What puts a kick in your step better than a piping hot cuppa joe? Come and get your wake up call at the newly refurbished Wakey Wakey Cafe. This little corner cafe has been known by many names, starting out as Cafe Bruegel, before becoming Paoletto Cafe and now Wakey Wakey! But, it doesn't really matter what their name is, this place is known for their Italian coffee, Belgian-style waffles and great ambiance. With free WiFi, there really is no reason not to stop by here on a weekend morning.
Details: Cnr Horwood Street & 8th Avenue, Edenvale, Gauteng | 011 454 5325 | [email protected]
De Molen Pancake House
Not in the mood for waffles? Pop down the avenues to De Molen Pancake House at De Bakery. This traditional Dutch bakery and restaurant is housed inside a windmill, offering the quaintest and most authentic dining experience. Plus, their pancakes are to die for! We recommend the Dutch Apple and Cinnamon paired with a frothy cappuccino. While De Molen is not known for its barista skills, the coffee is good enough to enjoy out on the windmill balcony. This eatery is all about good home-style Dutch cooking, so expect generosity and ample kindness.
Details: 47 Van Riebeek Avenue, Edenvale, Gauteng | 011 453 2222
The Red Door Cafe
Still not hitting the spot? Try out The Red Door Cafe's variety of hipster-esque Illy Arabica drinks. Alongside the Illy brand, the Red Door also hosts an alternative 'guest coffee' of the month. Currently their guest is Kingsman Coffee Roastery, an ethically sourced high-quality green coffee loved around the world. The menu features all the good old classics, but with a nod to the vegans of Edenvale. Order your favourite coffee with almond or soy milk, a dash of cinnamon and a little honey - heavenly. The Red Door's bakery is famous for their chocolate croissants, cruffins and other assortment of sweet delights. Now you can have your cake and coffee and eat them!
Details: 26, 5th Avenue, Edenvale, Gauteng | 011 453 1926 | [email protected]
Now, this one may be a little difficult to find. La Tazzina Restaurant is so well hidden that many Edenvale residents don't even know it's there. Unassuming from the outside, this cakery and cafe is a must-visit hidden gem. Their outdoor dining area is idyllic and sweet, with pops of pastel and sprawling plant life. However, what really leaves a good impression is the sight (and smell) of their confectionery display. Adorned with indulgent chocolate cake, scones, cupcakes and pretty macarons, this table is well worth drooling over. Partnered with one of La Tazzina's strong Italian blends, these dessert delights will have you coming back for more. This is the perfect place for a catch up with friends or long brunch. The coffee here is always perfectly prepared, so give it a try.
Details: Cnr Of 1st Ave & Amelia St, Edenvale, Gauteng | 011 454 4334 | [email protected]
Little Penny Farthing Coffee Shop
Directly opposite the Red Door Cafe is the Little Penny Farthing Coffee Shop. Offering a more family-friendly environment, this coffee shop is the best spot in Edenvale for a quick cuppa with the kids in tow. There is ample space for them to play around here, so you can enjoy your beverage in relative peace. With its cosy setting, Little Penny Farthing is a welcome escape for many moms and dads. Bring the family along for a hearty breakfast served with good, rich coffee.
Details: 25 Fifth Avenue corner 2nd street (BG's on 2nd), Edenvale, Gauteng | 011 454 4744
Royal Coffee Roasters
Edenvale's truest coffee connoisseurs know that there is only one place to go for premium roasts, perfectly ground and percolated. Delivering a subtly bitter, yet round coffee flavour that always beckons for more, Royal Coffee Roasters at Stoneridge Shopping Centre really know their way around a coffee bean. Serving up Ethiopian, Colombian, Nicaraguan, Kenyan and Ugandan brews with a smile. Give their Cinnamon Roll a try the next time you are there. Washed down with a Mocha topped with fresh cream, you're in coffee-meets-chocolate heaven. The best part about Royal Coffee Roasters is that you can purchase your coffee beans and equipment here. From French presses, to filters and even state of the art Italian coffee machines, they have it all!
Details: No 1 Stoneridge Drive, Stoneridge Centre, Greenstone Park, Edenvale, Gauteng | 011 452 2751 | [email protected]
The Landing Restaurant
Finally, we have the Landing Restaurant. If its designer coffee you are looking for in Edenvale, then this is where to find it. While they do offer all the classics like espresso, macchiato, flat white, americano and cappuccino, the Landing Restaurant also delivers gourmet coffee unlike anywhere else in the East. Think Creme Brulee Latte, Dirty Chai, Tiramisu Latte, Popcorn Latte, Lavender Latte and a super healthy Tumeric Latte! Their iced coffees are also a big hit. Our favourite is the Greek Frappe - a sweet blend of espresso, condensed milk and ice. Yum!
Details: 15 Linksfield Rd, Dunvegan, Edenvale, Gauteng | 011 453 1936 | [email protected]
Do you know of any other great coffee shops in Edenvale? Let us know about them!