Drinks, food

8 SA Coffee Spots Best For Work and Play


Wi-Fi and a great space – these java joints are perfect for a meeting, writing your masterpiece or simply taking a break.

TRUTH COFFEE

The home of steampunk coffee, with apron-clad baristas in dapper hats and leather-upholstered banquettes, Cape Town’s Truth Coffee is the place for seriously good roasts and brews. The free Wi-Fi and ample seating makes it perfect to while away the day. The colossal vintage Probat roaster provides a stunning centrepiece. - truthcoffee.com

THE FIELD OFFICE Part showroom for the pared-down Pedersen + Lennard furniture items, part coffee shop, The Field Office in Cape Town’s Barrack Street is the perfect place to catch up on work in a relaxed environment. Free Wi-Fi and light bites add to the appeal. - pedersenlennard.co.za

MOTHERLAND COFFEE COMPANY

Cool wood and warm bricks combine to make each branch of Motherland (in Joburg and Cape Town) an inviting space. Try the Motherland Original Blend (Ethiopian Sidamo and Rwandan Kivu beans) for its rich mandarin and caramel flavours. - motherlandcoffee.com

JUMELI CAFÉ

Free Wi-Fi is but one of the appealing aspects of this bright and friendly venue in Glenwood. Add sinfully delicious cupcakes topped with caramels, Oreo cookies or Rolo chocolates and good vegetarian menu options and you’re set. - facebook.com/JuMeLiCafe

FATHER COFFEE

Scandi-chic meets Braamfontein edge at this tiny Jozi roastery and espresso bar, where tables are just big enough to fit your laptop. The purists can enjoy quality espressos while the ‘skhotado’ of ristretto, Ultra Mel custard and Red Bull will add hair to your hipster beard. - fathercoffee.co.za

BEAN IN LOVE

The charming Bean In Love is set in a historic building in Paarl. Expect freshly brewed coffee, free Wi-Fi and yummy eats. Roasted on demand, the coffee originates from the world over. The cute and colourful packaging is a bonus. - beaninlove.co.za

ORIGIN COFFEE ROASTING

This De Waterkant, Cape Town, micro roaster helped to start the revolution. With an in-house roastery, barista school and café, it’s the place to taste incredible coffee from around the world. - originroasting.co.za

WOLVES

Along with heavenly bakes, think Nutella fudge and cinnabun cupcakes, this retro spot in Jozi’s Illovo serves Bean There Coffee Company coffee and has free Wi-Fi. Check the website for live-music details. - wolves.co.za