Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth at Belle's Patisserie

Belle’s Patisserie, established in 2010, has humble beginnings. Having started in a home garage, the bakery provided exquisite patisserie items to a small market. Through consistent excellence and a commitment to customer service, the bakery grew in size and popularity, winning “Best Johannesburg Patisserie” for years in a row.

Owned and run exclusively by women, the award-winning Belle's Patisserie is a proudly South African company. It is no surprise that their most popular item is their iconic Rainbow Cake – it epitomises Belle's Patisserie's ethos, their staff and their much-loved clientele.

In line with their pursuit of excellence in both quality and customer service, Belle’s Patisserie has minimised presence in the retail space. Their belief is that they can better serve the needs of their clients with personal contact, and the majority of their business is conducted in this way.

Of course, for those who want a standard item, and who don’t need advice, they have simplified the process by partnering with Uber Eats and Mr Delivery. They also have a comprehensive online ordering facility through our website at www.bellespatisserie.co.za.

Simply put, Belle’s Patisserie is focused on bringing joy through cake, and their entire focus is on bringing a deliciously unparalleled taste experience to you. To see what decadent baked delights they have on offer – including specialty cakes, cupcakes, gift boxes and more – visit their website by clicking here.

Be sure to keep an eye on their Instagram and Facebook pages to see their latest specials.

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For More Information

For more information about Belle's Patisserie and the indulgent delights they have to offer, visit www.bellespatisserie.co.za.

You can also contact them via email on [email protected] or via WhatsApp on 082 944 4018.

Don't forget to follow them on Facebook and Instagram for the latest offers, news and information.

 

The Nut

What Is A Cronut?

This is a delicious croissant-meets-donut pastry delight. It is shaped like a normal donut, but made with croissant dough. The hype and origin of this yummy treat came from New York City.

The cronut is available in many forms; some have fillings, some are glazed and some are given a hug of yummy flavours and additions for garnish.

What Is A Donut?

A donut, or doughnut, is a ring-shaped, deep fried pastry. It can be served plain, sweet or dressed with other ingredients.

Now that we know how to tell them apart, let us check out some cool places in Johannesburg that will have you drooling over their creative and delicious work of culinary art.

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XO Patisserie

The XO Patisserie changed the game in the baking industry. Because of their creativity and innovation, they won the TIME Magazine’s Top Inventions of 2013.

The patisserie boasts cronuts that are to-die-for and have gone through great lengths to ensure that they give you variety, creativity and quality at its best. XO Patisserie serves up cronut milkshake options as well.

Their cronuts come in different options such as the simple glazed cronut, filled cronuts (think chocolate and custard) and cronuts topped with yummy treats.

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Tonka Bean Bakery

Tonka Bean is all about baked goods. They have a world of options which include both cronuts and donuts.

At Tonka Bean, you will be able to get the best of both worlds and more. The bakery's goods are very simple but the taste is out-of-this-world, with just the right amount of everything.

They use French methods to craft their yummy treats, creating treats that are simply divine.

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Dope Donuts

Dope Donuts are known for their extravagant delights and creative presentations. This spot is great for anyone who wants to indulge in a rich, sweet treat.

At Dope Donuts, you can order online and select all of the goodies you want to be delivered. Their minimum order is 12 donuts, so you can choose a variety of flavours to explore and enjoy.

Their donuts are the epitome of delicious and the texture is perfection in your mouth.

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Belle's Patisserie

Belle's Patisserie has a wide variety of bakery goods. It's no surprise to find both donuts and cronuts here.

This award-winning patisserie offers some of the best donuts around, and you can enjoy them at their signature styled stores with a lovely cup of tea. They offer a simple approach with these treats, simple and super yum!

What is your favourite, a donut or a cronut? Let us know in the comments section below. 

Blubird Shopping Centre is situated in Birnam and is one of the few shopping centres that offer quite a bit of diversity, allowing you to travel on a food journey across Asia, France, Italy and more.

The restaurants at Blubird Shopping Centre cater for different needs. You can get anything from snacks and meals to dinner and much more.

