Trieste Café is one of the favorite hangout spots of the locals and is known for offering an array of Italian delicacies and refreshing beverages. This family-owned cafe specializes in heavenly hand-made gelatos made with the traditional gelato recipes and have been praised by all. Enjoy some classic gelato flavors like chocolate and vanilla or pamper yourself with their niche flavors like honey-malt cherry or others, you are in for a treat. For special occasions like birthdays or other celebrations you can choose their signature ice-cream cakes. In case you feel hungry, you can try from the delectable Paninis, sandwiches from their menu which are loved by all. Their warm hospitality and elegant interiors complemented with prompt service are just ideal for catching up with your friends.
Housed within the imposing Forum Homini Hotel at the sprawling Letamo Game Estate, Roots is a wonderful choice for a memorable dining experience in the heart of Johannesburg. Wooden-finish flooring, crystal-like booths and tables draped in black tablecloths complete a jovial ambiance at Roots. While it specializes in carefully crafted table d'hôte meals offered for dinner, lunch and breakfast, weekend lunches and brunches are also equally popular here. Wine tastings held on Fridays attract wine buffs, while gourmands hop in to relish a mix of cuisines like African, Asian and European. Chef Adriaan Maree has chalked out an intelligently priced bill of fare that does justice to diners' whims and budgets.
Experience a myriad of worldly flavors at this charming cafe-style restaurant located in Milpark. The food menu has no specific focus, with chef Claudia Giannoccaro taking inspiration from her travels around the globe, and offers a delightful choice of specialties. Honest food without pretense is the only theme to the menu. House favorites include 5 spice calamari, Thai Style Fish Cakes and Salvation Gourmet Beef Burger. There's a small selection for kids as well. Don't forget to check their daily specials. Their breakfast menu has loyal following with patrons who just can't seem to get enough of the perfectly poached eggs benedict. Bring the delicious treats to your party with the catering service on offer. The restaurant can also be rented for private events. Check website for more.
The Radium Beer Hall in Orange Grove is a happening jazz bar and restaurant. The restaurant has live jazz bands playing on most days. The Radium is practically a tourist attraction and has a Joburg feel to it owing to its long history—it was started as a tearoom in 1929 and turned into a bar in 1944. The bar also serves snacks and spicy Portuguese food which you can enjoy on the long bar just like in the old days of mining!
The Brazen Head offers a unique dining experience in Johannesburg. The casual restaurant/pub blends the lively atmosphere and impeccable draft selection of a typical Irish pub with a South African spirit. The spacious restaurant opens up into a charming veranda with picnic seating and a private library where guests can browse that also hosts intimate musical performances by local artists. Sip on original concoctions like the Brazen Head Tropical Tonic or a classic with a twist like the bitter apricot whisky sour. Savor house specialties like the beef and Guinness pie or the balsamic marinated lamb chops and soak in the laid-back atmosphere. Come here on game night for heaped snack platters, pints of beer and to cheer on your favorite team. Kids are welcome during the day, and the restaurant offers a special kids menu as well.
Set in a charming old farmhouse, which has been converted into a thriving restaurant, Browns is tucked away in a tranquil garden, a stone's throw from the city hustle and bustle. The restaurant gives you the opportunity to dine amongst 45,000 bottles of wine in a cellar accommodating 40 diners in comfort or to enjoy the airy patio, if the weather permits. The menu includes shellfish, game and superb steaks.