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“Blame myself for returning” 2 of 5 bubbles
Review of News Cafe Rivonia

News Cafe Rivonia
Ranked #328 of 1,173 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: After-hours, Brunch, Lunch, Drinks, Dinner, 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.
Johannesburg
Level Contributor
22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Blame myself for returning”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2014

After a disappointing visit a while ago, I was in the area again - and News Cafe lived up to my bad expectations. Omelette was an egg mixture, overcooked, filled with 1 inch pieces of bacon and folded over. Dry and boring.

But the worst was that after I left,, I realized that the waiter who had received a good tip, never gave me the change. He simply took the payment and made sure he disappeared. News Cafe, the R 18 he left with did not make me poorer, but certainly will ensure I am not returning. May your shop close down and your waiter be without a job.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
1 Thank CROOKJohannesburg
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Date | Rating
  • English first
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  • German first
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  • Russian first
  • Any
English first
Nairobi
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43 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Good ambiance”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2014

Always love to visit this restaurant. Have all sorts of beers and the food menu is excellent. The manager and the staff... very courteous.

Visited June 2013
Helpful?
Thank Silas N
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Hermanus, South Africa
Level Contributor
44 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Good food, slow service”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2014

We planned to go to Newscafe for a quick lunch before carrying on to our next meetings. Although the place was not very busy and we told our waiter that we are in a hurry, the food still took very long. No apology was offered for the wait. The quality of the food however made up for the slow service.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
Thank JacoNrt
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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
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
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
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
Thank CROOKJohannesburg
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