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Food and restaurants in Johannesburg

Top restaurants

African Restaurant
“Great place for a walk, around the historic zoo lake, enjoy dinner at Moyo in the park, after a sunset stroll”
  • 62 locals recommend
Jazz Club
“A live music venue with shows 4 nights a week. The food is overpriced and not very good; eat before you go and stick with drinks and music. ”
  • 34 locals recommend
African Restaurant
“One of the best restaurants we have in Johannesburg with sensational views. Be sure to book in advance as this place is usually booked out for weeks. A perfect place to watch the sun go down and enjoy the incredible views of the Jhb skyline. ”
  • 25 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
“The Whippet serves the best early breakfast and lunches. Not open for dinner.”
  • 22 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Argentinian style steaks. Great food, lovely outdoor area, excellent service .”
  • 20 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
“Pata Pata is local café that serves a traditional African inspired cuisine. Their menu offers simple meals like burgers, wraps, salads and signature dishes including stuffed chicken breast, lamb shank, oxtail stew and crocodile wors. The restaurant is known for their live entertainment too with a regular live jazz tunes, making it a great spot for a chilled night out with friends.”
  • 26 locals recommend
Restaurant
“On the weekends the space is transformed into a sunset drinks venue. During the week it’s a restaurant. Plants are everywhere & you would never say you are in the city ”
  • 23 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Fun restaurant and bar with great marrow bones and pap and other fun menu items”
  • 18 locals recommend

Cafes

Coffee Shop
“The Whippet serves the best early breakfast and lunches. Not open for dinner.”
  • 22 locals recommend
Restaurant
“On the weekends the space is transformed into a sunset drinks venue. During the week it’s a restaurant. Plants are everywhere & you would never say you are in the city ”
  • 23 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Fun restaurant and bar with great marrow bones and pap and other fun menu items”
  • 18 locals recommend
Café
“Great food Fantastic atmosphere European "sidewalk cafe" vibe CASH ONLY though ”
  • 19 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
  • 6 locals recommend
Arts & Crafts Store
“Great boutiques ,local designers and interesting food , beer garden , sometimes live music”
  • 16 locals recommend
Arts & Crafts Store
“This buzzing centre offers great food and drink, local retail and boutique-style stores. ”
  • 16 locals recommend
Café
“A very popular bistro and coffee place. A meeting place for cyclists and runners. Offers banting. Also a popular workspace”
  • 21 locals recommend

Bakeries

Bakery
“It has a lovely shady outdoor courtyard and bakes bread and other delicious goods on the premises.”
  • 21 locals recommend
Bakery
“The coffee here is great and the home made freshly baked croissants melt in your mouth goodness.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Café
“What a landmark! Ask them but I think they have been going 50 years....? ”
  • 12 locals recommend
Bakery
“The jewel of Blairgowrie. A French patisserie that makes the best croissants, sweet treats and baguettes. Great coffee too and you can sit down to eat and drink. Definitely worth an indulgent stop.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Bakery
“Free wifi. Good coffee. Fantastic to sit in the courtyard. Visit the little shops around the courtyard, and the antique/collectables shop. Fresh baked goods to eat in, or take home. Have the Chickpea Fritters! NOTE: name recently changed to "The Factory Cafe" but same menu.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Bakery
  • 3 locals recommend
Bakery
“They make the most delicious and fresh variety of bread, pastries, pies, biscuits you name it. A great time to go is lunch time because then everything is extra fresh out of the oven and you still stand a chance of getting all the good things. What are we saying...it's all good!”
  • 3 locals recommend
Bakery
“A local favourite to grab breads and/pastries and cakes. Great for a sit-down breakfast or lunch as well. They make great sandwiches with the bread and fillings of your choice for sit-down or takeaway. They also sell a selection of products, like coffees, cheeses, juices, tapas, meats. Also great for a takeaway ice cream on a hot day.”
  • 2 locals recommend