Tagged : Places to eat in Johannesburg
SATURDAY 17 AUGUST, 2013 / COMMENTS 
From the people that brought Cnr Cafe to Craighall park now bring The Wolfpack to Parkhurst. A brand new bar serving craft beer on tap and incredible gourmet burgers. We headed down on opening night to be the first to give it a try and they did not disappoint! It was completely packed with people. The beers and burgers were flowing and the vibe was awesome.
They have a nice range of delicious burgers to choose from that go for between R65 - R90 (including a side dish). We went with a group and tried a few different things. I loved the interesting side dishes like Polenta chips and apple/cucumber salad that come in a little cone on your board. The presentation was beautiful and everything tasted amazing.
Craft beers are at normal craft beer prices, wines and champagne from R23 and R36 per glass. They also have quite an extensive cocktail menu with cocktails from R40/45.
I loved the interiors, they've done everything so beautifully and it'll hopefully set the bar pretty high for future restaurants in Parkhurst.
Overall the service was great, the food was amazing. The only problem will be getting a table! From what i've heard it's completely booked out this weekend, but I think you could pop in for a take away.
Find them at 21 4th Ave, Parkhurst.
011 447 7705
TUESDAY 16 APRIL, 2013 / COMMENTS 
is Beefcakes in my opinion*
Where else in Joburg do you get to drink an endless variety of pink drinks, play bingo, daaance and get to eat a proper burger while doing it? I had dinner there a few weeks ago with a few lovely local bloggers and had such a good time. I don't know if any of you remember the movie Pleasantville (?) but I felt like I was in the Pleasantville diner.. where all the cool 50's kids hang out on a friday night, drink bubblegum milkshakes and eat hamburgers.
We went on a tuesday night, which is bingo night, hosted by Molly. We tried our best to win but think we were slightly pre-occupied with our Watermelon cosmos and Lemon drop Martini's.
Later on in the evening they brought out these (above)... which are deep fried twinkie's and banana spring rolls. Oh. my. word. You have to try these at least once in your life. They will change you. (Also if you wanted to know... the burger I ordered above is a Beach Boy which is also delicious).
Find Beefcakes at Illovo Muse.
198 Oxford Rd, Illovo.
They're open Tues - Sun. Be sure to book a table for dinner!
FRIDAY 11 JANUARY, 2013 / COMMENTS 
The Whippet has finally opened up properly in Linden, so we went over there today to say hi and try it out.
It's a really lovely space, light and airy, nice exposed brick and beautiful light fixtures. It was too hot for coffee so we tried out their special iced tea (which they make on site). They let us smell all the different flavours, and showed us how they brew and serve it. I think the winner here is the Pineapple and Ginger (served in a Consol jar). Perfect for these scorching Joburg days.
For lunch Dylan had The Whippet burger and I had this amazing cous cous salad (the name escapes me). Both were delicious, fresh and very fairly priced. They have a nice menu, full of some nice different options.
While we were there almost everyone around us ordered the milk tart (above), so we figured it must be good and got one to share.
It was the BEST milktart i've ever had. I'm not lying. It was heavenly. Try it and tell me i'm wrong! ; )
Us Joburgers crave beautiful new spaces like this, so I have no doubt The Whippet is going to thrive. Find them on 7th street in Linden.
Right up the road we discovered The Palm trading house, (at the first robots going towards Cresta on 7th). A real treasure trove full of beautiful vintage and art deco things. How awesome is that chair below?
It's not exactly a bargain bin, things are pretty pricey but if you're looking for a beautiful piece of period furniture for your house this is a good place to look.
FRIDAY 19 OCTOBER, 2012 / COMMENTS 
Possums is a sweet little bistro in Parkhurst. A great place to sit outside on warm summer evenings with a bottle of wine, and one of their delicious platters.
Keep an eye out for their art exhibitions, jazz evenings and vintage days.
MONDAY 28 MAY, 2012 / COMMENTS 
This weekend I was invited to try out the lovely Voodoo Lily Cafe by Heidi & Beth. It's a wonderful hidden gem in the suburb of Birdhaven (right by Illovo), Johannesburg. We headed down there for a lazy Sunday breakfast and were welcomed by such an awesome atmosphere. The customers were pouring in, soaking up the sunlight, the coffee was brewing, the delicious meals were coming out every 5 minutes... It felt like the weekend.
