Warm & Glad salad

Warm & Glad

The first time I tried to find Warm & Glad, I couldn’t find it. That’s because on the ground floor of the building, there’s a large bathroom shop, and initially the good stuff was all upstairs. So I kept driving past, oblivious to what I was missing.

Now that’s less likely to happen as the team behind the restaurant has expanded their reach through the complex, opening The Jungle on Street level, with it’s urban chic retail space that runs from books to fashion to homeware. Upstairs, the Ace & Pearl wine bar draws its own crowds of beautiful people in the evenings.

Because I love food, Warm & Glad is still the main draw for me. They’re open all day, and draw a crowd of young professionals for breakfast and lunch (free Wifi). In the evening, there’s a multiracial mix of Joburg’s cool people tucking into fresh salads, Korean fried chicken, or prawns with chili. Even the rice tastes better than normal, with a hint of garlic that makes it a treat in itself.


Monday: 7:30am to 4:30pm
Tuesday: 7:30am to 10pm
Wednesday: 7:30am to 10pm
Thursday: 7:30am to 10pm
Friday: 7:30am to 10pm
Saturday: 8:30am to 10pm
Sunday: closed

Getting to Warm & Glad

357 Jan Smuts Ave,

Albans Square

Craighall Park, Johannesburg

+27 11 781 0455