Get African at Milk Bar

Private Property South Africa
Lucy Sarah Heaney

You’ve got to try this African inspired eatery in the heart of Joburg’s décor hotspot, Kramerville.

Kramerville has long been known to be Joburg’s must-visit spot for all things decor. With stores filled with options to decorate, refurbish and rethink your home, the only thing this popular area has been missing is the perfect spot to stop and have lunch – that is, until Milk Bar opened its doors on Desmond Street last year.

Situated just on the doorstep of Amatuli Artefacts and beneath Katy’s Palace Bar (another popular hangout in Kramerville for drinks and events), Milk Bar is an incredible African-inspired eatery. Rising early, the team at Milk Bar are available from 6.30am to serve coffee and delicious breakfasts, making it the perfect spot to take a breather after your early-morning workout, or to grab a coffee with a colleague to start the day.

Coffee shop in Kramerville

A coffee shop at heart, Milk Bar takes its beverages seriously, so expect a wide range of teas, coffees, and cold drinks at super reasonable prices. Grab a slice of cake or a tasty muffin to complement your coffee (I recommend the apple and hazelnut, or guava and pear creations), or opt for something a little more substantial if you’re hungrier – the unique salads and sandwiches are perfect for a light lunch, while the flat breads and pot pies will heat you right up. And as the day winds on, the party doesn’t have to end – in the words of Milk Bar itself, it shape-shifts into a bar when the sun goes down.

Coffee shop in Kramerville

While the food and drink may convince you to stick around at Milk Bar long after last orders have been called, it’s the beautiful decor and unbeatable atmosphere that’ll draw you in in the first place. Come rain or shine, Milk Bar has somewhere special for you to hangout, get cosy, or meet new people – choose from the ample outdoor section, or pick a seat on a couch next to the fireplace. With live music, friendly staff, and a slogan that encourages you to “get African”, one visit to Milk Bar is bound to place it at the top of your list of the best spots in the City of Gold.

See for yourself:

Milk bar

011 028 8443

This article originally appeared in Neighbourhood, Sunday Times.

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