8 African Coffee Shops That Could Compete With Starbucks

Written by Julia Austin

In 2015, Starbucks announced a partnership with one of Africa’s top food brand management groups, Taste Holdings, with the plan to open its first location in South Africa in 2016. Starbucks might be late to enter Southern Africa, but U.S. food as a whole is not, with KFC and McDonalds boasting hundreds of locations around the continent. For local businesses to compete, they need to be as fast, dependable and well branded as Starbucks or they need to offer something that outshines those qualities. Here are 8 African coffee shops that could give Starbucks a run for its money.