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“The kind of place that grows on you...”

Carlton Cafe Delicious
Ranked #4 of 11 Dessert in Pretoria
Price range: US$3 - US$9
Cuisines: Delicatessen, Cafe, Fusion
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Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast
Description: Carlton Cafe is a daytime eatery and coffee shop + Delicious The Food Shop stocks delicatessen fare, take-aways and speciality ingredients.
Pretoria, South Africa
Level 4 Contributor
39 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“The kind of place that grows on you...”
Reviewed 25 June 2014 via mobile

The menu is slightly quirky, slightly different, but not so much as to take you totally out of your usual comfort zone. Even early on a cold Monday morning, the place was buzzing. Service was good. And there's wi-fi. A comfortable yet innovative kind of place one wants to visit regularly.

Visited June 2014
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English first
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“This place is just stunning!”
Reviewed 10 June 2014

Carlton Café Delicious is unassuming but clean and stylish with delicious food... it's all about balance of flavours, simple food and yet, it's all well thought out, intelligent combinations that really entertains your tastebuds. What more do you want when you sit down for a good meal?

  • Visited April 2014
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1 Thank J F
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Pretoria
Level 5 Contributor
43 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Excellent food, service inconsistent”
Reviewed 9 June 2014

My husband and I had breakfast on a Saturday morning in February at this very popular cafe. We had to a few minutes for a table. The cafe is next door to a ever so popular Saturday morning market, the Hazelwood market so it is very busy in the area. The food is excellent. We had the savoury french toast and the fry-up breakfast (scrambled egg in a puff pastry) yum! The coffee is so good and the atmosphere relaxed yet vibrant. We took our time and decided to end off with apple crumble and custard. It was so delicious. We had to take away some of the fantastic pies and brioche buns. All in all such a great Saturday morning outing. There were some complaints about the service before and it has improved. Yet, we had 3 different waiters during the course of the morning and not all our items were billed. I had to request the full bill because I could just not walk out paying only for desert and one of our drinks. Hopefully management will attend to this part of the business. We will definitely visit again. One can also order cakes and platters for parties. The cakes look professional and yummy. One lady was collecting a sweet platter for her birthday party - it looked so delicious. I asked her the price and I thought it was reasonable for the size of the plate.

  • Visited February 2014
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Pretoria
Level 4 Contributor
31 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Fabulous!!!!”
Reviewed 7 June 2014

Great coffee, friendly service, best eggs benedict and floretine in Gauteng. Lovely Saturday morning breakfast and take away coffee after an early morning workout. Never disappoints!!

  • Visited June 2014
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Pretoria, South Africa
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Mixed bag”
Reviewed 6 June 2014 via mobile

Although some of my fellow customers' dishes looked impressive, mine was barely edible.

I ordered a toasted sandwich because the flavour combinations looked interesting. I had so send it back as the bread was burnt and rock hard. The second time around wasn't much better. I received black bread again!

If you do decide to visit, just stay away from any toasted bread.

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