African Roots Coffee Shop is home to the purist’s holy grail for that elusive perfect cup of coffee. It’s an unpretentious, authentic venue with a clear focus on providing the best coffee experience. Nestled on the terrace of the Pearls Shopping Centre in Umhlanga. The Shop offers a premium and traceable product that subscribes to all fair-trade principles. Sourced in Africa, the single- origin, exotic beans are roasted and packaged locally. A venture that began at the various markets is now satisfying a growing and discerning niche market.


Customers from surrounding businesses, corporates and holidaymakers are treated to different African single origins daily with nuances ranging from fruity to floral with berry undertones. There’s a tucked away mezzanine level lending itself to private meetings and some respite from the business of the Umhlanga village.


Locally sourced artisanal meals complete the offering – signature eggs Benedict/ arrabiata, gluten free breakfasts and daily baked breads and pastries complement the “feel good” Coffee experience.




Head northeast on N2. Use the middle lane to take exit 182 for M41 toward Umhlanga/Mount Edgecombe/Phoenix. Use the right 3 lanes to turn right onto M41 (signs for Umhlanga N). Take the Ridgeside Drive exit and continue on Umhlanga Rocks Drive/M12 towards Umhlanga. Use the middle lane to turn left onto Umhlanga Rocks Drive/M12. At the 1st traffic circle, take the 2nd exit and stay on Umhlanga Rocks Drive/M12. At the 2nd traffic circle, take the 3rd exit and stay on Umhlanga Rocks Drive/M12. Continue straight onto Lighthouse Road. Turn left onto Lagoon Drive and then turn right (Partial restricted usage road). African Roots Coffee will be on left at The Mall At Pearls of Umhlanga.


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The Pearls of Umhlanga, Shop 25
6 - 8 Lagoon Drive


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Food Served
Coffee ShopBreakfastContemporaryLight Meals
Average Price$$
Payment accepted
Trading Hours
Daily: 07:00 - 18:00
Take Out
Secure Parking
Child Friendly
Outside Seating
Outside Catering
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