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Best Coffee Shops & Roasters in South Africa – The Coffee Lovers Guide

A selection of the Finest Coffee Establishments

Coffee is the second-most-traded commodity in the world, next to crude oil. Luckily for us all, Coffee is far more fragrant and palatable.

If you are a coffee lover in search of the perfect brew then among these coffee shops and roasters you may find what you are looking for.


Truth Coffee

Coffee Shops | Coffee Roasters

A coffee establishment that stands out for more than just its steampunk ‘inspired’ design. The truth is, Truth Coffee makes damn fine coffee. Hand-roasted in the Colossus, their vintage Probat Coffee Roaster their coffee is more an experience than a taste.

“The World’s best coffee shop”  – Telegraph UK

Find Truth Coffee shop

  • 36 Buitenkant Street, Cape Town

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Father Coffee

Coffee Shops | Coffee Roasters

We really like Father Coffee’s bold statement,

Drink better coffee. Make better coffee. Serve better coffee”.

With this in mind, Father Coffee could be the perfect place for you to start your coffee tasting journey.

Find a Father Coffee shop

  • 73 Juta Street, Braamfontein, Johannesburg
  • The Zone, 177 Oxford Rd, Rosebank, Johannesburg

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Urban Grind Coffee Roasters

Coffee Roasters

Roasters of fine coffees for corporate, retail, restaurants and hotels, Urban Grind are masters of the coffee bean.

“We are not a coffee shop but a shop of coffee.”

Whether you are a home coffee enthusiast, up and coming barista or roaster, Urban Grind will take you through a coffee journey to unlock its true nature.

Find Urban Grind

  • 66 6th Street, Parkhurst, Johannesburg

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Bean There Coffee Company

Coffee Shops | Coffee Roasters

The Bean There Coffee Company is all about sustainable quality coffee. Sourcing coffees from farmers throughout Africa, Bean There’s coffee promises a taste of adventure and an African coffee experience.

“South Africa’s first roaster of Certified Fairtrade coffee”

Enjoy a cuppa at a Bean There shop in Joburg or Cape Town while you select your perfect coffee for home brewing.

Find Bean There Coffee Shop

  • 44 Stanley Avenue, Milpark, Johannesburg
  • 58 Wale Street, Cape Town

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Coffee Shops

The Bootlegger Coffee Company is a small chain of Cape Town coffee establishments. Passionate about coffee Bootleggers has turned roasting into a fine art. So pop into one of their shops, grab a cuppa and a quick bite and enjoy.

“Unapologetically passionate about great coffee…”

Find a Bootlegger Coffee Shop

  • Bootlegger Sea Point – 39 Regent Road, Sea Point, Cape Town
  • Bootlegger Kalk Bay – The Majestic, 125 Main Road, Kalk Bay, Cape Town
  • Bootlegger Point Mall – 2nd Floor, Point Mall, 76 Regent Road, Sea Point, Cape Town
  • Bootlegger Kenilworth – Shop G05, Pam golding on Main, 325 Main Road, Kenilworth, Cape Town
  • Shop 45, The Cape Quarter, 27 Somerset Road, Green point, Cape Town

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4th Avenue Coffee Roasters

Coffee Shops | Coffee Roasters

Coffee with a touch of pink. 4th Avenue Coffee Roasters in Parkhurst are a gourmet cafe and boutique coffee roaster.

“Legendary Pink is our secretly blended house coffee.”

They describe their Legendary Pink coffee blend as, “Like a wild stallion, he stands. Quiet. Poised. Gorgeous. On the nose he smells like a bouquet of peach blossoms and freshly cut grass accented by subtle suggestions of jasmine and bergamot…” To read the full experience visit their website.

Find 4th Avenue Coffee Roasters

  • Corner of 4th avenue and 11th street, Parkhurst, Johannesburg

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The Whippet Coffee

Coffee Shops | Coffee Roasters

The Whippet Coffee is all about telling the story of a neighbourhood through fine coffee, great food, people and design and architecture.

“We believe each neighbourhood has a story.”

A socially conscious coffee establishment, the Whippet Coffee is well worth visiting for a unique coffee experience.

Find Whippet Coffee

  • Corner of 7th Street and 4th Avenue, Linden, Johannesburg

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Know about a coffee shop or roaster that deserves to be on this list? Let us know in the comments below and we will consider updating this list.

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