Umhlanga is a vibrant, growing city. Just count all the cranes active at one time and you’ll see the growth! Umhlanga Tourism recently ran an article on co-working spaces and how they are catching on. Another one of these spaces is the Homebru Graft Café. On first glance Homebru is a trendy coffee shop with writing on the walls, tall stools on which to sit, and an outside eating area, situated in the Beacon Rock Centre in Lighthouse Road. (Turn north at the Mini dealership and you’ll see Homebru on the left-hand side).
But it’s much more than that. Behind the funky exterior is a modern-design co-working space that offers a boardroom for 10, a meeting room for six, ten individual workstations and fast Wi-Fi. Creatives dabbing away at laptops work there alongside other creatives, enjoying aircon and the use of whiteboards and Apple TV.
Homebru Graft Café also offers a print facility (A4 to A0). Booking of workspaces can be done online (https://homebru.co/) and prices include coffee (bonus!).
In addition to offering a co-work space, Homebru Graft Café is also eco-conscious, which is another subject Umhlanga Tourism has covered recently. Carla Ziady, who can be seen chatting to customers at the front of the house, is particularly passionate about this topic. She pointed out that paper straws only are offered (yay) and that Homebru’s food packaging is not only biodegradable but also compostable. (It’s made from corn-starch/sugar cane).
So, pop along to Homebru Graft Café in Umhlanga, enjoy a coffee, book a workspace and eat a sandwich knowing that what you throw away will biodegrade quickly!