Ekurhuleni boasts an exciting array of coffee shops, nestled across the city’s urban sprawl. We’ve cut through the noise to bring you the best cafés and restaurants at which to get your morning caffeine fix.
MUGG & BEAN
Mugg and Bean is probably home to some of the best coffee one could find in the city of Ekurhuleni. Voted Best Coffee Shop at the 2017 Best of Ekurhuleni Readers’ Choice Awards, the vibrant coffee spot provides the perfect refuge from intense shopping, or a fast paced morning in the city. With franchises in convenient locations across the city, the coffee-themed restaurant has established itself as the most preferred choice for breakfast, pastries and that morning cup of Joe. Its coffee and food offering is specifically designed to meet the needs of just about everyone looking for a friendly and informal dining experience available throughout the day.
Mugg & Bean is not just a premier coffee emporium, but a home to many of the city’s hustlers as it provides a relaxed environment, excellent service and value for money, all combined to create an unhurried old world encounter of cherished values, generosity, comfort, quality fare and of course, great coffee.
SEATTLE COFFEE SHOP
With a dynamic list of tenderly prepared and ethically sourced coffees, the exceptional coffee company has taken the artisanal approach towards the crafting of its offering; serving a selection of both organic and freshly-ground blends of delicious coffee.
Seattle Coffee Company was created by Alley and Scott Svenson, a couple whose inspiration was born out of their experience of specialty coffee brands in their hometown of Seattle. Today, the coffee company has grown exponentially – with shops in over 85 locations across the country.
Indulge in a creamy Butterscotch Latte or a delicious, smooth cappuccino.
STARBUCKS (MALL OF AFRICA)
For years, Residents in Ekurhuleni had only dreamed of getting their hands on a cup of Starbucks coffee, and today, the city has access to an assortment of delightful coffee offerings – each prepared the Starbucks way. The coffee-themed restaurant’s Latte is the creamiest of all; made up of a spoonful of delicious syrup or a shot of expresso and lots of flavourful milk. This drink will definitely leave you feeling comforted and content. Mall of Africa’s Starbucks store is designed to create an urban, calmative feel for patrons; with a localised food offering that showcases South Africa’s rich flavour and flair. Click here to see the Starbucks menu.
This is possibly one of the best spots to get a good cup of coffee in Edenvale. Drawing on the concept ‘you are always welcome’, Cappuccinos provides the opportunity for people from all walks of life to experience delicious food and drinks – served by a friendly and welcoming team of staff. Not only do they make the most dreamy savoury coffee drinks, but also provide an eclectic menu of pizzas and desserts, all served within a modern and soothing atmosphere. Cappuccinos has 24 successful stores operating across the country. Get their menu here.
L27, Modderfontein Rd, Modderfontein, Edenvale
CAFE DI STEFANO COFFEE SHOP (EDENVALE)
Edenale’s Café Di Stefano is a fully licenced coffee shop and restaurant, well-known for its mouth-watering breakfasts and delicious coffee. Regarded by most as one of the town’s hidden treasures – the restaurant also has a deli with a wonderful selection of both local and imported cheese. Head here in the morning or midday for a pick me up. Order a latté, double espresso or cappuccino to stay or to go.
71 Potgieter Avenue, Edenvale
CAFÉ BELLINI (BENONI)
Café Bellini is a unique boutique restaurant situated in the plush suburbs of Benoni. It is a peaceful sanctuary nestled away from the noise of the city, and a haven which offers a celebration of food and feasting in a hide-away setting. The serene and welcoming atmosphere enhances a delightful eating experience for all patrons. Head here for some great coffee and wholesome dining in a rustic setting.
204 Elston Ave, Benoni
COFFEE SHOP @ BUILDERS
Initially designed to serve the needs of transiting customers at Builders Warehouse, Coffee Shop @ Builders has fast established itself as the city’s favourite. The coffee shop prides itself in its freshly brewed coffee and lovingly prepared meals.
19 Dick Kemp Street, Meadowdale Ext. 6, Edenvale
What are the Best of Ekurhuleni Readers’ Choice Awards?
The Best of Ekurhuleni Reader’s Choice Awards were established to inspire the residents of Ekurhuleni to celebrate the best of the best and inspire growth and prosperity in local business and organizations.