Here's this month's dose of the latest local restaurant news (catch up on the May edition of #FreshlyPlated here).
New cafe and patisserie Coppa opens on Parkhurst's 4th Avenue
Founded by Brazilian chef and master patissier Mirlene Souza, Coppa is a cafe, catering and pâtisserie company based in Honeydew. In May 2021 Souza launched the first Coppa Cafe in the parks suburbs on Parkhurst's chic 4th Avenue. Drop by their super pretty cafe and try spectacular-looking freshly-baked cakes, pastries and tray bakes or a light lunch from their cafe menu. Find Coppa at 24 4th Ave, Parkhurst.
Troyeville Hotel gets a makeoverThe Troyeville Hotel has long been one of Joburg's most iconic destinations for traditional Portuguese cuisine. Now under new owners, the hotel restaurant has recently been given a new lick of paint although the great value menu of delicious grilled prawns, espetadas and peri peri chicken remains unchanged. In the coming months the new owners are also investing in adding a rooftop bar, coffee shop and revamped banqueting facilities.
Mediterranean restaurant Ethos is moving to Rosebank
James Diack's new wine bar AntonymChef James Diack, known for his consistent dedication to farm to fork cuisine, has launched a small wine bar called Antonymn inside his flasghip Coobs restaurant at the corner of 7th and 4th Avenue in Parktown North. The small and casual wine cellar bar occupies half of the Coobs space and promises an accessible fine wine drinking experience with a great range of wines available by the glass, plus a small plates food menu to pair them with.
The Wild Side opens in Craighall Park
Home of the Bean is moving to Arts on MainFounded by husband and wife duo Leroy Kgopa and Itumeleng Manamela, Home of the Bean is arguably Maboneng's finest coffee shop. This month the tiny coffee shop based in the courtyard garden at The Cosmopolitan is on the move and will be reopening in a bigger and brighter space in Arts on Main at the corner of Fox Street and Berea Road (next to the David Krut Projects workshop).
Bem Bom bakery and deli opens in Linden
Local Portuguese deli and bakery chain Bem Bom, known for their freshly-based traditional Portuguese breads, pasteis de nata and pregos, has opened a new branch in Linden at the corner of 7th Street and 4th Avenue. With the addition of the Linden branch, Bem Bom now has 10 locations including in Northcliff, Bruma, Boksburg and Bedfordview.
Coming soon to Park Corner in ParkwoodTwo new venues are moving in soon to the prime spot at the corner of Bolton Road and Jam Smuts Avenue that was once Social Parkwood. Taking up half of the space is The Peeping Tom, a new spot led by the owners of Morning Glory cafe next door. The new venue is an easy eating bistro billed as "Fancy AF", a play on not offering fine dining. Expect sharing platters artfully served in a setting worthy of an interior design feature, alongside bottomless bubbles and a limited cocktail menu designed by the maestros at Sin + Tax bar, opening mid-late July. The other half of the corner spot will be home to a new tiki bar from the same team who launched The Anti Social Social Club in Melville.
JoburgPlaces launches Town TreasureJoburgPlaces is downscaling its beautiful Thunderwalker venue on Gandhi Square and launching a new venture called Town Treasure. The Thunderwalker's arcade and banqueting hall closes as of June 30 and Town Treasure launches next door on July 6. The new venue opens six days a week (closed Mon) for breakfast, lunch and dinner walk-ins. JoburgPlaces' popular One Table dinners and storytelling dinners will now be served in Zwipi Underground, an incredible venue in the building's Edwardian bank vault. To book email email@example.com or send a whatsapp to +27 82 894 5216.
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