420 Café‚ probably the only coffee shop of its kind in South Africa‚ is on a discreet slipway off a major road in Sandton‚ Johannesburg. One neighbour does weddings and corporate events. The other sells storage boxes. The café’s peaked thatch roof is reminiscent of a lodge in the Lowveld although‚ confusingly‚ there’s an artificial green palm tree at the entrance. The sign at the door is confirmation of what the café offers – it’s a dagga leaf with two fronds folded to form a V sign and the words “420 friendly”.

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