There’s not much that a good slice of cake and a strong cup of tea can’t fix. If you’re looking for a sweet spot in Johannesburg, try one of these:
Belle’s Patisserie is an award-winning and much-loved Johannesburg institution that offers delicious sweet and savoury treats, the best red velvet cupcakes in town, a skinny menu for those who like to dine a little lighter and so much more. Voted as the Best Patisserie in Jo’burg in 2013, 2014 and 2015, Belle’s was founded in January 2010 in owner Linda Lipschitz’s kitchen. Today, the business has grown into three boutique stores across Johannesburg where a love for food, a passion for baking and an enthusiasm for creating mouth-watering taste sensations is evident in all aspects of the Patisserie. There is nothing average about Belle’s; it is the perfect place for an overdue catch-up with girlfriends, to treat your gran to something decadent or to pick up a delicious dessert for your sweetheart any day of the week, because, as Linda says, “There’s always room for dessert”!
Fairlawns Boutique Hotel
High tea was created to be enjoyed at a venue like Fairlawns! As the name suggests, the hotel has the most exquisite and perfectly manicured rolling lawns and is conveniently situated in the Sandton suburb of Morningside Manor. Enjoy a classic high tea in the Victoria Tea Lounge, which overlooks the romantic gardens and offers incredible delicacies and cakes created by the Executive Chef. Take your time and enjoy the elegant surroundings, then head off for a leisurely stroll in the park-like gardens, which are filled with an array of mature trees and prolific birdlife. Tea at Fairlawns is served from 11h00 to 17h00 daily and regrettably no children under the age of 12 years old are allowed.