The Roast Republic was founded back in 2013. The vision of the brand has always been to uplift and enable through a sustainable business model. They started out by initially roasting and distributing coffee beans and giving 50% of their profit towards educational development. Thereafter they opened the first café in 2014 to create employment opportunities. They currently run and operate three cafes - the incubator shop being the ‘headquarters’, the shop @ 1 Bompas Road the blueprint for the future “lite” version cafe, and their very first container shop in Parktown North as the pilot for our “social franchise” shops to come.