Restaurants in Johannesburg
Head to Joburg's liveliest lunch spot, and take in the scene over the thyme and white wine-infused chicken pot pie, made fresh on order and served with crisp fries.
Set beneath dramatic trumpet-shaped light fixtures, this sleek café and bar specializes in traditional South African cuisine.
Diners order sosaties (curried, skewered beef), braised springbok shank, and Ethiopian beef marinated in fenugreek, a clover-like herb, while taking in live African-influenced jazz and folk music.
For local Castle beer, pub grub, and the latest rugby scores, head to this casual bar where the multiple TVs are all tuned to sports channels. The fare includes homemade minced meat pies, bangers and mash, and of course, fish and chips.
This branch of the Cape Town–based, Portuguese-inspired coffee shop is a favorite among travelers.
A pocket-size café and bakery in upscale Parktown North. Photo-ready sweets like raspberry-coulis meringues and bread-and-butter pudding are the top sellers—but don’t skip the inventive salads, such as dill-infused couscous with butternut squash and caramelized onions.
From quick, take-out lattes and espressos to full sit-down meals, this bustling American-style café serves travelers around the clock.
This open, airy coffee and wine bar has striking floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the Terminal A runways. An array of hot and cold sandwiches, wraps, salads, and grilled dishes are served cafeteria style, to take out or enjoy (along with the view) at widely spaced chrome-and-wood tables.
The casual, antiques-filled Attic serves an eclectic menu (French guinea fowl risotto; Namibian mussels; Scottish salmon) inspired by the travels of globe-trotting owners Thom Hughes and Martin Jacoby.
Bakers work throughout the night at this airport outpost of Johannesburg’s favorite bakery and deli—the better to turn out piles of fresh breakfast chocolate, cheese, and cinnamon croissants.
The South African equivalent of Jamba Juice, Kauai makes more than a dozen different smoothies to order (like the Go-Goji, made with goji berries, pomegranate juice, strawberries, and bananas).