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News Cafe Bedfordview

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Cafe, International, Contemporary, 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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Greater Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

News cafe offers a great variety of cocktails and beers. The vibe is always lively and funky. Friday nights get very busy and attracts a younger crowd.

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Thank Nico B
Johannesburg, South Africa
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015

I have been treated with no respect or dignity. While watching a football game a manager, Stanley, spoke to my group rudely. He stole the chill. He followed us shouting insults. I tried to reason with him by reminding him his actions are unwarranted. He said 'I will treat you as a customer, if you had self respect' I have... More 

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Thank Joebluetooth
Johannesburg, South Africa
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31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Cool vibe and Yummy cocktails! Have been here a few times as it is close to my place and convenient whilst using Uber. Good Size dance floor and outside seating area to chill with friends.

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Thank JeaniqueCritic
Johannesburg, South Africa
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217 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 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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1 Thank Stan K
Abakaliki, Ebonyi, Nigeria
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21 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 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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1 Thank Chooks O
Jeffreys Bay
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28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 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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1 Thank 7thSenseJeffreysBay
Johannesburg, South Africa
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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Thank Hunt I
Johannesburg, South Africa
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54 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 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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Thank Julie W
Benoni, South Africa
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141 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 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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Thank Whctree
Germiston, South Africa
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43 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 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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Thank Trish B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    2 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    2.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$5 - $16
Cuisine
Cafe, International, Contemporary, Healthy
Meals
Breakfast
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Bar scene
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?