You've been hitting the gym and now it's time to refuel. But where to? No sweat (pun intended), here is a list of Post-Workout Meal hangouts in Joburg. Whether you're looking for something to nibble on or a fully-fledged carbo-loaded super meal, we've got you covered. Before you pass out, let's hit these top food spots, shall we?
Free Food is a vegan restaurant that makes delicious, healthy and fueling food.
Their menu comprises of breakfast, lunch, dinner and dessert, so you can indulge in something yummy anytime. Free Food has a lot of variety, giving you tons to explore and enjoy.
Stop by at their deli and grab something after your workout.
Address: Shop 5, Delta Road, Birnam, Johannesburg, Gauteng.
What is breakfast without eggs? Pablo Sandton specialises in awesome dishes inspired by eggs, and there is a wide variety of options to choose from. Pablo Eggs-Go-Bar (as it used to be called) is also very creative with the dishes they make, allowing you to try something different.
Here, you can order your meal while you are on the way and have it ready and waiting for you on arrival.
Address: 84 Katherine St, Sandown, Sandton, 2031
Fournos has amazing bakery goods and awesome breakfasts.
Fournos offers simple favourites, such as the South African brekkie and the classic Eggs Benedict with shaved salmon.
Not only do they have classic eats, but they also have the options to create your own breakfast - the perfect way to spoil yourself after an intense workout.
Address: Various, Johannesburg, Gauteng.
This community-driven spot is filled with wholesome food. Voodoo Lily Cafe makes tasty treats and wholesome, colourful meals.
This cafe is definitely worth the visit after a gym session.
Address: St Andrew Street & Wrenrose Avenue, Birdhaven, Johannesburg, Gauteng.
Jackson's Real Food Market boasts a wonderful eatery. The eatery has a wide offering of creative food combinations and favourites to choose from. Their aim is to serve health-conscious, fueling and nutritious meals.
Jackson's Real Food Market also stocks organic produce sourced from small local farms, so you can expect quality ingredients to help you recover from your workout.
Address: Various, Johannesburg, Gauteng.
The Fussy Vegan has been around since 2019 and is still going strong (with a third branch recently opening in Greenside). This award-winning vegan restaurant is all about creative, health-conscious and delicious meals.
This is a great spot for good post-workout meals. The Fussy Vegan continues to be a favourite for many, with a menu offering delicious and tasty meals.
Address: 34 Gleneagles Road, Greenside, Johannesburg, Gauteng.
Fresh Earth Cafe & Restaurant are well-known for their fresh and unexpected combinations. Their adventurous options are meatless, but hold so much character and flavour that you won't even miss the meat.
Their salads are unique and offer diverse textures with ingredients like nuts, butternut and paw paw, among others. It's an adventure in your mouth.
Address: 103 Komatie Street, Emmarentia, Johannesburg, Gauteng.
For the freshest drinks after your workout, check out these juice & smoothie bars in Johannesburg.
Or better yet, check out the battle between smoothies & smoothie bowls.
What is your favourite spot for a post-workout meal? Let us know in the comments section below!
"As with all breathtakingly beautiful places, the pictures do not do this house justice," said one Airbnb guest to Pablo House.
When entering "Pablo House" into a search engine, one ends up with articles and photos of a demolished pink mansion in the middle of an upper-class Miami neighbourhood. This belonged to that dude who Netflix made a show about. When adding the words, "guest house" to that search, a beautiful villa overlooking the Melville Koppies. That is quite an interesting yet useless fact for you to throw into the furnace. Then again, the geniuses behind this bohemian suburb's trendiest guest house also created the popular diner, Pablo-Eggs-Go-Bar on 7th Street famously named after the dude in that Netflix show who owned a pink mansion.
Introducing the newest member to the Hello Pablos gang, created by the founders of Pablo Eggs-Go-Bar, Pablo House promises to be the urban oasis you've been looking for. Pablo House offers a vast view of the city of gold, easy access to the hottest in local nightlife, and a break away from the rat race. Established in late 2017, Pablo House Melville officially opened its doors to the public in January 2018, incorporating itself into the already-buzzing Melville guesthouse arena.
Owners Louis and Leigh Roux first found this gem in 2016, previously known as ‘Yarramundi’. The pair re-imagined the concept of a traditional guest house and focused on the experiential and tactile elements, resulting in a modern and elegant experience for today’s traveller. What sets Pablo House apart, is the breathtaking view over the northern suburbs. In the layout and design of the guest house, the exploitation of this key selling point was of great importance. "Having a view in Johannesburg is a luxury in its own right. It gave us the feeling that anything is possible and so we designed the spaces to heighten the guest experience,” said Louis.
Throughout its ‘soft launch’ Pablo House has hosted many guests from around the world, even some high-profile musicians and artists ... fun fact, Louis used to play bass for local music heroes, Shadowclub. This has encouraged the team to pursue the creative arts traveller and sculpt the venue amenities to accommodate and facilitate all things creative. Each of the spacious rooms come standard with extra comfortable King-sized beds, en-suite washrooms with rain showers, Nespresso machines, high-speed WIFI, and Netflix (so that you can catch the latest episode of that dude with the demolished pink mansion ... fine, we'll stop with that gag now). Guests can also look forward to breakfast at the famous Pablo-Eggs-Go-Bar (where you can grab a cup of Mighty Monk cold brew nitro coffee) and try menu items such as the signature Red Shakshuka with Yemen Flat Bread or their biltong eggs Benedict.
Guesthouse add-ons, such as personal chef-tailored dinners, laundry services, spa-treatments or home-style recording studio set-ups, are available on request. Pablo House also caters for limited functions on its sun terrace or garden and fire-pit areas.
By Shawn Greyling (with loads of help from Louis and Leigh Roux)