A coffee shop that lives up to its name
One major defining aspect of a city’s greatness is surely the ability to serve its residents a good cup of coffee. In Johannesburg, this task is undertaken by a vast number of establishments, many of the best of which are hidden away and, in true Joburg fashion, require a little scratching under the surface to unearth. One such example is The Perfect Cup on Parkview’s Tyrone Avenue.
This street has been the shopping Mecca of the picturesque suburb for many decades and with many restaurants and shops currently lining the street, The Perfect Cup is easy to miss. Finding it is a little like something out of a fantasy novel, requiring imagination and tenacity to explore around the corner and under a Postnet branch and a cell phone shop to find the magic coffee oasis. However, with the smell of coffee beans think in the air, it is fairly easy to sniff out.
The Perfect Cup has a massive selection of coffees as well as light lunches, snacks and cakes. However, it is their pancakes that are the secret weapon that sets this secretive establishment apart from all the rest. With its quaint interior, colourful mix of clientele, friendly service, as well as the gifts and coffee beans readily available for sale, a visit to The Perfect Cup is a must.