South African in Johannesburg

Sha'p! Braai Corner

This cooler-than-cool little braai stand probably has the cheapest food in trendy Maboneng, attracting both penny-pinching locals and thrifty visitors. Top marks go to the quirky setting – a converted shipping conta…
Ethiopian in Johannesburg

Little Addis Café

A great experience for gastronauts, this eatery is all about spicy doro wot (chicken stew), kitfo (mince meat) and tibs (fried meat and vegetables), served traditionally on plate-sized injera (sourdough pancakes), w…
South African in Johannesburg

Adega do Monge

A heaving, tastefully designed Luso–South African joint that’s close to Diamond Digger’s Lodge and draws in eastern suburbs locals and folks from further afield – bookings are highly advised. Portions are huge and s…
South African in Johannesburg

Goldmine Cafe

This favourite cafe on the ground floor of the Reef Hotel has a relaxed vibe and pleasingly kooky industrial interior. The visibly busy kitchen generates traditional meals without fanfare: stir-fried beef, pork ribs…
South African in Johannesburg


South Africa’s ‘chic-est’ chain restaurant is feeling a little tired but still draws the family crowd thanks to its great location, atmospheric decor and extensive menu.