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Highland Coffee Roastery

Cnr Van Zyl and Market St East, Clarens 9707, South Africa
+27 58 256 1136
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good28%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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07:30 - 16:30 Hours
Cnr Van Zyl and Market St East, Clarens 9707, South Africa
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We were immediately acknowledged and welcomed as we walked into this coffee roastery and coffee shop. After admiring the coffee roastery/ hopper, we settled down for a coffee Bombón each. Surprisingly it tasted lovely – first the coffee hits your palette, then Turkish rose syrup...More

Thank Kardoesie
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Need that coffee inspiration for your day ? This is most certainly the right place to visit for an EXCELLENT cuppa ! A great range of coffees too - if you love coffee - this is a MUST!!

1  Thank drreg2017
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A very good cuppa awaits you at the Highland Coffee Roastery. We all loved the coffees. I especially can recommend the Coffee Bombon. A mix of coffee, rose syrup, condensed milk. Very delicious.

1  Thank 209ritas
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a perfect spot to grab a "pick me up" or a morning sit and sip. Inside is cozy, outside has great views ... and the coffee (and polite staff!) can't be beat! Easily the best coffee spot in town.

1  Thank BriAlayne
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I regularly visit Clarens, but this was the first time we went to Highland Coffee. I absolutely love coffee and I must say that this was the best flavoured latte I've ever had. The Café Bombón was something new I tried and...More

1  Thank oliviasjvr
Chris P, Owner at Highland Coffee Roastery, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you Olivia! As a regular visitor to Clarens, and a coffee lover, we can't believe this is your first visit to Highland Coffee? We're so glad you enjoyed your visit, and are looking forward to seeing you again!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very lovely barista coffee with excellent barista latte art. For coffee lovers, is this the place to be.

1  Thank Douae C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Being berated by a curmudgeonly owner is never any fun. Do not mention that coffee served at the Highland Coffee Roastery is weak. The owner takes it personally and reacts sharply. Being told that I am “the only one in ten thousand” who didn’t enjoy...More

1  Thank MarcCicero
Chris P, Owner at Highland Coffee Roastery, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Ah - finally you posted your review. Why did you wait so long? Hoped we would forget you maybe? Or were you searching for just the right word? Great word, by the way. Curmudgeonly. We've been waiting for your retaliation to our defense against your...More

Reviewed 28 May 2018

Very cool little coffe shop, you could spend an hour or two relaxing and enjoying a coffee here. They make excellent coffee, the only pity was that we asked for Almond milk instead of milk and the staff seemed confused. It would be great if...More

Thank ZAExplorer
Chris P, Owner at Highland Coffee Roastery, responded to this reviewResponded 29 May 2018

Hi ZAExplorer! Thanks for your review. We used to keep Almond milk, but the demand is so rare that we ended up throwing more out than we used. Also, as it is incredibly expensive, customers used to raise their eyebrows at the price of a...More

Reviewed 9 May 2018 via mobile

Popped in for a quick take-away coffee, and was pleasantly surprised by the awesome service and great quality cuppa!

Thank Mareli85
Reviewed 6 May 2018 via mobile

Keen on a good coffee, I popped into Highland and was served the best coffee I’ve had in a while. Wide selection of hot and cold drinks on offer. Vibey venue with great service and mountain views to boot. Their coffee selection is really impressive.

Thank PraveenDwarika
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Restaurant Details

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Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, View, Kids
Open Hours
07:30 - 15:30
07:30 - 16:30
07:30 - 16:30
07:30 - 16:30
07:30 - 16:30
07:30 - 16:30
07:30 - 16:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Cnr Van Zyl and Market St East, Clarens 9707, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Free State  >  Clarens
  • Phone Number: +27 58 256 1136
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Highland Coffee Roastery is in the beautiful mountain resort town of Clarens in the Eastern Free State, South Africa. We are a micro-roastery, and take great care and pride in roasting our 100% Arabica coffees to perfection in small batches.Our roastery, shop and espresso bar is in the Maluti Highlands Centre, where you can sit and relax with a cup of freshly roasted, freshly ground and perfectly prepared coffee and enjoy the beautiful view of Mount Horeb.
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