We started out coffee club with Gusto Cafeteria in Hatfield Street, Gardens. I've driven past the place a few times but never went inside. Mostly because it always looked close. Some browsing on the interwebs and I found out it closes at 15h30 but bonus it opens at 07h00. This is the perfect time for a pre-work coffee date because you don't have to rush off if you start work at 09h00.
Gusto is in a cute little courtyard and seems to be a favourite of the business peeps who work in the same building. It's also near a yoga studio so it explains all the women in stretchy pants. They also have a fab special where you can order any coffee and muffin for 20 ronds before 09h00. Sadly I was on a diet and missed out on the fresh muffins but they looked and smelled amazing.
The coffee was delicious (and organic) but the only fault I had was that I ordered a skinny latte but they brought me a skinny flat white. Yes I know, first world problems but there is a difference. I did like that they had fat-free milk which most places don't seem to stock. 2% is probably the reason my thighs are still huge ;) They also seem to have an amazing lunch menu which is updated daily on their FB page. On Wednesdays and Saturdays they have an organic produce market if you're keen to try it out.
117 Hatfield Street
Tel: 021 461 7868