Norwood Mall plays home to three Food Lover's offerings. There are the Food Lover's Market, Food Lover's Market Liquor and the Food Lover's Kosher Cafe. This cafe serves an abundance of delicious kosher meals for any occasion. We suggest getting a quick bite to eat and refreshing drink, before starting the shopping spree.
For simple yet elegant food offerings, head to Woolworths Cafe. This eatery serves an array of dishes from healthy salads to hearty buffets. Their baked treats are what makes them special, so be sure to try their banana bread with a strong cup of freshly brewed tea.
We all grew up swooning over the giant muffins and cake slices served at this cafe. But there is so much more to Mugg and Bean. They make an excellent cup of coffee, whether you prefer plain americanos or vibrant mochas. And to go with your coffee, they have an excellent selection of breakfasts from poached egg bowls to fancy toast.
This adorable store has been popping up at all our favourite shopping centres of late, including Norwood Mall. They stock a huge variety of household items, health and beauty products, fashion accessories and digital products. Head on over and browse their selection, you never know what you'll find at this store.
This is one of our favourite book stores in Joburg. Selling children's, fictional, cookery, biographies, non-fictional and travel books, this is the store to come to when adding to your collection. We love their diverse range of science fiction and fantasy books, all at low prices to boot.
Offering affordable and unusual Judaica gifts, this store has an array of Sfarim, music, DVDs, silverware, Talisim and kippot. They pride themselves on being a "mini Israel" with friendly service in the centre of Norwood. We adore their range of book stands, candle holders and figurines.
BellaGee specialises in mother of the bride, bridesmaids and cocktail dresses. These garments are available is sizes 8-22, but they're happy to alter the apparel to to give you the perfect fit. The dresses at this store come in a rainbow of colours and styles, but it's the perfect spot to grab a LBD.
To find the perfect pair of shoes to match your new dress, head to Kingsmead. Here you'll find everything from boots and sneakers to stilettos and sandals. They sell the biggest and best shoe brands for men, women and children, including Crocs, Soviet and Levi's.
For all your lingerie, swimwear, sleepwear, corsets and bridal bustier needs, head to The Corsetiere. Other items include bra straps, bra tape, bra extenders and bra converting clips. This store will be able to supply you with all your under garment needs, that will leave you feeling confident and beautiful.
This nail and body studio offers power tips, removals and fills, pedicures, massage treatments, tanning, waxing, threading, lashers and facials. Their procedures are modeled after the most up-to-date international trends and they only use the best brands in their stores.
This leading skincare brand offers top quality treatments and products to take care of all your skincare needs. Treatments include facials, laser hair removal, non-surgical face lifts, micro-needling, mesotherapy and massages, among others. Products range from moisturisers to sun protection, with everything in between.
This beauty brand offers a wide variety of vegan, men and women beauty products. Products include face care, hair care, body care, make up, fragrances and a gift range. All these items smell amazing and leave you feeling and looking sublime.
Reader's Warehouse is most definitely one of our favourite bookstores in the city. They offer a total of four branches, one each in Norwood, Randburg, Broadacres and Hillfox. They also have a nifty online store. What we love about this store is that they have a diverse range of genres and authors at competitive prices. This store is probably the most affordable bookstore offering new wares. They are well renowned for their fantastic options in children's books, offering everything from babies' first books to teen reads. Each of the branches holds a special place in our hearts. Here's why.
Based in Roodepoort, Reader's Warehouse Hillfox offers all the best books at the Hillfox Value Centre. Like it's sister branches, this store has a huge variety of children's books. With everything from Dr Seuss to Enid Blyton, you're sure to find something to keep the little ones occupied. What we love about this particular branch is that they have some of the hard to find paperbacks, usually at discounted prices to boot.
This branch, hiding in a corner at Norwood Mall, can be easy to miss. But it's worth a walk-about in search of it. They have the best range of fiction including brilliant authors like Stephen King, Dan Brown, James Patterson, Dean Koontz and Danielle Steel. The genres of fiction they have include crime, mystery, romance, fantasy, para-normal, science fiction and horror. This is the perfect spot to get the latest murder mystery, at a discounted price, and spend the day at one of the neighbouring coffee shops on the edge of your seat.
Tucked away in Lifestyle Garden Centre on Ysterhout Drive in Randburg, this book shop is one of our most visited. The serene surroundings make this the perfect spot for some leisurely shopping on a Saturday afternoon. The doorways to this store are lined with massive sale bins, containing piles of discounted books. We admire this book store for their wide array of geekiness. They have all the latest copies of works by Andrzej Sapkowski (The Witcher), JRR Tolkien and George RR Martin. They also have a section devoted to manga, comic books and graphic novels.
Broadacres Lifestyle Centre on Cedar Road in Fourways is a truly beautiful shopping centre. The country feel of the architecture makes one feel as if they are in Rome or Venice rather than somewhere in Joburg. This store keeps us coming back for their in-depth collection of biographies and educational books. This is the place to look for books on wildlife, photography books and tell-all autobiographies of your favourite celebrities, artists, musicians and bands.
The world is moving to a virtual existence faster than we may like. Personally, we much prefer shopping for books in person. Because getting the next must-read is such a personal experience, we want to feel, see, smell, touch and taste the book we are adding to our collection. Okay, maybe not taste... but you catch our point. But online shopping does offer some conveniences. Online shopping at Reader's Warehouse is certainly a lot more convenient because of all the discounts. Not only are the books reasonably affordable to begin with, but most are also discounted as well. They have categories for books under R80, R50 and R40. Apart from this, they also have amazing sales from time to time and they have a rewards programme, where you'll get R1 for every R15 spent. Orders of R500 or more get free delivery, but we'd rather have our orders delivered to the closest store - any excuse for book shopping!