La Tazzina in Edenvale is one of our top spots for Saturday morning brunch. But until we can safely visit them again, a good slice of cake from their bakery will have to do. You can order a single slice of their best loved cakes for delivery, or contact them for a special order for your birthday. Choose from lemon drizzle cake, New York cheesecake, carrot cake, orange sponge, marble cake or chocolate ganache. The Cakery even makes custom dog birthday cakes for your precious pooches, so everyone can celebrate their birthday in lockdown!
Call or WhatsApp them on +27 67 627 9356 to place your order, or contact them via email at [email protected]
Another must-visit spot on our list for life post-lockdown is Frangelicas Kosher Patisserie in Glenhazel. This family-owned cake shop and cafe is renowned for its indulgent cheesecake, cupcakes and pastries. Their birthday cake menu is just as impressive, with over 16 varieties to choose from. Our personal favourite is their Lemon Meringue Cake - a delightful play on the classic tart. Frangelicas cakes are baked with absolute love and care, bringing a true feeling of home to any occasion. If you're the type of person who detests fondant on their birthday cake, this is the place to get yourself a good old traditional cake.
Now for something a little more glamorous and ooh la la! Just Teddy Patisserie, located at Hyde Park Shopping Centre, is famed for its world-class cakes and pastries. Since the start of level 4 lockdown in May, they've been offering delivery on their high tea boxes, as well as their eye-catching cakes and tarts. Order yourself a show-stopper of a birthday cake like their Haute Couture Cake, which is free of both gluten and dairy and smells just like roses! It's pure yum that everyone can enjoy.
Contact them on 010 203 9038 or via email at [email protected] to order your perfect birthday cake for delivery.
Ice cream cakes have made a comeback thanks to Crumbs & Cream at Illovo Junction. What started out as a humble ice cream truck moving down the V&A Waterfront has turned into one of Joburg's top dessert spots. Thankfully, under level 3 lockdown you can now visit their store to order a quick takeaway. But if you're sparse on time, get online to order yourself one of their whimsical ice cream cakes. Decadently smooth ice cream sandwiched between giant biscuits and topped with an assortment of sweet sprinkles, what more could you need to have a smashing birthday?
You can order your ice cream birthday cake from Crumbs & Cream through the Mr Delivery, Uber Eats or Order In apps.
There's nothing wrong with ordering your birthday cake from a tried and trusted bakery. Fournos Bakery has been whipping up scrumptious cakes and nibbles for decades. Plus, they have branches located all over Johannesburg, so no matter where you live you can get your cake delivered. Fournos offers a wide selection of classic cakes, as well as custom themed birthday cakes. If you would like to order a character cake for a kiddies party or for yourself, please give Fournos at least 14 days notice. A few of their other gourmet cakes also require a few days notice, so order in good time to avoid missing your birthday all together!
Need a little more birthday inspiration? Check out our guide to celebrating your big day in lockdown.
As far as mixed-use precincts go, 44 Stanley is one of the most well-developed in Joburg. The restaurants, boutiques and artist workshops here are renowned for their top quality products and superior service. If you've ever attended a market or event at 44 Stanley, you'll know that it hums with activity over weekends. This is where all the verified 'cool kids' hang out, so be sure to visit as soon as lockdown is over.
During lockdown, 44 Stanley has been allowed to open select stores and restaurants for trade. You can visit the precinct, guaranteed you are fully kitted out in lockdown gear (face mask on and hands sanitised to perfection). However, most stores and restaurants are offering online ordering and delivery to promote physical distancing and contactless trade. While this may be sad for some of us who thrive on human interaction (looking at you extroverts), it is necessary to curb the spread of COVID-19 infections in our city.
The restaurants at 44 Stanley are well-known for their unique offerings and super tasty menus. Now, we know that after months of cooking for yourself, you must be dying for a little restaurant food. Help support the eateries and food stores at 44 Stanley by ordering in.
How many bad loaves of bread have you baked in lockdown? No more kneading, rolling or flouring necessary because Vovo Telo is open for bakery collections. Get your (clean) hands on freshly baked sourdough, rye and seed breads, or indulge in a decadent slice of Oreo Peanut Butter Cheesecake. Vovo Telo is open between 10:00 - 14:00, so don't miss out!
Your favourite brunch spot in the city is open for delivery through UberEats! While their menu has been cut down to make the order and delivery process easier, you can still get your fix of healthy breakfasts, sweet treats and grocery staples from Salvation Cafe. If you would prefer to collect your order from the restaurant, simply stand under the olive tree and wait for one of their staff to bring out your order.
