Thyme2Meat The Food Emporium

  • Thyme2Meat The Food Emporium Rivonia, Gauteng
  • Bakery / Patisserie, Braai, Breakfast, Buffet, Cocktails, Coffee Shop, Contemporary, Deli, Fusion, Grills, Halaal, Health, Indian, Light Meals, Pub Meals, South African, Vegan, Vegetarian, Wine bar
  • Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner, High Tea, Late Night, Lunch
  • Rivonia Junction, 1st Floor
    Cnr Mutual and Rivonia Road
    Edenburg, Sandton

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Freshness you can taste ...

A unique establishment that promises to fuel your return to an almost forgotten era of food preparation through spice, select proteins, sweetness and freshness that’s bound to level up your own kitchen.

Thyme2Meat is a Food emporium incorporating a bakery with sour dough breads, coffee shop, casual dining restaurant, Indian Butchery, spice bar and Vegan, Vegetarian and gluten free product offerings.

We serve breakfast, lunch and dinner Monday to Sunday. 


Our Story

Like most things, it was a simple conversation that led to the creation of the Thyme2Meat Food Emporium. Professional chef Vasu was once reminiscing, with business partner Vincent, about the food they’d enjoyed as kids growing up in Durban, KZN and, soon thereafter, Thyme2Meat was born.

Their common longing for dishes prepared from recipes of their grandparents and parents sparked the idea of a business that would enable fans of Durban Indian Cuisine to go back to their roots without making the 6-hour journey. They set out to bring back some of the goodness that may have been lost through modern convenience…without compromising on quality. 


Thyme2Meat promises:

  • A spice emporium that freshly blends, roasts and grinds spices specifically for your dishes – while you wait – as opposed to pre-mixed and shelved for months on end. Making a special meal for a special occasion or just a family dinner…talk to us for recipes and ideas.
  • A bakery that produces the breads, cakes and treats that will take you back to your childhood with every taste and every aroma, every day. Savoury or sweet, baked daily, always fresh, no butter and cream substitutes, no-compromise.
  • An indoor and outdoor restaurant that serves up a menu that’s guaranteed to conjure up memories of the dishes you enjoyed in your grandparents’ and parents’ kitchens and cooked the way they did…from blending, roasting and grinding the spices fresh and using only the freshest proteins and vegetables. If you don’t have those memories, we’ll help you get your curry on and make some.
  • A coffee shop with the original Douwe Egbert blends, accompanied with any of your desert favorites.
  • A plug-and-work bar station with free wifi  perfect for your business meetings or an "office away from the office."
  • A unique butchery that supplies the freshest, never frozen, halaal-friendly lamb and free-range chicken only. Focusing entirely on the protein choices of non-vegetarian kitchens, Thyme2Meat will not supply beef and pork at all.
  • A range of vegan and gluten free products, lentils, oils, pickles, deli products - all under one roof.

So, take a drive and visit our Food Emporium or place your orders online via Ubereats, Mr D calling us directly on 081 411 3949 - we deliver across Gauteng. Either way it’s time we meet at Thyme2Meat!

Who's Cooking?

Vasu Govender Chef Patron Photo

Vasu Govender Chef Patron

I first got hooked on this industry at the age of 12 when I asked my father for a part time job in the bakery he worked, as I wanted to earn my own spending money. I spent the next 8 years sacrificing my week ends and school holidays to learn the art of baking. I went to hotel school and completed a two-year National Higher Certificate in commercial Catering.   I then moved up to Johannesburg in 1990 after completing my Hotel school, seeking greener pastures, and thereby starting my career as a commis chef in the Blue Room at Park Station. I worked through the ranks in various kitchens over a ten-year period and finally achieve my first Executive chef position in 1999 at La Montagne Resort in Ballito. I also went back to hotel school and did my National Diploma in Catering Management in 1996. I have worked as an executive chef in Clubs, Restaurants, Wedding and Conference Centre’s, Hotels and even worked in corporate catering, over the past 15 years and have being living my dream. The best years of my life were spent at the Country Club Johannesburg, where I started as a chef de Tournant in 1991 and leaving as a demi sous chef in 1995 and returned in 2001 as the Executive chef. I have been a Catering Project Manager for the past four years.  In 2014 I went back to school and earned my Diploma in Project Management. I have been a member of the South African Chefs Association since 1995 and have served on the Gauteng Committee and I am also an accredited judge with SACA.


Our Must Try Meals!

  • Vasu's Big Boy Burger

    400g lamb burger, flame grilled and topped with cheese sauce and sliced cheddar  

  • Monster Burger

    #Monsterburger Challenge @ R160

    5 Patty - LAMB burger ????
    5 Slices of Cheese ????
    Caramelized Onions ????
    Burger Garnish (Lettuce, Tomato & Pickles) ????????????
    Served With: Rustic-Cut FRIES ????

    FINISH this #Monsterburger & Rustic-Cut FRIES alone, within 30 minutes and your #Monsterburger is FREE! ????

    No Sharing ????
    Sit down only ?????
    @Rivonia Junction
    Don't forget to tag us #??
    #Thyme2Meat #Monsterburger


Group Capacity : 80+ People Cost Per Head : R75+

  • Cuisine : Bakery / Patisserie, Braai, Breakfast, Buffet, Cocktails, Coffee Shop, Contemporary, Deli, Fusion, Grills, Halaal, Health, Indian, Light Meals, Pub Meals, South African, Vegan, Vegetarian, Wine bar
  • Ambience : Authentic Culture, Business, Coffee Shop, Dine and Dance, Family, Relaxed, Trendy, Upmarket
  • Entertainment : Live music, Dancing - casual, Internet or WiFi
  • Dress : Smart/Casual, Smart, Casual
  • Reservations
  • Functions
  • Outside Area
    Outside Area
  • Smoking
  • Secure Parking
    Secure Parking
  • Bar
  • Child Friendly
    Child Friendly
  • Kids Menu
    Kids Menu
  • Corkage
  • Dancing
  • TV/Sports
  • Cocktails
  • Generator
  • Place of Interest
    Place of Interest
  • Events and Catering
    Events and Catering

Credit Cards Accepted

  • Debit Card
    Debit Card
  • VISA
  • Mastercard