This post, featuring Thirdspace, is the second in an occasional series about my favorite new coffeeshops in Joburg.
In a continuation of this series on my favorite new Jozi coffeeshops, I bring you Thirdspace in Fourways.
Yes, Thirdspace is in Fourways, which means yes, it’s in a strip mall and opens out onto a parking lot. Trust me though — this is a strip mall coffeeshop worth visiting.
Fourways, as I’ve written in a previous post, is a far-northern Jozi suburb known for its abundant shopping malls and traffic congestion. Navigating Fourways can be frustrating and leave one longing for an escape — a secret oasis off the road with comfortable chairs, good coffee, sandwiches, and free wifi.
Thirdspace is just such an oasis.
The sexy espresso machine at Thirdspace.
Coffee + Work at Thirdspace
In addition to being a coffeeshop, Thirdspace is also a coffee roastery and a co-working space. This place is extremely popular among freelancers, because it’s free and people are welcome — in fact they’re encouraged — to stay as long as they please. So if you want to spend the day working there I suggest you arrive early to snag a table. (They’re open from 6:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.)
I went to Thirdspace to do some interviews for another story I was working on. (More on that at some point in the future.) I didn’t use the co-working space per se, but I did drink a lot of coffee and sample the food.
The coffee served at Thirdspace is expertly roasted and delicious — some of the best you’ll find in Joburg. I was also impressed with the sandwich I had.
A cappuccino waiting to be served at Thirdspace.
My open-faced avocado and haloumi sandwich.
If you find yourself adrift in Fourways and in need of caffeine, Thirdspace is the place to go. The only challenge could be finding a seat, but Thirdspace has a secret upstairs space (where the coffee-roasting machine is) with additional seating.
Thirdspace is at 2 Valley View Shopping, Campbell Road, Fourways. Follow them on Facebook and Instagram.
Read the rest of my Favorite Jozi Coffeeshops series.
I love all your coffee spots! Infuriating to me that this is in Fourways right under my former nose, but I assume it’s fairly new and wasn’t there in 2012. And I simply miss the cappuccino art!
Yes, very new! It just opened in late 2016.
So much nicer than camping out at the local Starbucks.
Yes. We’ve got quite a few Starbucks now, but SA lived without it for so long that I don’t think they’ll ever be able to crowd out the great local places here.
Sandwichhhhh loooks sooooo yummyyyyy.