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Top Restaurants in Braamfontein

Top Restaurants in Braamfontein

Braamfontein is a Johannesburg location frequented by both locals and tourists because of its many amazing tourist spots such as the Joburg Theatre, Wits Art Museum, and The Playground. But did you know that this area is a foodie hub too?

Yes, Braamfontein has a ton of great restaurants for you to try. From traditional ones to fusion restaurants, let’s look at the top restaurants in Braamfontein for you to sink your teeth into!

Great Dane

Address: 5 De Beer St, Braamfontein, Johannesburg, 2017, South Africa


Contact Number: +27 11 403 1136

Operating Hours: 

  • Thursday to Sunday, 12:00 NN to 2:00 AM
  • Closed from Monday to Wednesday

The Great Dane is a stylish bar located in Braamfontein where young professionals and creative types hang out. It’s a great spot to unwind and party the night away after a long day in the office or if you want to celebrate big (or even small) wins.

Their menu items are pretty straightforward and are appropriate for its bar setting. Some of these food items will definitely appeal to you if you’re a carnivore (e.g. gourmet hotdogs) or even if you’re a vegan (e.g. vegetarian boerewors (South African sausage)).

Pro Tip:
To get the most bang for your buck, ask the friendly bartender for any cocktail specials of the day. Usually, the Great Dane offers 2-for-1 deals on their drinks and mixers, which we think is perfect if you’re bringing a friend or two along.


Address: 7 Reserve St, Braamfontein, Johannesburg, 2017, South Africa


Contact Number: +27 11 339 1647

Operating Hours:

  • Thursday to Saturday, 4:00 PM to 11:00 PM
  • Sunday, 9:00 AM to 8:00 PM
  • Closed from Monday to Wednesday

The Artivist is more than just a restaurant and bar here in Braamfontein. It’s also an art gallery where you can appreciate great works of art and hang out with other like-minded while enjoying great food!

They serve breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and most of their menu items are worth checking out. Some of their best-sellers that you need to try at least once include fried fish fillet with a side of salad, boerewor sandwich, and grilled chicken with fries.

Pro Tip:
We highly recommend that you check out their social media page for any events on certain dates. They usually have different themes or feature artists per day, so it’s best to check in advance before you drop by.

RocoGo Braamfontein

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Address: Shop 01, Lower Ground Floor, South Point Central, 81 Juta St, Johannesburg, 2017, South Africa


Contact Number: +27 10 592 1816

Operating Hours:

  • Monday to Saturday, 11:00 AM to 10:00 PM
  • Sunday, 11:00 AM to 9:00 PM

RocoGo Braamfontein is one cool restaurant if you want a fun vibe and great food! The interiors of this restaurant have a very casual look with walls that use multi-coloured tiles and sleek modern tables and chairs where you can enjoy a great meal with friends.

The food you can order here also reflects its youthful approach to cuisine with menu items that include flavoured chicken nuggets, green salad with feta cheese, and chicken wings. You shouldn’t miss trying out their best seller—the black bun burger!

Pro Tip:
If you don’t have time to physically visit RocoGo Braamfontein, you can order food for delivery. You can do this via the Mr. Delivery (now Mr. D Food) service.

The Devonshire Corner Restaurant

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Address: Braamfontein, Johannesburg, 2001, South Africa


Contact Number: +27 11 339 5611

Operating Hours:

  • Monday to Sunday, 6:00 AM to 10:00 PM

The Devonshire Hotel in Braamfontein is an upscale property that offers not just great accommodations but also fantastic dining options. The main dining attraction here, though, has to be its flagship restaurant, the Devonshire Corner Restaurant.

Thanks to its team of world-class chefs and kitchen experts, you can have a fine dining experience with food like steaks, grilled fish fillets, salads, and assorted canapes. Check out their desserts too; their chocolate eclairs are divine!

Pro Tip:
Aside from the restaurant, you can also check out the three different bars located at the Devonshire Hotel. These include the Devonshire Arms, Piano Bar, and Cigar Lounge—perfect for hanging out while sipping a cold one! 

