When it comes to coffee shops in Durban, you’ll find plenty of places along the Florida Strip and beyond. The coffee scene all across the country is really lifting off, with micro-roasters and top class baristas making the most of local beans.
From waterfront cafes that will serve you a silky latte to kickstart your morning to cosy little nooks, java fiends will find there’s a lot to enjoy.
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Love Coffee is all about eco friendly, low carbon footprint food and coffee, with a focus on locally roasted coffee that’s brewed up by skilled baristas. They serve up African beans specially roasted for their brand by Colombo Tea and Coffee Merchants, and have even expanded their cute coffee shop to include a unique 1976 VW Kombi that travels around festivals and markets.
Love simple, super coffee? This is the place for you. Bean Green Coffee stocks exclusively Ethiopian beans and have expert baristas. They source and roast all their own beans onsite, so you can expect freshly roasted African beans for coffee that’s aromatic, fruity and full-bodied. No frills, no fuss, just outstanding coffee.
One of the oldest Micro-Roasters in South Africa, Colombo Coffee sources the finest green coffee from growers in Africa, South & Central America and Indonesia. Roasting each bean to its specific flavour profile ensures that perfect cup of coffee every single time. Whether you want a simply perfect espresso or a fancy Aeropress, you’ll find it all here.
You’ll find Jacksonville Coffee at the Moses Mabhida Stadium, where you’ll be instantly met with the aromas of freshly roasted coffee beans wafting towards you. From 100% Arabica iced coffees to creamy cappuccinos, this place has it all.
The best part? They open at 6.30am every weekday morning, so gym-goers and early-birds have the chance to grab their morning brew before work.
This charming family-owned cafe is one of the cutest coffee shops in the heart of Morningside. Antique Cafe serves up its own roasted coffee beans and has everything from rich espresso to smooth lattes. Feeling peckish? Snack on a brinjal, sundried tomato and feta muffin, a mini beesting or chilli chocolate pot, both of which are served with cream.
Heidi’s Cafe is a rustic little breakfast cafe inside Ansteys Beach Backpackers, on the Bluff. With laid back surfer vibes, you can enjoy homebaked bites to eat and seriously great coffee here. Sitting here in glorious sunshine – or getting cosy indoors in the chillier months – is a real joy.
Seattle Coffee Company was created by a husband and wife team – Ally and Scott Svenson – whose inspiration was born out of their experience of specialty coffee brands in their hometown of Seattle. Now, they’ve over 85 stores across South Africa. The quality remains high, with hand roasted beans and a great range of both single origin brews and signature blends.