Coobs -

Coobs, Parkhurst, Northcliff/Rosebank, Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa restaurants


Corner of 4th Avenue and 14th Street

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Tuesday - Saturday:
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:30
R 185.00 - R 200.00

Secure Parking Outside Seating Disabled Functions Weddings Load Shedding Main: Bistro
Other: Fine Dining, Contemporary, Tapas

Picture Coobs in Parkhurst, Northcliff/Rosebank, Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa Coobs is a eclectic contemporary bistro set in the the bustling Fourth Avenue in Parkhurst in a new centre, its modern architecture goes well with the look and feel presented at Coobs.

Coobs sources their produce from local suppliers and organic farms to create unique modern bistro-style food. Close to 75% of ingredients come from our organic farm ‘Brightside’ in the Magaliesburg. The farm has been part of Chef James Diack’s family for more than 20 years and is now the main source for his food. “We grew up on that farm; I was a city boy in the week and a farm child on the weekend, wrecking everything in my dirt-biking path.” It is such a pleasure to know where one’s food is coming from, to be able to trace it to its roots and thats what us at Coobs care about so deeply. Everything from vegetables and herbs to pork, lamb and wild boar is free-range and organic.
Picture Coobs in Parkhurst, Northcliff/Rosebank, Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa When it comes to the food, the idea here is to let the ingredients, which are locally sourced and of finest quality, speak for themselves. The focus here is on comfort food at its best; the menu follows the seasons and the specials change almost daily, dictated by what ingredients we can get from the farm. “We play by God’s rules with regards to what ingredients we’re able to use and if we don’t think we’re able to do a certain dish well, then we just don’t do it.” “The dishes we serve are complex in their simplicity,” James explains – a line he stole from his former head chef and mentor, Richard Carstens.

Every evening, there’s a different type of freshly baked bread; sometimes marbled with flavours such as beetroot or spinach … and other times, left a little more pared down, either simply plaited or in its most basic form.
Picture Coobs in Parkhurst, Northcliff/Rosebank, Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa The wine list compliments the menu and will change and adapt to suit the menu with many quality wines by the glass one can enjoy and pair a glass of wine per course. We have a really reasonable offering of imported wines to. James has an absolute passion for wine as he did his training down in the cape wine lands and with this in mind has the knowledge of how to balance food and wine offerings.

The interior of Coobs is double-volume, face brick, light and airy with bright prints giving a splash of colour. The fittings, tables and chairs are contemporary and sophisticated yet create a comfortable and relaxing atmosphere. Our bar and tables tops were all hand made. The outside area is also fabulous, offering any combination of sunshine and shade one might desire.


Map Coobs in Parkhurst, Northcliff/Rosebank, Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
From Johannesburg Central, travel on De Villiers Graaff Motorway. Take exit 14A for Jan Smuts Avenue toward M27/Johannesburg. Turn left onto Jan Smuts Avenue and then turn left onto Westcliff Drive (M16). Turn right onto Wicklow Avenue (M16) and continue onto Greenway. Drive to 4th Avenue and continue onto Greenfield Road. Continue onto Braeside Road and then continue onto 4th Avenue. Coobs is on the corner of 4th Avenue and 14th Street.

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