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News Cafe Bedfordview

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Coffee Shop, Contemporary, International, Healthy
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Shop 53, Cnr van Buuren & Hawley Roads, Bedfordview, Johannesburg 2008, South Africa
+27 11 450 3337
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Good for:
Bar scene

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Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    2.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Lax Service, grubby, noisy and dark

I have been to News Cafe previously so I don't know why I decided to risk it again. The food wasn't too bad but the experience was bad. Slow and disinterested waiter. At one stage thought he had gone home - I was waiting to order another coffee. Its a pity that these News Cafe's have gone down... read more

2 of 5 starsReviewed September 29, 2014
Miteron
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Johannesburg, South Africa
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Breakfast/Brunch
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Johannesburg, South Africa
Top Contributor
108 reviews 108 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

I have been to News Cafe previously so I don't know why I decided to risk it again. The food wasn't too bad but the experience was bad. Slow and disinterested waiter. At one stage thought he had gone home - I was waiting to order another coffee. Its a pity that these News Cafe's have gone down as they... More 

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Abakaliki, Ebonyi, Nigeria
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

This cafe is bustling with life with wide range of drinks and food. Cosy place to hang out with friend and family. But once it's inching near 10pm, you will beg to be served anything. By 10pm, you must quit. Don't ideal for night crawlers.

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Jeffreys Bay
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27 reviews 27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

When I arrived and seated myself, a friendly waiter took my beverage order. He was never to be seen again! After approximately 15 minutes, I was about to get up and call a waiter when a waitress came to my table and asked if I had ordered an Amstel, which was what I had ordered. It arrived after another 4... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2013

This is a very popular venue with the young/'YUPPIE' crowd. the atmosphere is good, with one of the few venues offering a pavement cafe experience.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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33 reviews 33 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2013

Caters more to the younger set I'd say but the food is good and great atmosphere. Good variety of food to choose from and normally good parking close by. I haven't had a bad meal or bad service at these chain of Restaurants.

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Benoni, South Africa
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43 reviews 43 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2013 via mobile

Tried something different and had breakfast. Was very quiet and service a little slow. The breakfast menu is not outstanding but adequate - however found the food average and a little pricy for portions and quality. While I would not rush back certainly will stop by for breakfast if the need arises as conveniently placed.

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Germiston, South Africa
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43 reviews 43 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2012

I am not impressed with the location of this news cafe as it is right on the street and on hot day all the car fumes enter the premises...

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Johannesburg, South Africa
Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2012

Aggressive drunk guys caused problems with out group. Management need to be aware of this and ensure they have the back-up to oust miscreants.

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Brakpan
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2012

Great atmosphere and staff. The best place for a drink on a Friday after work.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2012

The vibe here any night of the week is awesome, and the wraps are delish

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Shop 53, Cnr van Buuren & Hawley Roads, Bedfordview, Johannesburg 2008, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Gauteng  >  Greater Johannesburg  >  Johannesburg
  • Phone Number: +27 11 450 3337

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 16
  • Cuisine: Coffee Shop, Contemporary, International, Healthy

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene

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