The shop is a beautiful light clean space, full of a lot of interesting and delicious organic and fair-trade things to buy, and delicious freshly baked goods to consume and take away.
Very delicious and interesting combinations. We had the most incredible French toast, and poached eggs (they're hiding under the salsa).
Below some of the nice things they have for sale, we indulged in Brie, Rose & Pistachio marshmellows and some Fine & Raw Chilli chocolate.
Another thing about this cafe which is so striking is firstly how passionate they are about organic, locally sourced products, and secondly how much they give back to the community. Below you can see what they're involved in, and besides these they also empower their employees to achieve their dreams (see the glass jars).
Meet the lovely owner Beth, who was greeted by name by regulars and is an all around nice person!
There are so many delicious things on their menu, I can't wait to go back and try everything. See their opening hours below.
Cnr St Andrew street & Wrenrose ave, Birdhaven (opposite Wanderers Planet Fitness)
TUESDAY 30 APRIL, 2013 / COMMENTS 
After a meeting in the CBD this morning Dylan and I went to have quick bite and coffee at the new eatery in Braamfontein called Daleahs. It's lovely spot with delicious food, good coffee in pretty, transparent cups and an all around nice atmosphere. I just had croissant but Dylan had the beef sliders which were amazing, and so fairly priced. Dylan also tried the Greek coffee which was a really authentic experience, served with a shot of sparkling water and a sweet preserved fig.
They're in the bright green building just off Juta street (opposite Post). :)
(I recommend sitting outside in the little courtyard, it's really nice).
MONDAY 4 MARCH, 2013 / COMMENTS 
There is an awesome (pretty new) Italian lunch spot that has recently started popping up every Tuesday at the Rosebank fire station from 12 - 2. I went last week around 12:30 and it was PACKED! You pay R45 for a take away box and then you get to fill it with all sorts of delicious Italian dishes from their harvest table.
We tried almost everything, but while we were there they kept on bringing out more and more dishes!
It is run by a couple of authentic Italian families and they all make a dish or two of something delicious. It's also a great place to learn a few Italian phrases (which will come in handy for our Italy trip in July!).
If you're bored of your usual lunch/take away and work near Rosebank it's definitely worth the visit - parking is a bit of nightmare so come on your vespa or car pool!
FRIDAY 11 JANUARY, 2013 / COMMENTS 
If you're seeking out a really good steak i'd definitely recommend a visit to The Squires Loft. We went there on Tuesday for our anniversary dinner and were both really impressed. The wine, the food and the service were all excellent.
(It was also a nice evening to walk down to 4th avenue and take some pictures in the street apparently - don't know why I look so proud of my pasty legs)
Moving on. We had the Haloumi and Watermelon starter which was delicious and generous, definitely big enough to share. For mains I had The Supreme which was the most delicious fillet stuffed with mushrooms. Dylan had one of their signature steaks - The Biltong and Avo which was also really good (like a really nice South African surprise in your mouth).
We somehow made room desert and tried their cheesecake, which was one of the most delicious cheesecakes i've ever eaten at a restaurant.
All in all a good experience.
It's in the new (clock tower?) centre on 4th Avenue in Parkhurst.
THURSDAY 20 SEPTEMBER, 2012 / COMMENTS 
Last night Dylan and I went to try out Foundry, the newest addition to the Parktown North neighborhood restaurants. The cafe has a very nice feel, very open and light with the most beautiful wooden ceilings. It seems like their main thing is roasts, craft beer and good wine.
We sat outside and snacked on charcuterie, cheese and wine, and Dylan ordered the trio of sausages with homemade gnocchi which was really delicious.
We had the rose water sorbet for dessert. Quite icy for sorbet but quite a nice flavour.
Give it a try and let me know what you think : )
If you're going for dinner it's probably best to book.
Foundry Kitchen Roastworks Craft Beer Parktown Quarter, 3rd Avenue, Parktown North +27(0)11 447 5828