For most people in Pretoria, the morning caffeine fix is a definite essential. The city, with its vast urban sprawl, is home to a number of exceptional coffee shops nestled in and among the high rises.
Head on over to any of these amazing spots for a delicious cup of coffee, as voted by the city’s locals.
For years, many have only dreamt of getting their hands on a delicious cup of Starbucks coffee. Today, the famous café-restaurant is made accessible across various locations in Pretoria. Voted the best spot to grab a cup of coffee in the city, Starbucks uses only the highest quality of Arabica coffee as the base for its espresso drinks. We’ve all heard of their brilliant frappucinos, teas, and lattes, which you can choose to enjoy alongside a generous slice of cake.
What are you waiting for? Click here to find a Starbucks store near you.
2. MUGG & BEAN
Mugg & Bean provides the perfect refuge from intense shopping, or a fast paced morning in the city. With franchises in convenient locations across the city, the vibrant 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 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. Visit their website for more.
3. Coffee on 18th
Previously known as Carl’s Coffee Shop, Coffee on 18th is located on the corner of 18th Avenue at Rietondale, Pretoria. This street-side café serves the most amazing coffee and food. If you have time for a leisurely breakfast or brunch, you might want to give Coffee on 18th a visit.
4. SEATTLE COFFEE COMPANY
With a dynamic list of tenderly prepared and ethically sourced coffees, this 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.
5. Grounded at Echo
At Grounded at Echo, coffee is not just a drink – but a catalyst for conversation and community. The vibrant coffee spot was created so that locals in the Moot could gather to enjoy a great cup of coffee in an inspiring and calmative environment. Today, the space has grown to become something more special for many in Pretoria. Their espresso blend is a mixture of Brazilian, Guatemalan, and Costa Rican beans, medium dark roasted to preserve the more delicate flavours. Likewise, their menu items contain the freshest ingredients sourced both from within the community and from external suppliers. Grounded at Echo also provides a platform for the city’s artists to showcase their art and work.
Click here to view their menu.
Aroma Gourmet Coffee Roastery is a chic and family-friendly café situated in the plush suburbs of Lynnwood, Pretoria. This thriving coffee shop has become a local favourite for its exceptional combination of superior coffee and affable, warm service. They provide the best quality of freshly roasted coffee available, giving patrons a chance to experience coffee at its finest. Try their peanut butter freezo.
There is simply no better place to live than in Pretoria. The city has so much to offer, and its versatility knows no bounds.Think purple streets in October, the crowd at Loftus Versveld when the Bulls score a try, and the happy sounds of vuvuzelas from hooting taxis draped in Mamelodi Sundowns flags.
The Best of Pretoria Readers’ Choice Awards celebrates all this and more, and gives you the chance to tell us what and who is the best the capital city has to offer.