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“Probably a good night club but not a daytime venue!” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of News Cafe Rivonia

News Cafe Rivonia
Ranked #326 of 1,172 Restaurants in Johannesburg
Price range: US$5 - US$15
Cuisines: Cafe, Bar, International, Contemporary, Pub, Healthy
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar Scene
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Drinks, Brunch, After-hours, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Description: 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.
Rugby, United Kingdom
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295 reviews
155 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
“Probably a good night club but not a daytime venue!”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 March 2014

We stopped to try this cafe for breakfast whilst visiting Rivonia as the location was good and there is outdoor seating. Sadly there were several business meetings going on and many were smokers that spoilt the atmosphere and the experience. The meal options were good, as was the service but the coffee was only warm when it arrived and not very tasty either. It is probably ideal venue for night club providing you don't mind smokers ! Never again.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank matkincc
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Johannesburg
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22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Bland breakfast”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2014

I ordered a "bacon, cheddar cheese and mushroom omelette". It arrived on a plate with two pieces o brown toast. That is it. No garnish. Omelette itself was bland - not even the filling nor the egg mixture had been seasoned. Fortunately I got some Tobasco to spice things up a bit.

Music at 07h00 is too loud for a cafe and staff shout at each over to be heard. i guess the place is good for dinks and a snack after work, but not for breakfast.

  • Visited February 2014
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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Thank CROOKJohannesburg
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Sandton, South Africa
Level Contributor
22 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Perfect Platter Meal”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2013

Had a fantastic time at News Rivonia. Went with a group of guys and had such a lekker time. We had ice cold drafts and then some great whisky. The service was attentive and quick.

We loved the platters - they were excellent! Just snacked away and drank for hours. The owner, Gerry, walks around and chats to people - not often that you see this.

Keep it up Rivonia.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Devon P
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Sandton, South Africa
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Great Spot”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2013

A great spot for watching sport while enjoying an ice cold draft beer. The snack baskets are very good.

Visited November 2013
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1 Thank Bertram M
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Rogers, Arkansas
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108 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Nice place, great atmosphere”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2013

This is a very nice restaurant and is in a great location. It sits on a hill above the shopping center and has a great vibe. Great for lunch or an evening meeting after work.

Visited February 2013
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1 Thank Jimmy P
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