They offer the best quality tea, whether you want something exotic, fruity or herbal. You can also taste some of their master blends, from Arabian and Italian flavours to African blends.
Peacock Tea & Coffee has all the accessories you need to spoil yourself at home.
What: Iced coffee
Father Coffee has mastered the art of the grind, roast and serve.
Father Coffee uses the best quality beans to create some of the most delicious coffee in the city. A firm favourite is their strong brew of iced coffee.
This coffee spot sources some of the best beans from well-known African countries. They also have beans from as far as Brazil, Guatemala and Costa Rica.
This Bedfordview eatery has become an over night sensation. With their yummy bowls, Beyond Meat burgers, all day breakfasts, open sandwiches and delightful desserts, we are not surprised. But, of course, they make it to this list because of their vegan milkshakes. At the time of writing, Kaylee's had five gourmet shakes on their menu; Oreo, Coffee Shake, Chocolate Brownie, Strawberry and Peanut Butter. All are fantastic in their own right, but we have a soft spot for the classic Strawberry, made with a coconut base and fresh strawberries.
This 'dude-food' joint offers a variety of tasty food in large portions, from the burgers and pizzas to the tacos and salads. But unlike most other restaurants in their category, they also offer a large range of vegan treats. These includes burgers, pizza, fried wings, tacos, appetisers, ice cream and a vegan milkshake. This Vegan Oreo Shake is a creamy treat that will satisfy even the largest of appetites. We recommend pairing this with the Panko Crumbed Wings, a mouthwatering vegan morsel served with vegan mayo, sriracha and vacon bits.
Asher's Farm Sanctuary is a sanctuary in Pretoria East that cares for harmed and abandoned farm animals. They have an onsite café which serves up some of the most tantalising vegan food we've ever had. It is worth making the trip all the way north just for their juicy burgers and tasty milkshakes. Their Deluxe Shakes are available in Cookies 'n Cream, Strawberry Marshmallow, Rum 'n Raisin and Peanut Butter Crunch. It's difficult to choose one, but the Peanut Butter Crunch is a firm favourite.
Free Food is a plant-based eatery in Birnam that offers food free from dairy, gluten, wheat and refinded sugar. Their menu features a selection of breakfast options, soups, salads, pizza, wraps, bowls, desserts and drinks. On offer are Iced Mylk drinks, made from almond milk and sweetened with dates and agave. Flavours include Strawberry, Chocolate, Coffee, Chocolate Mint, Vanilla and Chocolate, Chai and Mint Green Tea. The Chocolate Mylk drink comes highly recommended.
This Italian restaurant has a menu entirely dedicated to vegans. On it, you can find an antipasti of Oven Baked Veggie Balls; mains of Penne Puttanesca, the Yogi Bunny Pizza and the Green Burger with vacon, vegan mozzarella, avo, lettuce, pickles and a Beyond Meat burger patty. And for a sweet touch, they have a sinfully luxurious Vegan Oreo Milkshake complete with Hershley's Chocolate Syrup (which, according to Hershley's website, is vegan).
Conscious 108 doesn't have any vegan milkshakes on their menu. However, they do offer five different types of "Un-Milkshakes". Made from their house-made soya milk ice cream, these Un-Milkshakes are available in Conscious Chocolate, Very Vanilla, Choc Peanut Butter, Vanilla Oreo and Just Berry. The Choc Peanut Butter is a fan favourite, but they're all worth a try, at least once. Pair this with a filling burger or a scrumptious pizza.
Almond Creamery is a refreshing pre-made and bottled drink, similar to Super M and Steri Stumpie. They offer a range of flavoured milks, made from a mixture of almond and macadamia milks. Flavours include Pure Almond Milk, Vanilla, Chai Spice, Chocolate and Coffee. They are all packaged in glass bottles with easily removable labels, and are great for reusing. Although based in Cape Town, this product is available at several locations in Joburg.
What are your favourite vegan milkshakes? Let us know in the comments section below!
Just when you thought Maboneng can't get any fancier, Sphere Monk bursts into the scene. The idea behind Liam Bloy's inner city fine dining concept is to bring haute cuisine to the masses at an affordable price. You can expect a mixture of molecular gastronomy and old-school cooking with a menu that reads like something out of an undiscovered Roald Dahl novel: octopus carpaccio, springbok tartar, goat's cheese ravioli and lemon sage macaroons to name a few.
It's good to see that Brixton is on the rise. To add to the excitement, there's a new owner-run cafe in the area. Breezeblock is your new one-stop brunch shop before you head into town – or out of for that matter. You can expect an old-school cafe complete with newspapers and a chessboard. Breezeblock bakes its own buttermilk bread and serves up classic breakfasts such as scrambled eggs, and their already famous baked pancakes and huevos rancheros. Breezeblock is not licensed yet so at the time of writing it's a BYOB type of vibe.
Feel like taking a dream-like journey through milkshake country? Then head to MyShake, South Africa's premium milkshake bar in Rosebank. Here you can get your fill of flavours such as Oreo Craving, Peanut Butter Lover, CandyLand and Rocky Road to name a few. MyShake also serves luxury milkshakes such as their super velvety Lindt chocolate shake, and their Ferrero and Nutella hazelnut concoction.
The pairing of food with art has a long-standing tradition. A contemporary version of this can be found at the Wishbone Cafe, a new bistro bar and cafe on Alice Lane, Sandton. Here you will find South African artists such as Stefan Bos, Marcus Neustetter and Roberto Vaccaro on display. The artworks at the Wishbone Cafe are curated by Berman Contemporary in Bryanston. But what about the food? Biltong and mushroom omelettes, Moroccan chicken salads, steak tartare, pizzas, pastas, gourmet burgers... You get the idea – it's a bistro.
