HODGES 345 Jan Smuts Ave, Craighall Park; 011 880 5010
Want a generous and tasty meal for less than R100? Of course you do! And that’s what you’ll get at this unpretentious, earthy and inviting place. Try the popular chicken and mushroom pie (R88), or pop in for tea and the signature apple tart (R26). The outside tables are also a great place to while away some spare time.
LEAFY GREENS Rocky Ridge Rd, Muldersdrift; 010 595 4563
This fantastic vegan restaurant offers an outstanding weekend buffet with more than 30 dishes to choose from, including fresh fruit salad with coconut yoghurt and a range of porridges (small plate: R115; large plate: R155). And how about ending with a great superfood dessert? We loved the strawberry cheesecake (R52).
BAHA TACO 39 Grant Ave, Norwood; 076 694 7400
Baha’s tacos have a cult following all of their own. Order yours at the kitchen and then take a seat on one of the rustic inside or outside benches. Worth noting: the pulled pork soft-corn taco (R40) with a side of buttery corn on the cob (R25), followed by Spanish churros (thick pastry fingers) with velvety chocolate dipping sauce (R30).