Canteen – a great Jozi restaurant

July 8, 2012 — 1 Comment

As I venture deeper into Johannesburg’s CBD I’m discovering some really great places to eat and just hang out. In the last post I mentioned Velo Cafe in Braamfontein, a quaint little art/cafe on Juta street. If you carry on over Nelson Mandela bridge from there and turn left into Market street and cary on for about 8km you’ll reach the Maboneng Precinct. Canteen is in the Maboneng Precinct in ‘Arts on Main’.


Canteen has a very simplistic unassuming appearance. Above it is a bar/dance floor with an olden day car roosting on the roof. They have a grand menu of cordials which are served in ‘Peanut butter’ type glass jars. Definitely worth a go.


The menu has few enough dishes to choose from so that you don’t sit around all day trying to decide. I recommend the Beer battered Hake and Chips with curry sauce!


Go and give it a bash.

Canteen  (Arts on Main) sits between the olive trees and art galleries. It’s open from Tuesday to Sunday during the day, and in the evenings from Thursday to Saturday. Call (011) 334 5947 or email:

One response to Canteen – a great Jozi restaurant


    Sounds awesome. Will have to check it out sometime.

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