Let's explore where we can get something to eat.

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If your tummy's desire lies is France, then Belle's Patisserie is where you need to be.

They have some of the best baked goods that the city has to offer, giving you a wide range of baked French delights and breathtaking cakes.

Their cakes have a great texture, icing and unique touches. These unique cakes are certainly worth indulging in.

This is a great place to break away and enjoy a treat with a cup of tea. They also have great goodies for you to buy and take home.

Pizza Spots In Joburg

Col'Cacchio Pizzeria

Who doesn't want to travel to Italy, even if it's just for a day? Take a little detour at Col'Cacchio Pizzeria.

Nothing is as good as wood oven pizza, it just has an extra flavour that you can't really put your finger on. It's called 'get in my belly'.

This restaurant specialises in some of the best pizza in the city. But their generous menu includes other delicious meals for you to enjoy.

Yamada Sushi

If you are craving some Asian flavour, then Yamada Sushi is the spot for you.

Yamada Sushi offers generous portions and delicious flavours to accompany a beautiful journey of flavour.

Here, you can eat more than just sushi. Instead, you can explore a bit of this and that from their many options.

Cafe Simo

Cafe Simo

Cafe Simo is one of the best places to enjoy a good meal with a round of drinks.

This cafe has a wide variety on their menu, so you can choose anything from pastries to a fulling lunch. If you're feeling adventurous, you can try out a bit of everything from their range of light meals.

There you have it, folks. A bird's eye view of where and what to eat at Bluebird Shopping Centre.

Belle's Patisserie

Belle's Patisserie specialises in an assortment of gorgeous, luxury cakes and cupcakes. Their colourful rainbow cake is a favourite among patrons. But their Ferrero Rocher Cake is what keeps chocoholics coming back for more. Think soft chocolate sponges, sweet icing and a scattering of hazelnuts. If you prefer a higher icing to cake ratio, try one of their tempting chocolate cupcakes.

Contact details: Belle's Patisserie | 082 968 5389 | 116 Sandton Dr, Sandhurst, Sandton | [email protected] | https://www.facebook.com/BellesPatisserie

The Fat Zebra

This trendy Linden eatery serves up scrumptious cuisine for any time of day, including dessert. Their fantastically rich and decadent Chocolate Torte is the best in Linden. This chocolaty treat is crafted with less flour and sugar than traditional cakes. Instead, it's made with quality eggs, chocolate and fine techniques, resulting in a dark treat dusted with icing sugar and succulent grapes.

Contact details: The Fat Zebra | 067 403 1896 | 71 7th Street, Linden, Randburg | [email protected]http://www.thefatzebra.co.za

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Melt Chocolate

Melt Chocolate, or Melt Chocolaterie, is a chocolate lover's dream. Their menu offers up a selection of chocolate confectionery from waffles and cakes to fondue and truffles. Their lavish cakes are available in a selection of flavours including chocolate chip, vegan chocolate and chocolate cookie dough cake, among the many others. All of these are simply superb.

Contact details: Melt Chocolate | 011 463 1578 | Nicolway Shopping Centre, William Nicol Dr, Bryanston | [email protected] | https://meltchocolates.co.za

Nice on 4th

This Parkhurst establishment is famous for their breakfast baskets. But what they should be famous for, in our opinion, is their delectable cakes. Their Belgium Chocolate Cake has been described as the ultimate chocolate cake by regulars. We recommend pairing this with their excellent cappuccino, for a bitter sweet finish.

Contact details: Nice on 4th | 011 788 6286 | 37 4th Ave, Cnr 14th street, Parkhurst | [email protected] | http://niceon4th.co.za

La Tazzina

Whether you want a slice of cake for a teatime treat, or are searching for an extravagant cake to wow guests at an event, La Tazzina is your go-to. The eatery offers decadent cake slices in an assortment of flavours, while The Cakery creates masterpieces for the masses. Their chocolate treats, which are all mouthwatering, include the Moist Choc Slice and luxurious Nutella.