86 Public Pizzeria

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Address: Juta St, Johannesburg, 2017, South Africa


Contact Number: +27 76 052 5201

Operating Hours:

  • Monday to Sunday, 12:00 NN to 10:00 PM

If you’re in Johannesburg and you suddenly get those pizza carvings, then head to 86 Public Pizzeria for authentic pizza goodness! They offer some of the freshest and best-tasting pizzas in Johannesburg, and we recommend that you try their unique items.

While their classic flavours such as pepperoni and cheese are good, why not indulge in pizzas topped with avocados, corn, and cucumber? Pair these with chicken wings and chips for that perfect combo!

Pro Tip:
Aside from their amazing pizzas, 86 Public Pizzeria also offers awesome craft beers. You can order Heineken, Carling Black Label, and Windhoek Draught—all amazing beers that are perfect when enjoyed with some pizza! 

Wing Republic

Address: 6 De Beer St, Braamfontein, Johannesburg, 2017, South Africa


Contact Number: +27 11 339 1358

Operating Hours:

  • Monday to Saturday, 10:00 AM to 12:00 AM
  • Sunday, 10:00 AM to 9:00 PM

The name Wing Republic might be a bit of a misnomer, as this restaurant doesn’t just serve amazing chicken wings. In fact, some of its best sellers (aside from its flavoured wings) include delicious ribs, sumptuous burgers, and crispy French fries!

Aside from delectable food items, Wing Republic also serves cocktails and drinks to make your lunch, dinner, or snack more enjoyable. These drinks include fruit cocktails, beers (such as Corona), shakes, and coffee!

Pro Tip:
We highly recommend that you check out their social media to find out if they have any special promotions. Wing Republic sometimes offers half-price on their pork ribs and some bottomless drinks (for just ZAR 150). 

Olive and Plates

Address: 7 Yale Rd, Parktown, Johannesburg, 2193, South Africa


Contact Number: +27117179365

Operating Hours:

  • Monday to Friday, 7:30 AM- 4:00 PM
  • Saturday to Sunday, 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Braamfontein has a lot of restaurants for you to choose from, but none is as elegant as Olive and Plates. The vibe of this restaurant is simply phenomenal and will give you and other guests a royal feel—as if having tea with the queen of England!

In fact, they have a high tea menu where you can order welcome drinks, savoury food items (e.g., smoked salmon and Greek salad), and pastries (e.g., scones and coconut cakes). You can also order quesadillas and wraps for something light.

Pro Tip:
If you want to join their scheduled high tea experience, you need to make a reservation. Check their social media to find out more about their upcoming events! 

Bean There Coffee

Address: 111 Smit St, Braamfontein, Johannesburg, 2017, South Africa


Contact Number: +27873103100

Operating Hours:

  • Monday to Friday, 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM
  • Closed on Saturday and Sunday

Coffee connoisseurs will love it here at Bean There Coffee. Aside from high-quality coffees, you can order light snack items, which include pies, cakes, brownies, muffins, cookies, and oat crunchies.

The real stars of this cafe, of course, are its different coffees, which include lattes, macchiatos, cappuccinos, and Africanos. For something more special, try these coffees using different prep methods such as their French press and AeroPress.

Pro Tip:
If you are a coffee lover, you might want to check out Bean There Coffee’s coffee subscriptions. You can choose to get 4 coffee bags per month at ZAR 460 or 8 coffee bags per month at ZAR 840.

Father Coffee

Address: 73 Juta St, Braamfontein, Johannesburg, 2017, South Africa


Contact Number: +27 82 513 4258

Operating Hours:

  • Monday to Friday, 7:30 AM to 6:00 PM
  • Saturday and Sunday, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

If you want good quality coffee with a filling meal, then Father Coffee might be the cafe you need to visit. Aside from their hot coffees such as espresso, long black, Americano, macchiato, and latte, you can also go for their cold brews such as their cascara soda.

As for food items, you can order from their bakery or lunch menu. Their lunches, such as roast chicken, beef pastrami, and grilled BLT, are way more filling while their bakery items, such as cheesecakes, are more snack-like.

Pro Tip:
If you’re after unique coffee flavours, then you’re in luck, as Father Coffee has some really special ones. You can try out their Finca Immaculada Natural Geisha (ZAR 90) or their Don Higinio Gomez Washed Pacamara (ZAR 50). 

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