This is the first of many posts to come that will detail some of the great places that I’ve discovered in down town Johannesburg. I’ve only recently started venturing deeper into the city and have fallen in love with Johannesburg all over again. It’s the city of my birth and the place I’ve lived my whole life. I’m finding Johannesburg ever more interesting as I uncover some of the best kept secrets.
Yesterday before the Springbok rugby game at Ellis Park I decided to go down town to the Neighbourgoods Market. Here’s the thing, most people who go to the Neighbourgoods Market don’t venture further than the market itself or Kitcheners (one of the oldest pubs in Johannesburg).
If you’re adventurous and wonder just a block up Juta street you’ll find Velo. It’s a quaint little coffee shop come art gallery run and owned by two high school friends, Nick and Stefania. What I loved most about it was the simplicity although I could tell that a lot of thought had been put into the way Velo looked and operated. It’s all about culture, coffee and friends.
What makes it unique is the art that’s for sale, collector’s edition menus and of coarse the evident passion that Stefania and Nick have for Velo.
I highly recommend visiting Velo, and when you’re there most definitely have a double shot cappuccino and Green Machine sandwich.