The Reader’s Corner is a special little place tucked away in an unassuming spot in Morningside, Durban. Run by the lovely and incredibly friendly Ulli Starke, it’s a cozy spot perfect for cuddling up with a good book, good coffee and damn good freshly made pretzels. The sun-soaked corner with the comfy couch makes me want to bring all my cats and move right in.
The books are mostly new with a small section of pre-loved books, and a great selection of kids’ books. They have a Book Club some evenings and Story Time events for kids some Saturdays, keep an eye on their Instagram for details on when those are happening. Pretzels are available on Pretzel Thursday, vegan tarts on Tart Tuesdays, and great coffee, free wifi and good chats every day they’re open: Tuesday to Friday 8:30am to 2:30pm. They’re vegan friendly, so you can also get almond milk cappuccinos.
Find them at 43 Steele Road (off Windermere Rd).