New Kids on the Coffee Block

It’s so exciting to me when I see new coffee shops open or when I discover coffee shops that I didn’t know about. Today’s post is all about 2 new coffee shops in what I call the coffee hub of Durban – Florida Road. The 3rd coffee shop has been open for a while but I had not as yet visited it. So sit back (hopefully with a cup of coffee) and read about these must visit coffee shops. I was joined by my sister Carryn for this caffeine filled journey which we did at the beginning of January. I hope I have managed to answer questions you have about the coffee shops. Please let me know if I need to add in any other information.


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This small and intimate coffee shop opened on 30 November 2019 at 187 Montpelier Road which runs adjacent to Florida Road. The coffee shop does not have any indoor seating as it is situated on the verandah of the beautiful turreted building. You can either choose to sit there or at a table in the garden. My sister and I chose to sit on the verandah near the coffee counter so that I could take photos of the barista making our cappuccinos. There was a small delay in the making of our cappuccinos when the barista discovered that a new batch of milk was not as fresh as expected, but that didn’t faze us. It was an extremely hot day with a glorious blue sky so we sat and chatted and watched people pass by. In addition to the 2 cappuccinos we decided to order brownies as they always pair so well with coffee. The coffee was perfectly prepared (correct drinking temperature) and beautifully presented in a ceramic cup with wood saucer. The brownie was squidgy and deliciously chocolatey. Boston Brew is the perfect place to meet with friends for a coffee catch up or to do some work on your laptop.


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Opening Times : Monday to Friday 6:30am – 4:30pm, Saturday 8am – 2pm, Closed on Sunday

Seating : 26 in total, Between 14 – 16 seats on rainy days

Menu : Light meals, Build a breakfast, Rye bread, Vegetable falafel wrap (vegan and vegetarian)

Milk Alternatives : Yes – Almond milk and Macadamia milk

Wifi : Yes. Fibre uncapped

Plug Points : Not at present (will be available at a later date)

Child Friendly : There are steps and a small garden. The gate is always open and it leads onto a road.

Dog Friendly : Yes

Environmentally Conscious : Yes. Environmental friendly packaging for takeaway cups, boxes and straws.

Coffee : Coffee beans from Manna Roastery in Hilton

Coffee Beans for Sale : Not yet

Contact  :




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Milk & Honey opened in December 2019 and you will find them at 113 Florida Road. The coffee shop is an extension of the Olive Tree Church. It is a very spacious area and not overcrowded with seating so you don’t have to do the squeeze past any tables. They also have a comfortable couch which my sister and I loved. She made a quick beeline there while I ordered our cappuccinos (and took photos of the barista). A well prepared cappuccino made by a passionate barista and the cappuccino was at drinking temperature. We didn’t order anything to eat as our next stop would be for lunch. Milk & Honey is the perfect space to have a meeting or to have that chat with a close friend. Love the decor!


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Opening Times : Monday to Friday 6:30am – 4pm, Closed on Saturday and Sunday

Seating : 30 inside. Few tables outside and bar stools facing the road

Menu : Light meals, Simple menu, Breakfast all day, Avo on toast, Toasted sandwiches, Salad of the day, Home baked cakes and other sweet items.

Milk Alternatives : Yes. They use Milk Lab

Wifi : Yes. Good connection

Plug Points : Yes. Tables against the wall

Large Table for Meeting : Seats 8 but they can make a plan to extend.

Booking for Events / Meetings / Crafts : Yes

Child Friendly : Pram friendly. Entrance onto road

Environmentally Conscious : Straws and they offer 10% discount if you bring your own cup

Coffee : Coffee beans from Prodigy Coffee (roasted by Manna Roastery)

Coffee Beans for Sale : Not as yet

Contact : Sherrie at




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Humble Coffee opened up in their new premises at 21 Churchill Road, Durban in August 2019. This is not only a coffee shop but a coffee roastery and they are passionate about roasting and serving speciality coffee. My sister and I had been to 2 other coffee shops already but that didn’t stop us from ordering more coffee. I ordered a cappuccino and she decided that it was iced coffee time. What it was also time for was lunch. We both felt like having toasted sandwiches and the Grilled Cheese on Sourdough was chosen. It was an excellent choice as well. How was the cappuccino? Perfectly prepared and which I am glad to say often – at drinking temperature. Humble Coffee have coffee and coffee accessories for sale as well as interesting books and stationery. I bought a bag of their Love Blend coffee beans to enjoy at home. I need to visit again and see the coffee roaster in action.


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Opening Times : Monday to Friday 6:30am – 4:30pm, Saturday 7am – 12pm

Seating : 35 people comfortably but can squeeze up to 50 for events

Menu : Light meals, Simple menu, Veggie, Vegan and Halaal

Milk Alternatives : Almond, Coconut, Macadamia and Oat

Wifi : Uncapped and on UPS (no loadshedding woes)

Plug Points : Yes and they have 2 prong adaptors and extension cables

Large Table for Meeting : Yes. It seats 10 and can be booked through Instagram DM

Booking for Events / Meetings / Crafts : Yes

Child Friendly : Steps into coffee shop, Locked entry

Dog Friendly : Yes

Environmentally Conscious : All packaging is bio/compostable. Including corn starch straws and cutlery. R5 discount when you bring your own cup

Coffee Beans for Sale : Yes. 250g bags

Coffee : Coffee beans roasted in store

Contact :






Author: Nicola Meyer

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