I was minding my own business on Instagram, ha ha like that is possible. Anyway, I was going through a couple of accounts trying to source collaborations when I bumped into @kofiafrica. They were opening a new shop in Braamfontein at the time (sometime in February) and they were giving away free coffee for a day. I won’t say I wasn’t over the moon about this but to my disappointment, I could not go because…work!
I obviously had to make a plan and get myself some of their infamous coffee because FOMO is my middle name 🙂
If you follow my Instagram you would know that I have monthly dates by myself. I will either take myself out for coffee, lunch or maybe a massage. I am sure I sound like such a loner – ummm, I just might be but don’t feel sorry for me because I love it! I use this time to relax and reflect on my work, relationships, my blog and my life in general. My March date saw me at Kofiafrika in Braamfontein – the new one.
I had to take an uber because I am still pretty scared of walking around in Johannesburg CBD alone. Yes, I am one of those…I fear for my life. Considering I was in a car, it was really not difficult to find Kofiafrica. Located at the corner of Biccard & Juta Street in Braamfontein. It’s actually by theJ&B Hive which is a cool hang out area for creatives.
While you have your coffee, smoothie or cocktail you have access to free wifi which makes the place popular to artists and creatives alike. The day I went, as soon as I walked in I spotted a few people on their laptops with a cup of coffee/tea by their side. Everyone minding their own business. There were a few walking around, cameras in hand and a few holding small meetings – you could tell quite a bit of brainstorming and planning was taking place. Creativity was all around.
I stepped to the counter to make an order and I was greeted by a young gentleman with a pleasant smile on his face- talk about being welcomed! Not quite familiar with the menu, (I don’t know why I didn’t check it out before I set out on my “date”) I got him to suggest what in his own opinion is the most amazing/popular hot beverage they serve.
A few minutes later I had two chocolate chip cookies and a cup of cappuccino placed before me. The cappuccino was neither hot nor cold, just the perfect temperature and weird as this may be, it tasted so good, I didn’t even put sugar in it … lol. As promised, it was the most amazing cup of cappuccino that I have ever had! The chocolate chip cookies were not as great though. They were a bit too hard but they tasted good.
Overall, I really enjoyed my little coffee time alone on the comfortable couch where I had a view of everyone and everything – yep, I love things lmao.
If you haven’t been, I recommend you try out Kofiafrika especially if you are a creative. The experience is amazing, the environment is calm and it will provide an opportunity for you to meet with like minded people and the chances of collaborations are pretty good 🙂
If you’ve had a Kofiafrika experience I would really love to know how it was for you in the comments below.
What I am wearing
Dress: Gifted by my grandma
Hat: Mr Price
Jewelry: Mr Price
Handbag: Spree (Call-It-Spring)
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