Cape Town's most famous burger joint has taken the N2 all the way to Jozi and set up shop in Greenside (with further plans to open another shop in Illovo). Outside of being a burger bar, Jerry's also serves ribs, wings, tacos, brats and many more. You can expect both SAB and craft beers on tap, as well as a selection of Cape coast vino and spirits. If' you're into the hipster culinary craze, then Jerry's Burger Bar in Greenside is the spot for you.
Joburg top chef James Diack has opened his fourth restaurant, il Contadino. The restaurant's vibe circles around "peasant" food from the Italian, Spanish and French countryside. All of the produce used in il Contadino's kitchen comes from James's family farm in Magaliesburg. James is a firm believer of farm-to-table cooking and he has bled those ideas and ideals into il Contadino's menu. The restaurant will serve three farm-style meals a day.
Whether you do know the custom of heading to a roadhouse or whether you don't, read on...
The beauty of this foodie joint is that you don’t need to leave the comfort of your car to place your order or eat. Yup, you can order from your car. All you have to do is pull into the parking lot, check out what delights they have on their menus (either handed to you or on their boards), place your order with the waiters that come to your car, and voila! There you have it. How technology has advanced right?
From Roadhouse classics such as superdogs to pizza, wraps, and toasted sarmies, Kota Joe has it all. So, be sure to arrive with a hearty appetite! The Kotas are definite winners! In addition, you can take your pick from a number of different ‘stuffings’. Those including the likes of Chourico, Breakfast, Boerie, Curry, Rib, Shawarma, and plenty more. Not to mention, if you feel healthy, you can again add a salad to your meal, convenient isn't it?
Moreover, if there is one thing you need to experience at Kota Joe, it has to be their amazing milkshakes. These things are massive! Plus you can get them in a variety of flavours. Expect to see Ferrero & Oreo, Oreo & Peanut Butter, Horlicks & Fudge, Zoo Biscuit, Diddle Daddle, Toblerone, and of course all of the other classic flavours from vanilla to bubblegum.
There are four branches around the city, including one in Pretoria. So, the next time you drive through Auckland Park, Gandhi Square, Edenvale, or Boksburg, be sure to make a quick stop at these venues. Do not miss out on this amazing treat and experience! Click here to find addresses for each branch. Enjoy the experience and tell us all about it!
By Kim Brown
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Treat your sweet tooth to Milkshakes and Yummies this winter. Get to CRAFT Restaurant and join in a mouthwatering gourmet lunch and decadent treat, fit for the whole family. This makes a great Saturday afternoon and the little ones will love it. You could also make a donation of dog food, which will be donated to Woodrock Animal Rescue.
When the gloomy weather steps on to the plate our tummies automatically crave hearty food - that's exactly why this venison meatball recipe made the list. These babies paired with baby eggplant is sure to hit the spot when the weather takes a dip. Don't worry, we'll take any excuse to snuggle up and eat this dish any day.
The Italians perfected comfort food, so don't be too surprised if pasta makes it on to this list more than once. This creation not only boasts a perfect pairing of ground beef and spinach but calls for not one, not two but three cheeses to be used. Cheese is good, especially if it's good cheese, right?
Pork Fillet Strips With HoSin Sauce, Beans And Broccoli
We all love Chinese food. Heck, we all need good Chinese food in our lives at least once a month. What better than sticky pork strips served with beans and broccoli? Don't you even dare pull your nose at broccoli. Those tiny trees take months to grow and they taste amazing. They are one of our favourite veggies. Besides, they are super healthy - and complement this dish tenfold.
The legend behind the origins of chilli con carne is that during the 1700s cowboys in California would all huddle up next to the fire on cold winter nights and toss all sorts of ingredients into a big pot and hope for the best. The result is something we all love and indulge in each chance we get. This recipe goes well with a bonfire. Just saying.
BBQ Chicken And Pineapple Grilled Cheese Sandwhich
Welcome to the best grilled cheese you have ever had. You're welcome. There's not much to say about this but WOW! Close your eyes for a moment and imagine the steam rising off that BBQ chicken and pineapple creation you just made. It smells good doesn't it? Tiny smokey scents mixed with the sweet and tangy of the pineapple. Do you notice the cheese oozing out on the sides? Yum!
This recipe takes five minutes to prepare and three minutes to bake. You can literally make this in the time it takes you to run a bath. Besides, what's better than snacking on chocolate cake out of your favourite coffee mug?
Bacon & Blue Cheese Fusilli Pasta With Roasted Baby Tomatoes
We all love blue cheese. Sure it's a bit smelly and looks weird but ooh, it goes well with pretty much anything. That is why we've paired it with bacon and roasted baby tomatoes. This goes well with red wine and cuddles. If you're single, don't worry because pillows don't judge your eating habits anyway. Besides, it's comfort food for the win. Always.
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and thanks to this French toast recipe it's become way more important. Praline-pecans for the win. Here's your chance to win a few hearts with this gourmet recipe.
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Two Trees Bakery can be found on Kliprivier Road in Mulbarton. The menu is small but it offers a wonderful selection of freshly baked bread, cakes and pastries. As well as milkshakes, juices, tea and coffee. The bakery is housed in an old 1800's style farmhouse to give it that old-feel. It uses wood-fired ovens and everything is baked from scratch. The large, shady outdoor area offers a great play area for kids or if you just want to lounge outside, away from the sweltering summer sun.
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