We know the morning rush is a drag. If you’re lucky enough to start every workday with a home-brewed cup of coffee and a newspaper in the comfort of your own kitchen, well, count your blessings. For the rest of us, the travel mug—or, worse yet, a paper cup—will have to suffice,capped off with a mad dash for the crowded R5. But there is a bright spot—six of them, actually—and they’re right on your way to the office.
Of course, you don’t have to ride the rails to savor the train station coffee stops pictured here—everyone’s invited. And the dedicated folks who run these very non-chain-like ventures would love nothing more than to see their business expand beyond rush hour, and to pass their days getting to know the locals. So consider this your formal introduction.