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137 Thompson Street, Pretoria 0121, South Africa
012 342 1443
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Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Nice cafe vibes

Feels like you are in Melville sitting at a French cafe. Great vibe, nice food. Hidden gem. Would recommend this for a nice breakfast with friends or a couple outing.

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 3, 2015
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Pretoria, South Africa
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  • Large groups
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English first
Pretoria, South Africa
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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Feels like you are in Melville sitting at a French cafe. Great vibe, nice food. Hidden gem. Would recommend this for a nice breakfast with friends or a couple outing.

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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

We had a wonderful lunch and the smoothies were fabulous. I had the puttanesca platter, which was excellent. Alta had the divine intervention salad and it was also fantastic. Nina had the just a little green pasta and she enjoyed it just as much. There is something for everyone, including banting friendly meals and the vibe is great.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

I went to Pure for a brunch with some of my friends.we had some great Breakfast and super coffee. I had the scrambled eggs with salmon and cream cheese which was served with some of the nicest rye bread I've had in a long time. I'd recommend them to anyone.

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Pretoria, South Africa
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

To me still the best breakfast/lunch place in Pretoria. Every item of the menu seem to have been tested and held to a high standard. Best coffee and cakes (try the carrot cake) in town. Its still a pleasure to come back regularly. Atmosphere is very warm and welcoming, staff is excellent and accommodates every special request.

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Pretoria, South Africa
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

This, is another om my favourite eating places. I have never had a meal there, which I did not like. Their cakes are divine too - their baked cheesecake is to die for. They bake the best olive bread in town. It has a very relaxed atmosphere and I certainly recommend you visit them.

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Pretoria
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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Not cheap, but very pleasant ambience. Food that little bit different and creatively served, always tasty and top quality.

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Pretoria, South Africa
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94 reviews 94 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

This restaurant was not outstanding in any way but not poor either. The service was very good and the waitress was friendly. Everyone in our large group had a variety of dishes which were good but not great for the price. The coffee/cuppacino,latte's were however, excellent and obviously the main draw card for people in this area. I wouldn't travel... More 

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Pretoria, South Africa
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

The food is yummy though it's on the more expensive side for breakfast and lunch. Nice atmosphere with other small shops and and ice cream place in the same block.

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Pretoria, South Africa
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25 reviews 25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Pure pleasure To venture into Pure is pure pleasure.Friendly staff, and wonderful ambience, The Thee Flavours Sandwich (R62.50) consisting of caramelised onion, roasted butternut and brie with rocket served on olive (or plain) home-baked ciabatta and an italian capuchino was worth travelling to this unique spot. Try it! They have Wi-Fi This is their slogan and every word the truth.... More 

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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2013

Pure was great when they opened some years ago, but the fact that they're the only trendy cafe in an old (but beautiful) part of Pretoria has very much gone to their heads. The service is slow, the food is way over-priced (albeit pretty good) and the atmosphere lacking. The coffee and treats on sale are really good though. And... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 137 Thompson Street, Pretoria 0121, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Gauteng  >  Pretoria
  • Phone Number: 012 342 1443

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups

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