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Gia's on Montrose

66b South Road | Morningside, Sandton 2196, South Africa
011 326 5074
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Ranked #11 of 97 restaurants in Sandton
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Cuisines: Contemporary
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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English first
Sandton
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014 via mobile

Have been there in the past nice food, good service and most amazing coffees esp cappacinos. But went there on the past christmas holidays food and service great as always but coffees not nice as they used to be. They used to make best coffees in Sandton, cappacinos with heart and flower decorations made with passion but recently u won't... More

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Michelle G, Owner at Gia's on Montrose, responded to this review

Dear Hendrick, it is with much disappointment that i read your review concerning the standard of our cappucino's. A coffee can certainly make or break one's meal, and I must apologise that your cappucino's you experienced at Gia's were less than satisfactory. I ensure you that they are back, better than ever! I hope you will accept our apology, and... More

Sandton
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2013

For those who have not eaten at this restaurant are in for a treat. The food is fresh and delicious and the service is top notch. We eat there at least twice a week and have never been disappointed. Wayne and Michelle, the owners have created a real gem of a restaurant.

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Michelle G, Owner at Gia's on Montrose, responded to this review

Dear Sandtonian, thank you so much for the wonderful review. We really appreciate that all the extremely hard work that goes into Gia's is in return appreciated by customers such as yourselves. Kindest regards, Michelle More

Johannesburg, South Africa
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

What a lovely setting for a venue. Tucked away from the frantic Sandton traffic, Gia's is serene, with minimal decor - the garden/plants are a feast for the eye. Breakfast was a standard scrambled egg & bacon for 50 guests, so I would love to go back and try their normal menu. The coffee however, was sublime. We came away... More

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Michelle G, Owner at Gia's on Montrose, responded to this review

Dear Lizpowrie, thank you for your kind words, its always so encouraging to hear how guests enjoy Gia's and surrounds. We're very blessed to be here everyday. I am so happy to hear that the function was a success judging by your review. However, as you were not impressed with our coffee, I extend an invitation to you to have... More

Johannesburg, South Africa
Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

Lovely breakfast menu and great coffee all set amongst lovely gardens. If you are staying in Sandton and you are sick of the breakfast buffet at your hotel, then this place is perfect. It is just outside the Sandton CBD so it's not difficult to get too. Really is a lovely and relaxing way to start your day... I think... More

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Michelle G, Owner at Gia's on Montrose, responded to this review

Dear Andrew C, thank you soooo much for those kind words! All credit must certainly go to our wonderful staff :) we look forward to seeing you here on a regular basis. Kind regards, Michelle More

Paradise Valley, Arizona
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

Sitting in the garden at Gia's, having coffee! various forms of croissant! hearing the birds! smelling the adjoining garden is a pleasure of transport into a sanctuary in the midst of the bustle of Johannesburg. An enchanting place on all counts.

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Michelle G, Owner at Gia's on Montrose, responded to this review

Dear Sesphd, thank you so much for your kind words. Such positive reinforcement just makes us glow with pride and encourages us to always go the extra mile for all our customers. I shall certainly be passing on your review to the rest of the staff, which will no doubt put a smile on their faces for the rest of... More

Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2012

After a long break of not been at Gia's we went through on 28 Dec. Service was great and food equally. Nothing was too much effect as we have 2 small kids. This all at 08h00 in the morning after a run through the nursery to get plants. Issac was our waiter if I recall correctly. Will be back.

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Michelle G, Owner at Gia's on Montrose, responded to this review

Dear Morten D, what better way is there to begin the new year than by reading a wonderful reveiew such as yours?! I have passed the review onto Isaac who is grinning from ear to ear :) Wishing you and your family a fantastic 2013 - may it be the best ever! We look forward to hosting you in the... More

Johannesburg, South Africa
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2012

Really enjoyed a peaceful brunch in a lovely setting. Food was good and the coffee was really good. Loved it and will be back!

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Michelle G, Owner at Gia's on Montrose, responded to this review

Dear Ian T, thank you so much for your wonderful review :) Reviews such as this inspires us to go further and to do better! Looking forward to hosting you again very soon. May I take this opportunity to wish you and your family a wonderful Festive season and a Prosperous and healthy New Year. All the best, Michelle More

Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
Top Contributor
80 reviews 80 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2012

If you just want to venture out and enjoy some sun and relax with a good lunch then this tea garden is a good choice. The vegetarian selection is very good and the food is consistent. Don't forget the bran muffins or cafe, even for a function.

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Michelle G, Owner at Gia's on Montrose, responded to this review

Dear Gary G, thank you for your kind words. It is so appreciated! As you can well imagine, this kind of positive re-inforcement makes us want to do better :) Kind regards, Michelle More

JHB
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

Fantastic food, fantastic service, fantastic live entertainment, fantastic setting! An all in one package for the old and young alike. All the waitors were super friendly and helpful, whether they were assigned to your table or not giving the restaurant a lovely warm, homely feel. Thanks tripadvisor for the recommendation to visit, thanks to the staff at Gia's for an... More

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Michelle G, Owner at Gia's on Montrose, responded to this review

Dear Mellylevin, thank you so much for your review! It's so wonderful to get that positive reinforcement that just encourages one to do better :) Look so forward to seeing you back here soon, fondest regards, Michelle More

Johannesburg, South Africa
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2012 via mobile

Was expecting a nice weekend brunch, but was let down greatly by Gia's. The food is very average and the service was terrible when we visited. Although there is not plethora of great breakfast/brunch spots in JHB, there are many options better than this place. Nice setting though. Definately won't return.

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Michelle G, Owner at Gia's on Montrose, responded to this review

Dear Mike. In response to your less than pleasing review about us, may I say the following: We registered with tripadvisor to see what people are saying about us and to use their citicism constructively. There is nothing to work with in your review as you just mention the average food and terrible service. WHY was the food average? WHAT... More

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