It’s been a couple of years since I wrote my top five Jozi coffeeshops post. All the places mentioned in that post are still great. But I’ve discovered several good new coffeeshops lately so I thought I’d do a series of short posts about them. First up: Yield Coffee Bar.
Yield is in Linden, which has always been one of my favorite Jozi suburbs for eating out. I didn’t discover Yield right away because it’s a block away from Linden’s big cluster of restaurants along 7th Street and 4th Avenue — at the corner of 6th Street and 3rd Avenue.
Yield is a tiny, simple little place. It serves delicious coffee — the beans come from Urban Grind Roasters, which I wrote about in my top five coffeeshops post — and sandwiches. I met a friend there for lunch and we had iced coffees and salami and cheese paninis. Good iced coffee is hard to find in this town (although it’s starting to get easier, thank god) and Yield serves a good one.
Yield is owned by a woman and all the baristas are women, at least they were on the day I went. (I wish I’d taken a photo but didn’t think about it right then.) Another plus is my book — the Joburg coffee scene needs more ladies.
This is a ridiculously short post. But I don’t have much time and honestly, there’s not much more I need to say.
Oh, one more thing: My friend Ted created a handy Google map with all of Joburg’s best coffeeshops marked on it. I support this idea. Go caffeinate.