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BEST COFFICE SPOTS IN JOZI

Where the coffee is strong and the wifi free. This is where today’s future entrepreneurs are crafting business models for their next big things. Where the solutions of today’s issues are being workshopped, we transferred, uploaded and brainstormed, as are the creative innovations to implement them.

Ah, the City of Gold, where there’s a constant sepia filter on everything from the ’80s style buildings of Hillbrow to the sparkly alien-like ones of Sandton, every neighbourhood the length of the M1 features some cool coffices.

Father Coffee

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Probably the most Instagrammed coffice spot in Jozi, Father is not just about good coffee and free wifi, this place is all about living that Wallpaper-Magazine life, even if you’re not. Not only are the timber-clad interiors a design feat, but Jozi’s finest get their early morning fixes here before starting their day. Just be warned though, focusing on your work with all the stylistas hanging about can be quite challenging.

http://www.fathercoffee.co.za/

The Whippet

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Around the koppie is The Whippet in the Parks’ neighbourhood of Linden. It’s where Joburg suburbia meets boho-artsy, designer types and a firm favourite coffice spot amongst the freeform, freelance community. It’s become a favourite because of the delicious food, light, designer interiors and the fact that everyone, or at least someone, knows your name. The vibe is friendly and cool and word on the street is that they recently launched their Winter 2017 menu which they believe is their best offering yet. Oh and did we mention the wifi is free?

www.thewhippetcoffee.com

Other favs:

Motherland Coffee Company

Bean There Coffee

Doubleshot Coffee and Tea

BEST COFFICE SPOTS IN CAPE TOWN

Where the coffee is strong and the wifi free. This is where today’s future entrepreneurs are crafting business models for their next big things. Where the solutions of today’s issues are being workshopped, we transferred, uploaded and brainstormed, as are the creative innovations to implement them.

Aside from the now boring ‘natural beauty’ the city boasts, which every Capetonian does too, Cape Town has some of the most well designed and very cool ‘coffice’ joints. They take their artisanal coffee seriously here, not to mention the wifi, most places in the city centre offer it free.

So here are two of our favourite spots that double up as Millenials’ go-to offices.

 

Field Office (East City)

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Over in the East City is Field Office, which is as its name suggests, is all about werk, werk, werk! Walk in there on any given day of the week during office hours and the place is jammed with young and happening creatives from all over the city. The area is a burgeoning hub of creativity with the Cape Craft and Design Institute located upstairs and various co-working hubs and design studios also in the area. Its proximity to the City Centre makes it a popular choice as a few minutes by sneakers gets you to Long, Loop and Bree Streets and the My Citi Bus routes are everywhere.

https://www.fieldoffice.co.za

Rosetta Coffee

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Not only does this place roast some of the most exciting flavours from around the world it also happens to be one of the chicest most beautifully designed coffee caves in the city and arguably the country. Located in every Millennial’s shopping centre of choice, the Woodstock Exchange (boasting some of the city’s fastest broadband wifi, that’s free), it’s one big vibe hanging out here. The coffee is artisanal, the setting urban and very chic, the style-game of the creatives is seriously on-point and of course the wifi is fast.

http://www.rosettaroastery.com/

Other favs:

Loading Bay

Lola’s

Rick’s Café Americain

SPOTTED AT THE SUN MET

We first met Anesu Chogugudza back in April 2015 when he won a matric dance competition we ran with DJ Lloyd. We could see he had an eye for style and was a fan of the Markham brand, so since then we’ve stayed in touch and worked on various projects together (did you spot him in our windows this summer?)

Like so many people in Cape Town, Anesu hit the Sun Met this past weekend, dressed head to toe in Markham. With the theme being “Decades of Glamour” he took his inspiration from the 20s where the double-breasted blazer was the item to have. This look won him best dressed man and best dressed couple with his friend Abongwe.

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Anesu picked out his favourite looks from the day and gives us all some style tips to take from each of them:

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Shiraz chose to go for a neutral grey suit which is timeless, and this stood out for me because of the different way he styled it with stunning accessories.

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Here we see a brown suit put together in a really neat way with everything complimenting each other. This is one of my favourite looks because I believe in less being more and the gentleman here ably demonstrated this.

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My personal favourite clothing item was a double-breasted blazer and here we see Menzi effortlessly pulling off the suit look. With the finishing touch of a hat, he definitely resemble the 20s era.

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With a pop of color, the gentlemen from The Black Ties looked dapper with a switch up of the bow-tie. These looks were playful and colourful, yet still dapper.

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A suit with bold print or detailing is always a good pick. Solo nicely pulled of his three piece look with complementing accessories and this look is a personal favourite.

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Now instead of a blazer, we see a cape styled nicely on top of a waistcoat. This is a creative look which definitely caught the eyes of many and it was nicely done.

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With blue being a favourite colour amongst many guys, we see a blue suit with a fine check print. This look stands out because of how his accessories are not necessarily matching but rather complementing each other and this is what every guy out there should take note of. Nicely structured outfit indeed!

Images by Anesu Chogugudza