Lit District Cafés

Cramers Coffee

Cramers Coffee has been in the Joburg CBD since 2007, right before the coffee bug bit the city. They are a vibrant speciality coffee shop, and undeniably a coffee lover’s dream. The inviting ambience is perfect for customers in search of a relaxing space to catch up with friends or get some work done. Along with superb coffee, Cramers also offers a selection of teas and baked goods – it’s the perfect spot for breakfast or an afternoon treat.

17 Harrison Street

City Perk Café

City Perk is a popular coffee shop in the heart of Marshalltown. It’s well-known for its wonderful coffee, tasty snacks, friendly staff, and trendy atmosphere. Another perk is its location – right in the banking section of the district, City Perk is the perfect place for a quick coffee break during the workday. With outside seating and free wifi, it’s very popular among students, too. 

70 Fox Street

JoburgPlaces Hub Travel Café

In the JSE Newtown building, this lovely café is a hidden gem. The Travel Café is a picturesque space with walls adorned in travel memorabilia and souvenirs from all over. Paired with its inviting and adventurous atmosphere, this café’s mouth-watering menu attracts locals and tourists alike. Here you can feast on pastries, sandwiches, and salads. The café also serves as a central point for Joburg culture, and offers a space for book launches, art exhibitions, musical performances, and more. Keep an eye out for upcoming events. 

17 Diagonal Street (corner Pritchard)


HappyMe is a beverage shop in the FNB BankCity. From its eye-catching storefront to its welcoming interior, HappyMe is a place where customers can escape their daily lives and indulge in all things happiness. The shop offers a variety of products including boba tea, smoothies, juices, and healthy, tasty snacks.

62 Pixley Ka Isaka Seme Street