The Whippet trading hours until end of 2012

We have had numerous questions around our trading hours for now until the end of 2012. Due to us only finding the right chef 2 weeks ago, Oefentse will be joining the Whippet on a full time basis from early 2013 onwards. From now until the end of the year we will be open on…

Join us for Friday After-Work-Drinks at The Whippet

Please join us for after work drinks at The Whippet for some great food, craft beer, freshly brewed ice tea cocktails (we will have our latest strawberry and hibiscus blend) and good wine. We will once again have some light live music to enjoy the awesome Joburg weather and last days before our city goes…

The Whippet now serves Darling and Jack Black Beer

There is nothing like a great ice cold beer in Johannesburg, well, any time of the day. The Whippet has teamed up with the proud brewers of Darling and Jack Black beer who produce this great new range of boutique or micro-brewery beers. The Whippet will be one of a select few outlets in Johannesburg…

Free Wi-Fi at The Whippet!

Whether you need to send off an email, or simply need quick internet access while having your meeting (and one of our fresh croissants), you will enjoy all this access at No cost. Yes……We have decided to install Free Wi-Fi at The Whippet in Linden. So please come round and spread the news and make…

Second-hand hardback books wanted

You know that box in the back of that store room in your house filled with second hand hardback books. That box you have been you been keeping for the last 20 years…….we desperately need them for The Whippet – your beautiful books will form part of our main counter as decorative pieces. If you are…

Construction of your Linden store is gaining momentum

Joburg is now entering the most beautiful season of the year – the bright green trees (See our own tree below) of our forrestropolis is putting on their finest show. I thought this would be a good time to give you an update on the progress of your Linden shop. Jaco has been spending allot…

Opening soon board up!

You would probably say “It’s about time” but yes….. Our opening-soon board is up  and  Hoot if you pass us please!

The Whippet – So what’s up with the name?

We’ve had so many questions around why we chose the name “The Whippet”. There is probably two reasons. The first – South Africans tend to be familiar with dogs like Labradors, Alsatians and Staffies (I mean Jock of the Bushveld dogs). Whippets are strange dogs, exclusively enjoyed by those that skipped the petshop and preferred…