I can’t believe that before that, I didn’t even know it existed!
For those of you who haven’t been there yet, you have to go.
It’s an arty suburb with tons of great restaurants. You can spend a Saturday morning there browsing through boutiques and snacking on delicious food.
The busiest and most popular street is 4th Avenue.
My favourite hangouts are on this street.
1. Nice on Fourth
This is a quaint little bookshop that is also a restaurant. They do breakfasts and lunch. Everything is fresh and yummy. It’s owner run, and, as with most great restaurants, the owner is always there. They don’t do bookings and there is always a queue so go early on weekends.
Recommendations: their wheat free chocolate cake is to die for. They also do an “egg basket” where the basket is made of toast and the eggs fill it.
Get more info here
(I’m aiming to take my own pics at all these places but I’m still trying to get used to taking my camera wherever I go, so these pics are all pinched from the establishments’ websites)
2. Full Stop Cafe
They used to be on 4th Avenue, but have recently moved up the road to 7th Avenue. You can’t miss it.
I love the vibe here- people bring their dogs on a Sunday, and it’s very chilled and laid back.
I’m planning to have my bday lunch there- perfect spot to hang out on a sunny afternoon.
The food is continental/ cafe style- you’re not going to get gourmet food but there will be something on the menu to suit everyone’s taste.
You can find more info here
They’ve been on Top Billing and have been featured in many magazines. They are a small “gourmet” bakery (think R20 doughnuts, R38 tartlets) and are open during the day.
Lovely spot to chill with the girls, although your “view” is a parkade.. but hey, we live in JHB so we can’t expect much more.
Go to http://www.moemas.co.za/