How about a box of handcrafted choccies to devour while binge-watching your favourite series in lockdown? Chocoloza is open for delivery of their crafty chocolate creations. Email them on [email protected] to make your order. You can also visit the store between 10:00 - 14:00.
The Leopard Bistro has been hard at work throughout lockdown, bringing grocery orders and ready meals direct to their customers. Treat yourself to a taste of their wholesome, sustainably sourced food goodies by ordering for next day delivery.
Hats off to you if you've managed to survive lockdown without a daily caffeine fix. However, if you're human like us, order yourself a bag of fresh coffee granules or beans from Bean There Coffee. Sadly, their restaurant at 44 Stanley isn't yet open for deliveries or takeaway coffees, but you can make your own at home just as easily.
Visit www.44stanley.co.za for more information about the precinct. You can also follow them on social media for updates on trade during lockdown:
Details: 44 Stanley Avenue, Milpark, Johannesburg | [email protected]
The Rand Club boasts a rich history, reflective of South Africa's past and its gains under a system of democracy. Established in 1887, just one year after gold was discovered on the Langlaagte farm, the Rand Club was the brain child of Cecil John Rhodes and Dr Hans Sauer, the first district surgeon of Johannesburg. Together they pioneered the very first gentleman's club in what was then the township of Johannesburg.
The Rand Club has been built and rebuilt many times, to both expand the club's membership and to restore the clubhouse after a devastating fire in 2005. Nevertheless, it stands as a timeless South African icon in the former hub of the city. Over the last year, the Club has undergone radical improvements to its management, food and beverage services, events and various renovation projects. As such, the Club has since become a hub of activity within the Johannesburg CBD. But these improvements and financial gains cannot sustain the Club perpetually.
In response to the call for the closure of all public spaces and restaurants to curb the spread of the COVID-19 virus, the Rand Club closed its doors in late March. Thanks to the extended national lockdown period, it has remained closed to the public, resulting in their team of staff losing vital tips and commissions. As we enter level 3 lockdown, it seems unlikely that the Club will be allowed to open its doors. Even if they were able to reopen, it will take a long time for things to return to 'normal'. The Club's managers therefore foresee several months of diminished income for the team, possibly resulting in several job losses.
To help see themselves through the coming months, the Rand Club has implemented a number of emergency measures. Most of these measures rely on donor support and public awareness to raise funds. If you have ever visited the Rand Club or are a member, please do get involved. It would be a tragic loss to see this icon of bygone times face permanent closure. Here's how you can do your part to save the Rand Club:
The Rand Club recently employed eight young staff members to work in their food and beverage operation, and to serve at events. Their income is now at risk, which is why the Club has pioneered the Rand Club Staff Fund. You can make a contribution (no matter how big or small) to the Club's vulnerable staff members by donating through Zapper, PayPal or on their Go Get Funding page. This campaign will ensure that the Rand Club team receive their wages throughout lockdown and in the recovery period afterwards. So far, an estimated R25 000 has been raised online. Join the campaign here and help keep the Rand Club team afloat.
The Rand Club restaurant welcomes both members and outside visitors for an exquisite dining experience at the ground floor Main Bar. Of course, during lockdown the restaurant will be unable to host guests, but you can now order from their kitchen for delivery to your home via Uber Eats! Delivery will operate between 10:00 - 18:00 each day. Check out their delectable winter delivery menu here. We highly recommend the Rogan Josh of Lamb - slow braised lamb in garlic, bay leaves, cloves, curry, cardamom and cinnamon with yoghurt, served with steamed basmati rice - for a scrumptious Sunday lunch feast.
Like many other Jozi restaurants and cultural centres, the Rand Club is offering pre-paid restaurant, bar and accommodation vouchers to use once lockdown is over. Get busy planning your post-lockdown plans and score a discounted voucher from the Rand Club before they're all gone! Contact Philip Thurston via email at [email protected] to inquire about vouchers.
Details: 33 Loveday Street and Fox Street, Marshalltown, Johannesburg | (Tel) 011 870 4260 / 064 005 3128 | [email protected]
Under level 5 lockdown, Exclusive Books were not permitted to trade. As the new level 4 regulations came into effect on Friday, 01 May 2020, book lovers across South Africa waited with bated breath. Would our favourite bookstore be allowed to operate as an essential service? Thankfully, the answer is yes! However, Exclusive Books have implemented a number of initiatives to make shopping for your books safe and contactless during lockdown.
