The Hidden Red Door

The Red Door Cafe opened its doors in January 2013. Starting out as nothing more than a corner coffee shop, this eclectic Edenvale eatery has grown into a neighbourhood favourite. However, you may have a hard time finding it. While it sits on the corner of a main street, The Red Door is well hidden. You may mistake it for a suburban home as you drive by. But, trust us, this is one Joburg cafe you won't want to pass by. Just keep an eye out for the tiny red motorcycle and you will know you have reached The Red Door.

The Red Door Cafe prides itself on being an alternative to restaurant franchises and takeout chains. It is Edenvale's answer to fast eating and impersonal service. This homely cafe features a warm fireplace, excellent Illy Arabica coffee and the freshest possible food. Their menu is also always changing according to seasonal ingredients, so you will never be bored. Following a Paleo, Banting or vegan diet? Not to worry, because The Red Door have introduced an array of scrumptious Paleo, Banting and vegan meals to the menu! However, you may kick that diet right out the window once you spot their famous pastries (nutella cruffins, almond and Ferrero Rocher croissants and delightful fudge), breads and cakes. Yum.

Red Door

Come and discover Edenvale's foodie Narnia behind the Red Door. It's another world all together. Throw in some free WIFI, and this corner coffee cafe is the closest thing to 'hip' in the suburb (well, besides the Kota Joe Roadhouse up the street). No more travelling hours to the northern side of Joburg - the East has its very own cool breakfast, brunch, coffee and cake spot.

The Tea Room

Looking for the perfect spot to host a baby shower, kitchen tea or birthday party? Look no further than the Red Door's private Tea Room. Seating up to 45 guests, this is the ideal place for a quaint gathering. There is no need to worry about catering either, as the Red Door offers tasty sweet or savoury platters. Think mini scones, muffins, sandwiches, quiche and even Banting friendly skewers. The Red Door will also help you decorate the Tea Room according to your desired theme. All you have to do is pitch up and have a good time!

The Tea Room

Let's travel to Havana!

The Red Door hosts Havana Nights on the last Friday of every month. Cuban sharing meals, cocktails and a whole bunch of fun is what you can expect. Blending Spanish, African, and Caribbean cuisines, Havana Nights are a taste sensation. Come and dance your stresses away to live music performances. There is also plenty to drink, so please make sure you have a lift home!

Keep an eye on their Facebook page for updates on Havana Nights events -

Red Door

Havana Nights

For more information

Visit their website for more information.

Details: 011 453 1926 | [email protected] | 26, 5th Avenue, Edenvale, Johannesburg.


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The Carnelian

About The Carnelian at The Rock

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The Carnelian

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