A busy neighbourhood hangout, this petite and intimate space (with just a handful of tables) is divided into two levels; for a quick bite, take a seat at the cosy bistro-style restaurant that opens out onto the street or head to the newly-launched rooftop bar for a leisurely dinner and sundowners. The summery decor is reminiscent of Cape Town’s beach bars with bright red seating and beanbags and plenty of hanging plants and in the winter months the rooftop bar with its views over the neighbourhood is kept toasty by fire heaters.
Love Revo's food menu is an ode to South African cuisine and local tastes featuring plenty of pastas, salads, curries and the like as well as classic South African appetisers such as spicy chicken livers. Look to the Mai Mai African Cuisine section of the menu for traditional tastes such as chicken and beef sosaties (South African kebabs) or for the more adventurous amaqina (soft-broiled cow heels) or thinly sliced beef tongue served with leeks.
On a chilly Joburg evening, warm up with the Mayor’s Potjie, a slow-cooked stew served in a mini cast-iron pot (the potjie) with a choice of pap, samp or dombolo (steamed dumplings) on the side. Quirky dish names referencing local Maboneng landmarks abound, such as the Betty Fox Chicken Fillet and cheeky cocktails like the Sex @ 12 Decades or the Main Street Life Beach Walker.
Popular with Maboneng's cool, young residents this is a great people-watching spot - don't be surprised to find people regularly popping into to say hi to their neighbours on weekend evenings - and a fun place to kick off an afternoon or evening exploring Maboneng's cultural and nightlife scenes.
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The budget backpacker's bar of choice, this is a great place to meet fellow travellers and like-minded individuals while hashing out plans to traverse the continent in search of adventure. The name of the bar is inspired by the building's history as a