Kaylee's Eatery opened its doors in early 2019, becoming one of the only fully plant-based restaurants situated in the quiet East Rand. Situated just next door to the epic Comic Warehouse in Bedfordview, Kaylee's provides vegans of the East with their fill of tasty breakfasts, burgers, salad bowls and scrumptious desserts (their decadent chocolate brownie served with dairy-free ice cream is legendary among vegan sweet tooths). Kaylee's food motto is all about feasting to your heart's desire, as all their ingredients are cruelty-free and kind to the earth. So the next time you feel a hankering for a tasty vegan burger, sandwich or waffle coming along, check out Kaylee's Eatery for a delicious, guilt-free feast.

Kaylee's Under Lockdown

As we entered level 3 at the start of June, we received the excellent news that our favourite vegan hangout would be open again! Kaylee's is now offering walk ins, collections and delivery through Uber Eats. The menu has been compressed somewhat to facilitate contactless delivery. However, if you prefer to visit them in person, you can rest assured that the restaurant is fully COVID-19 compliant, safe and ready to welcome you back. Pop in to get a taste of their special blend almond and oat milk coffees, smoothies, wine, whiskey, beers and wholesome vegan meals.

Kaylee's updated trading hours are as follows:

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Photo sourced from Kaylee's Eatery on Facebook.

All Day Breakfast And Winter Warmers

Kaylee's all day breakfasts offer the ultimate plant-based indulgence. Thankfully, their new menu features a great selection of these tasty and energising breakfasts. Our top pick is the Breakfast Burrito - tofu scramble, roast tomato, salsa, black beans, vegan cheese, spinach, red onion and avocado sandwiched in a tortilla wrap. This is the kind of meal you could wharf down for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Plus, it's loaded with healthy proteins and fibre, so you can feel good about what you are putting into your body.

As the season grows colder, you will probably crave warming, hearty dishes. Luckily, Kaylee's Eatery is here to see us through the chilly winter with their hot and hearty vegan meals. We love their Red Pimento and Blush Tomato Pasta. Made with red pepper, garlic and blush tomatoes, served atop linguini, fresh basil and toasted pine nuts, this winter warmer is sure to satisfy your deepest cravings.

Gourmet Shakes

When last did you indulge in a good gourmet milkshake? Kaylee's shakes are all made from a coconut base so you can tuck in without any worry of triggering your allergies or stepping outside of your strict vegan lifestyle. Take your pick from an Oreo, Strawberry, Peanut Butter & Jelly, Chocolate Brownie or Coffee shake. Paired with one of Kaylee's Beyond Burgers, this is vegan 'junk' food at its very best.

The Beyond Burger - Photo sourced from Kaylee's Eatery on Facebook.

How To Order

Now that you've got a taste of what Kaylee's has on offer, you're probably wanting to order from them. You can call them on 011 524 7603 to place your order for collection. Alternatively, download the Uber Eats app and order your Kaylee's meal for delivery. You can also visit the restaurant in person, but please do remember to wear your cloth face mask and maintain a good physical distance from others at all times.

For More Information

Visit kaylees.co.za for more information on their menu offerings during level 3 lockdown. You can also follow them on social media to stay up to date with their COVID-19 safety precautions:

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Details: 147 N Reef Rd, Bedfordview, Johannesburg.

Plant-Based Haven At Wonderland Park

If you have ever driven along the N12, you have most likely spotted the signs for Wonderland Park. No, it's not a theme park or carnival, but a wonder-filled emporium for nerds of all kinds, home to the epic Comic Warehouse, The Cookie Co. and Kaylee's Eatery.

The rise of veganism has taken Bedfordview by storm in recent years. Unfortunately, restaurants have been slow to catch up. Luckily, at the start of 2019, Bedfordview vegans were gifted with Kaylee's - a strictly plant-based eatery dedicated to good food, great flavour and saving the world! What could be more heroic than that?

Kaylee's food motto is simple: feast freely. Offering their loyal patrons wholesome and nutritious plant-based breakfasts, snacks, bowls and sweet treats. All of Kaylee's ingredients are cruelty-free, so you can indulge with the knowledge that your food is 100% compassionate, conscious and super healthy.

Kicking It Off With Quinoa

The super food of the moment, quinoa features heavily on Kaylee's menu. This nutty grain is gluten-free and packed with nutrients and fibre. Start your day the right way with a bowl of vanilla-spiced quinoa oats, served with almond butter, berry compote, chia seeds and nuts.

