From the moment you step in, the rows of pastries exposed under the glass windows really catch the eye. Above your head, old books have been customised and turned into chandeliers. In the Rosebank neighbourhood of Johannesburg, Tashas is always packed, just like the 9 other restaurants of the franchise in town. They are all themed and, here, influences hark back to Manhattan's trendy cafes. From the stylish decoration, stripped-down and bright, to the huge black counter, everything screams New York. Food lovers come any time of the day for brunch, lunch or just a snack. The very varied menu takes on the healthy-eating trend, with high-protein smoothies and steel-cut oats (with yogurt, maple syrup, caramelised bananas, almonds, coconut and cinnamon) perfect for tea time. The most ravenous ones will gladly indulge in the Tashas hotchoc, chocolate-based hot drink served with marshmallows. The perfect snack.
Shop No. G28, The Zone, Oxford Rd
+27 (0)11 447 7972
Menu: snacks from 54 ZAR