The Coffee Magazine has largely been based on a lifestyle of coffee, community and doing the things we love. Being Durbanites, one of those things is getting in the ocean on a daily basis. We usually gravitate to the places where the wind is offshore, the vibes are good and there is great coffee. The North Coast of KZN is one of those kinds of places, with more and more folks taking their coffee (and their beach lifestyles!) seriously.
Enter Salt Rock Coffee Company. This little coffee outlet started as a temporary, mobile coffee unit at Salt Rock beach serving beachgoers, surfers, fishermen and dogwalkers early each morning, and quickly became so popular that they took up residence in the nearby shopping complex around the corner from the beach, and soon thereafter outgrew that space and are now currently setup front and centre of the same precinct in a much larger space facing the busy street that is Salt Rock Main Road.
Sne, the barista along with the Owners Karl and Stacy, serve Bluebird Coffee to the very loyal customer base that sometimes are queuing up from 5.30am in the morning to get their fix! We arrived after a surf, and the shop was pumping. Lots of regulars, lots of visitors and a really cool vibe you’d expect from a seaside town. We were told that the community played a large role is assisting with getting the shop ready – locals helped to make the counters and shopfit the premises and have really made it their own.
With the December holidays looming, and the North Coast of KZN being a prime location for many holiday makers, we are stoked to tell visitors to Salt Rock that they will now be able to have an amazing beach holiday and delicious coffee in a cool space too.