In December 2017 we left our home in Johannesburg, South Africa and relocated to Jacksonville Beach.
By early 2019 we had decided that what we really wanted was to own and operate our very own coffee shop and wine bar whilst showcasing some elements from our beautiful country.
We imagined a cozy little spot where we ourselves would want to enjoy a cup of coffee or a glass of wine whilst catching up on work or to meet up with friends and colleagues.
The kind of spot with an atmosphere where you would always feel welcome.
And that’s when the dream of Round Bird coffee shop began.
Of course, Round Bird coffee shop is also about sharing a little bit of home with you.
A touch of South Africa, right here in Jacksonville.
We serve South African hand held meat pies, specialized tea, and of course South African wine.
We hope you enjoy our small slice of Mzansi.
'Mzansi': an informal name for South Africa
The Helmeted Guinea Fowl is a raucous, plump, ground-dwelling bird that often forms moderate-sized flocks, and are a familiar sight in suburban parks and gardens throughout Southern Africa.
Affectionately referred to as Round Birds by the South African owners, these gregarious and quirky birds are easily recognised by their relatively large size, and round, dark grey bodies with white speckles. They have featherless, helmet-like, small heads, which are blue and red in color, short, rounded wings and short tail feathers.
A gregarious species, the Helmeted Guinea fowl are chatterboxes-they talk all of the time.
Guineafowl make a variety of loud ratcheting calls, as well as a repeated “wick, wick-wick” that rises to an impressive crescendo, especially at dawn and dusk.
The guineafowl forages twice each day, once at dawn and once in the afternoon. Departing from home base, the flock proceeds single file toward a watering hole for a communal drink. After a drink, the guineafowl sweep the savannah. Walking shoulder to shoulder; they patrol the tall grasses and peck at the ground, randomly picking up food.
They prefer to walk rather than fly and can walk 6 miles or more day in search of food
supporting small business
One of our goals, right from the beginning, was to collaborate with and support other local and small business.
Because we know how tough it is out there and also because we know there is quality in dealing with small
business, a general level of attention to detail, care and pride in the product, and a generosity in offering assistance and advice that is largely lacking from corporate.
Not only do we offer you a wide range of quality products sourced from a number of small and local business, businesses, but we also regularly host events in which we partner with local establishments.
By supporting us, you are helping support others.