From Steampunk to Greek food and retro furniture finds in Jozi's Parkhurst

2019-05-10 14:52 - Marisa Crous
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One of Johannesburg's most popular places to stay, Parkhurst is a residential area with a vibey 4th Avenue stocked with eateries, coffee shops, boutiques and retro furniture shops. 

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The suburb has a lovely relaxed atmosphere and retro buildings dot the main street.

Sip on a coffee on a Saturday as you watch the stylish residents go by, perhaps walking their dog, smoothie in hand. 

Here's where to eat, drink and shop when in Parkhurst:  

Walk up and down 4th Avenue. There are so many cool places to explore, shops to browse and people-watching to do. 

Bloom Coffee

Good coffee can be found here on the go, or have a sit down and add a slice of cheesecake. It's also a great, beautiful space to work from when you need a day out of the office. 


Nostalgia and good food. This Steampunk joint is ideal for grabbing a delicious burger, a beer or an oversized milkshake. I mean...can anyone say: Sugar Rush!

Paul's Homemade Ice Cream

Jo'burg's favourite creamery! Expect flavours like 'Birthday Cake' and 'Cookies and Cream' and 'Banana'. Well worth a stop after you've had dinner on 4th Avenue. 

Kolonaki Greek Kouzina

Love Greek fair? Kolonaki is all about creating a warm and welcoming restaurant full of individual character offering fantastic hospitality and great food. 

READ: No reservation? Where to eat and drink in Jozi without a booking 

Retro furniture

In the '70s, this 'hood got its first-ever antique store. After that many retro shops popped up, leading to the area being dubbed 'Antique Alley'. Visit some of 4th Avenue's best retro and design shops like Modernist for furniture that is out of this world. 

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