13 April 2017 by Damian Cupido

Take a detour and explore the Sandton Gautrain Station

Hundreds of people frequent the Sandton Gautrain Station and undoubtedly experience the hustle and bustle of commuter life – dashing to and from platforms, cramming into lifts and on escalators, standing in long ticket queues, and anxiously waiting for connecting buses and taxis to get to their destination. Stop, take a time-out and explore the Sandton Gautrain Station – you’ll be impressed with what you’ll find.

From coffee and spaza shops, an outlet specialising in freshly squeezed juice and an ice-cream parlour to a niche barbershop, liquor store, bank and more – there’s plenty of establishments around the Sandton Gautrain station that will cater to your needs while you’re on the run.

Need your coffee fix?

Head over to several coffee shops including Proof CaféBread Basket and Krispy Kreme Doughnuts to enjoy a morning cuppa while you’re en route to your destination. Sip on café lattes, cappuccinos and flat whites while nibbling on delicious doughnuts, fresh muffins and scrumptious chocolate brownies. “We’re very busy because we’re based in the heart of Sandton. A lot of people don’t want to be cooped up in their office so they come out for breakfast and lunch,” says Daria Vucetic of Proof Café.

Juice it up

Kick-start your morning with chilled smoothies or cold-pressed juices made with strawberries, bananas, plain yoghurt, honey, ground flaxseeds and many more fresh products. You can get all this at the Impressed Recreational Juice store outside the station on Rivonia Road.

Keep calm and have an ice cream

Delve into delicious frozen treats ranging from ice-cream and peppermint crisp tarts to dulce de leche at Paul’s Homemade Ice cream on Rivonia Road. This is no ordinary ice-cream parlour!

Fancy a drink?

Stock up on your favourite beverage on your way home at Norman Goodfellows. Whether it's liquor, wine, beer or a cherry port you’re looking for, you can bet you’ll find it at this leading liquor store outlet.


Get the perfect cut

For a bit of male grooming and a trim, head to Bespoken – a men’s hair parlour that really sets the bar high for other barbers in the area. Relax in comfort while the owner, Dexter Pillay, and his men work their magic while boasting their exceptional skills in haircutting and shaving. “An advantage of having our shop at the station is having a lot of businessmen and working-class people walk past our shop every day,” says Dexter.

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