Merkava located on Shortmarket Street is Merkava Coffee Roasters’ first expansion into the Mother City. Merkava is a very chilled out trendy coffee shop focusing on coffee first. It’s the kind of place you’d meet up with a mate for a coffee and a chat. We wouldn’t necessarily recommend it for a formal meeting, but it may work for a casual date. Trendy turquoise & blue suede chairs and benches fill the room adding colour and comfort for all who hang about. The music is also one of the most relaxing we’ve heard, adding to the real chilled out vibe.
Coffee & Food:
The coffee is absolutely delicious too. A smooth, sweet and tasty coffee that fills the palate with flavour. Merkava roasts their own beans in Somerset West, so you can be assured, they’re fresh as anything. There’s not too much food-wise, but they do have a couple sarmies, croissants, muffins and donuts to munch on. We’d recommend it as a relaxing work space or hang out spot for friends you haven’t seen in a while.
Writer: Sebastian Daniels