Earlier today I was stuck at O.R. Thambo.
My flight was delayed, and I was kindly reassured that it wouldn’t be long. “The stoppage is merely due to the airport’s radar system being faulty.” Which is good to know, since I already have a MASSIVE fear of flying, so this little tidbit settled me down to a quiet nervous breakdown.
The solution to this crisis? What else but the sweet, warm embrace of a good cup of coffee. So, here were my choices: Mugg & Bean; Wimpy; Spur or Fournos.
It turns out that Fournos is actually half decent – considering that this is an airport, and anything travel related doesn’t usually equate to great coffee. The delivery is not at the standard of, say, Origins, but as far as the competition goes, Fournos rules the airport roost.
Their cappuccino is strong and hearty, with the right amount on top. Louis Janse van Rensburg, manager of the Johannesburg branch of World Wide Creative, was with me at the time. Between wolfing down the remains of the Fournos chicken tower sandwich (quite good I must add), he nodded approvingly at me after taking a swig.
I’m back in Cape Town now, safe and sound. The Fournos coffee was a nice interlude to a tough day, and will certainly be there next time I’m stuck in Jozi.
So, what’s the moral of this post?
Coffee is good for you.
Coffee rating out of 10: 8
Where: Bypass the Bean, and look next to Ocean Basket at O.R. Thambo Domestic Terminal
Price: Around R14