• If ever you find yourself travelling west along the R44 towards Riebeeck Kasteel, you’ll happen to spot what appears to be giant piles of out-of-place haystacks on the side of the road, in the middle of nowhere.

    A closer look and you’ll spot a little tuk-tuk coffee cart, braai stand and some tables and chairs between the hay.

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    You’ve just stumbled across Morale Coffee To Go, the Boland’s hidden gem, where you can get everything from coffee to frozen drinks, breakfast buns and Roosterkoek.

    Country vibes, great coffee and outrageous views

    Located by the wheat and canola fields between Wellington and Hermon, the giant hay bales create a true country vibe fit for its scenery.

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    The tented VIP coffee lounge and table and chair setting offer a gorgeous view of the fields and mountains as you quench your thirst with a superb cuppa.

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    The choice of drink is wider than coffee, tea or hot chocolate. Morale Coffee To Go also serves a selection of Freezo’s in flavours including mango, strawberry, passion fruit, coffee, chocolate and hazelnut. Served by friendly baristas, Clayton and Levi, with a side of sharp banter.

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    Don’t leave hungry 

    Besides serving refreshing drinks, Coffee To Go also cooks up a storm for breakfast and lunch. Get a breakfast bun stuffed with bacon, a fried egg and fried onions, or opt for a hot dog or ‘lekker’ boerie roll with red-onion-and-tomato relish.

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    If you’re in the mood for something a little more baked, the quirky coffee spot offers freshly-baked muffins, mini quiches, classic South African roosterkoeks and occasionally grapes or cherries too, depending on the season.

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    If you miss the big banner and signage next to the road, you’ll definitely want to make a U-turn. Coffee To Go is an idyllic road trip stop-off spot or the perfect excuse to leave the bustling city vibes behind for a little sweet escape.

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    The details

    • Location: R44 between Hermon and Wellington
    • Operating Times: Monday to Sunday 7am to 4pm
    • Contact: 074 744 4120

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    Written by Tauhira Ajam for Cape {town} Etc.

    Feature image: @moralecoffeetogo / Instagram