Contact details: La Tazzina | 011 454 4334 | Cnr Of 1st Ave & Amelia St, Edenvale | [email protected] | https://www.facebook.com/latazzinacafe/

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Walnut Grove

One can hardly walk past this eatery without ogling and drooling at their magnificent cake displays. The Rainbow Cake instantly catches the eye with the vibrant assortment of colours. But we implore you to look past this show piece in favour of the chocolate offerings. You won't regret it, we promise. Their Raffaelo Coconut & White Chocolate Cake with a moist sponge, yummy icing, coconut and Raffaelo balls, is a definite winner.

Contact details: Walnut Grove | 011 783 6111 | Shop B38, Sandton City, Cnr 5th Street & Rivonia Road | [email protected] | https://walnutgrove.co.za

Paul

This French patisserie has opened up shop in many countries around the world, including Europe, USA and Asia. Now, they call the Melrose Arch precinct home. They are renown for their French pastries, especially the macarons, eclairs and tartlets. But they also serve up a luscious and sinful chocolate cake. The Moelleux au chocolat will delight any chocolate lover's palate.

Contact details: Paul | 010 020 300 | Shop 010I3, Corner The High Street & Crescent Drive, Melrose Arch | [email protected] | https://www.facebook.com/paul1889.southafrica/

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If you're ever at the Blubird Shopping Centre do yourself a favour and stop by Belle's Patisserie's oh-so-beautiful concept store. You'll find all the decadent desserts, pastries, cakes and other baked goodies they are famous for, such as candy-coloured macaroons, almond croissants and French apple tarts, as well as something savoury at their deli like gourmet sandwiches, salads, artisan bread and bagels. There's even a menu for the health-conscious among us with paleo, banting and low-GI options.

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Planning a Party?

Why not let Belle's Patisserie do the catering at your celebration? Their birthday cakes are legendary and they also do gourmet platters of finger foods (plus a skinny version, ladies!). Belle's will take the pressure off you so you can do the hosting. Whether an intimate dinner, big bash, corporate event or wedding, Belle's does it all and with style.

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For More Information

Call 082 968 5389, email [email protected] or click here.

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Belle's Patisserie Blubids Has Had A Makeover!

If you're ever at the Blubird Shopping Centre, do yourself a favour and stop by Belle's Patisserie's brand-new and oh-so beautiful concept store! You'll find all the decadent desserts, pastries, cakes and other baked goodies they are famous for, such as candy-coloured macaroons, almond croissants and French apple tarts, as well as something savoury at their deli like gourmet sandwiches, salads, artisan bread and bagels. There's even a menu for the health-conscious among us with paleo, banting and low-GI options.

Belle's Patisserie

Planning a Party?

Why not let Belle's Patisserie do the catering at your celebration? Their birthday cakes are legendary and they also do gourmet platters of finger foods (plus a skinny version, ladies!). Belle's will take the pressure off you so you can do the hosting. Whether an intimate dinner, big bash, corporate event or wedding, Belle's does it all and with style.

Belle's Patisserie

For More Information

For more information about Belle's Patisserie Blubird (next to Checkers and Dischem), you can call them on 082 968 5389 email [email protected] or click here. 

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Belles Patisserie

Red velvet cake and cupcakes are signature treats at the elegant little spot that is Belle's Patisserie. What’s more is they even offer a “skinny” version for those who are watching their waistline, and we can assure you that they taste just as delectable as the real deal.

Contact details: 082 968 5389 | Facebook

Walnut Grove

A well-loved Sandton establishment, Walnut Grove is home to some of the very best bakes in our city – and their delicious, generous slices of red velvet cake are no exception. Accompanied by a tall chai latte, it’s the ultimate sweet tooth fix.

Contact details: 011 783 6111 | Shop B38, Sandton City, Cnr 5th Street and Rivonia Road | [email protected] | https://walnutgrove.co.za/

The Secret Tea Garden

The Secret Tea Garden offers diners a lovely, relaxed garden setting where they can tuck into a fresh slice of red velvet cake, perhaps with one of their perfect iced coffees on the side. It’s the perfect spot for girl time or a lengthy catch-up!

