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“A bit on the expensive side.” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Harvard Cafe

Harvard Cafe
Ranked #7 of 48 Restaurants in Germiston
Cuisines: Bar
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Restaurant details
Good for: Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups, Cheap Eats
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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105 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“A bit on the expensive side.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 March 2014 via mobile

The restaurant has a good setting, but not really a view if you do not sit close to the fence. Overall the food is good without being excellent. The drinks are very expensive. In fact the most expensive I have come across, so if you are going to have quite a few drinks, take lots of money. Overall an average experience as there are lots of restaurants with the same kind of food at more reasonable prizes. The live music on the Sunday afternoon as well as the service from the waiters were the only part that was really very good.

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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Any
English first
Benoni, Gauteng, South Africa
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40 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Only non smoking indoors?”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2014

We are regulars at both the Harvard at Rand Airport and the new one in Boksburg and always find the food good and the service average.

My gripe is the fact that the only non smoking areas are inside and if you want to sit outside there is a good chance of ending up next to a table of smokers! Also if you sit in the lovely area that has big opening doors inside the smoking area is not blocked off.

I really do not wish to alienate smokers but at both these venues the smokers are definitely given preference.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Bengaluru, India
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37 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Top 10 places around Johannesburg”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2013

Used to frequent this place twice a month on lazy Sundays. This is a paradise for people who love to see planes take off and at such close distance. Also a brilliant place to check out the Sports bikes and cruisers as this place is frequented by various bike clubs and riders.

Excellent service and live music. One can also enroll for lessons on flying as well as have a chance to be piloted by one of the club members. Place is silent on weekdays but buzzed on weekends with an average of two takeoffs and landings every 5 minutes every weekend.

Definitely recommended and in the Top places to visit in Johannesburg. One would love the ambience at the Harvard Café and the Rand Airport. Definitely cannot be missed!

  • Visited April 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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28 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Great atmosphere”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2013

We often frequent the Harvard, its great to sit down and relax, listen to live music or simply watch sport on the many tv's. Nice play area for little children, and adults can enjoy watching planes landing and take off. We usually opt for pizza, its relatively priced, as we however find the steaks quite expensive in comparison to other restaurants. Overall a nice place to visit.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2013

The food at the Harvard is to "die" for and very cheap. Absolutely value for money. The atmosphere - awesome!!!

Visited September 2013
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