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A vibey hub of cool

Braamfontein has through the years evolved into an eclectic lifestyle destination, bustling with a compelling energy that has attracted an authentic contemporary following all seeking an enriching experience. This energetic urban hub services many establishments within the area including Universities (WITS & UJ), institutions, private and government businesses, banks, hospitals, the SABC and an emerging Tshimologong tech district in the CBD.

Thankfully, New Braamfontein Lofts places you on the door step of this thriving cultural hub. With an array of restaurants, cafes, markets, and bars to explore, you are spoilt for choice.

Just minutes from New Braamfontein Lofts are a kaleidoscope of lifestyle offerings

Markets & retail

The Neighbourgoods Market
(4 min drive)
Juta Street, Braamfontein

A thriving food market open every Saturdays offering the ultimate artisanal culinary experience with mesmerising views of the city.

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44 Stanley Precinct
(3 min drive)

44 Stanley Avenue, Braamfontein

One of the first in urban redevelopment, this precinct has set the tone in contemporary lifestyle offerings. It serves up some of the best indie shopping, modern restaurants & lifestyle features. It also plays host to the ever popular Market on Main popup market.

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Rand Steam Lifestyle Centre
(6 min drive)
Lewis Road, Richmond

This new addition to the neighbourhood promises to deliver an urban eclectic shopping experience for all. The centre is anchored by convenient staples such as Pick n Pay, Woolworths Food and Clicks. Due to the authenticity of the development, the tenant mix also includes carefully curated, bespoke stores.

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99 Juta
(4 min drive)
99 Juta Street, Braamfontein

A design-focused development that is home to various exhibitions and local product designers including Dokter and Misses, Joe Paine, Mash.T Design Studio, Monique Vee and The Urbanative as well as a program of design centric pop-ups.

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First Thursdays – is a free public event where art galleries, restaurants, shops and cultural events around Braamfontein stay open until 9pm or later on the first Thursday of every month, allowing anyone to explore the city on foot and experience the cultural wealth it has to offer.

Restaurants & Deli’s

The Leopard
(3 min drive)

44 Stanley Avenue, Braamfontein

This is a deli focused gem serving up well-loved incredibly flavoursome dishes, all prepared with only the freshest, most seasonal ingredients. Daily between 11am and 3pm, hot lunches are available as take-aways. On Friday evenings you can sit and enjoy small plates and drinks from 4pm.

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Salvation café
(3 min drive)

44 Stanley Avenue, Braamfontein

A light, contemporary, restful brunch spot for a quick solo break from work or a lingering social chat over great coffee. Made to order breakfasts and lunch.

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Calexico
(3 min drive)

44 Stanley Avenue, Braamfontein

The Stanley Beer Yard has relaunched as Calexico – a relaxed, Americana-style restaurant and vinyl lounge. Serving well balanced dishes using fresh ingredients that are seasonal and locally sourced.

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Breeze Block
(4 min drive)
29 Chiswick Street, Brixton

The ideal place for weekend breakfasts, work lunches, afternoon drinks or just sitting and reading a book in their tranquil courtyard. The menu offers a selection of homely dishes for both breakfast and lunch, with the welcomed addition of lunchtime specials.

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Love food
(5 min drive)
4 Ameshoff Street, Braamfontein

This is a deli-style weekday cafe that uses seasonal ingredients to make freshly prepared daily meals that are delicious, healthy and wholesome. Sit down or get your favourite meal to go.

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Coffee shops

Bean There
(3 min drive)
44 Stanley Avenue, Braamfontein 

The first South African roaster of Certified Fair-trade coffee. This contemporary daytime eatery and coffee shop is the perfect place to get your daily caffeine fix whilst revelling in a delicious light meal.

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Father Coffee
(4 min drive)
73 Juta Street, Braamfontein 

This humble coffee shop pride themselves in serving some of the best java in Jozi. It also makes for a great spot to sit back and appreciate the energetic flow of inner city life.

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Doubleshot Coffee and Tea
(5 min drive)

15 Melle Street, Corner Juta St, Braamfontein 

This unique coffee institution has set out to challenge tradition and convention in a quest for perfection. Because they are involved in the complete journey from growing to serving coffee and tea, they understand what it takes to make something that reflects their passion for the craft.

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Post
(4 min drive)
70 Juta Street, Braamfontein 

This corner coffee shop takes great pride in their offering, and enjoy cultivating a sense of community through their individual wisdom of hospitality. All their food is prepared from fresh, locally sourced and organic (where possible) ingredients

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Hot spots & night life

The Roving Bantu
(4 min drive)

125 Caroline St, Brixton

This is not a restaurant, it’s an eatery, a living museum, a Kultural base showcasing and exhibiting all what it is to be African, to be South African, past and present. The experience is unique yet familiar and as many say, they feel right at home here at the Kitchen.

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Artivist
(6 min drive)

7 Reserve Street, Braamfontein

An eatery, bar and gallery, culminating together to unite the things that we all love most about the inner city: food, drinks and art. Making this the ideal space for entertaining and social eating out with friends and/or family.

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86 Public
(5 min drive)
86 Juta Street, Braamfontein

Having established a consistent following, 86 Public comes recommended for great pizzas, hand crafted cocktails and relaxed laid-back vibes enjoyed in the sun!

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Kitcheners Cavery & Bar
(4 min drive)

71 Juta Street, Braamfontein

Rooted in history this establishment dates back almost 100 years. Still representing the time from where it came with all the original fittings intact. With a never wavering clientele of both young and old, you are sure to be welcomed by an authentic & viby atmosphere coupled with great food and drinks.

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Great Dane
(4 min drive)

5 De Beer St, Braamfontein

This trendy social venue has quickly established itself as one of the premier watering holes amongst the creative crowd, young professionals and hipsters. It’s an inner city hotspot that combines two of life’s great pleasures: gourmet hotdogs and great tunes.

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The Living Room
(15 min drive)

Main Change Building, 24 Kruger St, Maboneng Precinct

This is an extraordinary world where the walls are alive with lush greenery creeping from all corners ultimately creating a unique urban sanctuary. Thursday to Saturday afternoons, the restaurant area opens for teatime, sundowners and dinner. Sundays are all about music, food and drinks from midday.

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Republic of 94
(5 min drive)
94 Juta Street, Braamfontein

This is one of the largest venues in Braamfontein, It comes with a 20m long bar, VIP bottle service & booths, local and imported beers as well as delicious well prepared meals.

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Exploration

To get to know your surroundings a little better, you can also opt to do one of the many tours available in the area – which will offer you secret insights to rooftop gardens & urban farminggraffiti or urban photography.

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