I have a vague memory of my coffee drinking days, it started while I was studying (trying to study. getting distracted. …. what?) for matric finals. In case you were wondering – yes, I did pass. But leaving my studying to the night before & having the concentration level of a brick meant I required a bit of a boost. Caffeine. I’ve been drinking the beverage ever since those exam days. Since becoming a mama… Well now, I don’t need wine, just pass me the COFFEE, please.
These are my top coffee spots in Johannesburg (I drink a lot of coffee, I know what I’m talking about):
The Grind Coffee Company: Whitley Road, Melrose Arch, Sandton. 011 614 1277
The Grind Coffee Company has quickly developed a reputation for having the country’s most Instagrammable coffee. Why? Their signature drink is a macchiato, served in a waffle ice cream cone – the inside of the cone is coated in chocolate. You can imagine what happens when hot coffee meets chocolate cone. Decide for yourself by visiting the store, located at Melrose Arch, or spend your free time drooling over their Instagram account @thegrindza
Bean There Coffee Company: 44 Stanley Avenue, Milpark. 087 310 3100
Bean There has stores in both Johannesburg & Cape Town & I really love the brand because of the emphasis on ethical coffee practices. The coffee is top quality & the Milpark store makes you want to whip out your phone & hit Instagram hard (caffeine minimalism – best). Follow their caffeine trail on the Bean There Coffee Company Instagram feed.
Milk Bar: The Trumpet, 21 Keyes Avenue, Rosebank.
Milk Bar started their coffee glory at a small spot in Desmond Street, Kramerville (trendy. lovely. with a vibe). Their newbie spot has recently opened in Rosebank & is also all sorts of lovely, quaint (still has serious vibe) & is lovely, again. Now it must be said, Milk Bar doesn’t just do coffee. There’s more to them. But they’re just so great, I had to put them on this list. Follow their coffee beans on @milkbarsa
Motherland Coffee Co: Dunkeld West, Shopping Centre, Corner Jan Smuts Avenue & Bompas Street. 011 325 2324
Motherland Coffee Co & their “Share The Love” coffee wall had me at hello. Buy a coffee for somebody, mark their name on a Share The Love tag, leave a lovely message, let them know & they can claim their coffee. Motherland didn’t have to perform any other caffeine tricks to end up on this list, the love tag was enough for me (but they do make a mean cappuccino). Follow all the “Share The Love” caffeine loving on @motherlandcoffee
Happy Coffee Drinking x