Starbucks is a hub of work, play and confection at Eastgate Mall. With free WiFi and scrumptious eats on offer, this is the ideal place to stop by when that caffeine craving kicks in. Seeing as it's 'spooky season', Starbucks' Pumpkin Spice range is all anyone has on their mind. But, who can blame them? This drink consists of handcrafted espresso infused with pumpkin spice, steamed milk, cinnamon, nutmeg, clove and ginger, topped with whipped cream and a dusting of pumpkin spice. Give it a try before the season ends.
Details: Shop no. U46 – U47 | (010) 020 7962 | Click here for more information.
Another American export that calls Eastgate Shopping Mall its home is Krispy Kreme. While famed for their glazed and stuffed doughnuts, Krispy Kreme also offers a pretty good coffee. From frothy cappuccinos to iced frappes, they have all you need to curb that craving. Add a dash of hazelnut, salted caramel or toffee nut syrup to your hot or cold beverage for added flavour. And throw in a doughnut for good measure. In honour of the release of the new Addams Family movie release, Krispy Kreme have introduced the Wednesday Addams, Lurch and Cousin Itt doughnuts to their menu. Spooky, but delicious!
Details: Shop no. U108 | (011) 615 4707 | Click here for more information.
Harpers Restaurant takes coffee at Eastgate to another level. This up-market cafe is Eastgate's mecca for coffee and confectionery addicts. You are spoilt for choice when it comes to sweet treats - from English scones, to macarons, carrot cake and cheesecake. Pair your little indulgence with Harpers' cheeky Irish coffee - piping hot espresso totted with either whiskey, rum, Kahlua, Amarula Cream or Frangelico. Not in the mood for a tipsy treat? Harpers also offers an array of flavoured coffees, including vanilla and hazelnut.
Details: Shop no. U28C | (011) 615 3816 | Click here for more information.
If the Woolies Cafe buffet isn't enough to impress you, then their coffees certainly will. Standouts on the menu include the Vanilla and Cinnamon Latte which is light, frothy and sweet, and the Frozen Hazelnut and Honey Latte. With all the glorious flavour notes of honey on the palate and a subtle nutty overture, this icy beverage is the ideal closer to a day of strenuous shopping. Woolies Cafe offers an array of savoury and sweet dishes to pair with your coffee of choice. However, if we had to pick our favourite, it has to be the dense, fruity carrot cake. Topped off with cream cheese icing, this carrot masterpiece goes down oh so well with strong coffee.
Details: Shop no. L20B | (011) 677 4511 | Click here for more information.
Pallet Coffee Bar
Sometimes all you need is a good old cappuccino to go. That's where Pallet Coffee Bar saves the day. Situated in the bustling food court, this food truck meets coffee bar stocks all the old favourites, including muffins and buttery croissants. Stop by here if you are in a rush and in dire need of caffeine.
Details: Centre Food Court | (078) 520 7660
If you ever get lost at Eastgate Mall, just follow the smell of baking cinnamon. It is almost impossible to pass by Cinnabon without noticing it. Your mouth starts to water as the delectable fragrance of melted butter, spices and chocolate drift through the mall. Don't be a hero, give in to temptation and gift yourself with a spicy Cinnabon. While you're at it, order a coffee too. Coffee and cinnamon are best friends, after all.
Details: Shop no. U54 | (011) 615 0315 | Click here for more information.
Nespresso Pop-Up Store
Finally, we have the Nespresso pop-up shop. Offering you a taste of their full-bodied blends, Nespresso should ideally be your last stop on your way out of the mall. Pick up a supply of Nespresso capsules for your home coffee machine. That way you'll never be without your beloved brew.
Details: Entrance 6 | 0800 63 7773
Do you know of any other great coffee shops at Eastgate? Let us know about them!