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Not only do we roast coffee, but we also have a delicious drinks and treats menu. Ever tried our exclusive COOKIECCINO?
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Our singing barista keeps on winning hearts with his vibrant personality. Sorry ladies, he is now a married man! He was born in George and became part of the Root team in 2016. Everyone knows his favourite accessories are ‘on fleek’ sneakers and tracksuit pants. He loves to braai (and eat pies) but just keep any spiders, snakes or ‘creepy crawlies’ away from him. (He might have mentioned being pegged by an ostrich on a school trip… lets keep that between us)
“Basil Pesto” is always up for a laugh, and usually ends up in happy tears as a result. He enjoys his ‘potjieskos’ and loves stylish clothing brands, fragrances and sneakers. You will quickly find that frogs, chameleons and this Aliwal North guy simply don’t see eye to eye…especially not from heights either. If you need someone in your soccer team or a DJ at your party, he’s the man. A healthy ‘coffee bean packing’ competition every now and then is always near if he’s around.
This charming Krugersdorp lady is sure to make you feel right at home when you visit our shop at Paddagat. Dynamite comes in small packages they say! She is adventurous and loves to explore nature and do any outdoor activities, as long as it doesn’t include crocodiles. She gets slight separation anxiety if her earrings aren’t intact, but a bit of sushi with friends will soon fix that.
Our very own ‘Amla’ the bearded barista famously models on the Go George bus stops. This gentle giant from Middledrift simply loves his pizza and pastas but balances it out with some healthy soccer and cricket games every now and then. Once he wore new soccer boots to a match, but it was too uncomfortable and he chose to play barefoot (to the amusement of the bystanders). Life is fun and games with this guy, as long as snakes are excluded.
It’s a bird,…or a plane… or wait, its Dez on the Go George bus stops! This mellow man from Queenstown can make conversation all day long, and his clients just love him. Remembering names is tough, but if he calls you by a different name, please just play along. He doesn’t really like cats too much, but give him his TV and add some “braai” meat to the mix, and he’s happy! He loves to watch (and play) soccer, especially if his team pulled through.
When you walk into Root and the first thing you see is a smiling barista, that’s when you’ve met Thabo. This friendly local guy doesn’t stand back for long distance running and loves both ‘braaivleis’ and dumplings. When asked if he was afraid of something, he answered: “Heights… I don’t do them at all!” He does however “do” earings and loves to be connected (live without a cellphone…no way!) Most embarrassing moment: When he fell with a full tray of drinks.