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News Cafe Melville

££ - £££
Cafe, International, Contemporary, Healthy
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Shop 1, Campus Square Shopping Cntr. Cnr Kingsway & University rd. Oakland Park, Melville, Johannesburg 4450, South Africa
+27 11 726 3748
06:30 - 18:00
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Mon - Wed 06:30 - 18:00
Thu 06:30 - 20:00
Fri 06:30 - 22:00
Sat 09:00 - 17:00
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Cairo, Egypt
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2017

felt very comfortable here .. relaxing place really friendly staff ... a nice spot to sit and catch up.

Thank Meaghan M
Pretoria, South Africa
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66 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2017

I don't enjoy this News Café. I've been twice for business meetings, and both times the service has been a disappointment, the coffee awful. Wouldn't recommend it to a friend.

Thank SWelz
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

Had a good breakfast and dinner there. Awesome stuff. Good service,great music. Ama have to make a stop again before december

Thank khantse
Johannesburg, South Africa
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31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 April 2016 via mobile

The best steak ever. Cocktails are great and the food is very tasty. Atmosphere is lovely and relaxed. Great place to drink!

Thank Marian M
Johannesburg, South Africa
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91 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2015

great location, easy access. food is good, very generic. The décor is fantastic. Cant say much about the crowd. Young students, trying to be fly . gets very loud with everyone shouting over the cool and funky tunes Great cocktails, but seemed more watered down than toxic LOL. This is a great stop over before your night begins. Just do... More 

Thank Ben N
Johannesburg, South Africa
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76 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2015

Perfect for a quick breakfast or lunch. The franchise places high value on quality of feed and have a attractive mix of drinks to boot. Could be a bit pricey if you do not keep your eye on the bill or the menu, but there are cheaper alternatives. On of my extended offices any day of the week.

Thank Jacques C
Paris, France
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2015

I went there in july (so during the winter) with people of my summer camp ( we were 25) and it was a really cool place. Kinda hype place for young people (around 20-30 y.o). It's the perfect place to take a drink, and the food was good. However as quality has a cost, it's was more expensive than the... More 

Thank vmqt
Johannesburg, South Africa
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49 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2014 via mobile

Having an omelette on a large white playe with no trimmings is not the most appetising way to start the day. Coffee was good though.

Thank Nick B
Helsinki, Finland
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104 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2013

I had a hamburger on my first visit and the beef patty was obviously from the freezer. What a disappointment! However, the milkshake (really think) and cappuccino were the reasons why I returned. The latte was kinda weak so do order with caution.

Thank JCPY
Johannesburg, South Africa
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96 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2013 via mobile

This is one of the places I choose when I want to meet anyone for drinks or even just a quick, informal meeting. Food is ok, staff friendly and location is good.

Thank Des1963

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$15
Cafe, International, Contemporary, Healthy
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
06:30 - 18:00
06:30 - 18:00
06:30 - 18:00
06:30 - 20:00
06:30 - 22:00
09:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Shop 1, Campus Square Shopping Cntr. Cnr Kingsway & University rd. Oakland Park, Melville, Johannesburg 4450, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Gauteng  >  Greater Johannesburg  >  Johannesburg
  • Phone Number: +27 11 726 3748
News Cafe is a high street cafe, award-winning cocktail bar and entertainment venue that offer's a unique, relaxed and entertaining dining experience. The premium menu choices and overall experience has been created by a professional team, who are dedicated to giving our guests a little more than they expect. News Cafe - it's relevant, it's aspirational, it's exciting and it's about the vibe.

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