Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

Johannesburg

I Love Cup Cake
The name says it all here, where cupcake culture abounds and calories aren't there to be counted.
Red Mango
Health freaks come for their fix of yoghurts, smoothies and juices at Red Mango, though more filling sandwiches are on offer for those craving carbs.
Vida E
Starbucks comes to South Africa without the steep prices. Don't forget to tip.
The Birdcage
A deli-style café doesn't have to be run-of-the-mill, as The Birdcage proves with its eclectic décor and belt-busting menu.
Moemas Postma
Ladies-and-ladies that lunch love to do so at Moemas Postma, a five-table café-cum-bakery that proves once and for all that size really doesn't matter.
Espresso Cafe
Though a laid-back cafe rather than a bar, Espresso is the place to be to enjoy a few beers and settle in for chilled out afternoon or evening...
Tashas
Focusing on what's important in life - food and piled-high plates of the stuff - Tasha's doesn't underestimate the power of simplicity with affordable snacks and innovative style all under one roof.
Contessa Tea Shop
A cup of tea is Britain's answer to everything - a sentiment echoed here at Contessa, offering over 60 different types of tea from around the world. Beats expensive therapy any day.
Bella
Freshly-made sandwiches and pies are the order of the day in this gourmet take on a casual café.
Salvation Cafe
A charming, neighbourhood cafe formed with 'the soul of good food' in mind.
Life
Death by design seems to be the motto at Life, a design-savvy deli offering weary shoppers fuel amidst stylish surroundings.
Steffanie’s
Steffanie isn't just a lady, she's also the name of one of the most popular places to refuel in town. Perfect for pre- or post-shopping.
Annica’s Deli
Sweet-toothed foodies will fall head over hills for this precious patisserie, offering cakes in every fabulous form and flavour.
Wild Olive
There's nothing quite like home-cooked food, which is why this deli offers it by the plate-load to ravenous locals.
Junipa’s Cafe
A garage sale has never been taken so literally as it has at Junipa, a deli that started life in a garage some 12 years ago to become the best in all of Jo'burg.
Andiccio 24
Perfect for those late-night munchies, Andiccio 26 is where the after-party's at. Delivery also available for those who can't walk in a straight line.
Chocodore
Chocoholics congregate at Chocodore, where a love of the brown stuff is positively encouraged.
The Conservatory
Part of The Westcliff Hotel, The Conservatory is all about afternoon tea and light, airy spaces.

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