When your computer is finally put to rest for the night, the best medicine to fend off winter blues is a post-work drink. It’s easy to find a spot in the Capital City that offers stunning views and a menu of delectable drinks. With something for everyone, from city slickers to a nature lovers, here are some pleasant spots to visit on your way home.

Baobab Cafe and Grill

If you love the glittering city lights, this is it. With its atmospheric terrace, the view of Pretoria East, the comfortable staggered seating and long standing reputation, Baobab Cafe and Grill has become an establishment in Pretoria. Situated in Menlyn Park Shopping Centre, Baobab is central and easy to find. It is the perfect spot to watch the sun set while you enjoy a drink with friends. Baobab also offers a wide variety of drinks and cocktails.


Life Grand Cafe

With its luxurious gold accents, wood-panelled and cream decor, Life Grand Cafe in The Club provides an inviting and energetic space to wind down after work. For those who commute from Midrand it is worth popping in to Life Grande Cafe in Mall of Africa. Choose from a great selection of wines, bubbly or craft cocktails and beers. You can also pair them with the much-loved tapas.


The Blue Crane Restaurant and Bar

Enjoy sipping on cocktails while feeling like you are miles away from the city. Tucked away in Nieuw Muckleneuk, the Blue Crane overlooks Austin Roberts Bird Sanctuary. Watch the sun set over the pond and take some time to enjoy a glass of wine on the deck of the newly renovated upstairs bar. On Friday nights, the restaurant and bar features live artists in the Boma area, and on Wednesday evenings you can test your knowledge during their weekly quiz night.


Baobab Cafe and Grill

012 368 1003

Life Grande Cafe

Blue Crane Restaurant and Bar

012 460 7615/7

Words: Rita-Mari Ludike | Images: Supplied

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