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News Cafe Melville

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Shop 1, Campus Square Shopping Cntr. Cnr Kingsway & University rd. Oakland Park, Melville, Johannesburg 4450, South Africa
+27 11 726 3748
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6:30 am - 6:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Wed 6:30 am - 6:00 pm
Thu 6:30 am - 8:00 pm
Fri 6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Had a good breakfast and dinner there. Awesome stuff. Good service,great music. Ama have to make a stop again before december

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Thank khantse
Johannesburg, South Africa
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19 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2016 via mobile

The best steak ever. Cocktails are great and the food is very tasty. Atmosphere is lovely and relaxed. Great place to drink!

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Thank Marian M
Johannesburg, South Africa
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91 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

great location, easy access. food is good, very generic. The décor is fantastic. Cant say much about the crowd. Young students, trying to be fly . gets very loud with everyone shouting over the cool and funky tunes Great cocktails, but seemed more watered down than toxic LOL. This is a great stop over before your night begins. Just do... More 

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Thank Ben N
Johannesburg, South Africa
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73 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

Perfect for a quick breakfast or lunch. The franchise places high value on quality of feed and have a attractive mix of drinks to boot. Could be a bit pricey if you do not keep your eye on the bill or the menu, but there are cheaper alternatives. On of my extended offices any day of the week.

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Thank Jacques C
Paris, France
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

I went there in july (so during the winter) with people of my summer camp ( we were 25) and it was a really cool place. Kinda hype place for young people (around 20-30 y.o). It's the perfect place to take a drink, and the food was good. However as quality has a cost, it's was more expensive than the... More 

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Thank vmqt
Johannesburg, South Africa
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49 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 via mobile

Having an omelette on a large white playe with no trimmings is not the most appetising way to start the day. Coffee was good though.

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Thank Nick B
Helsinki, Finland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

I had a hamburger on my first visit and the beef patty was obviously from the freezer. What a disappointment! However, the milkshake (really think) and cappuccino were the reasons why I returned. The latte was kinda weak so do order with caution.

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Thank JCPY
Johannesburg, South Africa
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61 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013 via mobile

This is one of the places I choose when I want to meet anyone for drinks or even just a quick, informal meeting. Food is ok, staff friendly and location is good.

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Thank Des1963
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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3 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2013

If you are used to nightlife and party while in Johannesburg then this is the place to hang out. It was not far from my Hotel and the people were quite nice.

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Thank David9007
Johannesburg
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19 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2012

Well - its a news cafe - rarely messes up = has a lot of staff - last time i went to melville branch = saw a lot of students..

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Thank BonnieLeeBouman

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$5 - $15
Cuisine
Cafe, International, Contemporary, Healthy
Meals
Breakfast
Good for
Bar scene
Open Hours
Monday
6:30 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday
6:30 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday
6:30 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday
6:30 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Shop 1, Campus Square Shopping Cntr. Cnr Kingsway & University rd. Oakland Park, Melville, Johannesburg 4450, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Gauteng  >  Greater Johannesburg  >  Johannesburg
  • Phone Number: +27 11 726 3748
Description
News Cafe is a high street cafe, award-winning cocktail bar and entertainment venue that offer's a unique, relaxed and entertaining dining experience. The premium menu choices and overall experience has been created by a professional team, who are dedicated to giving our guests a little more than they expect. News Cafe - it's relevant, it's aspirational, it's exciting and it's about the vibe.

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