If ever you get a craving for a juicy prego roll and some sweet lemonade to wash it down with (a very specific craving, yes, but a real one if you’re like us), Post is the place to go. That’s not all their menu boasts though – you can’t really go wrong here. Whether you order the salmon on rye or the flapjacks served with bacon, honey, yoghurt and fruit, you’ll walk out feeling full, happy and ready for a shopping spree or nap (depends on what you order, really).

Address: 70 Juta Street, Braamfontein, Johannesburg.


Thrift store by day, party haven by night, Kitcheners wears more than one hat, that’s for sure. If you stroll inside on a Saturday, you’ll find all kinds of gems – from vintage clothes and bags to shoes and accessories. Shopping with a drink in hand? Yes, please. By night, Kitcheners morphs into a party bar with different themed nights – you could get comedy, live music or find yourself in the midst of a dub night, who knows? Plus, it’s one of the oldest bars in Joburg!

Address: Corner Juta and De Beer Streets, Braamfontein, Johannesburg.

Great Dane

Right next-door to Kitcheners is Great Dane, a fab party bar by night, hotdog hotspot by day. Their parties go on until the wee hours of the morning  and for good reason. They sure know how to throw them. Like Kitcheners, Great Dane’s parties vary so just be sure to check out what’s happening before you go. Or don’t – it might be more fun that way!

Address: 5 De Beer Street, Braamfontein, Johannesburg.


The Wits Art Museum, otherwise known as WAM, is a great place   not only to admire some art but also to grab a bite to eat. They’re home to Olives and Plates where you can get an assortment of sandwiches, wraps, saucy roasted chicken, roasted veggie salads, cakes and other sweet treats. Fuel up and take a look at the art on display. WAM’s home to a collection of African art and also hosts a range of exhibitions.

Address: Corner Bertha (extension of Jan Smuts Avenue) and Jorissen Streets, Braamfontein, Johannesburg.

Father Coffee

Okay, this is a bold statement, but it’s quite possible that Father makes one of the best coffees in town. We do not say this lightly. In fact, we consider ourselves to be quite the coffee snobs, so if you’ve yet to try it, do so and then try and argue! There are limited seats inside so it’s best to grab a takeaway coffee and walk around Braam while you sip on whatever you’ve ordered (a flat white for us, please).

Address: 73 Juta Street, Braamfontein, Johannesburg.

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Doubleshot Coffee is a great coffee spot that also serves up a wide range of teas. Their food offerings are fab, too. Sit and chow down on coconut French toast, shakshouka, and smoked trout cottage pie! And wash your meal away with a craft iced tea, why don’t you?

Address: Corner of Juta and Melle Street, Braamfontein, Inner City, Johannesburg.

Bannister Hotel

The Bannister Hotel has a fab vibe to it if you pop in for a drink and a bit of a dance   depending on which night you go, of course. Things pick up on Thursday nights (especially First Thursdays, when Braamfontein really comes to life after dark on the first Thursday of every month). Pull up a chair at the bar and who knows, you might even catch a live act while you’re there.

Address: 9 de Beer Street, Braamfontein, Johannesburg.


Velo makes a mean sandwich. Their gourmet versions, in particular, are oh-so-tasty, but if you feel like a good ol’ fashioned toasted chicken mayo sarmie (sometimes that’s all you need), you can get that here, too. Velo doubles as a bar so order a cocktail with lunch (no judgement here) and you’re good to go.

Address: Corner Melle and Juta Streets, Braamfontein, Johannesburg.


If you’re a sneakerhead, you don’t need to read this – you already know all about Archive. They specialise in must-have exclusive and limited edition sneakers so if you need to get your hands on that hot pair, or you’ve got your eye on a classic, you know where to go.

Address: 73 Juta Street, Braamfontein, Johannesburg.

Know other great places in Braam not mentioned above? Let us know below!

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