Cappuccino from Flynn Coffee

My Favorite Jozi Coffeeshops: Flynn Coffee

This post, featuring Flynn Coffee, is the third in an occasional series about my favorite new coffeeshops in Joburg

In the third installment of a series on my favorite new Jozi coffeeshops, I bring you Flynn Coffee in Kramerville.

Cappuccino from Flynn CoffeeA Flynn cappuccino.

Kramerville, as I’ve explained before, is a quasi-industrial area with a mixture of furniture warehouses, interior design shops, and hidden restaurants/cafés you would never find unless you hear about them from friends or stumble upon them while shopping for sofas.

Flynn Coffee is one such café.

I discovered Flynn on Instagram. I noticed a few of my coffee-loving friends posting photos from there — the setting looked beautiful and the coffee looked delicious. I eventually arranged to meet my friend Kathleen at Flynn and I wasn’t disappointed: it’s a beautiful place to hang out, with serious coffee (Flynn’s beans are roasted at Thirdspace) and friendly, talented baristas.

Coffee At Flynn

Like pretty much everywhere I’ve been in Kramerville, Flynn is tricky to find. It’s on Kramer Road (which is easy to find) but set back a bit from the street — kind of on a street behind the street, if that makes any sense — in a little brick structure in front of Coricraft Furniture.

Flynn Coffee outsideFlynn Coffee’s quirky spot in Kramerville. 

The shop has a small outdoor seating area; inside there’s great light and cheerful decor.

Inside Flynn CoffeeInside Flynn.

Baristas at FlynnFriendly baristas Moses (left) and Sipho (right).

I went to Flynn mid-morning so I didn’t get to try the food, but there were some good-looking cakes and sandwiches on display. The cappuccinos were perfect.

Sipho making a cappuccinoSipho pours a cappuccino.

We bumped into my old friends Alexi and Miklas, two of the Instagrammers whose posts had drawn me to Flynn in the first place. Alexi and Mik both work in the area and Flynn is their local. We all sat drinking coffee, chatting about photography, and generally having a lovely morning.

Alexi, who knows more about the Joburg coffee scene than pretty much anyone, suggested I write an article about South African coffee roasters. Not long afterward I did just that. My coffee roasting article was published yesterday in the Financial Mail. I also had a “Live Like a Local” article published on lonelyplanet.com recently, featuring Flynn.

My morning coffee date at Flynn was fun and fruitful. I can’t wait to go back.

Flynn Coffee is at 14A Kramer Road, Kramerville. Follow them on Facebook and Instagram.

Read the rest of my Favorite Jozi Coffeeshops series.

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