Rich, dark and strong artisan coffee isn’t something usually associated with summer, but since South Africa has caught the coffee bug – and it doesn’t seem to be going anywhere soon – we’ve searched for spots where you can get your java fix without steaming up your sunnies. Some are sweet and milky, some are fierce and some are pretty unusual… Behold our list of fabulous iced coffees.
This spot’s iced cafe (R21) is the perfect creamy refresher on a hot day. A single shot of espresso is flavoured with vanilla and topped with milk and ice.
Broodhuijs (Nieuw Muckleneuk)
Broodhuijs offers both iced coffee and iced latte (both R25) made with the special house blend. The iced latte is made with more milk (delivered every morning by Willow Valley Farms in Cullinan), served over crushed ice.
Ginger & Fig (Brooklyn)
Ginger & Fig offers two fabulous iced options made from their artisanal beans. The frozen mocca (R32) is made with fresh cream, milk and a delicious homemade chocolate syrup, blended with ice. The iced milk jam latte (R32) is made with milk jam (dulche de leche), which is infused with Earl Grey tea and served over ice.
Try the indulgent creamed coffee (R22), made by blending espresso with chocolate and ice cream.
Lucky Bread Company (Brooklyn)
Sample from a range of frozen drinks, including their Toddy Cold Brews, available in a classic black coffee (R18), latte (R20) and hazelnut latte (R25). The coffee is brewed using freshly ground beans and then left to ferment at room temperature for 12 hours before being refrigerated.
Sip the French vanilla iced latte (R20), which is made with full cream milk and flavoured with a dash of vanilla. For an added dairy boost, add a scoop of ice cream for R8. Another great option is iced coffee (R25), with two dollops of vanilla ice cream topped with a double espresso, milk and cream.