Contact details: 011 467 1191 | 16B Penguin Avenue, Norscot Manor Recreation Centre, Fourways, Sandton | [email protected] | https://www.secretteagarden.co.za/

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Fournos Bakery

From the minute you step inside Fournos Bakery, you’re sure to be mesmerised by all of the drool-worthy sweet treats on display, which can be pretty overwhelming. But let us assure you that you can never go wrong with their perfectly bite-sized dreamy red velvet cupcakes.

Contact details: 011 771 2500 | [email protected] | https://www.fournos.co.za/

Voodoo Lily Cafe

A cosy restaurant, Voodoo Lily Café is a great lunchtime option – especially when your meal is finished off on a sweet note with a slice of their freshly baked red velvet cake. We warn that the slices are rather generous, so you may want to share (or not!).

Contact details: 011 442 6965 | 64 St Andrew St, Birdhaven | [email protected] | Facebook

Royal Coffee Roasters 

For a decadent slice of red velvet cake paired with the perfect cup of coffee, head to Royal Coffee Roasters in Edenvale. If you're a lover of cream cheese icing, then this is the cake for you. Covered in generous lashings of icing with a subtle hint of lemon, this icing is good enough to eat with a spoon.

Contact details: 011 452 2751 | Stoneridge Centre, Cnr Modderfontein and Hereford Rd, Greenstone Park, Edenvale | [email protected] | https://www.royalcoffee.co.za/

The Patisserie

Tucked away in the Post Office Centre in Illovo, you’ll find a charming little spot by the name of The Patisserie. While all of their sweet treats are simply to-die-for, their red velvet cupcakes are one of the first things you’ll want to try. They’re ever so moreish. That’s all we’ll say.

Contact details: 011 268 0022 | Post Office Centre, 30 Rudd Rd, Illovo, Sandton | [email protected] | https://thepatisserie.co.za/

Vovo Telo

Most people associate Vovo Telo with quick breakfasts and great coffee, but our top reason to visit this little Lonehill establishment is for their red velvet cake and that only. Generously sized, each slice is a real treat, and best enjoyed with a frosty milkshake.

Contact details: 011 024 2233 | Lonehill Shopping Centre, 22 Lonehill Boulevard, Lonehill | [email protected] | http://vovotelo.co.za/

George's Bread And Co

There are few bakeries crafting confectionery as perfectly as George's Bread And Co. At George's everything is divine, from the cakes and tarts to the pies and bread. But we can't stop by without getting a red velvet cupcake. With light and airy cake topped with perfectly sweet cream cheese icing, this is an indulgence worth the extra calories.

Contact details: 010 110 7575 | Shop 7, Cnr Northrand and Rondebult Road, Jansen Park, Boksburg | [email protected] | https://gbco.co.za/

Châtea Gâteaux Patisserie

Yet another cake lover’s paradise on our list, Château Gâteaux Patisserie offers diners just about every cake under the sun. However, the best by far (in our opinion, at least) is their red velvet slice. They have a cute little cupcake version on offer, too, which are just as delectable.

Contact details: 031 569 6964 | [email protected] | https://www.chateaugateaux.co.za/

Where is your favourite place to get red velvet cake or cupcakes? Let us know in the comments section below!

Remember that our “Top Picks” are not paid for and are compiled at the discretion of the journalist. We only write about what we love.

Is there anything better on a mid-Saturday morning than a good plate of eggs Benedict and a refreshing Bloody Mary? We didn’t think so! Brunch is a saving grace – it doesn’t happen too early, it offers just the right amount of indulgence, and it’s a social event that almost everyone enjoys. We’ve rounded up our favourite go-to brunch spots in Jozi that are sure to satisfy nearly every craving in the book – happy feasting!

