Who We Are

Evolved from a 12 seater café in the 90’s making toasted cheese and filter coffee to a full blown 100-seater restaurant. Under the Trees has established itself as one of Joburg’s best brekke and lunch spots. Voted as one of Joburg’s top rated café’s, we’re famous for our freshly ground, bold coffee, homemade chicken pie and thin-crust authentic Italian pizzas. Our homemade baked cheesecake, apple crumble, carrot cake and scones have stood the test of time and are made with secret, handed down family recipes. Run by Christine and Vincent Schäffler, we love hearty, healthy, homemade goodness that leaves you feeling delightfully satisfied.

Hand picked herbs, veggies and garnishes come from our organic veggie garden to your plate. An indoor fire and blankets alongside a glass of Gluhwein will warm your heart in winter while our tranquil, tree filled garden is the perfect escape from the busy city.

A visit to Under the Trees is not complete without visiting our little Book and Gift Shop. Pick up a good read or special gift and try on an Emthunzini Sun Hat.


 Closed on Mondays & Open Tuesday to Sunday – 08h00 – 16:30


 We’re pet-friendly    Tel: 011 786 0242

Interested in venue rental?

Email: underthetrees@schafflers.co.za and we’ll get back to you!


We have a small kitchen! However, we are focused to inspire homemade, freshly-prepared goodness. This takes time. Please be patient 🙂

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Please note: Our online bookings for Saturdays and Sundays are only taken Monday to Friday. Kindly book during the week to avoid disappointment.

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