NEIGH­BOUR­HOOD

A group of 1930s in­dus­trial build­ings, turned into a de­light­ful, creative precinct in 2003, is one of the loveli­est spots in Joburg to spend a day. Stylist CANDICE MCKAY gives us a lo­cal’s tour

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GRAB A COF­FEE

‘At Cho­coloza they use Bean There beans, but some­how all their cof­fee is choco­late-in­fused. I or­der the al­mond latte, which comes with a choc truf­fle. The am­bi­ence is laid-back and su­per friendly. I’m con­vinced the staff is high on happy choco­late fumes!’ 010-900-4892

GET SO­CIAL

‘CaleXico, for­merly the Stan­ley Beer Yard, is Jozi’s cosiest mu­sic venue, with a mas­sive fire­place in win­ter, out­door ta­bles in sum­mer, and rock ’n roll vinyl be­ing spun by the best DJs on Fri­day nights. Ev­ery Sat­ur­day there are live bands. I don’t drink but I’ve heard the al­co­holic gin­ger beer is awe­some.’ 011-482-5791 ‘For those thun­der­stormy nights, Ho­tel QSL’s bar, with its mas­sive win­dows, pro­vides the best light­ning watch­ing.’ 011-830-0000

UNIQUE FINDS

‘Pichu­luk cre­ates Africa-in­spired cos­tume jew­ellery (011-482-1389); Rowdy Bags makes su­per leather bags and back­packs (072-8407172) and The Ate­lier (011-4822137) has some very in­spired art prints. Love Jozi (011-482-9148) is the place for in­ter­est­ing cu­rios – there’s noth­ing quite like com­ing home with Hill­brow and Brix­ton Tower side lamps!’

LO­CAL CUI­SINE

‘Sal­va­tion Café is al­ways a treat. The heav­enly New York cheese­cake is a must, and so is the break­fast duo of half eggs Floren­tine, half sweet French toast.’ 011-482-7795

‘At The Leop­ard+ deli, the menu is sea­sonal, fresh and there’s a flavour ex­plo­sion in ev­ery bite. I love the Pata Plate – three sal­ads and chicken.’ 011-482-9356

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