The Whippet Coffee

The well-loved spot that is The Whippet Coffee is one of our city’s trendiest brunch destinations. Visitors rave about their speciality teas and coffee and handcrafted foods – and for good reason! Let’s just say that we're yet to have a disappointing meal here. On the menu, you’ll find drool-worthy brunch options, including a Crispy Bacon Croissant, Breakfast Burrito, Eggs Benedict and Fresh Papaya Bowl. Accompany your dish of choice with their Wake Shake or Crème Brulee Latte and you’re all set for a downright delectable meal, which you can enjoy in the beautifully decorated indoor section or at a table under the trees outside. Just be sure to arrive extra early to secure yourself a table.

Where: 34 7th Street, Linden, Johannesburg.

Café de la Créme 

Our favourite brunch spot in Melville is Café de la Créme – by far. This French-styled bakery and cafe show off a light-meal menu offering bread, cakes, pastries, wraps, a variety of Turkish- and Greek-inspired sandwiches, moussaka and meat dishes for lunch and dinner. Set on the corner of 7th and 4th, this bakery is a great spot to indulge in a quick lunch or quiet coffee. One side of the restaurant serves amazing confectionery, while the other half is a tea room-style cafe.

 

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LEFT: The Summer Seed Scrambled at The Whippet Coffee. RIGHT: The Egg Basket at Nice on 4th.

Urban Angel Café 

Tucked away in a rather unassuming office park is a magical brunch spot that goes by the name of Urban Angel Café. Here, you’re spoilt for choice with a number of tantalising brunch options on the menu, including their Cauliflower Rosti, Eggs Benedict, Buttermilk Flapjacks served with raw honey and freshly baked banana bread served with mascarpone cream cheese icing. If you’re a juicing junkie, you’ll also be glad to know that their raw juices, as well as smoothies, are just as enjoyable as everything else. They offer up everything from an alkalising green juice to a classic beet juice. As far as the smoothies are concerned, the Raw Chocolate Smoothie is love at first sip.

Where: Boskruin Office Park, corner President Fouche Drive & Hawken Road, Boskruin, Johannesburg.

Nice on 4th

While the cutesy little spot that is Nice on 4th has lunch and dinner menus that are sure to wow you, what they’re best known for are their signature baskets, which make for the most delightful brunch. The most popular by far is the Egg Basket, which features two baskets made out of toast, which is then filled with poached eggs and crispy bacon and topped with a spicy tomato relish. Feel like really treating yourself? Then you may want to opt for the Salmon Basket instead which is the perfect combination of scrambled eggs, smoked salmon, cream cheese, relish and chives – best enjoyed with a freshly squeezed watermelon juice.

Where: 37 4th Avenue, Parkhurst, Johannesburg.

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LEFT: The Crème Brulee Latte at The Whippet Coffee. RIGHT: The Bacon Eggs Benedict also at The Whippet Coffee.

Belle's Patisserie

An award-winning spot, Belle's Patisserie is a stylish little patisserie that’s just fabulous for enjoying brunch with the girls or that someone special. Their mouthwatering menu consists of some seriously indulgent brunch offerings, from an Open Salmon Omelette to their signature Bellisima Flapjack Stack. If you’re Banting, you’ll be relieved to know that they also offer options catering to your diet, such as their Crustless Quiche and Cauliflower Wrap. Pair your meal of choice with a cup of their delicious coffee, and you’re all set for a very memorable brunch! Oh, and don’t forget to end your meal off on a sweet note with one of their Skinny Red Velvet Cupcakes – they’re simply to-die-for.

Where: Shop 16, BluBird Shopping Centre, corner of Atholl-Oaklands Road & Fort Street, Birnam, Johannesburg.

Gia's on Montrose

Situated on the stunning Montrose Nursery property, Gia’s On Montrose is a lovely al fresco spot that’s perfect for indulging in a leisurely lunch. And the best part? It’s just outside the buzzing Sandton CBD. On the menu, you’ll find a number of creative options to pick from, including the Deluxe Breakfast Croissant, which is filled with an egg, bacon, rocket, mushrooms, tomato, Parmesan shavings and a balsamic reduction, as well as the Danny De Vito Breakfast, which consists of one egg, beef or pork sausage, grilled rosemary, mushrooms, tomato and a slice of toast. Plus, their Fresh Fruit Shakes make the perfect accompaniment to any of their tasty dishes.

