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Mangrove Keeps The Spirit Of Braamfontein Alive

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Mangrove is the perfect spot to bring your friends and family for a day or night out in the city. 

Mangrove on 2 De Beer quickly earned its spot as one of the top places to visit in Braamfontein. Situated right next door to the Wing Republic, and some of the best restaurants in Braamfontein, the café, restaurant, and bar is a space open to everyone. “It's for the people of Braamfontein, travelers, creatives, activists, artists and entrepreneurs”. 

Mangrove prides itself in bringing a community of people through food, music and art. The place is known for hosting live shows, dinner parties, film screenings and art exhibitions. Mangrove has seen live performances from The Muffinz and Zoe Modiga. The venue recently hosted the FelaNation music event as a tribute to the legendary Fela Kuti. Check out their upcoming events online on their website. 


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What to Eat

Their menu has everything your taste buds will appreciate. Their food options are vegetarian friendly. Whether you are in a mood for a shakshuka, egg benedict, muffins or pancakes for breakfast, Mangrove has got you. Their signature breakfast includes the “Hangover Mzala” made with ciabatta loaf filled with spicy mince, cheese, eggs, topped with avo puree and salsa.

Lunch is served between 12 pm and 5 pm. Enjoy a roti wrap, the Soweto Baby Kota, chickpea and butternut curry, pasta, ribs, steak and chips, burgers, hearty chicken stew, and a whole lot more for lunch. Enjoy food platters for 4 persons from R380. Hop in Mangrove with a rumbling tummy! Finish off your meal with a bowl of vanilla ice cream with a shot of espresso or a chocolate moose


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The dinner menu is a feast not to be missed. Enjoy mussels, meatballs and grilled prawns for Starters. Mains at the dinner table include beef stew, seafood pasta, Mozambican style grilled chicken, gourmet burgers and oxtail served with creamy samp.

The drinks menu is a variety of everything from milkshakes, shooters, ciders, tea, smoothies, ice coffee, beer, MCC, wine and even non-alcoholic cocktails. Bring your tribe and enjoy a meal at the centre table. Art thrives at Mangrove, enjoy your meals and drinks while overlooked by a huge portrait of Nina Simone and Thomas Sankara on the wall. 


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Where Is It

Mangrove is at Corner Smit Street, 2 De Beer street, Braamfontein, Johannesburg

When Is It

Monday to Thursday: 8am - 10pm

Friday to Saturday: 8am - 11pm

Sunday: 9am - 8pm

Mangrove is also open for bookings for 6 - 100 people. Email [email protected] to book for your meetings, private parties and more.

What to Expect  

Mogodu Mondays with Mogudu served from 3pm

Karaoke Night every Tuesday from 8pm to 10pm

Friday Five live music and DJs from 5pm - 11pm

Backstoep Sundays with bottomless bubbles from 1pm to 3pm

Sunday Bike Ride on Sunday mornings 

For More Information

To get more information on Mangrove, visit their website at or call them at 073 667 9509. Email them at for bookings.

Don't forget to follow them on their Instagram page for all updates.


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