Johannesburg’s Greenside Café

Today, instead of writing about the scrumptious vegan recipes that you can cook at home, I thought I’d give you my take on one of my favorite South African restaurants—after all, after a hard day of work (or a night out on the town!), who really wants to cook anyway?


Vegan Cupcakes

When I was in Johannesburg recently, I happened upon the Greenside Café. I liked my first meal there so much, I went back for seconds the same day! The city was very vegan-friendly, offering an array of vegan frozen foods that I lived on most of the time as well as other great restaurants such as Spiceburg (it has a vegan
menu) and Saigon (which has some great tofu). But Greenside stood out from the others.

Soya Macciato

Soya Macciato

No matter what you’re in the mood for—whether it’s coffee and a muffin with a friend, Sunday brunch, or a romantic dinner—chances are Greenside has it! The menu ranges from healthy to decadent and includes everything from salads, raw delicacies, and nut bakes to pasta, tofu dishes, vegan desserts (my favorite was the chocolate brownie!) and indulgent drinks (Angelina’s Hot Chocolate “Paris style”, which is totally dairy-free, is a must-try!).

The Greenside Café
34 Gleneagles Road, Greenside, Johannesburg
+27 (0)11 646 3444; +27 076 689 8983

Open: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner
Tuesday to Sunday 10am – 5pm
Friday and Saturday nights – last orders 9.30pm

Posted by Jason Baker