Starbucks is coming to Pretoria

Starbucks South Africa has announced when and where it will open its next branch – the third outlet in the country.

Taste Holdings, the group that owns and manages the Starbucks brand in South Africa, said it will open its next branch in Menlyn Maine in Pretoria, late in September.

Menlyn Maine is a R8 billion “green city” being developed in the east of Pretoria, near Menlyn Shopping Mall, off Garsfontein road.

The precinct covers 315,000 square metres near the mall, and is split into commercial, residential and urban entertainment sectors, while maintaining parklands throughout.

The Menlyn Maine Starbucks will be a 250 square metre store that will offer the ‘full Starbucks experience’ including coffee, a fresh food selection and free, high-speed Wi-Fi.

The new store will also offer a ‘Reserve Bar’ that will serve some of the world’s rarest single-origin, small-lot coffees and prepared through a variety of unique brewing method, the group said.

Starbucks launched in South Africa in April and received a massively warm reception that blew out all expectations, according to Taste.

“We were completely humbled by the support we have received since opening our first store in April,” said Carlo Gonzaga, CEO of Taste Holdings.

“This new development gives us an opportunity to bring our iconic coffee to an iconic city with a rich food and coffee culture. We are honoured and excited to bring the Starbucks experience to ‘Jacaranda City’.”

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