My favourite patisseries, coffee shops/ cafes in johannesburg

Just Teddy Fine Boulangerie & Pâtisserie

Just teddys is at Hydepark corner. This is a delightful spot for tea and a treat while watching the world go by. They use good quality ingredients and everything is fresh and very tasty. Their cheese cakes are delicious. They also do an amazing high tea. I definitely recommend them for their excellent service and delicious treats.

PAUL DEPUIS Patisserie & Café

Paul is in Melrose Arch and it’s exactly like their branches overseas. The decor is amazing, the music is relaxing and makes you want to be there longer;) Their pistachio macarons, carrot cake almond croissants and chocolate, vanilla or praline eclairs are my favourites. Their hot chocolate is the imported signature beverage made with belgian chocolate. I must admit that while the hot chocolate is quite tasty it can be a bit overwhelming. Other than that I love Paul Patisserie & Cafe especially it’s location at Melrose Arch.

The Patisserie

The Patisserie is in illovo. It’s a pretty little french patisserie with tasty coffees, cakes and savouries. The decor is gorgeous too. You should also try their macarons.

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Budmarsh- Magaliesberg

Often you need to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city and escape to a ‘world’ of peace and tranquillity. How amazing when that ‘world’ is just an hour away from Johannesburg:)
The surroundings are peaceful and tranquil….exactly what I needed after a very busy year. Picnic baskets are provided by Budmarsh so people can have picnics and relax on the lawns…Some go on hikes if they prefer….
Every corner of Budmarsh is surrounded by lavender plants…. Lavender is really calming and soothing…..

I enjoyed the peace and tranquility here and felt totally rejuvenated…



I don’t really like sugar in my tea and I generally avoid sugar as much as I can. If I do need a bit of “sweetness” then I add Xylitol to my tea. By the way I absolutely love tea, I think its almost like a liquid hug;)
Xylitol is a sugar alcohol in some fruits, such as berries and plums. Because it tastes sweet, has fewer calories than sugar and does not spike your blood sugar levels the way sugar does, the food industry uses it as a sugar substitute in some sugar-free gums and candies.
Xylitol is also beneficial for dental health, yeast and bacteria in the gut as well as other infections.

Sandton City & Nelson Mandela Square

Nelson Mandela square is in Sandton Johannesburg. Sandton City which is adjacent to Nelson Mandela Square forms one of the largest malls in South Africa.

This is one of my favourite malls. It’s close to me and I love shopping here or just going over for lunch or dinner.

In Sandton City there is a section of the mall called the diamond walk where you can find stores like Gucci, Burberry, Dolce & Gabana and Louis Vuittone etc. There are other stores like Forever 21, H&M, forever New, Zara, Hamleys, Cartier and many other stores.

I’ve been to a few malls but I always prefer this mall. In Nelson Mandela square there is a piazza with different restaurants. I love having dinner at Wangthai, overlooking the piazza area. You will also notice a statue of Nelson Mandela here. There’s always a line of tourists waiting to take pictures next to the statue of Nelson Mandela.

If you’re in Johannesburg you should definitely visit this mall.

The evenings at Nelson Mandela Square in Johannesburg are beautiful. I love it especially in summer.