My Favorite Jozi Coffeeshops: Thirdspace

by | Apr 4, 2018 | Food and Drink, Johannesburg | 7 comments

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.

Entrance to ThirdspaceYes, 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.

Coffee machine at third spaceThe 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.)

Freelancers working at ThirdspaceFreelancers hard at work.

Freelancers working at ThirdspaceWerk werk werk.

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.

Coffee waiting to be served at ThirdspaceA cappuccino waiting to be served at Thirdspace.

Sandwich from ThirdspaceMy 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.


  1. Eva Melusine Thieme

    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!

    • 2summers

      Yes, very new! It just opened in late 2016.

  2. autumnashbough

    So much nicer than camping out at the local Starbucks.

    • 2summers

      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.

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  4. Lani

    Sandwichhhhh loooks sooooo yummyyyyy.

    • 2summers

      It was!


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