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…

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…

cupcakes, oh cupcakes……..The Whippet teams up with Black Vanilla

When Zani decided to include cupcakes on the menu, she could think of no one better to bake Joburg’s best but Black Vanilla. Beninca (the owner of Black Vanilla) started her small bakery just a few months ago and will now be making a range of exclusive cupcakes, just for The Whippet – I really don’t…

Peaches, Peaches, we need Canned Peaches!

I hate winter and that inspired me to talk about peaches…..because summer = peaches. True to Linden’s history of being the biggest export region of peaches to Europe in the 1930’s, we want to stock Joburg’s best home made canned peaches. If you understand the art of canned peach making (or simply want to use…