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We are proud to offer a beautiful, home-grown, owner-run, cafe space in Brixton, Johannesburg.

Featuring an interior and courtyard designed by talented artist Justin Brett, our aim is to become Brixton locals’ favourite coffee shop and to draw other Jo’burgers to visit and appreciate our beautiful, diverse and artistic neighbhourhood.

Enjoy breakfast or lunch with a view of our succulent garden, fish pond and reclaimed tile mural. Enjoy lunch and a cocktail in our courtyard oasis. Come for a quick meal; come and linger over a chessboard, novel or newspaper. It’s also a great workspace given that we have high speed fibre internet! We also host parties and events, just contact us to discuss your needs.

We offer excellent coffee, great food including breakfast or brunch, local craft beer on tap, and a beautiful space to enjoy.

Licensed and serve a great selection of wine, beer and cocktails.

We are located just 3 minutes up the hill from Melville’s 7th Avenue and 44 Stanley. Come try Johannesburg’s trendy cafe, restaurant and coffee shop.

Open Tuesday to Friday from 07h00-16h00,  and Saturday and Sunday from 08h00-16h00.

Food

Our restaurant kitchen in Brixton, Johannesburg offers unpretentious, flavourful and healthy breakfasts/brunches, lunches and snacks. We offer vegetarian and vegan options. We are inspired by global flavours and interpret them into simple, tasty, home-style meals. Come hungry!

For breakfast we offer classics, like scrambled eggs on toast and croissants. Our delicious signature dishes include our famous Dutch-inspired baked pancakes with bacon and roast tomatoes, Persian-inspired baked eggs, and the Mexican classic, huevos rancheros (sure to beat any hangover hunger!).  All-day breakfast options are available for those lazy weekend days (or when you just need some eggs!)

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Meppel pancake with roast tomatoes, mushrooms and herb cream cheese

For lunch we have a range of “ultimate” sandwiches on our home-baked buttermilk and health breads, including a chicken and harissa, or haloumi and avo. Our hearty salads include our version of the Nice Niçoise, the Dense Green with broccoli, and Inkhukhu Couscous.

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Earthy Hearty salad with feta

We also offer a range of affordable snacks and meal options to cater to Brixton’s student community, or anyone on a budget. Try our famous creamy chicken livers served with a home-baked bread, and the spicy chickpea cous-cous.

We have a liquor license. Enjoy a Brixton Bitter craft beer, glass of wine or cocktail with your yummy meal.

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For us, coffee is serious business! That is why we make one of the best coffees in Johannesburg.

Best coffee in town
Best coffee in town

Our blend of beans from Brazil, Guatemala and Uganda is locally roasted in Johannesburg, chosen after extensive research. The result is a cup of coffee with smooth flavour that cuts through the milk, resulting in a superb espresso.

We chose our cup size to ensure that the ratio of espresso, milk and froth makes an excellent cappuccino. Our Barista regularly adjusts the grind to ensure a perfect extraction.

If you are in a rush, grab a coffee to go in a biodegradable takeaway cup. Better yet, buy a reusable bamboo cup and get your first coffee on the house.

Best coffee in Johannesburg

Venue Hire & Events

Venue hire and Events . We often host fun and creative events that are open to the public, such as board game evenings, vinyl DJ afternoons, or film screenings. Like our Facebook page or follow our Instagram profile to stay up to date with what’s happening.

Are you interested in hiring our venue so that you can host an event in our space? We have a liquor license and are happy to host big groups for breakfasts, lunches, or private dinners. Audio-visual equipment can be provided if needed.

We are also happy to host your engagement, birthday, anniversary or end-of-year party, or mehndi, weddings, or other celebration.

Hire out our venue for fundraisers, corporate events, musical performances, album launches, or fashion shoots.

We are able to provide halaal meals through an external caterer for any event if it is required.

Please contact us to discuss your needs and we will be happy to provide a quote.

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Some of our Canapé’s

Creamy Mushroom and Thyme Bouchees
Creamy Mushroom and Thyme Bouchees
Prawn Tartar and Avocado Crostini
Prawn Tartar and Avocado Crostini
Roasted Tomato and Ricotta Crostini for events
Roasted Tomato and Ricotta Crostini
Smoked Salmon, Cream Cheese and Dill Bouchees served at venue hire
Smoked Salmon, Cream Cheese and Dill Bouchees

Menu

Food Menu

Pastries
Muffins – Lemon and Poppy Seed, Chocolate Chip and Blueberry – R14
 
Pain au chocolat – R30
Plain Croissant – R30
 
Grilled Croissant – Melted Cheddar & Oregano – R50
Grilled Croissant – Ham & melted cheddar – R65
 
Breakfast
Meneer Monsieur
Two toasted slices of home baked bread topped fried eggs and a mustard cheese sauce.
With ham (R79) or Spinach (R65)
 
Huevos Rancheros
Two fried eggs, smashed spicy beans, tomato salsa, cheese & avocado served on a tortilla, topped with coriander.
With chorizo (105) or black mushrooms (R98)
 
Eggs Mirza —R80
Poached eggs in smoky aubergine and fragrant garlic turmeric tomato sauce, topped with a minty drizzle and harrisa. Served with a slice of toast.
 
