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When Hunger growls…

5October, 2016

When you find yourself in the hip and trendy urban landscape of the Braamfontein area, and hunger pangs threaten to consume you, here’s a quick look at the urban eating places available to starve off those hunger pangs in and around the Exchange Loft development.

Elevate Roof Top Bar
16th Floor, Reef Hotel, 58 Anderson Street, Marshalltown, Inner City Johannesburg
Situated in the heart of the urban banking district, and on the top floor of one of Jozi’s thirty tallest skyscrapers, this venue offers a 360 degree view of the city of Gold. A mere 4,6km from The Exchange Urban lofts, this unique space is a great way to unwind, catch up with some mates or just enjoy a long cold glass of relaxation after a stressful week in the big city.
This venue can also be booked for private functions and launches.

Darkie Cafe
10 Anderson Street, Marshalltown
A slick, happening cafe generously populated by the young and trendy, owner Charlotte Malokisi’s creation is the place to see and be seen in Joburg’s CBD. On offer is traditional South African cuisine with a twist, like Soweto chicken with margo and mogudu, as well as timeless classics like oxtail, lamb shanks and prawns in a tangy lemon curry.

Hip and trendy Urban eating places in the neighbourhood of the Exchange Loft development

At 44 Stanley Shopping Precinct, you are spoilt for good food choices – try Salvation Cafe – a down-to-earth cafe that preaches the soul of good food that is fresh and honest. The menu is a self-proclaimed ‘odyssey of flavours’, inspired by the travels of owner/chef Claudia Giannoccaro. She sailed around the globe on luxury private yachts being creative with local ingredients wherever the wind took her. Claudia says that simple and tasty food is her passion.

Vovo Telo, (also at 44 Stanley) offers delicious freshly baked bread, pounded out by the ever-present bakers, which are a staple throughout the excellent cafe menu. The trademark light and airy interiors at Vovo Telo are always welcoming and attract a diverse crowd of urban dwellers.

Other notable eateries are the Italian restaurant Il Giardino for relaxed, yet nourishing Sunday lunches, or the craft beer garden Stanley Beer Yard.