The Cheese Cafe

Corner 3rd Ave & 7th Street

Paputzis Cc

69 4th Ave

There are 5 Eateries in Linden if you want to eat out. viz- The Argentinian Bakery and Whippet are early morning venues, whilst High Tea @Crafters & Cravings, Paputzis  and the Cheese Gourmet are lunch rendevous.


Parkhurst and Greenside and Emmerentia, Melville and Rosebank,-the "Gourmet Mile of Jhb" and the Cresta Mall and Brightwater

Common are all close by. There is a Spar on the far corner of our block and a Woolworths and Pick and Pay a few blocks further away.

Paputzis is an established eatery in the heart of Linden, Johannesburg. It has a lovely setting and an appealing menu, two of the things which contribute to its reputation and increase the number of faithful customers who return for coffees and lunches. 

The coffee shop is a labour of love, opened in 1997 by Ria Slabber. Since then her hands-on approach has ensured that the physical space has blossomed and that patrons feel welcomed and happy when dining there.

This is my favourite shop to stop for cheese, specifically their creamy Gorgonzola!! The food is delicious, very reasonably priced and the service is friendly. This is the type of place where they recognise you when you walk in.

My other favourite thing about lunch here is that you can bring your own wine!! Can't think of a better way to spend the afternoon than with a bottle of La Motte and a cheese board.

Owners Mimi & her daughter Karin are always ready with a smile and a little chat. They have given this little shop an absolutely homely feel - almost like a farmhouse kitchen-feel. When you walk in the door, you smell spices and home-cooked food!   The shelves are filled with delicious home-baked rusks, cookies, savory snacks and sweet delights! The fridge has a mouthwatering selection of cakes, tarts and 'meals to heat'.  The harvest table is an absolute delight! But not every day the same selection! From Monday to Saturday, 11h00 onwards, a fabulous selection of food awaits you ...

The Argentinean has bags of ambience and history behind it.  Its really is like the old corner café that you used to love frequenting. Baking is done on the premises and I can attest to the quality of the cappuccino (sublime!)  It does what it does brilliantly : simple, honest food and baked goods with a 'no mess, no fuss' mentality.  But I love them for being totally honest about their offerings.

Crafters and Cravings

65 4th Avenue

The Argentinian

Bakery & Coffee Shop
Cnr 4th Ave & 7th Str


The Whippet

Cnr 4th Ave & 7th Str

The Corner Shop

Cnr 4th Ave & 7th Str

Very unassuming from the outside but once you walk through the front door you enter a beautifully decorated restaurant with a very warm atmosphere. The staff are extremely friendly and the coffee is to die for. I ordered a steak salad which was amazing. The steak was done to perfection. Great wine menu as well! The only fault in my opinion is that the music is so soft that for a while I thought there was none. Definitely give The Whippet a try for a lazy Sunday breakfast or a laid back lunch.

Art exhibitions. Flowers-Bling. Lekkere in LINDEN!!!!