Restaurant Posts
By Daryll Williams | November 19, 2019

Chapter 3: Casual Dining

The Course

This little, modern eatery has won a number of design awards and you can understand why: it’s gorgeous.

Why go?

Breakfasts are simple and stylish, with a focus on doing fewer items well.


a: Cnr Rivonia Rd &, West St, Sandton
t: +27 10 442 5967
h: Monday—Saturday: 10am‒10pm

Photograph: The Course


Tashas has successfully introduced a new, boutique café experience, which has a unique signature style and a point of differentiation from the existing, globalised, franchised model.

Why go?

The NYC-style breakfasts here include chilli eggs and hashbrowns, eggs Benedict and maple-bacon flapjacks.


a: Shop No. G28, The Zone, Oxford Rd, Rosebank
t: +27 11 447 7972
h: Monday—Saturday: 7am‒9pm, Sundays: 7.30am–6pm

Photograph: Est Est Alea

Dukes Burgers

The speciality is what the namesake suggests.

Why go?

Expect their signature Mielie Poppers, beef, lamb, ostrich, chicken, and veggie burgers, as well as a wide selection of wines, beers and more.


a: 5A 7th St, Melville
t: +27 72 733 5966
h: Sunday—Tuesday: 12pm‒9pm, Wednesday—Thursday: 11.45am–10pm, Friday—Saturday: 11.45am–10.30pm

Photograph: Dukes Burgers


If you’ve followed the city’s wave of craft foods, there is a slight chance you’re familiar with one of Parkhurst’s most admired hangouts. This spot defines the terms hipster and cool.

Why go?

The focus is on individuality and hospitality and doing things in an old school yet modern way.


a: 33 4th Ave & 13th Street, Parkhurst
t: +27 11 788 7111
h: Monday—Thursday: 7am‒10pm, Friday—Saturday : 8am‒5pm, Sundays: 7am‒9pm

Photograph: Craft


The Rocket concept is seeming simplicity, with African-minimalist décor, having the occasional flirt with ostentation.

Why go?

The cool, laid-back Haute, will virtually beg for long leisurely lunches on the deck, in the zen garden, or in the high ceilinged but warm restaurant, that will encourage the Jozi patrons to stay for the excellent tapas-style dinner.


a: 24, 4th Ave & 10th Street, Parkhurst
t: +27 11 880 6102
h: Monday—Friday: 11.30am‒10pm, Saturdays: 8.30am‒10pm, Sundays: 8.30am‒8pm

Photograph: Rockets

Urban Moyo

The menu is African at its cosmopolitan best, showcasing a multi-cultural melting pot of flavours. The coals prepare beautifully slow-cooked tagines and potjies, a selection of the finest meat, venison, chicken and seafood, as well as an assortment of bountiful platters, vibrant salads and contemporary sharing plates.

Why go?

Urban Moyo invites you to experience a fresh and vibrant take on live-fire cooking.


a: 24 Central 6 Gwen Lane &, Fredman Dr, Sandton
t: +27 11 326 5523
h: Monday—Thursday: 12am‒10pm, Friday 12pm–11pm, Saturday: 3pm–11pm

Photograph: Urban Moyo


This effortlessly cool bar, eatery and gallery is perfectly placed to fill a gap in the market in Braamfontein for a more mature and upmarket venue, with good food and cocktails on the menu, that appeals to the neighbourhood’s post-student, young professional crowd.

Why go?

The Pan-African and Mediterranean cuisine is ethically sourced and prepared.


a: 7 Reserve St, Braamfontein
t: +27 11 339 1647
h: Tuesdays: 12pm–6pm, Wednesdays: 10am–6pm, Thursday—Saturday: 10am‒11pm

Photograph: Artivist

Featured image credit: Valeria Boltneva

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