We stopped for coffee at Tashas in the fancy Village View Shopping Centre in the affluent Gauteng suburb of Bedfordview.
Great Coffee In Bedfordview, South Africa
We stopped at the Village View Shopping Centre for coffee. Nearby, the Eastgate Shopping Centre was once the largest shopping centers in the Southern Hemisphere (and it remains one of the largest). Here, the well-off go to enjoy shopping and dining. Walking through the mall you can tell by the cars and the clothing that this is a fancy enclave of the greater Johannesburg area.
I was pleased to see a branch of Tashas here, which was a café I quite enjoyed in Rosebank. We sat down and I enjoyed a double-shot flat white as well as a green drink filled with a mix of vegetables and fruit that was probably too bland for most people, but perfect for me.
This place was hopping! Despite that, we enjoyed excellent service and very good coffee.
We also did some shopping at Woolworths–Heidi loves chocolate and I brought her home several dark chocolate bars produced in South Africa.
As I’ll explore in the next segment of this trip report, the most interesting to me was the juxtaposition between this posh area and crossing over a bridge toward Primrose and encountering the Makause squatter camp. It was like day and night. But I look forward to returning to Bedfordview next time I’m in South Africa.