Category Places

24 Hours at Pablo House

This hidden gem is about to become Joburg's most treasured not-so-secret locale. Pablo House, a boutique guest house, boasts the rarety of sweeping views of Johannesburg, elegant design and every creature comfort conceivable. The luxury retreat sits at Melville's highest point and is ideally located to the city centre, cultural hubs and the quaint surrounding suburbs.... Continue reading

The Fussy Vegan

Vegan food that's convenient, healthy and doesn't break the budget? Almost unheard of in Joburg! Until The Fussy Vegan opened a few months ago. Offering quick grab-n-go meals, sit down options and some deli-style items, it really means there's no excuse not to try adding some plant-based meals to your routine. When a scroll through Instagram showed... Continue reading

Razor Charlie

Razor Charlie is serving up Latin American street food, tequila and a whole lot of fun in the heart of Kramerville, Sandton. The new eatery has an outdoor cafe approach with touches of South American style and iconography. Razor Charlie takes over a spot in the same space that holds much loved Joburg gems like Amatuli,... Continue reading

La Boqueria

Looking for somewhere impressive to take your friends from out of town, potential in-laws or just your bestie? La Boqueria, a staggeringly beautiful Spanish restaurant with touches of global cuisine on the menu and a damn clever wine list, is the spot!  Make your reservation sooner rather later and soak in the friendly atmosphere at... Continue reading

BOLTON ROAD COLLECTION

Bolton Road Collection is an elegant, new(ish) restaurant and bar along Rosebank's vibrant art strip. The regeneration on the corner of Jan Smuts and Bolton together with Keyes Art Mile further north in Rosebank, is pretty exciting. The joint has beautiful decor, it's a huge airy space that has some intimate corners and nooks. A... Continue reading

MAVERICK AND JANE

Maverick and Jane make gourmet popcorn and slushies so good that they may have started South Africa's next gastronomic food trend. Taking the humble snack to artisanal heights with interesting flavours, the local brand brings a popcorn experience that's a first in the country. As someone who only reaches for the salt shaker and ignores flavoured powders,... Continue reading

Elemental Café

Elemental Café makes the kind of vegetarian and vegan food that will leave the most bacon obsessed of meat lovers impressed and satisified. A friend of mine suggested it recently and it's become one of my go-to neighbourhood spots. Elemental Café has a huge offering on its menu, including breakfast, lunch and snacks for in... Continue reading

GROVE GREEN CAFÉ

Being a blogger means you need to be up to date and go to newly opened places, right? Well technically yes. But sometimes I run behind. Going to The Grove Green Café was one of those times and I really wished I gone in when the café first opened. Quite simply because I’ve missed out… Continue reading

Paul’s Homemade Ice Cream Empire

Talk about a success story.   Paul’s Homemade Ice Cream is officially opened their second store this Sunday in The Zone, Rosebank. The store has been trading since mid December. You may have heard Paul’s story a few times, but if not here’s a quick recap. Or the quickest recap I can make of a… Continue reading

Cape Town Travels

It’s the last day on my holiday and I’m looking back on my incredible trip to Cape Town last December. My brother got married in a beautiful ceremony at Kirstenbosch Gardens Manor House, more on that in a future post, but it was a great excuse for a family getaway! Here are some of my highlights… Continue reading