For the coffee-lover, Stellenbosch certainly is a goldmine. The only problem here is deciding where you want to get your early morning wake-me-upper, where to meet up with a friend to unwind over an almond milk latte or get serious with an espresso to catch up on your fast-rising pile of work (even though recess was less than two weeks ago, so you struggle to understand why you
suddenly have four essays due in the next two days).
Bootlegger Coffee Company recently opened a branch in Koetziershuis, Stellenbosch, across from De Luxe in De Warenmarkt and down the street from Häzz and Meraki in Ryneveld. Located amid a handful of coffee shops alike, you now have yet another option for where you want to take a ‘productive’ coffee break in between classes.
Bootlegger Coffee Company started in Cape Town in 2012 and has expanded all over the city and surrounding areas. They are characterised by their black and white interior, neon lights and throwback music. In addition to their free Wi-Fi and R18 special on coffee from 7.30–8.30 every morning, students can enjoy half-priced beer from 16.30–18.30 in the evenings.
Their coffee beans are imported from Guatemala in Costa Rica and are roasted by the Bootlegger Roastery. Apart from their coffee menu, they also offer a wide variety of breakfast foods, smoothies, juices and snacks. Those still sound asleep at 8.30am can get a coffee from R19 to R32, with almond or soy milk available for an extra R10.
Perfect for your next Insta-story.
Photo: Elodi Troskie