My husband and I recently took a trip up to Johannesburg and beyond to have a short holiday at a game reserve (look out for that blog post). The journey was too long to do in one trip so we stayed over at my sister’s house in North Riding. My husband negotiated the Jhb traffic while I enjoyed looking at the shopping centres and other sights along the way. By now you should know that I LOVE coffee and I am always keen to find a new place to visit. We drove past a small shopping centre very near to my sister’s place and my eye was immediately drawn to the sign on the metal fence – Sihle’s Brew Barista Love. It looked so interesting but I wasn’t sure we would get to see it as our weekend was going to be very busy. That was late on a Thursday afternoon.
We returned to Jhb from the game reserve on the Sunday and while en-route I discussed with my sister where we would go for coffee that afternoon. Two of the places she suggested were not open in the afternoon and then I remembered about Sihle’s Brew. Google is a great friend and I was pleased to discover that the coffee shop closed at 5pm.
The coffee shop is small, intimate and decorated with pallet wood couches and a few other tables and chairs. At the back of the shop is the pallet wood covered counter. A lot of care and attention to detail has made the place warm and welcoming.
Yes, yes you say – but how is the coffee?
We ordered four cappuccino’s and decided to sit on the long couch while they were made. A very friendly barista made and brought the cappuccino’s to us. And …………. they were divine! Perfect drinking temperature, perfect foam and beautifully presented with latte art. We happily sat, chatted and drank our coffee’s. We enjoyed the coffee so much that I bought a bag of the Signature blend beans to take home and a bag of ground coffee for my sister.
We opened and enjoyed some of my sister’s bag of Sihle’s Brew that evening and the following morning. After breakfast it was time to head back to Durban and it didn’t take much convincing for my husband to stop at Sihle’s Brew for large takeaway cappuccino’s. This time we got to meet Sihle and he made the cappuccino’s for us. It was nice to find out that he came from Durban and he was very excited about the new menu that he was launching in the coffee shop. Yes the cappuccino’s he made were also divine!
|Sihle Magubane owner of Sihle’s Brew
So the next time you are in Jhb and need your coffee kick – I really, really recommend that you go to Sihle’s Brew. Sit back, relax and enjoy the coffee.
Shop B3 Northview Shopping Centre
Olievenhout Avenue, North RidingShop times :
Mon – Fri 6am to 8pm
Sat 7am to 5pm
Sun 8am to 5pm
011 – 0427440
082 041 4552
They have WiFi