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Not much of a morning sweet tooth? No worries. Kaylee's all-day breakfast menu features a great selection of savoury spreads. Think herb-infused Mediterranean shakshuka, Swiss potato rosti and a breakfast burrito filled with scrambled tofu, black beans, vegan cheese and red onion. Our favourite is the Greenhouse - a farm style brekkie with tofu scramble, mushrooms, grilled tomatoes, vegan bacon, spinach and your choice of toast. Washed down with one of Kaylee's double shot coffees, this is vegan breakfast heaven.

Power Bowls & The Beyond Burger

Fresh food movements are popping up all over the place. With the Japanese poke bowl gaining popularity, Kaylee's adapted their menu to feature a range of Power Bowls. Try out their take on the traditional Poke Bowl, with wild rice, edamame steamed corn, pickled beetroot, mange tout, spring onion and sriracha mayo. Or, take a journey to Mexico with their Taco Bowl, featuring quinoa, black beans, tomato salsa, avo, creamy lime and coriander dressing and crunchy tortilla chips. You won't leave Kaylee's hungry.

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Another vegan must-try is the Beyond Burger. Since it hit stores and restaurants, this 100% plant-based burger patty has had vegetarians and vegans tingled with curiosity. Designed to look and taste just like a beef burger patty, the Beyond Burger is juicy and flavourful. It is also soy and gluten free. Kaylee's offers two Beyond Burger options - The Original, served with homemade pickles, sweet onion relish and mayo, and The Beyond Cheeseburger which features all that plus gooey vegan cheddar cheese. Give it a try.

A Little Sweetness

Kaylee's mission is to prove that plant-based eating doesn't have to be boring. That's why their menu features a few sweet surprises, Belgian waffles served with vegan ice cream, traditional apple pie, lemon meringue, chocolate mousse and chocolate brownies! All made without dairy or egg, these desserts are a real treat.

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For More Information

Follow Kaylee's Eatery on Facebook for more information about their menu and special events.

Details: 011 524 7603 | Wonderland Park, 147 North Reef Rd, Bedfordview.

What Is It?

Back by popular demand, Kaylee's Plant-Based Fine Dining Rainbow Experience! Nourishing plants come in various colours. Each colour represents a different group of nutrients. And, all nutrients are important for different reasons within our body to keep it in optimal condition.

Join Kaylee's Eatery, in collaboration with plant-based Chef Sasha Zambetti, for an inspiring plant-based fine-dining RAINBOW evening. This brilliant 7-course culinary experience will be paired with delicious plant-based Diemersdal Estate wines.

When Is It?

Thursday, 08 August 2019 at 18:30 - 22:00.

Where Is It?

Kaylee's Eatery, 147 North Reef Rd, Bedfordview, Johannesburg.

How Much Is It?

Tickets cost R550 per person and may be purchased online via Quicket.

For more information

Visit their Facebook page for further details.

Contact them on 011 524 7603. 

Heroes of Games and Comics

This popular store has three branches across Joburg, one each at Melrose Arch, Bedford Centre and Sandton City. They also have an online store. This shop has a range of comics from publishers including DC Comics, Marvel Comics and Image Comics. They also offer comic paraphernalia like action figures, statues, movies, clothing, games and books, among others.

Contact details: Bedfordview - 011 615 2447 / Shop U48 Bedford Centre, Smith Rd, Bedfordview // Sandton - 011 326 5491 / Shop L14C Lower Level Entrance 4, 83 Rivonia Rd, Sandhurst, Sandton // Melrose - 011 684 1204 / Shop 031EF, 44 Melrose Blvd, Melrose Arch / [email protected] / https://www.heroesofgc.com

Comic Warehouse

This warehouse is tucked away in Bedfordview. They offer a variety of comic books, pop-culture figurines, statues, life-size statues and merchandise. What makes this store great is their all-in-one approach. The warehouse has its own on-site restaurant, Kaylee's Eatery, which serves up some yummy and healthy vegan fair. They also have a cookie store on the premises. So guys can enjoy their shopping while the girls grab a bite to eat.

Contact details: 011 524 7604 / 147 North Reef Road Bedfordview / [email protected]  / https://comicwarehouse.co.za

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Cosmic Comics

If your're looking for pop-culture merchandise, comics, graphic novels, statues, action figures and Funko POPs, then check out Cosmic Comics' online store or their megastore in Randburg. They pride themselves on their friendly and knowledgeable service, so if you are new to the world of geek or are gift shopping for a friend, this place is worth the visit.

Contact details: 011 678 0165 / 254 Beyers Naudé Dr & Acacia Road, Blackheath, Randburg / [email protected] / https://cosmiccomics.online

Smallville Comics

Based in Alberton, this comic book store retails their products both online and in store. They stock many figures, Wobblers, comic books, games and statues. Don't be fooled by the look of the shop, it may look like a regular comic book shop but inside you'll find all those rare collectibles and merchandise. The owner is a passionate comic fan and will be happy to assist with a smile.

