An East London Coffee Institution: Roxy's Cafe

Saturday, 23 June, 2018

Words by Mbulelo Ntlonti (@thecoffienddiary)

I recently visited one of the oldest coffee shops in East London, called The Roxy. This establishment has been around since 1988 under the ownership of three sisters Marcia, Margot and Cheryl. Born and bred in East London, the three sisters decided to open their own little coffee house in the city centre, which was at the time called “The Three Sisters”. They later moved it to where it is currently situated and changed its name to “The Roxy”. 

The Roxy is a cosy coffee shop, situated at Shop no. 2, Chamberlain Square in Berea, East London. It has one of the most amazing interior decorations I've come across in the city, with exquisite art pieces by Margot, Marcia’s twin sister. They are both excellent artists. “The paintings are sold when replacements are painted or when there is a need to change the theme. Many of the paintings have been bought by overseas customers” – said Cheryl.

The Roxy works hand in hand with Miko Coffee SA to produce the best cups of java for their consumers. Their cappuccino is said to be the most popular drink of choice, bursting with a sweet/chocolaty flavour that will leave you asking for more. I personally enjoyed their filter coffee because of its medium sweetness, bittersweet after taste and obviously the strong aroma. They also offer non-caffeinated beverages and many other delicacies. You can view their full menu on

Their menu is very decent and the prices are very reasonable; so do pay them a visit if you’re from East London or when you decide to visit the city. Trust me, you won’t be disappointed.

Coffee Shop: The Roxy

Address: Shop no. 2 Chamberlain Square, Berea, East London, 5241

Social media links: The Roxy Coffee Shop on Facebook and Dining Out.

Rating:  ☕️ ☕️ ☕️ ☕️

Pictures by Mbulelo Ntlonti

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