This show-stopping space in the upmarket Hyde Park Corner mall encompasses one of Joburg's biggest bookstores, a coffee house and the spectacular EB Social Kitchen and Bar, bringing together several of life’s greatest comforts - books, food, wine and cocktails.
A brass-and-tile bar comes with books scattered across it for your reading pleasure, while there's also a long counter with a panoramic view of the vast urban forest of the northern suburbs. As should be de rigeur with a bar located inside a bookshop, all the cocktails on the menu are inspired by famous books.
Another new favourite is The Call of the Wild by Jack London, an earthy, zesty cocktail of Ketel One vodka, cucumber water, a touch of elderflower and a splash of apple soda. Meanwhile older and already established 'classics' include the long and summery The Secret Garden (Tanqueray Ten, rose, chamomile and lemon).
The wine list, carefully chosen with the expert help of Carrie Adams of Norman Goodfellows Wine and Spirits Merchants, is also excellent.