The grand old lady at 233 Florida Road, which is the new home of Starbucks, recently underwent a facelift, boasting new décor and a mix of local crafts with Victorian influences and includes repurposed wooden floors and an exquisite marble bar.
Durbanites can now enjoy connecting over a cup of 100% Arabica coffee, a delicious food menu, and free uncapped Wi-fi. The store also offers a richer payment experience through the Starbucks Rewards app and customers can pay with their phone and earn rewards at the same time.
This store features a full Starbucks Reserve® bar which serves rare, small-lot coffees that are sourced from around the world and brewed through a variety of brewing methods. For those who prefer to cooldown the Durban heat, there is also a refreshing range of cooler drinks including Frappuccinos and Teavana® shaken iced teas.
Look out for the opening of the second store in Gateway on Tuesday, December 5th!
Visit Starbucks Florida Road from 6:30am till 9pm every day.
About Starbucks Coffee Company
Since 1971, Starbucks Coffee Company has been committed to ethically sourcing and roasting high quality Arabica coffee. Today, with stores around the globe, the company is the premier roaster and retailer of specialty coffee in the world. Through our unwavering commitment to excellence and our guiding principles, we bring the unique Starbucks Experience to life for every customer through every cup. To share in the experience; please visit us in our stores or online at https://news.starbucks.com
About Taste Holdings
Taste Holdings is a South African-based management group and a leading licensor of global brands in the Southern Africa region. It owns and licenses a portfolio of franchised and owned, category specialists, Quick Service Restaurants (QSR), and retail brands currently represented in five countries in Southern Africa. Its food division has a 30-year master license agreement for Domino’s Pizza in Southern Africa. It also owns, operates, and franchises Zebro’s Chicken, The Fish & Chip Co. and Maxi’s Restaurants. Its luxury goods division is underpinned by three owned retail brands – NWJ, Arthur Kaplan and World’s Finest Watches. NWJ is the third largest national jewellery chain by store numbers in the region. Arthur Kaplan and World’s Finest Watches are, together, the leading retailers of luxury Swiss watch brands in the region. Taste is listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) under the symbol “TAS”. (www.tasteholdings.co.za).
Starbucks South Africa is committed to developing young people into industry-leading baristas and some of the employees, better known as partners, are from Taste Holdings’ Changing Lanes programme. This training and development programme recruits from local communities and provides retail opportunities to currently unemployed youth.