Opening Hours: 7 Days a week. Monday to Friday from 07h00-16h00,  and Saturday and Sunday from 08h00-16h00. 

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 neighbourhood.

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.



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 and the Dense Green with bok Choi and broccoli.

Other favourites are our famous creamy chicken livers served with a home-baked bread, and Inkhukhu Couscous of grilled spicy chicken served with beans and corn on a bed of couscous topped with tomato relish & cucumber salsa.

We have a liquor license. Enjoy a Giraffe craft lager, 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 host fun and creative events that are open to the public, such as vinyl DJs or Jazz musicians playing in the courtyard in the afternoons, film screenings, book launches and theatre pieces. Like our Facebook page or follow our Instagram profile to stay up to date with what’s happening.

Here is a link to our Facebook Events page which provides details on all our upcoming events.

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, celebrations 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


Food Menu

Muffins – Chocolate Chip and Blueberry – R14

Pain au chocolat – R35
Plain Croissant – R35

Grilled Croissant – Melted Cheddar & Oregano – R50
Grilled Croissant – Hickory Ham & melted cheddar – R69

Meneer Monsieur
Two toasted slices of home baked bread topped fried eggs and a mustard cheese sauce.
With ham (R85) or Spinach (R70)

Huevos Rancheros
Two fried eggs, smashed spicy beans, tomato salsa, cheese & avocado served on a tortilla, topped with coriander.
With chorizo (110) or black mushrooms (R105)

Eggs Mirza —R85
Poached eggs in smoky aubergine and fragrant garlic turmeric tomato sauce, topped with a minty drizzle and harrisa. Served with a slice of toast.

Cheddar, caramelised onions & chives —R62

Scrambled Eggs & Toast —R50
With bacon —R68
With avocado —R66
With Smoked Trout – R120

Fresh-baked Croissant With
Nothing – R35
Jam, butter & grated cheddar—R55
Scrambled eggs & bacon —R76

Avo on Toast
A slice of our home baked toast with avo & homemade harrisa sauce —R46

The Moral High Ground
Raisin-free granola with yogurt & seasonal fresh fruit —R60

Meppel Pancakes (weekends and public holidays only)
Plain Pancake or with sugar and Cinnamon – R30
Honey ricotta & spekulaas cookie crumbs—R44
Strawberries & mascarpone —R50
Bacon, roast tomatoes & cream cheese —R55
Mushrooms, tomatoes & cream cheese —R50

Breakfast Cocktails
Bloody Mary —R55
Brix Fizz (Mimosa) —R36
isiKulufi (Vodka and fresh OJ) —R52
Glassy Bubbly —R38

Avo — R19
Bacon – R25
Cheddar Cheese – R20
Mature Cheddar – R30
Brown Mushrooms – R15
Chorizo – R17
Egg – R8
Smoked Trout – R70
Chicken Breast – R35
Side Salad (small) – R20

Chicken Livers — R60
Spicy and creamy, with a slice of bread. A local favourite!

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 —R80
The C: Chicken breast, leafy greens, harissa & mayo —R80

The Dense Green Salad —R62
Chargrilled broccoli, spinach, toasted cashews, spring onion, cucumber ribbons & sweet soya-ginger dressing. Add grilled chicken (R87) or Haloumi (R82)

Nice Niçoise Salad —R105
Leafy greens, potato cubes, tuna, boiled eggs, tomatoes, onions, green beans, cucumbers, olives & our house dressing.

Regular Beef Burger —R70
Café made, 150g grass fed beef patty served on burger roll with mayo, tomato sauce, lettuce, red onion and tomato. (add wedges or side salad + R25)

–Feel free to add extras your burger–

Mature Cheddar Cheese Beef Burger – R90
As above, with mature cheddar cheese (add wedges or side salad + R25)

Bacon and Avo Beef Burger – R90
Regular grass fed beef burger with Avocado and Streaky Bacon (add wedges or side salad + R25)

Inkhukhu Couscous —R88

Grilled spicy chicken leg quarter served with beans and corn on a bed of couscous topped with tomato relish & cucumber salsa.  (takes a little while)

Pesto Linguine

Linguine with parsley pesto, feta & tomatoes – R65

Smoked Trout Pasta

Creamy smoked trout pasta with dill pesto citrus pasta and spiced breadcrumbs – R110

Potato Wedges & Mayo

Our famous crispy addictive wedges with mayo or chilli mayo – R32

Soup and Bread – R42

Roast butternut & apple, served with a slice of sour dough rye

Thai vegetable with served with a slice of sour dough rye


 Gooey chocolate fondant with vanilla ice cream – R50

Afrigato – R40

Drinks Menu

Coffee is Life
Cortado —R26
Flat White —R27
Cappuccino – R27
Café Latte —R29
Espresso —R20
Macchiato —R21
Americano —R22
Iced Latte —R29
Extra Espresso shot – R7
Soya milk—R8
Almond milk —R12

Other Hot Drinks
Mug of Teabag-tea (Ceylon, Rooibos) —R18
Pot of Leaf-tea (Breakfast, Earl Grey, Rooibos, Hibiscus, Green) —R27
Hot Chocolate —R30
Red Cappuccino —R27
Red Latte —R30
Chai Latte –R30
Café Mocha –R31

Smoothies & Milk Shakes
Wakey Wakey Smoothie: Espresso, peanut butter, banana and coconut milk (vegan) —R42

Tooty Fruity Smoothie: Mixed seasonal fruit with yogurt and honey —R42

Oreo Milkshake – R40
Cinnamon Vanilla Milkshake – R40

Fresh Pressed Juice
Combine as you like!
Carrot, Apple, Orange, Ginger (R38), Pineapple (R42)
Extra Shot Ginger R5

Coke, Coke Lite, Sprite —R25
Small Batch Ice Tea – Peach or Mint & Lime – R36
Appletiser —R28
Sparkling or Still Water —R24
Rock Shandy: lemonade, soda, & bitters —R45

Glass of Sparkling Wine – R38
Miss Molly Bubbly – R270
Graham Beck Brut – R330

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

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

Rosé & White Wine
Vondeling Petit Rosé – R160
Alvi’s Drift Signature Viognier – R160
Fat Bastard Chardonnay – R190
Paul Cluver Sauvignon Blanc – R240

Red Wine
Vondeling Baldrick Shiraz – R180
Paul Cluver Village Pinot Noir – R250

Beer & Cider
Lager on Tap (500ml) – R45, (250ml – R30)
Black Label (330ml) – R32
Castle Lite (330ml) – R32
Windhoek Light (330ml) – R32
Windhoek Draft – (440ml) – R36
Heineken (330ml) – R34
Non-Alcoholic Beer – (330ml) – R32
Hunters Dry (330ml) – R34
Savanna Dry (330ml) – R34

Brix Fizz (Mimosa) – R36
G&T with Inverroche (R55) or Bombay Sapphire (R45)
The Duchess Virgin G&T– R40
IsiKulufi (Vodka & OJ) —R55
Ridge Breeze (Vodka, Cranberry & Soda) —R55
Ruby Margarita (Tequila, Triple Sec, Grapefruit Juice) —R60
Bloody Mary – R55 (Virgin R40)
Espresso Martini –R65

Jameson Irish Whiskey – R30
Laphroaig Scotch Whiskey – R50
Smirnoff Vodka – R25
Absolute Vodka – R30
Bacardi Carta Negra Rum – R28
El Jimador Blanco Tequila – R30
Kahlua Coffee Liqueur – R30