Roving Bantu Kitchen

South African in Johannesburg

Image by Heather Mason Lonely Planet

Sifiso Ntuli is the genial patron of this great little spot keeping it real in Brixton. Bookings are essential and there's no written menu – instead the cook comes out to introduce the dishes of the day, which could include crispy light samosas, spicy chicken wings, a chicken curry or a beef stew.

On Sundays it often has live music: check its facebook page for details. Sifiso also runs guided walking tours (R350 including lunch) of Brixton and neighbouring Fietas, which start from the cafe.