Where: 66B South Road, Morningside, Johannesburg.

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LEFT: The Cheese & Tomato Tramezzini at Gia's On Montrose. RIGHT: The Buttermilk Crumpets at The Fat Zebra.

The Fat Zebra

Another brunch hotspot that’s located in the up-and-coming vicinity of Linden is the sexy café known by the name of The Fat Zebra. At this stylish spot, you can treat yourself to their Buttermilk Crumpets stacked with crispy bacon, crème fraîche, seasonal berries, toasted almonds and syrup, which just so happen to be some of the very best crumpets in town. If something savoury is more up your alley, we recommend The Full Monty, or the Eggs 'Ben-Addicted'. The Fat Zebra is also an ideal spot to hit up after a big night out, especially with their hangover breakfast offering known as The Babalaas, which is their take on a toasted sarmie, filled with bacon or macon and egg, topped with ham, cheese and grated Parmesan, with crisps and a shot of cream soda on the side.

Where: 71 7th Street, Linden, Johannesburg.

The Secret Tea Garden 

Another scenic outdoor option, The Secret Tea Garden boasts a gorgeous garden setting as well as some delectable brunch options to pick from. The menu is simple and straightforward, but at the same time sure to satisfy whatever kind of craving you’re harbouring. Try out their Secret Bite open sandwich, which boasts sweet chilli chicken breast on rye or health toast, topped with lettuce, fried onion, avocado and feta, or their tasty Bacon, Egg & Cheddar Cheese Tramezzini. Just be sure to save space for a slice of their signature Chocolate Chiffon or Bar One cake afterwards – it’s something you won’t want to miss out on. What’s a brunch without a sweet ending anyway, right?

Where: Norscot Manor Recreation Centre, 16B Penguin Drive, Fourways, Johannesburg.

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LEFT: The Michelle's Treat Open Sandwich at The Secret Tea Garden. RIGHT: The English Elegance Breakfast at La Vie En Rose.

Salvation Café

Serving up the very best sweet, savoury and healthy breakfasts, Salvation Café is a morning heaven of note. Their extensive menu offers visitors a whole host of different morning entrées, such as a Breakfast Burrito filled with organic sausage, scrambled eggs, spring onion, jalapeno, sour cream, cheese, tomato salsa, guacamole and fresh coriander, or a Garden Wrap stuffed with carrot, beans, cucumber, halloumi, sundried tomato pesto, olives and avocado. If you have a sweet tooth, you may want to try out their fantastic French Toast topped with fresh fruit instead. The best day to pay this beautiful courtyard spot a visit has got to be a Saturday when 44 Stanley is at its busiest.

Where: 44 Stanley Avenue, Milpark, Johannesburg.

La Vie En Rose 

The enthralling garden restaurant that is La Vie En Rose is the perfect place to enjoy the best meal of the day in a lovely, laid-back atmosphere. On their menu, you’ll find some sublime options to choose from, ranging from basics like avocado toast and waffle, to more creative dishes like the English Elegance and the September Morn. If you arrive feeling extra peckish, try their Blushing Beauty Sandwich, which is filled with Norwegian smoked salmon, cream cheese, Spanish onion and avocado, or the Rising Star Wrap, which is a vegetarian-friendly option consisting of crispy Moroccan brinjal and Danish feta, dressed with fresh mint, basil, Spanish onions and tangy lime zest. Then, finish off your meal with a plate of their New York Style Baked Cheesecake or French Macarons.

Where: 60 5th Street (Killarney Country Club), Johannesburg.

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Know of other great brunch hotspots not mentioned above? Let us know below!

Remember that our “Top Picks” are not paid for and are compiled at the discretion of the journalist. We only write about what we love.

