Warm & Glad

Over the weekend, on our way to Hyde Park for a wee bit of shopping, we stopped at a coffee shop located on Jan Smuts Avenue for lunch. The location struck me as a bit odd – on the first floor of a very non-descript building on a busy street. But as soon as we walked into the large space, I knew that the owner made a brilliant choice. With large glass windows (with seating), the light streams into the space creating a very cosy, yet funky room. I love the d├ęcor. It is cement screed floors covered with Persian rugs, wooden chairs and tables, a sofa in the corner and fantastic weird turquoise walls. Add to that the imported and local newspapers, books, vinyl records and art prints on display (and for sale) and you can see why it attracts the hip crowd. 

They serve breakfasts all day and lunch every weekday from 7:30am till 4:30pm and Saturdays from 8:30am till 1pm. By the way, my salad (pulled roast chicken with peas, onions, goat’s cheese and a honey and mustard vinaigrette) was just fabulous!











Alban's Square, 357 Jan Smuts Avenue, Craighall Park

You can visit their website here or like their Facebook page.

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