With workspace flexibility on the rise, many coffee shops are transforming into coffices. Or, should I say, coffee shops that double up as an office for its patrons. No matter your mood or deadline, the top-notch coffee, super-fast WiFi and chilled-out vibe at these Sandton spots are sure to accommodate you!
This is the perfect stop conveniently situated inside Sandton City The upmarket deli offers a large selection of coffees, breakfasts, baked goods, salads and Mediterranean-inspired mains. I could sit there all day sipping on its decadent crème brûlée latte or frosted mocha mint coffee! It also serves up the most delectable eggs benedict with either ham or smoked salmon. Shop L01A, Sandton City, corner 5th & Maude Street, Sandton, Johannesburg. Details: 011 784 1897
The Green Peppercorn Bistro
If you’re a sucker for presentation (like me), you’ll just love it here. Anything you order here is sure to be artfully presented! All the dishes it has on offer are as tasty as they are beautiful – I love the salmon and spring onion scrambled eggs and their tempura vegetable wrap. As for coffees? It has everything from lattes to cappuccinos to keep you fuelled up! Morningside Shopping Centre, corner Rivonia & Outspan Roads, Morningside, Johannesburg. Details: 011 326 5703
Gia’s On Montrose
This family-run coffee shop is nestled in a lovely, luscious garden on Montrose Nursery’s property. A real hidden gem! It serves great coffee as well as scrumptious breakfasts and lunches, like a creamy chai lattes and freshly-baked croissants. It’s the ideal place to work outdoors while listening to the birds sing and taking in some fresh air. Montrose Nursery, 66B South Road, Morningside, Johannesburg. Details: 011 326 5074
Are you a big tea drinker? Then make this cosy, decorative tea shop your new go-to! It offers a large selection of white, green, black, fruit, herbal and flavoured teas. You’re spoiled for choice here! The strawberry and mango infused tea is just heavenly, as is the classic English breakfast. Coffee addicts will be happy to know that it offers a big selection of coffees, too. 2A, 11th Avenue, Rivonia Boulevard, Rivonia, Johannesburg. Details: 011 234 664
Hands down one my favourite local spots – it’s so warm and welcoming at this owner-run restaurant! Everything I’ve tried on its menu so far has been downright delicious – from the Nutella croissant to the vegetable tramezzini. The coffees are fabulous too … the caramel latte and rooibois cappuccino are two of my favourites that you’ve just gotta try! 12th Street, Parkmore, Johannesburg. Details: 011 884 7035