Level Four At 54 On Bath

Not only is Level Four in Rosebank an upmarket and snazzy restaurant to visit if you're looking to impress, but it also offers a delectable Afternoon Tea served daily from 14:30 - 17:00. This lovely little 'time-out' offers you a choice of English tea sandwiches, freshly baked scones, moreish pastries and premium tea leaves. Take your pick from the Traditional Afternoon Tea - R290* per person, the Royal Afternoon Tea - R360* per person or Cocktail Afternoon Tea (includes an alcoholic cocktail infused with tea) - R395 per person, complete with a glass of Champagne Afternoon Tea - (includes a glass of Perriet Jouet Champagne) - R420 per person.

Details: Click here [email protected] | 011 344 8500 or 011 344 8442 | 54 Bath Avenue, Rosebank, Johannesburg.

KCC La Vie & Rose

If you happen to be in the area, make sure you make a stop at La Vie & Rose for a spot of tea and some delicious food. Choose between sitting indoors or outside in the lovely garden. And if it's a little chilly, not a problem, they provide warm and toasty blankets for the tables. As for high tea, there are two set menus to choose from. There are far too many delicious goodies to mention here, so click here if you want to suss it out for yourself. But the general details are as follows: cost for either menu is R260* per person; it's all buffet style; each person indulges in 11 pieces each (four sweet & seven savoury OR six sweet and five savoury depending on which menu you selected).

Details: Click here[email protected] | 011 268 6144 | 60 5th Street, Killarney Country Club, Killarney, Johannesburg.

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The Piano Lounge At The Saxon Hotel

For an afternoon of sophistication and delicious delicacies, book a lovely morning tea (Monday to Saturday 09:30 to 11:30) or afternoon tea (Monday to Sunday 14:00 to 16:00) for yourself and/or your friends at the Piano Lounge at the Saxon. Treat yourself to sweet and savoury handcrafted delights from light and fluffy scones to an assortment of pastries and cakes, and learn what the true meaning of what high tea is. This is the perfect way to enjoy a well-deserved break or to hang out with the girls. The cost is as follows: Sunday to Friday - R465* per person; Saturday morning - R465* per person; Saturday afternoon - R520* per person; all complete with the accompaniment of their live pianist. Click here for more information.

Details: Click here | [email protected] | 011 292 6000 | 36 Saxon Road, Sandhurst, Johannesburg.

The Patisserie

Pretty in pink and white stripes, quaint and cosy, The Patisseriein Illovo is the perfect place for a decadent high tea with your girlfriends. They have a wide variety of sweet and savoury snack options, as well as various hot drinks, juices and teas. An absolute MUST while you're there are their macaroons and red velvet cupcakes, they're to die for, we kid you not! This is the best spot to be if you're looking to spoil yourself with indulgent cakes, iced treats, cupcakes and the deliciously light Mille Feuille. Yum!

Details: Click here[email protected] | 011 268 0022 or 011 268 0044 | Post Office Centre, 30 Rudd Road, Illovo, Sandton, Johannesburg.

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Belle's Patisserie 

This one is a given! Whether you're looking to set up your own high tea at home for your loved ones or want to indulge in all things sweet and savoury in store, Belle's Patisserie has everything you need. Their high tea menu options are completely customisable, offering everything from decadent pastries and savoury treats to dainty finger sandwiches and, of course, their freshly baked scones served with clotted cream. We absolutely adore their cupcakes, especially the red velvet ones! If this sounds like your cup of tea, contact them to find out more.

Details: Click here[email protected] | Blubird: 063 685 0896 OR Sandton: 082 968 5389 | Blubird: Blubird Shopping Centre, Corner Athol Oaklands Road and Fort Street, Birnam, Johannesburg| On-The-Go Sandton City: Outside Edgars on the lower level, Sandton City, Johannesburg.

