In the third installment of an occasional series on my favorite new Jozi coffeeshops, I bring you Flynn Coffee in Kramerville.
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.
The shop has a small outdoor seating area; inside there’s great light and cheerful decor.
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.
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.
Read the rest of my Favorite Jozi Coffeeshops series.