Must-Try Joburg Restaurants
Have you heard? The self-proclaimed “Mexican appreciation society” has opened up shop in Melville. Yup. Now you can enjoy fish tacos, beef burritos and chicken fajitas with a shot of the bohemian Melville vibe… Just don’t tell any of the suburb’s residents that we called the neighbourhood “bohemian” – they don’t like it for some reason. Anyway. You can expect the same service, good food and wide selection of pure agave tequila at this branch of Perron. Hey, we can all do with a little bit more Mexican appreciation in our lives.
Details: 65 4th Ave, Melville, Johannesburg, 2109
Let’s take a trip to Illovo, where the foodies are all fashionably fit and sun kissed, as if they’ve just got back from a holiday in Bali. But we’ll leave the people watching for later and concentrate on Momo Soko for now, okay? Cool. At the helm of this Asian street food spectacle is Tim and Lawrence Lai who are well travelled and quite swifty in the kitchen. Momo Soko prides itself in pro-produced bao buns, sticky chicken kebabs and poke bowls (which are so vogue right now). There are three choices of poké bowls consisting of salmon alongside pickles, slaws, kale, veggies, seaweed and punchy dressings. Definitely a must-try for Joburg Restaurants.
Details: 198 Oxford Rd, Illovo, Sandton, 2196
That Spot On 4th
Somewhere in Parktown North is a brand spanking new restaurant breathing life into the area’s culinary scene. That Spot On 4th (yup, that’s what it’s called) is a cafe that offers in-house baked cakes, brownies and breads. We’re talking big breakfasts and light lunches, barista brewed coffee and takeaways so tasty that you end up nibbling half of it in the parking lot. Their hangover cure waffles are to die for and act as a crowd-puller of note. Topped with Spanish chorizo, caramelised onion, mozzarella cheese, roasted rosa tomatoes and a fried egg… Yeah, this one is for the serious folk. Check them out for sure.
Details: 17 4th Ave, Parktown North, Johannesburg, 2193
To add to the list of must-try Joburg Restaurants, Sticky Waffle serves light fluffy waffles that look and taste as if they’ve escaped from the pages of some fancy food magazine… Oh, and artisanal coffee – we can’t have waffles without coffee, now can we? Their waffles are freshly made using whole ingredients such as full cream milk, free range eggs and real butter. They serve their very own freshly ground blend of small batch roasted coffee beans. At the time of writing, Sticky Waffle has something called the “Five Buck Breakfast” which is a 17cm syrup-drenched waffle for only R5 (the catch is you need to buy something to drink in order to qualify for this deal… Which goes back to our point previously made: you can’t have waffles without a cuppa java).
Details: Grosvenor Crossing, Main Rd, Bryanston, Sandton
By Shawn Greyling