We’ve got big news for Starbucks fans in Cape Town, a year after opening its first store in Joburg, Starbucks has finally announced plans to open stores in Cape Town in 2018 (hip hip hooray!). Starbucks launched its first store in Rosebank, Joburg in April last year and followed with three additional stores in Gauteng at Mall of Africa, Menlyn Maine and Menlyn Park but now the chain is setting its sights on the Cape. Here are all the details on the Starbucks Cape Town store opening.
Ealier in the year, Taste Holdings, the group behind Starbucks in South Africa announced plans to open a further 8 to 10 Starbucks outlets in South Africa in 2017 and 2018, including an expansion to Cape Town and Durban. Starbucks South Africa made the announcement about the Cape Town store opening on their Facebook page this week and while no opening dates or locations for Cape Town have been released just yet there is a lot Capetonians can look forward to when the stores open their doors in 2018.
As for the menu, the Starbucks coffee menu offers a wide variety of caffeinated drinks in three different sizes namely Tall, Grande, and Venti. Customers can choose from anything from a cup of filter coffee or Vanilla Bean Macchiato to an Expresso, Espresso Macchiato, or Expresso Con-Panna. But the fun doesn’t stop there as there’s also the option to choose to create your own coffee creation with 5 types of milk (including full fat, medium fat, fat-free, soy and coconut milk), and a few extras (including an extra shot of Espresso, syrups, and cream).
Not into coffee? Not to worry, there’s loads for non-coffee drinkers to enjoy at Starbucks as well! If you’re after something hot then try a Caramel or Hazelnut Hot Chocolate, Chai Latte, or a Classic Hot Chocolate. Tea lovers can enjoy a variety of full leaf teas including English Breakfast, China Green, Mint Blend, Hibiscus Blend and more. For Rooibos lovers there are a bunch of creative options including a classic rooibos tea, a Rooibos Cappucino, Rooibos Latte, and a Rooibos Espresso.
Of course, we can’t forget about Starbucks’ famous Frappuccinos! They’re finally here and we’re all about gulping down as many as humanly possible. Try a Caramel, Java Chip, Mocha, Vanilla Cream, Caramel Cream, Strawberry Cream, or Chocolate Cream Frappuccino. If it’s a fruity flavour you’re after then there are two fruit and tea blend Frappuccinos available namely the Raspberry Blackcurrant and the Mango Passion Fruit both. We got the chance to try the Caramel and Strawberry Frappuccinos and they were both simply divine!