The Whippet is going even Greener

At the beginning of the year we made it our mission to become a cleaner and greener business, not only is this more sustainable for our own business but also for the country as a whole. By using energy saving light bulbs we have cut our electricity consumption by nearly 56%, we are recycling all…

We welcome new designers: Five Past Five

As part for our mission to support young designers it is with great pride that we are now exclusively stocking Five Past Five designs in our Linden Flagship store. The Five Past Five Design team consists of architects, art directors, creative writers, designers and industrial designers who believe that combining the sharpest minds in the…

So tell us what’s your flavour- our love affair with hot butter fudge

        The Whippet has a love affair with fudge. These awesome blocks of greatness was first found in a letter written by Emelyn Battersby Hartridge, a student at Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, New York. She wrote that her schoolmate’s cousin made fudge in Baltimore, Maryland,  in 1886 and sold it for 40 cents a pound. In…

The Whippet Honey and Boutique Chocolates

It has been a long time coming, and so we have decided to launch our own new range of  boutique chocolates and organic honey. True to our philosophy of supporting locally produced goods we have teamed up with local chocolatier Stefan and local bee keeper Louis to bring you delicious organic honey and pure good…

The Whippet Cake – What a cake!

Our local bakers have outdone themselves, we are so proud to launch The Whippet Cake. We found that perfect mix of premium ingredients, the perfect crunch, the perfect layers – yes The Whippet Cake. So what are we on about? The Whippet cake is the perfect balance of creamy layers of full cream milk tart…

Our Gluten Free cakes are arriving on Wed

After so may requests for awesome tasting gluten free cakes, our local baker Gabbie will deliver our first batch of Gluten Free milk tarts and double choc cakes on Wednesday at 11:00. If we see substantial support for the cakes we will most def make this a regular item on the menu. Our chef Ofenste…

From now onwards…….Tuesdays are cake days!

Yes most of us if not all of us love them………………………cakes! We are renaming Tuesdays – as Cake Days.  We have challenged our local bakers to come up with a brand new cake platter every Tuesday. The platters will have three of the most delicious small boutique cakes for between R30 and R35. Why have…

New Darkhorse range arrives

We are so glad to announce a  new range  from Dark horse that just arrived. This designer couple has made The Whippet their Joburg home. Please pop by to view some of their awesome travel bags, wallets and satchels. Ladies – these make great unique gifts as they are they wont be available anywhere else in…

Year end furniture sale

We are entering the final stretch of the year and have decided to once again launch a year-end furniture sale. For those that don’t know, The Whippet (Jaco and Lucky) manufactures all our own furniture from recycled wood. Every few months we completely revamp the store by selling out all the current furniture at ridiculously…

From milk to art

Whether it is a tulip, a swan or a leaf, we tend to judge the quality of a cappuccino, or at least the barista on how well he can make your skinny or full cream favourite into a piece of art. As part of our journey towards coffee excellence we have asked Ishan Natalie (two…

Our new artisan baker – We welcome Fourie to The Whippet

Fresh bread and hot farm butter. Wood fired oven bread and the rich smell of Rooibos. The Whippet loves bringing you local bakers, but more importantly the chance to share their passion with you. Fourie (a local from Robindale – our sister neighbourhood) is an artisan baker and has made The Whippet his home. From…

We welcome Babylonstoren to The Whippet

It gives us great pleasure to welcome Babylonstoren to The Whippet. We will now be stocking their Olive Oils and easy to drink, crisp Chenin Blanc.   Please pop by the store to try them out or buy a tin as a gift.