On Thursday, 07 May 2020, they made an exciting announcement - you can now order your books through Uber Eats for delivery direct to your door! Together they will be bringing avid readers a delectable menu of bestsellers. So, if you have run out of lockdown reading material, but aren't quite ready to visit your nearest Exclusive Books store, simply download the Uber Eats app and get shopping!
There are only four Johannesburg stores currently offering this service with Uber Eats, but Exclusive Books is looking to roll out nationwide over the coming weeks. If you live within a 5km radius of EB Hyde Park Corner, EB Sandton City, EB Mall of Africa or EB Nicolway Bryanston, you will be able to order from Uber Eats. Enter this promotional code - UNLTDZA - at checkout for free delivery on meals, essentials and books with Uber Eats until 31 May 2020.
You will also be able to earn Fanatics Points on these purchases. Simply type your Fanatics card number into the comments section when placing your order. To help you protect yourself, your loved ones and the community, Uber Eats furthermore encourages no-contact delivery. Select "Leave at door" at checkout in the app to ensure your delivery complies with health and safety standards.
As always, Exclusive Books will be offering their customers the very best in local and international reads during lockdown. If you're looking for something to get stuck into while at home, check out these best sellers available on the Uber Eats app, perfect to curl up with on a chilly winter's day:
Paulo Coelho's master work has topped best seller lists worldwide, garnering 62 million readers along the way. The Alchemist is a beautiful parable about learning to listen to your heart, read the omens strewn along life's path and, above all, follow your dreams. Santiago, a young shepherd living in the hills of Andalucia, feels that there is more to life than his humble home and his flock. One day he finds the courage to follow his dreams into distant lands, each step galvanised by the knowledge that he is following the right path: his own. The people he meets along the way, the things he sees and the wisdom he learns are life-changing. This is a definite must-read during these uncertain times.
Available on Uber Eats for *R214,50.
If you have never read Nelson Mandela's moving autobiography, now is the ideal time to get yourself a copy. The book profiles Mandela's early life, his coming of age, his education and his 27 years spent in prison. As one of the most prolific figures in recent history, his autobiography provides insight into South Africa's dark past and the great pains it took to overcome oppression.
Available on Uber Eats for *R332,20.
The Book of Gifts has been described as Craig Higginson's most gripping and nuanced novel to date. At eleven years old, Julian Flint prefers to remain invisible, safe inside the architecture of adults provided by his mother, his uncle and his aunt. But when his mother, Emma, a celebrated sculptor, takes them all on a family holiday to a hotel by the sea, he meets the captivating and irreverent Clare and everything he thought he knew begins to shift - setting off a chain of events that will determine each of their fates. Set among the lush beaches of Umhlanga Rocks, Johannesburg and the rich and strange coral reefs of Mauritius, The Book of Gifts is sure to provide a much-needed escape from the lockdown lows.
Available on Uber Eats for *R321,20.
Chilean author, Isabel Allende is a master of weaving fictional stories into real life events. Her latest novel, A Long Petal of the Sea, takes place at the end of the Spanish Civil War in 1939. Victor Dalmau is a young doctor caught up in the Spanish Civil War, a tragedy that leaves his life - and the fate of his country - forever changed. Together with his sister-in-law, the pianist Roser, he is forced out of his beloved Barcelona and into exile. When the opportunity to seek refuge arises, they board a ship to Chile chartered by the poet Pablo Neruda, the promised 'long petal of sea and wine and snow'. This highly-anticipated novel is sure to sell out fast, so get yourself a copy as soon as possible.
Available on Uber Eats for *R310,20.
Our favourite TV chef and author, Sarah Graham is back with a follow up to her undeniably popular cookbook, Wholesome. This time, Sarah delves into the mass of information regarding plant-based eating and whole foods. Super Natural features budget-friendly recipes centred on vegetables and natural, whole foods, celebrating seasonal produce, good fats and whole grains, pulses and legumes. This is the ideal cookbook to invest in amidst the global climate crisis as it promotes mindful eating and food consciousness. Plus, there are tons of great dinner ideas to try out during lockdown.
Available on Uber Eats for *R345,50.
Visit the Exclusive Books website for more information. You can also follow them on social media to get the latest updates on new releases, sales and delivery options during lockdown:
Contact them on +27 87 365 4620 / 4632 / 4646 or via email at [email protected]