Good reviews on Starbucks' opening night in SA

Some Joburgers got a taste of the coffee house giant's products on Wednesday.

The Starbucks coffee logo at the launch of its first South African branch in Rosebank, Johannesburg, on 20 April 2016. Picture: Reinart Toerien/EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - Taste Holdings has finally opened up its first Starbucks store in Johannesburg this morning.

While the rest of the public has been queuing since the early hours of the morning, some Joburgers and celebrities got a taste of the Rosebank restaurant's offerings last night.

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Sowetan entertainment editor Lesley Mofokeng says he is excited about the coffee giant's move to SA.

"I think it has brought my little piece of New York to Johannesburg. If the offering is the same as what you see in New York and London, wth the Wi-Fi and the kind of laid back grab some coffee and do some work environment, it will inject some excitement to people who want to come to Johannesburg."

Music producer Zakes Bantwini, who has had his fair share of Starbucks coffees, says the quick service is something worth looking forward to.

"It's so quick, you order and in no time you receive your order. I think more than anything they are selling time. "

Taste Holding says while the aim is to create a communal space, the coffee shop will hopefully include a drive-through as part of the quick service.

The company says the market has the capacity for a 150 stores across the country.