Packing that much-needed caffeine punch, Tiki Tonga Coffee Roastery is the new kid on the coffee block at Melrose Arch. The brainchild of rugby player Brad Barrett, Tiki Tonga can be found in the Middle Retail Galleria and serves freshly roasted coffees, teas, and snacks. Tiki Tonga offers four different blends, with two being classified as sociable blends (Number 9 and Number 12) and two as sports blends (Number 2 and Number 8).
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Seattle Coffee Company
Known as one of the busiest coffee kiosks in the city, Seattle Coffee Co Melrose Arch is the heartbeat of Melrose Boulevard. Serving a wide selection of espresso-based drinks, the coffee outlet also whips up iced drinks, teas, and even hot chocolate! Seattle Coffee Co also stocks a variety of eats such as wraps, sandwiches and pastries - everything you need to get your day started.
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Starbucks, on the corner of High Street and Crescent Drive, offers a core bar, which serves its key beverages including 100% Arabica coffee, a range of Teavana teas, cold drinks, fresh foods and delectable treats. Starbucks ethically sourced coffee from all over the world and is proud to serve exceptional coffee from nine countries in Africa - Rwanda, Uganda, Tanzania, Ethiopia, Kenya, Burundi, Zambia, Cameroon and the Democratic Republic of Congo.
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What used to be the Linden Hotel is now one of Johannesburg's most famous coffee shops and milk tart spots. But let's focus on the coffee for now, shall we? The Whippet is a fan favourite and a hit amongst tourists for some reason. Maybe it's got something to do with the good coffee? Of course, it does! Either way, their americanos are brilliant, their espressos potent and the lunch menu is something out of a midsummer night's dream. The baristas are all good at what they do and super friendly. Add The Whippet to your must-have coffee bucket lists, please.
Motherland Coffee Company
This coffee shop only uses the finest coffee beans sourced from African countries like the Congo, Ethiopia and Rwanda. They aim to reclaim Africa, our motherland, through their excellent java. They do this by only sourcing fair-trade coffee beans to ensure that every sip you take supports Africa and her people.
Coffee is the most traded commodity in the world and with it comes the ups and downs of big industry. Thanks to Bean There and its massive investment in fair trade coffee from Ethiopia, many farmers and farmworkers in the region have access to things such as running water and medical aid... and these improvements to the working condition has split over into every cup of coffee served at the Bean There Cafe at 44Stanley in Milpark.
Goddess Cafe Linden
Looking for a delightful spot for your and your girlfriends to sit down, relax, catch up on the latest news and even indulge in something delicious? Then be sure to pay the new Goddess Café in Linden a visit. We know you'll love it! We highly suggest you take a look at their selection of cakes – they're to die for! A few of our favourites off of the menu are definitely the Vanilla Lindt Cake (with marshmallows and condensed milk); the Carrot Macadamia Nut Cake (cream cheese icing, caramel popcorn and white chocolate); and the new Sour Cherry Fridge Cheesecake drizzled with chocolate and flowers. Trust us, a slice of cake is an absolute must!
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The Grind Coffee Co.
The most Instagrammed coffee in the world can be found at Melrose Arch inside a cycling store... yup. The Grind Coffee Co. is quite passionate about java and this shows in the flavours and aroma that is brewed up in every cup - or cone - served at his coffee shop. They also serve deli styled sandwiches, and cold brew for those hot summer days.
This coffee shop has a branch in the prestigious Rosebank and our beloved Braamfontein. They stock a wide range of coffee beans from all over the world. The friendly staff are more than happy to teach the clientele about how to brew the best cuppa with the machines and beans you have at home. So you can enjoy that perfect cup of warmth in your own home.
Double Shot Coffee & Tea
We don't want to pick one above the other but... Double Shot in Braamfontein holds a very special place in our hearts. Artisan coffee would be the best way to explain what's going on at this little shop in the city. The owner roasts up a fresh batch of their in-house blend each morning, so you know it's fresh. Double Shot also serves muffins, cookies and pastries for those who feel like a nibble... oh, and they also serve craft teas... yeah, craft teas is a thing.
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