Parkhurst is a coffee loving haven. This bustling 'burb is filled with many places to enjoy a great cuppa. Each of the places are unique, offering an authentic experience.
Bloom Coffee has become one of the most popular cafes in the city. With their delicious coffee and gorgeous shop, we're not surprised that they are blooming everyone away.
Apart from the great coffee, they also have delicious delights to pair with your java. Spend the morning enjoying an amazing meal accompanied by the best brew to start your day.
Other than being a wonderful spot for business meetings, they also host functions and events.
Urban Grind Roasters
Urban Grind Roasters love the craft of coffee. They have created a platform to educate patrons about all things coffee.
Urban Grind Roasters will take you on a journey of the grind, roast, brew, and art of pouring coffee, which all results in a cup of magnificent coffee.
To top it all off, they also offer barista courses for those who want to learn more about the perfect cup of coffee.
4th Avenue Coffee Roasters
4th Avenue Coffee Roasters pride themselves on their hand-roasted, premium quality coffee, making sure that you get the best out of every sip. Their secret house blend will have you coming back for more.
4th Avenue Coffee Roasters has a delightful range of exciting eats, with a combination of traditional options and some interesting highlights.
And there you have Jozi, your guide to your next coffee hop and journey to the perfect blend in Parkhurst.
Where tea is considered, I am always there so I had to represent some of the tea connoisseurs out there. You can call me bag lady. I'm sure you can't start a good day without a cup; don't worry, this is a judgement free zone. Now! Let's talk where to find your fix...
Crabtee & Evelyn | The Tea Room
Situated at the Design Quarter in Crabtree & Evelyn isThe Tea Room, a heavenly spot that is one of the most traditional tea places around and no that is not a bad thing, it just means that they love tea served the right way.
The place is all about pairing the cup of yum with something to nibble on - tea drinkers know that bakery goods are an awesome combo with bakery goods. They have a variety of teas including black and blended herbal infused tea that will have you yearning for peace, quiet and a book.
Just a heads up, they only open on Wednesdays through to Sunday however you can book a high tea for your next event - for unique effect 😉
Contessa Tea Room
Known for their tea tasting, Contessahas become one of the roll out the tongue tea rooms in Jozi. This awesome spot is great for those known as explorers, because your palate will most definitely go through a journey of a fun experience.
I don't know if it's just me, but tea will have you calm and just feeling good - and if there is that one thing every person needs from time to time, it's to try something new. In the case that you have never found interest in tea and just want a tasting session to confirm whether it's your thing - this is the place.
If there is a place that will have your heart stolen, not only because of tea but also because of how unique it is - it has to be Yswara. Not only is it beautiful, but the collection that comes with it makes it a gem forced to reckoned with.
The idea of just taking in the aroma of these curated teas is beyond breathtaking😁 (This is the part where my colleagues would judge me for sniffing the tons of tea stash I have on my desk). The wide selection of teas available will leave you spoiled for choice.
The decor at Yswara is something worth talking about, guys this place looks like "tea vogue".
The Tea Merchant
Someone, please take me to the merchant of all teas, the variety of varieties *praises*. I just had to be extra there - The Tea Merchanthas to be one of the few spots that have everything concerning tea and boy do they make awesome gift sets.
Their loose leafs come in a massive variety, trust me when I say - the first time I was here, I didn't know where to begin. All I knew is that I want it all, teapots, infusing sets, everything! Some of the tea; you look at and ask, what is that? I don't know but I want it.
Before I go, just a few last words of advice - the best tea is made in a tea pot, the best way to drink it is slow and lastly explore. Confuse the body every once in a while.
That's me, signing out...xoxo Bag Lady 😀
What Is It?
Here is an event to spice up your life. The Chili Fest is all about bringing you their very own chili and gin creations and showcasing them at Rumours, while listening to some great and familiar tunes, drinking some cold ones, and laughing at your friends dying from hot food. Bring your own chili, bring your favorite chili, make sure that you excite your taste buds with some incredible treats at this event. See you there!
When Is It?
Sunday, 08 July 2018 at 17:00 - 21:00.
Where Is It?
Rumours Rock City, Valley Lane and Weltevreden Road, Cresta, Randburg, Johannesburg.
Visit the Joburg Zoo at night and witness the big cats, caracal, striped hyena, honey badgers, porcupines, Eusasian Eagle Owls, and other nocturnal animals come to life under the light of the moon. As a visitor, I enjoyed a 90-minute night-time ferry ride around the zoo with stops at a number of enclosures. I also packed a dinner picnic basket to enjoy along the night adventure alongside a bonfire.
When was it?
Thursday, 25 August 2016 from 17:15 to 20:00.
Where was It?
The Joburg Zoo, Jan Smuts Avenue and Upper Park Drive, Parkview, Johannesburg.
How Much was Is It?
Tickets were R105 per person, which included parking, entrance, tour, bonfire, hot drinks and marshmallows. Bookings are essential.