We’ve got big news for Starbucks fans in Cape Town and Durban, a little over a year after opening its first store in Joburg, Starbucks has finally announced plans to open stores in Cape Town and Durban this year (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 and KZN. Here are all the details on the new Starbucks Cape Town and Starbucks Durban stores.
Taste Holdings, the group behind Starbucks in South Africa have announced plans to open a further 8 to 10 Starbucks outlets in South Africa this year including an expansion to Cape Town and Durban. While no opening dates or locations have been released just yet there is a lot Capetonians and Durbanites can look forward to when the stores open their doors in the later part of 2017.
Starbucks has recently introduced Nespresso compatible pods which offers customers the opportunity to enjoy their favourite Starbucks coffee in the comfort of their own home. With a range of four Starbucks espressos available to try including classic Espresso Roast, Colombia, Kenya, and Guatemala Antigua the range is sure to excite Starbucks fans. Read more about the Starbucks capsule coffee here.
As for the menu, the Starbucks coffee menu offers a wide variety of caffeinated drinks in three differents 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!