The quaint suburb of Parkhurst is one of Johannesburg’s most popular residential areas, much loved for its friendly small town ambience, and particularly its lively high street 4th Avenue. Coffee shops and cafes fill the pavements of 4th Avenue and it is impossible to visit without taking time out to enjoy a cappuccino and watch Parkhurst’s well-dressed residents and their dogs stroll by. Top coffee stops include the petite 4th Avenue Coffee Roasters & Cafe, the bustling cafe-bar Espresso Cafe & Bistro or the Vovo Telo bakery.
After you have stocked up on coffee it’s time to browse the shops. Nonna is a gift hotspot selling an exciting selection of South African-made items such as leather fashion accessories, homeware and ceramics. For local designer clothing pay a visit to the colourbox fashion boutique or alternatively if vintage is more your thing Second Attitude has a fine selection of designer pieces.
Evenings are also a great time to visit 4th Avenue as the street hums with locals out for an evening stroll and the restaurants and bars spill out onto the street. For gourmet burgers and craft beers with the hipster crowd try Hudson’s or The Wolfpack, for the finest Italian cuisine try the upmarket trattoria Cafe Del Sol TRE and for pavement dining on one of Parkhurst's busiest corners find a table at the trendy bistro Craft.