There is nothing better than a cup of coffee to start the day. Make it a great one and you feel as though you can take on the world. Stellenbosch has so much more to offer thirsty tourists than world-class Chardonnays, with unique coffee shops and tempting aromas luring you in on every corner. As most of us need a little extra help to get through the day, we’ve rounded up our top 5 coffee spots you can find in this student town, in no particular order.
WHAT: Schoon de Companje
This artisinal shop roasts their own coffee on site, filling the entire space with the delicious aroma of freshly brewed coffee (mixed, of course with freshly baked bread). Meet up with a friend and sit inside to enjoy some of the best baked goods and drinks in Stellenbosch. With them, coffee isn’t just a beverage, but an entire experience.
WHERE: Corner of Bird and Church Street, Stellenbosch, 021-883-2187
Hazz takes coffee seriously, creating their own roasts and offering a wide selection of flavourful blends. You can even stock up on their unique concoctions in store. Weather the cold winter months indoors with a double-shot cappuccino and a magazine from their extensive collection.
WHERE: 32 Ryneveldt Street, Stellenbosch, 021-882-9976
WHAT: Birdcage Cafe
If you like your coffee with a side of sweet, then you won’t want to miss a chance to visit Birdcage Cafe. Part coffee shop, part decor store, you can easily spend the good part of a morning here. Best thing to order? A delicious cuppa complete with one of their legendary cupcakes.
WHERE: Corner of Drostdy and Van Riebeeck Road, Stellenbosch, 021-882-9790
WHAT: Hillcrest Berry Farm
The amazing views might have something to do with it, but a cappuccino drunk on the terrace overlooking the mountains is a massive treat. It helps that everything tastes good too!
WHERE: Helshoogte Road, Stellenbosch, 021-885-1629
WHAT: Java Cafe
Always bustling with students, this sidewalk café has a mouthwatering menu that includes a wide variety of coffees. Trying to cut down on your caffeine intake? Try their Chai Lattes, best described as liquid pancakes.
WHERE: Jan Cats Building, Corner of Andringa and Church Street, Stellenbosch, 021-887-6261