Manor House Bistro at Fairlawns Boutique Hotel

We love the sound of this classic high tea at the Manor House Bistro at the Fairlawns Boutique Hotel. Not only do you get to enjoy a lovely classic high tea and savour ribbon sandwiches, traditional scones with Devonshire clotted cream and strawberry jam, and an assortment of pastries served with your choice of tea or coffee, but you can also indulge in champagne or sparkling wine served by the glass. It makes us feel so classy! And best of all, you can pick either the morning or the afternoon tea depending on your busy schedule. They know how to make a girl feel special, so be sure to join in for a Women's Day High Tea in collaboration with L'Oréal, from 12:00 -17:00. At only R495* per person, this includes your welcome drink, all food and entertainment. Booking is essential.

Details: Click here | [email protected] | 011 808 7300 / 011 804 2540 / 072 764 2886 | 1 Alma Road, Sandton, Johannesburg.

The Palazzo At Montecasino

When we say Montecasino, what comes to mind? Bird Gardens? The Piazza? The casino? All the food and exciting shows? Yes, Montecasino has everything you could ever possibly need to stay entertained, including a decadent high tea at the Palazzo Hotel! There's nothing more delightful than relaxing a little and enjoying a selection of your favourite delectable sweet and savoury treats. The chef’s delicious daily bakes includes a variety of cakes, assorted sandwiches, quiches and scones, all accompanied by freshly infused teas. The Palazzo's high tea is served from 14:00 to 17:00, any day of the week, at R285* per person. No need for a special occasion to indulge in a little afternoon tea delight. Booking and pre-payment is essential.

Details: Click here | 011 510 3000 | Montecasino Boulevard, Fourways, Johannesburg.

The Silver Teaspoon Victorian Tea Room

Many special occasions call for a special high tea - baby showers, kitchen teas, birthdays, even just for lunch - and if you're looking for a unique place to celebrate, then you need to check out the Silver Teaspoon in Northcliff. This country-style garden venue will take you back in time to the Victorian era with all its antiques, crockery and decor. You can enjoy a spot of tea in the garden in the sun or you can take a seat in the tea room. They have a lovely collection of sweet and savoury treats (think pancakes, tarts, quiche, meringue pie and cheesecake, just to name a few). Make sure you call and book in advance in case there is an event already arranged.

Details: Click here | [email protected] | 011 431 0108 | 266 Weltevreden Road, Northcliff, Johannesburg.

Contessa 

Plan an indulgent afternoon out with the girls at Contessa in Rivonia. Here, you and your ladies will get to enjoy a pot of exotic tea accompanied with a glorious selection of sweet and savoury goodies from their high tea menu. Who wouldn't love to spend the afternoon sipping on tea and tucking into mini quiches, sandwiches and red velvet cupcakes? We know we would! This high tea costs R169 per person and includes an individual pot of exotic tea (two cups) or a specialty coffee if you prefer. Please note that three days notice is required and a R80 deposit per person is requested to secure your booking.

Details: Click here | [email protected] | 011 234 6641 | Corner Rivonia Boulevard & 11th, Rivonia, Johannesburg. 

The Tea Room at Crabtree & Evelyn

Whether you want a traditional afternoon tea or are planning something to mark some of life’s greatest moments (think stork parties and kitchen teas to birthday and kids' parties), the Tea Room offers you a delightful venue for just these occasions. Spoil yourself with delectable cupcakes, decadent cakes and sweet or savoury tartlets along with a relaxing cup of tea. And, if you just want to kick back, relax and delight your taste buds with a selection of confectionery and finger snacks, they serve their traditional English high tea too. Booking is essential.

Details: Click here | [email protected] | 011 467 3415 or 076 106 9174 | Shop 147, Design Quarter, William Nicol Drive, Fourways, Johannesburg.

Am.Biance at Marion on Nicol

For a classic high tea filled with indulgence, elegance and sophistication, Am.Biance at Marion on Nicol has it all. Delight your palate with divine sweet and savoury delights such as smoked salmon sandwiches, strawberries and cream, and the ever-indulgent chocolate truffles that'll leave you feeling satisfied. The high tea is available on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays out on their stunning terrace. Booking is essential.

Details: Click here [email protected] | 011 783 7816 / 7239 | Corner Stirling and Hamilton Roads, Hurlingham, Johannesburg.

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