Ultimate working lunch spots


Whether you’re catching up on emails, or brainstorming with a colleague, these comfortable working lunch spots will keep you well fuelled while you work on your week’s deadlines.


Daleahs Eatery (Braamfontein)

This small and cosy daytime bistro is the ideal spot for a quick coffee with a colleague. This space has a real homey feel that will make any awkward business meeting a relaxed and stress-free one. Take advantage of the free Wi-Fi and tuck into a breakfast pita from the all-day breakfast menu.


+27 Café (Hatfield)

Situated in the heart of Hatfield and walking distance from the Gautrain station, this café is an arty spot to grab a power breakfast or lunchtime burger and escape from the stuffy office. For designers, this is a fantastic place to get some last minute deadlines done as well as have the opportunity to showcase their art.

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Boiler Room Café (Morningside)

9th Avenue Bistro’s Boiler Room Café serves up comfort food in a fantastic out-of-office environment. Centrally located, in the old Lion Match Factory, this open plan café offers a cheerful atmosphere to ease the week’s stress. The food is also delicious. Indulge in one of their popular gourmet milkshakes or savour a mug of their daily soup. They don’t have Wi-Fi, so use the time to take a breather from your emails.

A pulled pork burger. Photo courtesy of the restaurant.

A pulled pork burger. Photo courtesy of the restaurant.

Cape Town

Hard Pressed Café (City Bowl)

Good coffee coupled with good music is hard to beat. And with seating both indoors and outdoors, plus free WiFi, this little gem is a great place to get some work done. Their coffee is delicious and they make tasty light meals and brekkie options too. The Schnitz sandwich with homemade chicken schnitzel and perinaise is a staple for worker bees on Bree Street.

The Kitchen (Woodstock)

Woodstock’s office workers flock to this sandwich and salad haven for their midday munchies. Get there before the lunch hour rush to get a seat or grab your legendary ‘love sandwich’ to-go and stroll around the trendy Woodstock streets while having your weekly status meeting.

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