Join me on my journey to discover the hidden gems South Africa has to offer.

A trendy Cafe that serves the best cappuccino we’ve tasted yet, is situated on the corners of Melle and Juta street, which is also a great place to watch Braamfontein (JHB) go by Monday to Saturday 8:00 to 4:30. 

A meeting place for artists and dreamers conveniently situated a short walk from the Gautrain Centurion station, not only specializes in two blends of coffee (Family & Outlaw), but offers a variety of food and trades 7 days a week (early till late).

Update 19-06-2021: It is a sad that after 35 years, Covid-19 was the final nail in the coffin for Tan Malie se Winkel.

Step back in time at Tan Malie se Winkel, just outside the Hartbeespoort dam tunnel on the old Rustenburg road, where you not only can enjoy a cup of “boeretroos,” but also experience hearty wholesome food in a traditional South African fashion seven days a week 8:00 – 17:30.

Nestled between the palm trees on Rivonia Boulevard is an urban refuge with artisan coffee and premium snacks, where you can recalibrate & walk away strengthened to face another day in the city Monday to Friday (6:30 – 18:00) and Saturday (8:00 – 18:00)

Baked delicacies, preserves and caramel chocolate cake awaits when you take a drive out onto the R51 to an oasis between Petit and Bapsfontein where you will find an authentic farm kitchen serving all your South African favourites Mon to Fri (7:00 – 16:00) Sat (7:00 – 15:00)

Travelling on the Hazyview road? Be sure to turn in at one of the few jewels on the outskirts of Graskop, where you can enjoy both the panoramic view of the valley below and food as divine as the name suggests. (Mon – Sat 08:00 to 20:00 and Sun 08:00 to 17:00)

Who would’ve guessed that Scott’s Cafe – better known for the distillery – serves some of the best coffee and cake in the lowfeld. But don’t blink, otherwise you might just miss the town of Pilgrimsrest. (Mon – Thu 09:00 to 17:00, Fri 09:00 to 19:00, Sat 09:00 to 18:00 and Sun 09:00 to 16:00)

The whimsical town of Dullstroom might be the fly-fishing epicenter of South Africa, but if you’re fishing for great coffee and a light meal, be sure to pull in at the Seattle Coffee Co. Conveniently situated in the middle of town, you can also have fun exploring while sipping on a Double Short Irish Cream Oat Milk Latte. (Mon – Sun 07:30 to 17:00)

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