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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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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good28%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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Cnr Van Zyl and Market St East, Clarens 9707, South Africa
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Reviewed 1 week ago

During our weekend in Clarens, my huband and I never missed an opportunity to have coffee (often more than once a day) at the Highland Coffee Roastery. Americanoes & Cuppachinoes are nice and strong, never bitter. Order straight from the Barista & take a seat,...More

Thank Ann_Chaos
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped for a morning coffee and pastry to go and were not disappointed. Eclectic patronage. It was clearly a combo of regulars and tourists, but we did not have to wait long. We will go back.

Thank Renso S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I love this coffee shop! The staff are wonderful and the coffee is amazing! My only complaint, and this is the biggest turn off for me, is that there is hardly any air-conditioning in this shop. They have 1 small unit that is not industrial...More

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

Hi Chanty! Thanks for the great review! Luckily Clarens only gets heat like you experienced this past weekend very occasionally. The TWO aircons in the shop help a bit on days like that, but when it's hot, it's hot. We would never switch the roaster...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Such go and get a cup of any coffee you prefer. They great. We had a coffee every morning whilst there and baristas know are skilled and friendly. Great tasting coffee. (Pastry at the Bakery Shop a few paces down perfectly complements the coffee)More

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

Thanks so much for your great review, especially for the mention of our skilled and passionate baristas, Gillie, Daniel and Kantenyana! I just need to correct you on one thing - the only product we offer that comes from the Courtyard Bakery up the road...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I had a Latte and my husband a Cafe Mocha. Excellent coffee. Great service by Daniel. Highly recommend

Thank Liza B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Highlands Roastery is a special place to go to. First of all the view is fantastic. The aroma of the different coffee's take you to another place. If you want to relax and 'just enjoy' a moment, this is the place to be.

Thank PierrevanEeden
Reviewed 19 September 2017

Great coffee doesn't need a lot of words, so I'm just going to have to fill up the space. Seriously, the coffee, which is roasted on site by Chris is really good!

Thank RichardWriter
Reviewed 17 September 2017

The roastery is perfectly situated in the square. The views are awesome and the coffee just amazing. We bought 3 beans that we can enjoy at home.

Thank Deon T
Reviewed 15 September 2017 via mobile

Absolutely fabulous coffee . We all had the cafe bon bon . Very unique taste with a bit of rose water condense milk coffee and foam . A definite wake up . The americano was great 👍. We bought a couple of kg of beans...More

Thank AlanMendy
Reviewed 30 August 2017 via mobile

Cosy and comfortable best describes this location. Freshly roasted coffee on offer. Must try the Bembon coffee...condensed milk , espresso, a splash of rose syrup and milk foam gives this coffee a distinctive dessert flavour. Service is friendly and knowledgeable. A must in Clarens

Thank tosisT
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Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
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Child-friendly, Kids, View
Open Hours
7:30 AM - 3:30 PM
7:30 AM - 4:30 PM
7:30 AM - 4:30 PM
7:30 AM - 4:30 PM
7:30 AM - 4:30 PM
7:30 AM - 4:30 PM
7:30 AM - 4:30 PM
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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