The Whippet

6 Reviews
Café fare, Coffee
Phone Number 0615121373 Opening Hours

Monday to Thursday 6.30am to 4pm; Friday 6.30am to 4.30pm; Saturday 7am to 3pm


Menu - Whippet Menu - Updated April 2018


R90 avg main meal
Café fare, Coffee
R90 avg main meal
Coffee, Family friendly, Groups, Special occasions
Mastercard, Visa
Accepts credit cards, Alfresco, Breakfast, Child friendly, Food, Licensed, Lunch, Serves food, Smoking, Takeaways, Vegetarian, Wheelchair, WiFi

Critic's review

  • Ambience
  • Service
  • Food

Thulisa Martins

A Whippet morning begins with a selection of reasonably priced breakfasts that include a French omelette, a mango berry smoothie bowl, a pork belly bao Benedict and their signature Linden Breakfast sandwich.

Lunch is served from noon. An adventurous gourmand might select thyme-roasted bone marrow or even citrus-marinated haloumi. We chose to feast on a Linden Burger and a Churrasco chicken burger. While the meat might be the heart of the burger, the soft, sweet roll is its soul. The decently sized churrasco chicken burger is packed with flavour because it’s filled with mint leaves, red onion, mango aïoli and other ingredients. Zucchini fries, sweet potato fries, skinny fires or a herb garden salad are fine accompaniments to a main meal.

For dessert, a selection of cakes and pastries are available to tempt you. Choose from a range of treats that includes large cookies, croissants or a chocolate and salted caramel cake.

The beverage selection almost over-delivers. Coffees and flavoured lattes are available, while novelty hot drinks such as a dragon chai – red espresso and chai – are also on the menu. Boutique teas like mint and rosemary are served, but one of their star drinks is a classic coffee cube. Sweetened, flavoured espresso cubes are served in a tall glass, alongside a pitcher of hot milk.

Sadly, the service is as relaxed as the pot plants. As first-time visitors, we had to find our own menu and select our own table. The service is friendly but lacks warmth.

The décor is black and white, with a touch of green. The patrons are as chic as their surroundings as they brandish laptops and hold meetings. The curbside tables offer a street view, while a small enclave that’s half indoors and half outdoors is a true gem. Plants run along the fence in this enclave, offering privacy from the street and shelter from the sun.

Best for…
A stylish and excellent café latte in a contemporary environment.


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User reviews

6 Reviews
    Breakfast with friends Friendly supportive staff, very busy on saturdays, local meeting place, great ambiance, new vibe in restyled WHIPPET, excellent Food, creative and inspiring Thx WHIPPET you are great
    Wanted to go to this place but it's not visible Service really good and efficient Place is popular Eggs Benedict was delicious with hot chocolate
    Was at Whippet yesterday afternoon. Had the Whippet burger which was a simple burger but quite tasty. I ordered the mango fruitshake which was really yummy. My daughter enjoyed her fried macaroni and cheese as well. Staff members were friendly and if you’re someone who enjoys noise in the background, you’ll definitely love it. It’s a great hangout spot with a vibey feel in Linden. I’ll definitely be going back to have more of what’s on the menu.
    Always lovely visiting, the food is always delicious, the staff are incredible and the coffee one of the best in Jozi!
    One of the best breakfast places in this neighbourhood. Love the concept to support other local businesses, the butcher down the street, the bakery across. On a Saturday be early to avoid the parkrun overflow

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