Omelette – Cheddar, caramelised onions & chives —R55
 
Scrambled Eggs & Toast —R40
With bacon —R68
With avocado —R56
 
Fresh-baked Croissant With
Nothing – R39
Jam, butter & grated cheddar—R55
Hickory ham & cheddar cheese —R80
Scrambled eggs & bacon —R76
 
Avo on Toast
A slice of our home baked toast with avo & homemade chilli sauce —R40
 
The Moral High Ground
Raisin-free granola with yogurt & seasonal fresh fruit —R55

Meppel Pancakes (weekends and public holidays only)
Honey ricotta & spekulaas cookie crumbs—R44
Strawberries & mascarpone —R50
Bacon, roast tomatoes & cream cheese —R54
Mushrooms, tomatoes & cream cheese —R49
 
Breakfast Cocktails
Bloody Mary —R50
Brix Fizz (Mimosa) —R33
isiKulufi (Vodka and fresh OJ) —R50
Glassy Bubbly —R35
 
Lunch
Chicken Livers  — R56
Spicy and creamy, with a slice of bread. A local favourite!
 
Sandwiches/Wraps
Choose homebaked buttermilk, health bread, or wrap (R10 extra). Served with a side salad or crispy potato wedges.
The V: Avo, haloumi, tomatoes, tapenade, pesto-mayo —R75
The C: Chicken breast, leafy greens, harissa & mayo —R79

The Dense Green SaladR60
Chargrilled broccoli, spinach, toasted cashews, spring onion, cucumber ribbons & sweet soya-ginger dressing. Add grilled chicken (R87) or Haloumi (R80)
 
Nice Niçoise Salad—R105
Leafy greens, potato cubes, tuna, boiled eggs, tomatoes, onions, green beans, cucumbers, olives & our house dressing.
 
Inkhukhu Couscous —R88
Grilled spicy chicken pieces served with beans and corn on a bed of couscous topped with tomato relish & cucumber salsa.  (takes a little while)
 
Potato Wedges & Mayo
Our famous crispy addictive wedges with mayo or chilli mayo – R30

Soup and Bread – R40
Roast butternut & apple, served with a slice of sour dough rye
Thai vegetable with served with a slice of sour dough rye

Drinks Menu

Coffee is Life
Cortado —R24
Flat White —R26
Cappuccino – R26
Café Latte —R28
Espresso —R18
Macchiato —R20
Americano —R21
Iced Latte —R28
Extra shot – R8
Soya milk—R8
Almond milk —R12

Other Hot Drinks
Mug of Teabag-tea(Ceylon, Rooibos) —R17
Pot of Leaf-tea(Breakfast, Earl Grey, Rooibos, Hibiscus, Green) —R25
Hot Chocolate —R29
Red Cappuccino —R26
Red Latte —R29
Chai Latte –R29
Café Mocha –R30

Smoothies & Milk Shakes
Wakey Wakey Smoothie: Espresso, peanut butter, banana and coconut milk (vegan) —R40
Oreo Milkshake – R40
Cinnamon Vanilla Milkshake – R40
 
Fresh Pressed Juice
Combine as you like!
Carrot, Apple, Orange, Ginger (R33), Pineapple (R40)
 
Coldrinks
Coke, Coke Lite, Sprite —R22
Ice Tea Peach or Lemon – R23
Appletiser —R28
Sparkling or Still Water —R20
Rock Shandy: lemonade, soda, & bitters —R38
Karoo Lemon Cordial: with tap water (R22) or soda water (R32)
 
MCC
Glass of Sparkling Wine – R35
Miss Molly Bubbly – R250
Miss Molly Rose Bubbly – R250
Graham Beck Brut – R330

House Wine
White – R40 (180ml glass); R120 (bottle)
Red  – R40 (180ml glass); R120 (bottle)

Rosé & White Wine
Vondeling Petit Rosé – R140
Alvi’s Drift Signature Viognier – R130
Fat Bastard Chardonnay – R175
Paul Cluver Sauvignon Blanc – R220
 
Red Wine
Vondeling Baldrick Shiraz – R155
Paul Cluver Village Pinot Noir – R210
 
 
Beer & Cider
Giraffe Lager on Tap (500ml) – R42, (250ml – R28)
Black Label (330ml) – R25
Castle Lite (330ml) – R25
Windhoek Light (330ml) – R28
Windhoek Draft – (440ml) – R33
Heineken (330ml) – R29
Non-Alcoholic Beer – (330ml) – R30
Hunters Dry (330ml) – R30
Savanna Dry (330ml) – R30
 
Cocktails
Brix Fizz (Mimosa) – R33
G&T with Inverroche (R52) or Bombay Sapphire (R42)
The Duchess Virgin G&T– R40
IsiKulufi (Vodka & OJ) —R50
Ridge Breeze (Vodka, Cranberry & Soda) —R45
Ruby Margarita —R55
Bloody Mary – R50 (Virgin R30)
Espresso Martini –R62

Spirits
Jameson Irish Whiskey – R25
Laphroaig Scotch Whiskey – R45
Smirnoff Vodka – R20
Absolute Vodka – R25
Bacardi Carta Negra Rum – R25
El Jimador Blanco Tequila – R25
Kahlua Coffee Liqueur – R25