Kensington: Fit for a Queen

Kensington: Fit for a Queen

As one South Africa’s top trend analysts, Nicola Cooper has her finger on the pulse of all things chic and wonderful – including her little home suburb of Kensington. Here we put together our favourite spots in this little hilly suburb.

Cut and Craft

Perfect for meeting up for a delicious coffee, a chat with a friend, a tasty breakfast, or a quick lunch, Cut and Craft Artisan Bistro is a bistro and patisserie that is always warm, welcoming, and comfortable. They have a small seating area inside, and a lovely patio space facing the street so that you can watch the world go by. Details: 159 Queen Street, South Kensington. Tel: 0116150230


Gema Trattoria and Pizzeria

If you’re looking for authentic Italian meals, look no further than Gema Trattoria and Pizzeria. Family friendly and always buzzing, it’s owned by an Italian family who subscribe to the traditional values when it comes to cooking delicious food, and you’re guaranteed to have a great meal no matter what you order. Details: 143 Queen Street, Kensington. Tel: 0116229716



While Bennigans may not be very unique or exciting, their reputation for delicious pub-style and American diner food makes Bennigan’s a great choice if you’re looking for a relaxed meal. Open for special events like kid’s parties and birthdays, you can take the whole family and know that everyone will be happy, and the huge food and bar menus mean that there really is something for everyone. Details: 81 Langermann Drive, Kensington. Tel: 011 6151658


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