Johannesburg also known as Joeys or Joburg is the largest city in South Africa by population. The City of Gold offers a unique culinary experience for you to indulge in. Check out the top ten budget restaurants in Johannesburg.
Coobs is a diverse and trendy bistro in the vibrant suburb of Parkhurst. Its location in the 4th avenue blends with its modern design. An organic farm in Magaliesburg supplies fresh produce daily. The menu has limited choices but is in accordance with the seasonal availability. Everything is organic including pork, boar, lamb and vegetables.
CNR Café, Craighall Park
CNR Café is located in the corner of Rothesay and Buckingham Avenues. It is a bistro and a deli that will fit your bill. It offers fresh and simple food including juices, fresh breads, biscuits and a lot more with a creative twist.
Quality Restaurants are not only located in the northern suburbs of Johannesburg. Parreirinha located in southern area of Rosettenville is a Portuguese eatery offering prawns, prawn cakes, peri peri chicken, a variety of seafood and Portuguese wines. The Da Cunha Family has been running it for 40 years.
Leafy Greens Café, Muldersdrift
Leafy Greens, opened in 2010 is a vegan-friendly café that offers partially raw food. The café specializes in producing food that is high in vitamins and minerals in its raw form and has the lowest carbon traces. The menu is prepared according to the produce available in the attached garden. They serve various unconventional dishes for breakfast, lunch and dinner including leafy greens granola, home baked sour dough bread, organic kale salad and rice paper rolls. The café also serves craft beers and organic wines.
Schwabinger Stuben, Randburg
A dinner at Schwabinger Stuben in Randburg will save your trip to Munich wherein you can relax in comfortable and casual ambience with wood-paneled décor redolent of a Bavarian tavern. If you are looking for authentic German food that does not burn a hole in your pocket, Schwabinger Stuben is the right place for you. There is a wide range of imported beers on tap alongside large serving of authentic German delicacies including Schnitzel, Eisbein, and sausages.
Nexdor Food and Wine Emporium is located in the classic Vilakazi Street. An upstairs balcony in the restaurant overlooks the expansive town of Soweto. From meaty Lamb Shank to Fish & Chips, the bar/grill setting of the restaurant has something for everyone in less than R100 per person.
Love food, Braamfontein
Jamie Lorge started this kitchen, café and deli in 2012 with a great passion for food. The deli style food is served in a home-like setting. It is open from 7.30 am – 4pm on weekdays. The breakfast is served until 11.00 am including healthy options like muesli with fresh fruit, honey and Greek yoghurt. They also serve bacon stack, health stack, sweet waffles and French toast with Emmentaler etc. The lunch menu is changed daily. On Fridays, Love Food offers pure beef, chicken, prego steak and veggie burgers.
Kong Roast, Fourways
Kong Roast is an Asian fusion restaurant located in Cedar Square. It offers Chinese, Thai, Japanese and Vietnamese cuisines. It offers Gao, Prawns, Hong Kong Pears, Sui Mai, Kong Wok Beef, Angry Duck and a lot more in the cuisines. It is a two level restaurant with a bar lounge with purple lighting and white leather bar stools.
il Giardino & the Room at 44 Stanley, Milpark
il Giardino brings Tuscany to Johannesburg. The family run Italian restaurant serves gourmet pizzas, homemade pastas, chicken, meat and fish dishes and seasonal vegetables. The guests can dine in the comfortable fireplace setting of ‘The Room’ or under the olive grove in the courtyard. On Friday evenings and Sunday lunches, one can enjoy live Bluegrass, Gypsy Jazz, honky tonk and country rock music.
Simply Divine, Randburg
If you are looking for pure vegetarian Indian food, Simply Divine located in Blairgowrie Plaza, Randburg is a must-visit. The signature dish is Butter Paneer which is served daily. Other curries are changed frequently. You would also like the Punjabi paneer pies and samosas. A mother and his son run the restaurant and are quite welcoming. The restaurant has a great service and home-like ambiance.