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There is safe “Arbour” at this cafe!

Transfer with MK Tours to reach this gorgeous leafy and cosy restaurant where eating in or eating out is both the same!  Its a great experience. Then you can sample their winelist before heading back to the Radisson without worrying about driving!

Arbour Café is situated close to Wanderers and ideal for those times when you are attending cricket matches, it’s a great option for breakfast or lunch. Part of Wrenrose Court is‘Arbour Café and Courtyard’.. This enchanting, leaf-dappled alcove, Arbour, is a French-inspired café and crêperie rich with flavour, diversity and authenticity. Go around if you are looking for food that’s not only good for your heart but good for your soul too.

The seating is either inside the café or outside in the well designed courtyard space. Whether cold or hot weather, this space is reminiscent of a Parisian café. The breeze is captivated inside the courtyard and the sound of champagne glasses clinking in the morning with the chatter and laugher of the patrons, is far from the maddening crowds of Sandton and of course Wanderers, the famous cricket oval where the Proteas have made many an international team weep in despair.

This café has the most wonderful staff and owners Annie and Larry Hodes take care and attention with everything they do. The staff follows their example so that it becomes one big happy family of great food, ambience and wine selection.

Arbour Cafe is particularly famous for their delicious Gallettes. This pancake style meal is varied in its fillings from 5-spiced duck & cherry with julienne carrot, cucumber & spring onion to flambeed chorizo, mozzarella, roat rosa tomatoes, onions and basil.

For those cold evenings in front of the fireplace or simply an eat in date night, there is a take home menu which includes canapes, soups, salads and of course desserts that you would leave home for. Mains include Bocconcini, Basil and Rosa tomatoe skewers with basil pesto dip and the chef’s selection of Goats Cheese and caramalised red onion on parmesan biscuits..

The desserts start with mini Belgian chocolate brownies followed by a variety of cupcakes and mini carrot cupcakes with orange cream cheese icing. These are ideal for small parties or celebrations

After a long day touring Johannesburg, you can pop in and order a board to take home with you to the suite at the Radisson!

Order from a selection of 4 cheeses, fig preserve, dried fruit or a CHARCUTERIE which is a selection of 4 cold meats, pickles, olives, or simply combine them.

There is a full wine menu and they are licensed to suit any cocktail. Their brownies and carrot cake desserts are world renown and definitely worth taking home.

It is  one big happy family of great food, ambience and wine selection.

Arbour Cafe is particularly famous for their delicious Gallettes. This pancake style meal is varied in its fillings from 5-spiced duck & cherry with julienne carrot, cucumber & spring onion to flambeed chorizo, mozzarella, roat rosa tomatoes, onions and basil.

For those cold evenings in front of the fireplace or simply an eat in date night, there is a take home menu which includes canapes, soups, salads and of course desserts that you would leave home for.

Mains include BOCCONCINI, BASIL & ROSA TOMATO SKEWERS WITH BASIL PESTO DIP and the chef’s selection of GOATS CHEESE & CARAMELISED RED ONION ON PARMESAN BISCUITS.

The desserts start with MINI BELGIAN CHOCOLATE BROWNIES followed by A VARIETY OF CUPCAKES and MINI CARROT CUPCAKES WITH ORANGE CREAM CHEESE ICIN. These are ideal for stork parties or 80th birthday celebrations too.

After a long day touring Johannesburg, you can pop in and order a board to take home with you to the suite at the Radisson!  . Order from a selection of 4 cheeses, fig preserve, dried fruit or a CHARCUTERIE which is a selection of 4 cold meats, pickles, olives, or simply combine them.

There is a full wine menu and they are licensed to suit any cocktail.  Their brownies and carrot cake desserts are world renown and definitely worth taking home.

We had the most memorable meal! And the staff were friendly and the food superb. I definitely will be back!

Arbour Café and Courtyard (www.arbourcafe.co.za)

64 St Andrew St, Birdhaven, Johannesburg, 2196

As a worldwide traveller with an eye for something different, I started Travel Match. This initiative matches the Corporate Buyer or Event co-ordinator/Marketing Manager to not only share experiences with each other during an educational but also opens up a world of different ideas. Venues and activities now have a chance to meet buyers on a social level before getting down to business. I design educationals around fun and intuitive thinking and the Travel Match members love them.

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