Sammy Guinness is online editor on the Mercedes-Benz and FNB accounts. She is a self-confessed coffee snob and is a sucker for free wifi.
Want to flexi-on-out-of-here, but still need to work? Try these New Median-friendly coffee shops close to our CT and JHB offices.
New Media’s flexitime policy means we’re not tied to our desks. Plus, the buzz created in a coffee shop can actually help you get stuff done. There’s even an app to download where you can plug in your earphones and instantly be transported to a trendy coffee haven.
Or, try one of these hot spots close to our offices.
Shift Espresso Bar
This coffee bar, below the Cape Royale Hotel in Green Point, is the place to be if you need to work away from the office or home. It has little desks, each with a lamp, USB ports for your cell phone charger and a plug for your computer. Don’t forget the free wifi (which works) and don’t bother bringing your earphones, you’ll want to listen to the playlist while you work away. Click here.
Cape Town New Medians can walk across the street (and a little to the right) for this vibey coffee shop. They offer New Media a special of R14 for any coffee you choose. The staff are cheerful, always making jokes and the owner leaves cheeky little notes all over the place. You can shop for some vinyl while you sip on your coffee. Oh and they have reggae Thursdays, why the hell not? Click here.
Bootlegger Coffee Company
This one is a bit of a drive out to Sea Point, but totally worth it. Melbourne-style coffee (that’s the super trendy kind) is served here. They have free working wifi and easily accessible plug points. This place can get seriously busy in the early morning so go after the peak coffee drinking rush. And don’t try the French toast croissant with maple syrup and bacon, it will ruin your life… Click here.
44 on Stanley
44 on Stanley, a centre close to the New Media office, has two great options for that excellent cup of coffee, a bite to eat and a space to work – Bean There and Vovo Telo. However, there is no wifi so make sure to bring your 3G! Click here.
Nice on 4th
Tucked away on the popular 4th Avenue in Parkhurst and just a 15 minute drive from the office is Nice on 4th, a charming café that serves great coffee and food and they have wifi. Try one of their homemade chicken pies for a treat. They also have a Nice Books right next door. Click here.
Warm & Glad
Set in Craighall Park, Warm & Glad is a trendsters delight. Open from breakfast right through to dinner, they also have a clothing shop right next to the coffee shop called Rad, for some in-between work shopping. Yes, Warm & Glad and Rad. Click here.
Written by Sammy Guinness