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“Good Value” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Fournos Bakery Benmore Gardens

Fournos Bakery Benmore Gardens
Grayston and Benmore Drive, Benmore Gardens Shopping Centrew, Johannesburg, South Africa
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Ranked #219 of 816 Restaurants in Johannesburg
Cuisines: Bakeries
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Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Description: Best Croissants and Breakfast in town
Johannesburg, South Africa
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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Good Value”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Stopped in for a quick bite. Ordered breakfast wrap, great value portion for R50. Service was friendly and efficient.

Buzzing atmosphere which was great, perhaps not for someone looking for quiet coffee time.

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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Extremely disappointing”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

My wife and I are fans of Fournos Bakery Dunkeld thus we were confident that the Fournos at BluBird shopping centre would be of a similar standard - my god, were we disappointed!

Now, it's fair to point out that our waitron (Tracy) was great. And then first the coffee and then the breakfasts appeared and that's where things started heading downhill fast...

the coffee (cappuccinos) were hot on a cold day but tasted a lot like very hot water that had been poured quickly through burnt coffee beans. We raised a concern, the coffees were quickly replaced but tasted a lot like the first batch.
My wife's scrambled eggs consisted of 2 layers - the first fluffy and light, as one would expect scrambled eggs to be prepared, and a second layer that was stuck like glue to the plate.

We were profoundly let down and, some days later, are struggling to put the experience behind us...

  • Visited June 2014
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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South Africa
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Not the best food”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

I ordered a sirloin steak which was tough, dry and tasteless. My friend's pizza was just ok, nothing special. The cocktails were not up to standard. The service was pleasant enough. Not sure I'll be returning any time soon. The restaurant had no atmosphere at all.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Parkhurst, Gauteng, South Africa
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
“The worst breakfast ever”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014

Had a breakfast here , simple bacon and eggs , nothing was tasty , ok I am a food snob but this was terrible , food was greasy , this is the second bad experience I have had in a row at Fournos , have vowed never to go there again

  • Visited December 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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76 reviews 76 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“Poor service, okay food”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2013

Went there for lunch on a Saturday. Service was slow. Fish cakes terrible and small, caprese salad disappointing with no basil and greens overkill. Fresh juice was out of bottles. Only good was the chicken and chips.

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