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Egg Dipped Croissants at Pajamas and Jam in Strand (2017-12-06) Photo Gallery | Restaurants 24 MAR 2018

Chantelle’s favourite little Helderberg restaurant is without a doubt one of the more unusual ones to be found in the area.

In the shadow of an old decommissioned naval helicopter perched on top the roof, flanked by both the family-run scrap dealer business and costume hire shop to either side, and situated in the heart of the very unsexy Strand industrial area, is the neatly painted, slightly unassuming, Pajamas +Jam Eatery.

Never mind that though – as with most of these little gems, it is on the inside where all the magic happens.

Run by a mother and her two daughters team, the premises of Pajamas and Jam houses a large collection of neatly arranged junk (sorry, I’ve been informed that those are all antiques and collectibles), in the middle of which is a fair number of mix and match tables and chairs.

To the side, hidden just behind the mouth wateringly decadent cake and bakes table is the kitchen, from which the most interesting and on trend foods are wheeled out on a constant basis. The use of top notch ingredients means an ever changing, well thought out menu that goes out of its way to surprise and delight.

Because of the decor and quality food, this eatery is by far more popular with the ladies than the men, and that shows, with the restaurant packed to the brim from early morning already. (Honestly, it’s always a gamble as to whether or not you’re going to get a space there!)

As I mentioned at the top of this post, given the fact that Pajamas and Jam is a firm favourite of Chantelle’s, it made perfect sense to head out that way for her (kid-free) birthday breakfast back in December last year.

Fancy french toast, deconstructed croissants and what not – no wonder she likes this place as much as what she does! ;)

Brownie points scored.

Related Link: Pajamas + Jam Eatery | Strand

Paperweight Magazine Sale My Life 30 OCT 2008

Just a quick heads up if you happen to stay in the Strand/Somerset West area and are pretty fond of reading your foreign (read British) magazines. The Paperweight branch situated in Gants Plaza (right next to the Virgin Active gym that overlooks the N2) is having a massive clearance sale to try and cut down its rather heavy current stock levels, which of course means great bargains for us little people.

Currently all magazine, and I mean ALL of them, are going for R5 a shot and their softcover paperbacks are being sold at 4 for R10 – talk about a killer bargain! I myself managed to stall my gym session for a good 20 minutes yesterday by browsing up and down the racks and emerging triumphantly with seven different copies of 2000AD and one Otaku USA mag!

So there. Now you can’t tell me that I haven’t done my civic duty for the day! :P

stack of old 2000ad comic magazines