Joburg stop of the month: Braamfontein

03 June 2015 | Carina van Wyk

Kitchener’s in De Beer Street, is the second-oldest pub in Joburg, and is in the building on the right. (Image: South African Tourism)

One of the culinary highlights on the Joburg City tour is without a doubt the Braamfontein stop.

Every Saturday from 9am to 3pm the Neighbourgoods Market, on the corner of Juta and De Beer Streets, buzzes with an eclectic mix of people relishing their favourite foods.

Foodies will love the variety the market offers – you’ll find anything from Polish cold meats and sausages to Indian curries, Turkish flatbread, dim sum and seafood paella.

Those with a sweet tooth will have difficulty deciding between huge pieces of creamy fudge, Nutella-filled pancakes, mouth-watering cakes, macaroons, cupcakes (almost as beautiful as they taste) and doughnuts.

You could either have breakfast at the market and then hop onto the red bus at the marked bus stop in Melle Street, or hop off here for lunch. Just take a look at the City Sightseeing timetable to help you plan your day.

Also, there’s much more to Braamfontein than the market, so it’s worthwhile to hop off here on other days of the week, too. You’ll find the second-oldest pub in Joburg, several eateries, and what some regard as Joburg’s best coffee here.

A hopscotch pattern just before the entrance to the Neighbourgoods Market

There’s always a long queue of people waiting to get their share of the seafood paella (with good reason)

More food … spring rolls and samosas. (Image: South African Tourism)

Double-chocolate brownies – any diet’s arch-enemy

Aren’t these cupcakes adorable?

Some biltong for the road

The Neighbourgoods Market’s packed bar area

Jozi street fashion. (Image: South African Tourism)

Passengers hop onto the big red bus at stop 11. (Image: Janice Raath)

Colourful Braamfontein. The Grove is directly opposite stop 11 on the Joburg City Tour