Follow my Instagram feed and you’ll know that I love coffee. It’s not just a passing love affair or fleeting crush; it’s been a long, committed relationship and and I don’t think either of us are interested in going our separate ways. Especially not when we have so many interesting coffee spots in the Bay!
I have such a choice – when I need alone time, I visit Seattle Coffee Co. in Walmer, but if I’m meeting a friend, I prefer Brioche, also in Walmer. Coffee spots speak to coffee drinkers differently, so I’ve highlighted my top 3:
Seattle Coffee Co
As I mentioned, I visit when I’m in need of time alone. I usually grab a blockbuster or magazine before I head this way, but it’s also quite entertaining people-watching. That might sound odd, but I know a few of you are nodding your heads in agreement. Their ginger biscuits taste exactly the same as the ones my Ouma used to make, so that’s a plus for me too. Alone time combined with nostalgia.
Where: 9th Avenue Shopping Centre, on Walmer Main Road, PE.
I stumbled upon Brioche by chance and I’m so happy I did. Not only do they have banting breakfast and lunch options, offering customers separate menus, but they also have more than one banting treat option. Most importantly, their cappuccinos are heavenly. So much so that I don’t need sugar (yes, I know coffee aficionados are cringing at me putting sugar in the coffee. Just breathe.).
The waiters have a vibe about them, perhaps a touch of passion for what they do each day – something which is amiss in today’s fast-paced world and it makes a huge impact on my coffee enjoyment. Their slogan t-shirts help too: “We love to make coffee for the city that loves to drink it.”
Thank you, Brioche team!
Where: 181 Main Road, Walmer, PE.
In my opinion, these guys have the most consistently best tasting coffee in town. I usually pop in when I’m out during lunch and need a quick fix. And with two stores in the Bay, it does make it easier to pop by! Started by Donovan McLagan along with his wife, Angeline, Urban Espress has become a coffee hot-spot since these two opened shop and brought the Specialty Coffee Association of South Africa Coffee Competitions to the Eastern Cape. Both have won best barista titles and help up skill future baristas. A dynamic duo with a love for the magical coffee bean!
Where: 25 6th Avenue, Walmer, PE / 27 Constitution Hill, PE