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Roastmasters Coffee Bar

It’s still winter and we are sort of over it. So as a consolation we have treated ourselves to numerous coffees. Roastmasters Coffee Bar in Menlo Park is our newest favourite haunt. It’s cosy, and the coffee and wifi are strong.

roastmasters coffee bar

We should also mention that our office is possibly the coldest room on earth so we are partial to warm workspaces where people offer us caffeine and baked goods.

roastmasters coffee bar bar

The food is simple and well-priced, and the croissants have been approved by our resident six-year-old croissant expert. You can also order a simple cheese and tomato toasted sandwich, which is a relief in a world filled with huge portion sizes, overdressed plates, and inflated prices.

roastmasters menu


The carrot cake is next-level awesome and filled with lots of nuts and chewy bits.

roastmasters carrot cake

It feels like walking into an old apothecary. The shelves are filled with old books, bottles and jars that look they were once filled with potions. We just love everything about it.

roastmasters coffee bar book shelf


They roast their own coffee and you can buy your own beans to grind and brew, or just brew at home.

roastmasters coffee bar coffee menu

There are couches to chill on or you can work at one of the high tables. There are plenty of plugs for your laptop and coffee on tap. One can’t ask for a better coffee bar. Find them on the web here or on Facebook.

roastmasters coffee bar interior

Do yourself a favour and go check them out. And don’t forget…

life is too short for bad coffee1

Have a happy day,




Lucky Rodrigo

We love burgers and we love milkshakes, so it makes sense that we love Lucky Rodrigo in Menlo Park.

Lucky Rodrigo The interior can be described as Grandma’s house went grunge with a good dash of Spur. Relax, there is no jungle gym. The food is served in pans, we assume were salvaged from a once a upon a time Ocean Basket and they serve box wine. It’s classy box wine because it is served in individual portions. Like juice boxes for adults. Happiness is…
lucky rodrigo outside porch lucky rodrigo insideThey make the milkshakes using Steri-stumpie and seriously, it’s the best milkshake in Pretoria. lucky rodrigo milkshake

The burgers are big and beefy with proper sesame buns and good old fashioned steakhouse chips. Oh, and there is a bar.

lucky rodrigo bar

You can find them on Facebook here and on the web here.

Get there. Try everything.

Mia & Blair

Willow Feather Farm for Family Fun

Willow Feather Farm is situated near Rietvleidam in Irene. They have a petting zoo, café and secret paths for the adventurous. It’s kid friendly with an awesome jungle gym and is a lovely way to spend a lazy day.


They grow indigenous trees and are greening South Africa. The nursery is wonderful and the staff are eager to share their knowledge.

willowf feather farm rod ironwillow feather farm blackberry bush

willow feather farm herb plants

It’s a great venue for parties and they are home to some of the biggest hares you will have seen in your entire life. Call them to make a booking for a Mother’s Day picnic.

willow feather farm old tractor

Willow Feather Farm Petting Zoo willow feather farm sheep petting farm willow feather farm alpaca willow feather farm fresh eggsDon’t forget to save the date for Willow Feather Farm’s Big Tree Winter Market on the 31st of July. Willow Feather Farm Big Tree Winter Festival

Have a happy day,

Mia & Blair