Contact details: 083 534 9301 / Corner Penzance and St Aubyn Road,
New Redruth, Alberton / [email protected] / http://www.smallvillecomics.co.za

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Outer Limits

This comic book store is based in Randburg. Their products include rare collectible comics, graphic novels, trading cards, RP games, board games, memorabilia and novels. And if that isn't enough geekiness, Outer Limits is located in Nexus Hub, so you can also stock up on your video games, Anime, model kits, pop-culture apparel and merchandise while you're there.

Contact details: 011 789 8215 / 21 Harley Street, Ferndale, Randburg / [email protected] / http://www.outerlimits.co.za

Critters and Comics

Critters and Comics is a wholly online store. They sell an array of action figures, comics, graphic novels, statues, collectibles, clothing and accessories. If you can't find what you're looking for on the site, drop them a message and they'll do their best to source it for you. Their service and delivery is super fast, and their comic books are well priced. If you're looking for even better deals over and above their low prices, check out their product sales.

Contact details: [email protected] / https://crittersandcomics.co.za

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Looking for more? Check out our nifty All Things Geek guide for the best of the best geekiness.

Rather Late Than Never

Not so long ago, we took a trip to the other side of the city. To the east, to be specific. We were looking for something new, fun and exciting to do (we've already covered the north!) and boy, did we find it! Now, not everyone is into the whole Marvel / DC comics thing or has hopped aboard the Hogwarts Express and become a devote Pothead, but if you happen to embrace, live and breathe geekdom and love all things nerdy, then you'll be thrilled to hear that a brand-new nerd paradise has opened it's doors out in Bedfordview - The Comic Warehouse! We had no clue that they've been up and running since about the end of last year (2018), but rather arrive late than never, right?

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It's Literally A Warehouse!

When you think of comic book or geek merch stores, what comes to mind? A dingy hole-in-the-wall hangout? Something a lot like the comic book store run by Stewart in The Big Bang Theory? Not too sure? Well, this store is nothing like those - it's literally a warehouse! A big warehouse dedicated to and filled with everything you could possibly image regarding the nerdom and geek world - fantasy, Sci-Fi, Marvel, DC, Anime, Funko Pops, you name it. "What do you mean EVERYTHING", you may ask? Well, just think comic books for Africa; action figures from almost every fantasy movie, comic and game ever made; and all the merchandise you'll ever need. Yes, it's EPIC.

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Did We Mention The Displays?

As if all the goodies, merch, comic books, apparel and  weren't enough, the displays add the cherry on top. This is what makes a visit to the Comic Warehouse a must for all ages! You can feast your eyes and take a few selfies with some of the great movie and superhero memorabilia set up on the show floor. Wondering what you can expect? Well, just imagine stepping into a few scenes from the Harry Potter movies; standing next to the intimidating but oh-so-cool Batman; taking a selfie with the almighty Wonder Woman, spotting Spiderman hanging around from the ceiling; and even coming face-to-face with the infamous Star Wars baddie, Darth Vader! There's also a bunch of vintage cars on display if you're more into four-wheeled beauties.

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There's Also A Restaurant In Store

Checking out all the cool merch and taking a million selfies with all your favourite baddies and superheroes can be quite exciting and exhausting at the same time. But not in a bad way, of course. So, to regain your strength and refuel, make a stop at Kaylee's. This vegan restaurant offers healthy, plant-based, cruelty-free meals as well as fresh-pressed juices; interesting smoothies; and coffee with your selection of soy, almond or coconut milk. Have a sweet tooth? No problem! Just head over to The Cookie Co, which sells the most amazing chocolate chip cookies, so make sure you try one (or three). There's also a selection of imported sweets and drinks for your to suss out and indulge in.

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Oh, And Fun For The Kids!

Not only will adults have a great time, but so will the kids. There's a little play space for them to let their imaginations run wild. And of course, let's not forget about all the graphic novels, cool and colourful figurines and show floor covered with neat things to check out and explore. Everyone, even parents, will feel like kids in a candy store at this cool venue.

Tip: Keep An Eye Out On Facebook For Specials

On a tight budget or simply just want to make sure you don't go overboard on the spending when visiting Comic Warehouse (still need to get those groceries to survive, you know)? Then make sure you keep an eye out on their Facebook page as they post specials that'll be in store or coming up soon.

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For More Information

For more information about the Comic Warehouse, visit comicwarehouse.co.za.

Want to contact them? Drop them a mail on [email protected] or call 011 524 7604.

Don't forget to give them a like on Facebook or Twitter to keep in loop on the latest specials, news and products.

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