It’s no secret that the Get It team is crazy-for-coffee. This month is International Coffee Day (yay!) and we can’t think of a better way to celebrate than by introducing you to some of our favourite, local coffee spoils.
SALT ROCK COFFEE
Looking for a trendy spot to have a specialty cuppa and a bite to eat? Then you need to visit Salt Rock Coffee Company! Having established themselves as the one of the best coffee hot spots on the North Coast, the team are currently also building a new shop at the Odyssey Centre in Ballito, which will open any day now! The perfect stop for a freshly brewed coffee and croissants, the new store also brings exciting news of new coffee with improved flavour profiles, roasted exclusively for Salt Rock Coffee Company. Owner Karl Desler’s combined passion for excellent coffee and people who love coffee has created the perfect space for locals to catch up over their fave ‘cino’ or meet with clients. Free wi-fi. Open daily, from 7am. Details: Shop 13, 61 Basil Hulett Drive, Salt Rock and soon at Shop 27, The Odyssey, 1 Simbithi Drive, Ballito, www.saltrockcoffee.co.za, @saltrockcoffee.
FOOD FUNDI CAFÉ
The team at Food Fundi Café, Sugar Rush Park, Ballito, are serious about their coffee. Owners Jason and Mel Powell have stuck with the same bean supplier for years in their previous restaurants, because the BruStar brand is hard to beat. From the coffee grind to the water quality, to the servicing of machinery and barista training; it’s the finer details that make their coffee so delicious. Plus, there’s plenty for the kids to do at Sugar Rush while mum takes a well-deserved coffee break (with a famous Food Fundi chocolate brownie of course!) Details: Food Fundi Café, Sugar Rush Park,
087 460 0302, www.foodfundi.co.za FB: @foodfundikzn, IG: @food.fundi
RETRO SMOOTHIE BAR
Retro café is the perfect space to chill and work with a laid-back vibe. Offering more than just amazing coffee and the healthiest smoothies, they also have delicious bagels and avo-on-sourdough too! Retro provide you with only the best blends, supplied by a local Durban based coffee roaster, to enjoy at the café and at home. Retro is Instagram heaven helping you to get the perfect pic for ‘the gram’. They also have a PlayStation zone to keep the kids entertained so you can enjoy your brew. Open Mon – Fri 6am to 5pm. Sat & Sun 7am to 5pm Details: 27 Sandra Road, Ballito Village, 082 888 1243, IG: @retro_ballito
Perfectly perched above the Umhlanga promenade on the corner of Durban View Road, DD is about good vibes and even better coffee! Their unique blend is roasted by Bluebird Coffee Roastery – and this is what sets them apart. Their friendly team of Dean, Ed, Ellie and Jeff are ready to present to you a caffeine Dose like no other. Whether it’s a flat white, cortado, iced coffee or berry cool smoothie, all orders are served with a complimentary bite-sized crunchie. (Yum!) Come chill on the bank, and make sure to bring your pet too! Details: 072 737 2110 FB: @dailydosedbn IG: @dailydose_sa
SA COFFEE MAP
SA Coffee Map is about celebrating the coffee producers and roasters of South Africa. The aim of SA Coffee Map is to set you on a journey throughout South Africa, to experience and taste the great variety of unique coffee from the roasters around the country. With an easy ‘Set and Forget’ coffee subscription, you can have the finest coffee delivered to your home or office. Free delivery. Always.
Details: 079 742 3127, [email protected], www.sacoffeemap.co.za,
TIKI TONGA COFFEE ROASTERS
There is nothing better than a great cup of coffee and convo … and that’s what Tiki Tonga Coffee in Umhlanga Village is all about. Grab their legendary Cortado with latte art, sit back, relax and feel like you’re in Europe. Aromas of coffee fill the air while customers are seated under the trees in the village, enjoying smashed avo on toast. It makes for the perfect coffee setting. At Tiki Tonga you can choose from the various blends they have on offer and browse their full food menu offering. Tiki Tonga, Durban’s perfect coffee destination.
Details: Protea Mall, Chartwell Dr, Umhlanga, 087 808 9719, FB & IG:
A small business based in the heart of Umhlali at Ringside Boxing Gym, Hey’s Café is open not only to gym members, but to the public as well. Perfectly positioned for a quick ‘pop past’ caffeine fix or smoothie during the school run, Hey’s Café pride themselves on their excellent quality brews and friendly staff! They will soon be introducing a full menu, offering customers the option of a healthy on-the-go or sit-down meal. And don’t forget Hey’s Health – food preparation and ready-made meals done for you, taking all the headaches of healthy eating away. At Hey’s, their motto is, ‘keeping it simple, but doing it well’. Details: IG: @heyscafe, @heyshealth and FB: Hey’s Café, Hey’s Health
THE CHAMPIONS CUP
Their romance is serving love in a cup … their blend is unity and their focus is on community! They’re a little cheesy, just like their toasties, but they’re okay with that and so are we! Situated on the premises of Redwood College in the heart of La Lucia, The Champion’s Cup team serve everything from Americano’s to latte’s at their little office-away-from-the-office. They offer free WIFI and also serve as the school tuck shop. A dreamy little unit on Friday nights with pizza, lights and music and perfect for motivational talks, meetings and gatherings … and, of course, for the true champions on their early morning runs. It’s never just about coffee! Details: 34 Ronan Road, La Lucia (Redwood College), Claude: 084 582 6265, Trish: 083 566 5578, [email protected]