Twelfth in an occasional series about my favorite coffee shops in Joburg.
I’d nearly forgotten about the chilly day, more than two months ago, when Gail and I had a spontaneous coffee and lunch at Red Door Café in Edenvale. We had just gone shopping for knitting supplies at Elli’s Needlework and realized Red Door was on the next block.
I was so impressed by Red Door and made a mental note to add it to my “Favorite Jozi Coffee Shops” list. But then I got distracted by my impending trip to the United States and everything thereafter. I’m glad I happened to stumble upon my Red Door photos again this morning.
On a related note, thank you again to the Johannesburg In Your Pocket Guide and @JoziCoffeeSpots for the fantastic review (published several months ago) of Joburg’s best coffee shops with outdoor seating. Red Door is the third coffee shop, after Toasted and Vice, that I’ve visited and blogged about because of that review.
There are a few things I particularly like about Red Door. First, it’s hidden away in the middle of a residential neighborhood, giving it a pleasant, locals-only feel.
Second, the owners have clearly put a ton of love and care into the design and decor of the restaurant. It’s cozy and comfortable and has a uniquely South African vibe.
Third, there is an adjoining deli/gift shop selling all South African goods.
Fourth, Red Door has a fantastic coffee drink and food menu, including Father Coffee and…pulled pork mac and cheese!
Red Door has it all. The end.
Red Door Café is at 26 5th Avenue, Edenvale, in the glorious East Rand. Call 011-453-1926.
I love that you take us to parts of the city we did not visit much, if at all, when growing up there. We were much more insular (snobbish and opinionated maybe) then.
Well, it’s my pleasure! To be honest I think people are still pretty snobbish and insular about the areas they visit in Joburg…I’ve even noticed myself sliding in that direction from time to time. Thank goodness I have this blog to pull me back.
I have been going to this Coffee House since it opened and seen it evolve. Also one of my favourite spots.
It’s so nice!
That does look cozy and warm. What else could you want on a cold day besides a fire and Mac & cheese? (Hot chocolate. I bet your drink was hot chocolate.)
No it was definitely something tea-like, but not chai I don’t think. I remember thinking I’d never heard of it before. Maybe someone from Red Door will know and chime in.
I can’t even remember what that drink was that you had, can we call this Covid Fog.
Hahahahaaaaaa, most definitely. I wish I could remember because I know it was something really cool that I’d never heard of before.
Great article and review. Thanks Heather! 😊