Urbanologi is located at the 1 Fox Precinct in Ferreirasdorp , the oldest part of town and the heart of Johannesburg. Based inside the Mad Giant Brewery, Urbanologi works side by side with the brewery team brainstorming and testing new ideas in search of new flavours, ingredients, processes and techniques. The essence of our food comes from using the highest quality of fresh Asian and local ingredients while harnessing the character of street food with an Avant Garde thought process.

In keeping with the philosophy of our cuisine and to create a space that celebrates creative thinking,  we have collaborated with local artisanal designers:

Furniture and interior designer - Haldane Martin,

Ceramicist -  Mervyn Gers,

 Organic uniform designer  - Daniella Kisten.  

Graffiti artist -  Justin Nomad.


Urban Garde is a cuisine mastered by Head Chef Jack Coetzee. Our rediscovered energetic urban space, nested in the heart of the CBD. inspired the fundamental epitome of our street food culture. The cuisine comes alive by experimenting with typical street food techniques such as Kushiyaki, Yakitori and Teriyaki.


The head brewer and co-owner of Mad Giant is a Mad Wizard applying his PhD to brewing. Eben has worked alongside Urbanologi with his great knowledge and ideas of micro-cultures and fermentation. His knowledge and precision plays an important role in collaboration with Urbanologi.


The Lab was built to experiment with yeast cultures, as well as brewery product development . Urbanologi has taken advantage of the opportunity to do the same.  To forge its unique dishes it captures the true essence of creativity.


The Sheds market is also located inside the 1 Fox Precinct. It celebrates festive street culture of live music, arts and food.  This complements the ambience at Urbanologi.