No one is as passionate about world-class coffee as Ian and Ro Ziervogel of 4th Avenue Coffee Roasters and The Fat Zebra … and they’ve once again created a stir with the opening of their newest restaurant, Ferguson’s 5th Floor. At this über-trendy rooftop eatery, you can expect the same sublime coffee you’re used to … along with a scrumptious lunch menu, a harvest table that’s prepared fresh daily and magnificent views of Jozi’s northern suburbs. Unfortunately it’s not open for dinner or on weekends … but see you there in lunch hour? Ferguson Road, Illovo. Details: 011-082-1234
When we’re feeling fancy, we make a beeline for Signature Restaurant! With a focus on fine food and wine (seriously … you can’t beat its wine cellar), there’s something ever so elegant and utterly unique about this lavish Sandton spot. The charming live music paired with tranquil views of Sandton make for an untouchably soothing ambiance that’s laid-back enough for a business lunch but at the same time perfectly intimate for a romantic date night. Morningside Shopping Centre, corner of Rivonia and Outspan roads, Morningside. Details: 010-591-0023
If you loved David Higgs’s organic rooftop garden at The Saxon, you’ll love the Living Room even more! Practically a tropical forest in the sky, this dreamy, overgrown restaurant and bar doesn’t only smell absolutely beautiful, but also affords views of the inner-city of Joburg as well as the Sandton skyline. As for the menu that’s based on its slogan, ‘for the love of plants’, it’s fresh, healthy and simply delightful. 20 Kruger Street, Maboneng. Details: 082-370-9284
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