Starbucks South Africa has opened two new ‘Third Place’ experience stores in Somerset Mall, Cape Town, and First Place Shopping Mall in Linden, Gauteng.
Globally, the coffee brand is known as The Third Place by providing that ‘perfect space between home and work’.
The new Starbucks Somerset store is managed by Mickael Mukuta with the new Starbucks Linden store managed by Bassie Manala. Both, with their teams of baristas, are excited to introduce the unique local Starbucks experience to residents and visitors in both respective areas.
Featuring a full range of Starbucks hot and cold beverages, as well as a selection of muffins, brownies, and macarons, Starbucks Somerset Mall’s wide range of premium coffees, warm and friendly service from the skilled and knowledgeable partners – as Starbucks baristas are called – are all readily accessible.
“Please pop in to see our beautiful new store, to make your selection from our delicious new menu – maybe even try something you have never tried before. You can take your Starbucks food and beverages away to enjoy in your own homes while Level Four restrictions are in place” comments Mickael.
Though a renowned global brand, Starbucks is passionate about contributing to local growth and connecting neighbourhoods and the brand is proud of the difference the stores make in communities around the country. Born and raised in South Africa, Adrian Maizey, CEO of Rand Capital Coffee, the licensee of Starbucks in South Africa, says everyone the group works with is local. “That includes the people we hire, the ingredients we source, the food we prepare, and our ‘Afri-Can-Do’ attitude. It’s all led to significant job creation and opening of 27 stores in South Africa, despite the crippling pandemic.”
In line with the latest government lockdown guidelines, Starbucks Somerset and Starbucks Linden are open for ‘Grab and Go’ takeaways seven days a week.