 Stanley Avenue, Milpark
Father Coffee has two venues in Joburg; one at The Zone in Rosebank and another in Braamfontein. There is something sweet and magical about the espresso drinks here; they are absolutely delicious. Their heirloom signature blend combines an array of seasonal components which allows the coffee to evolve constantly. Patrons can also buy a bag of amazing coffee to take home, which comes neatly packaged in a minimalist packet stamped with a ‘Fresh to Death’ sticker. Head here in the morning or midday for a pick me up. Order a latté, double espresso or cappuccino to stay or to go.
At The Zone in Rosebank. Also on 73 Juta Street, Braamfontein.
Founded by barista Sihle Magubane, Sihle’s Brew offers a distinct blend of ethnic roasts, sourced both locally and in other parts of Africa. Their smooth and flavourful coffees are blended directly by Magubane, who personally selects the beans and adds a dash of love to each serving. Sihle’s Brew is all about the experience, so much so that the coffee shop was designed to give patrons a calmative and inviting feeling that immediately transports them away from the hustle of the city of gold. Their coffee options include the American iced coffee, café latté, expressos and cappuccinos.
Situated at Northview Shopping Centre in Nothworld, Johannesburg
DOUBLESHOT COFFEE AND TEA
This cool coffee shop nestled in heart of Braamfontein is a perfect spot to meet up with friends or take a break from all the busyness of the inner city. Doubleshot specialises in ethical brews and sells limited seasonal micro-lots of coffee and tea. The spot’s contemporary vibe and trendy decor also makes for the best Instagram snaps around – expect to add an image or two to your feed each time you visit.
At Corner Juta and Melle Street, Braamfontein
The annual Best of Joburg Readers’ Choice Awards celebrates the best of the best.
The survey gives readers the chance to tell us what and who makes living in Joburg so great - and it give recognition to deserving local businesses