Sitting down for a skilfully crafted cup of coffee seems like a luxury when you’re only halfway down your to-do list. Knowing where to find the perfect cup of coffee that makes up for having your fix on the go is crucial. Be prepared for every scenario with these local coffee cafes.
At the market
Combat the heat with an ice-cold coffee from Barking Specialty Coffee. Bottled cold brew coffees are refreshing while still providing you with some much-needed caffeine. Barking Specialty Coffee offers a selection of wonderful cold brew coffees every Saturday from 5.30am to 9.30am at the Boeremark. Choose between the original blend, the milk version, cinnamon and honey, and the vanilla and honey flavours. If you ever find yourself at the Cowhouse market make sure to check out Academy of Coffee for the delicious iced latte blend comprising beans from Ethiopia and Congo, as well as the creamy cappuccinos.
While you shop
Pop by at Châteaux Gâteaux at Centurion Mall or Glenfair Shopping Centre and grab a cappuccino or a delicious chococcino for the ride home and you’ll forget about the frustrating traffic ahead. If you have a little one, spoil them with this French-inspired kiddyccino for only R5. Throw your shopping bags in a trolley and roll by Lucky Bread Company in Brooklyn Mall for coffee fit for a coffee aficionado. Enjoy a specially selected variety of the best single-origin coffees. If you like blends, try a “Lucky 6” coffee: a blend of the six best coffees. This small-batch, hand-roasted coffee will cure your aching feet.
Take a detour
Sometimes a good cup of coffee is worth a detour. If you’re ever at the Grey Owl Village in Centurion, don’t leave in a hurry. Head across the road to Vintage Coffee for a cup of heartfelt coffee. With beans from Brazil and Tanzania roasted to perfection you won’t miss a future detour to Vintage Coffee. +27 Cafe not only offers some of the best takeaway coffee but it also has the friendliest barista in Pretoria. +27 Cafe is also centrally located making it easy to visit Jan Shoba Street from work. While waiting for your coffee you can have a treasure hunt for jewellery, design and art from various local artists.
Centurion Mall, 012 663 1522
Glenfair Shopping Centre, 012 348 3371
012 346 0979
Kevin, 074 548 9339
012 343 6595
Words: Rita-Mari Ludike