A Coffee Roastery in the Heart of Woodstock
Flat Mountain coffee shop itself is a warm welcoming space with wooden finishes lining the walls and painted concrete filling the floors. The aroma in the air is inviting and has a wholesome feel to it. Fiddle leaf figs and other interior plants soften the surroundings. We enjoyed lounging loosely on the couch while listening to the clued-up baristas explaining the intricacies of their bountiful beans.
It’s got a real chill lounge feel to it with smooth groovy tracks tingling in the background. It’s a take-away joint which makes sense, given it’s on Main Road but for others it’s a spot to grab some Wi-Fi and send a couple quick emails.
Coffee & Food:
Flat Mountain Coffee has got a diversity of coffees that include a pair of African single origins and a couple of blends. Their single origins come from Malawi and Ethiopia respectively while their blends include the Heritage Blend and what they simply refer to as The Blend. The Blend consists of 20% Columbian, 20% Brazilian and their 60% Ethiopian Single Origin while their Heritage Blend consists of 2 Brazilian bomb shells balanced with an African beauty to create a simply sensational combination of cultures.
In terms of food, there aint much on the menu but I guess that’s because their focus is the coffee. You’ve got the choice between carrot cake, croissants and brownies. I gave the carrot cake a crack and it was damn fine to be fair. It’s filled with raisins, nuts and a medley of spices, topped off with crème cheese icing.
Flat Mountain Coffee Roastery was started almost 7 years ago, initially exclusively as a roastery to fill the gap of Cape Town’s coffee shop demand. However, a couple of years after distributing the beans, they realised that people wanted to taste the coffee before buying it. This made them think differently and just short of 4 years ago, they opened up the café located just below the roastery on Woodstock Main Road.
If you’re stuck in traffic on Main Road Woodstock or are just looking for a coffee straight from the source, then pop into Flat Mountain Roastery located on 101 Sir Lowry Road.
Writers: Sebastian Daniels and Katey Lovemore
If this doesn’t strike your fancy, check out Field Office which is a good cafe to work in Woodstock.
If you’d rather look elsewhere, have a look at the Woodstock Coffee Shops and Cafes.