The Verdict: Walnut Grove, Sandton

The Verdict: Walnut Grove, Sandton

How do I even begin to describe Walnut Grove? “I heard that they were around before Sandton City was a thing” “I heard that they have the biggest chandelier in South Africa” “Walnut Grove started making rainbow velvet cake so I started eating rainbow velvet cake” “I hear the owners are from Greece” “One time I went to Walnut Grove… Read more →

The Verdict: Koi, Rosebank

The Verdict: Koi, Rosebank

  I love sushi. I also love dim sum and while the former maybe greatly appreciated across South Africa, I fear that dim sum is not given its due. I’ve always thought that this may be, in part, due to the distinct lack of really great dim sum to be found in and around. That said, we do have a… Read more →

Amazing Variable Nutella Mug Cake

Amazing Variable Nutella Mug Cake

Mug cakes were all the rage last year and the year before and the year before. Their ongoing popularity has meant that recipes have slowly evolved into amazing, single serving cakes to be enjoyed by single-non-bakers. Yup, BakedLawyer is doing a mug cake but this is not the eggy, rubbery mess that usually comes with microwave baking. This is a legit cake,… Read more →

The Verdict: Petit Fours Paris Cafe, Cresta

The Verdict: Petit Fours Paris Cafe, Cresta

Sometimes I don’t feel like having a complicated and substantial experience when I go out. Sometimes, I just want some sweet, sugary and girly which is exactly what Petit Fours Cafe is. They have three branches in and around Johannesburg including Cresta, Kramerville and Bryanston. Each branch is themed around a city, namely Paris, Milan and New York. Though I… Read more →