Jozi’s Top Ride Stops

Benky, who just completed his third Everesting challenge for Qhubeka as well as The Munga, is an ex-pro cyclist, current market developer for Specialized SA, and coffee lover.

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 1. The Grind, Melrose Arch
“A busy, vibrant coffee shop within a bicycle shop, made to feel like home by baristas who take the time to learn your name. With bike parking and product to view, it’s the perfect place to end a weekday ride.”
Favourite Brew: Coffee in a Cone
Favourite Meal: Banana Bread Slice with PB and Syrup

2. Bidon Bistro, The Cradle of Humankind
“A great ‘country’ vibe in the middle of the Cradle of Humankind. The food is good and the coffee is strong, and it’s always full of cyclists making their
mid-ride stop.”
Favourite Brew: Cappucino
Favourite Meal: Breakfast Tortilla or Breakfast Pizza

3. Vovo Telo, Parkhurst
“Because it’s in Parkhurst, just a few minutes’ ride from the Spruit, the tables are always full of dirt-covered riders. Vovo Telo welcomes cyclists, and has bike parking to go with killer coffee and killer food.”
Favourite Brew: Flat White
Favourite Meal: The Surrey Hills and a Pain au Raisin

4. State Five, Greenside
“Cool, trendy and busy, this shop is always a hub of energy. With big
tables and a bike rack for your steed, it’s a great place to stop on any weekday ride.”
Favourite Brew: Cold-Brewed Coffee
Favourite Meal: Swiss Fruit

5. Tasha’s, Rivonia Road
“This place is so Joburg. Trendy and a place to be seen, but also with great staff, who are always friendly. A good place to get great food.”
Favourite Brew: Greek Coffee
Favourite Meal: Salmon Scramble

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