The Best Coffee Shops in Accra

Coffee maker © Jakob Montrasio / Flickr
Coffee maker © Jakob Montrasio / Flickr
Photo of Hakeem Adam
6 February 2017

No need to skip your coffee fix when you visit Ghana’s capital. Accra has a thriving cafe scene made up of locally-owned independent places to international chains. Besides the obvious beverage, these places also offer smoothies and even West African staple, jollof rice. So where does in find the good coffee shops in Accra?

Cafe Kwae

Cafe, Contemporary, Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten-free, Street Food, $$$
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A coffee table
A coffee table | © garann / Flickr

You won’t forget spending time at Cafe Kwae, not just because of the warm and cozy space it occupies in the gorgeous and imposing Airport One building or the simple yet awesome menu, but because of how warm and receptive it is. This wholly Ghanaina-owned and operated coffee shop is redefining how such spaces operate in Accra, with reliable Wi-Fi, good food and welcoming staff. Café Kwae is in Airport City, one of Accra’s plush commercial districts. Whether working alone or having a small group meeting, Café Kwae will definitely make you feel comfortable as you enjoy their awesome menus of salads, pastries and coffees.

Vida e Café

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Bosnian Coffee
Bosnian Coffee | © Michał Huniewicz / Flickr
South African coffee shop franchise Vide e Caffè has established a solid presence in Accra with four branches around the main business centres. Their signature red cafes have warm, modern feel with their minimal use of wood and bright coloured walls. Vida e Caffè provides a range of coffees, teas, yoghurt, freshly baked pastries and salads. Having multiple locations through the city all means that they are quite easy to reach, no mater which part of Accra you’re in.

Cafe Mondo

Cafe, Coffee Shop, Contemporary, Vegetarian, Fast Food, Coffee, Tea , Mediterranean, $$$
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Cafe Mondo, Accra
Cafe Mondo, Accra | Courtesy of Cafe Mondo, Accra

If you want a relaxed and low-key coffee shop experience then Cafe Mondo is the right place for you. Located in Labone, like many of Accra’s coffee shops, Cafe Mondo is a quiet cosy space where you can get work done outside the rush and stress of Accra. In addition to the core menu, they have more filling rice-based meals such as jollof rice. Cafe Mondo is a calm coffee shop where you can work with minimal distractions.

Second Cup

Cafe, Contemporary, Vegan, Gluten-free, Coffee, Vegetarian, $$$
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A cup of coffee
A cup of coffee | © Susanne Nilsson / Flickr

International coffee shop chain Second Cup recently launched in Accra and has gone on to establish a foothold in the industry. They are located at the Accra Mall and Achimota Retail Centre, making them quite convenient to reach for quick meetings. Second Cup provides excellent and affordable coffees but it’s their signature smoothies are that are the top seller. Second Cup is great for brunch or late afternoon meetings, however peak times like lunch time can get crowded. Nevertheless, it is slowly becoming one of the most popular coffee spots in the city simply because of the quality service and convenient locations.