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44 Stanley Avenue | Milpark, Johannesburg 2092, South Africa (Formerly Salvation Cafe)
+27 11 482 7795
Tue - Sun 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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6 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had nice events here, and also had very terrible ones. The waiting staff is usually unpleasant, and there's rarely managers present. Foods good, if it arrives, but we've had to leave before food arrived because at 45 minutes it just becomes insulting. Can be nice, usually not though.

Thank Stefan B
Johannesburg, South Africa
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125 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Always nice vibe on 44 Stanley Had a quick lunch and vino Beautiful and tasty Mezze patter , falafel awesome so as the humus . Reasonably priced , nice outdoor seating .

Thank RParbhoo
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016

This was a surprise find. We really liked the calamari. The desserts looked fantastic, unfortunately, we were too full to try them. Very reasonable prices. Attentive staff. Very nice!

Thank Marti M
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122 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2016 via mobile

Went for a business breakfast during the week and was very impressed. They don't accept books but we got a great table. We all had the eggs Benedict with bacon, a great choice. The staff are friendly and the food superb. I had cappachino and then a chai latte. Both were very well prepared. Prices are reasonable and the ambience... More 

Thank NatashaDawson
Sandton, South Africa
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016 via mobile

After bragging to family about the food we decided to bring them through. The manager is the most rude person I have ever met! He basically called my husband a liar , clicked his tongue at us, spoke to the waitress about us thinking that we couldn't hear and threw our menus on the table. Such a revolting attitude! So... More 

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London, United Kingdom
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2016 via mobile

Having just had lunch @ the salvation cafe @ 44 Stanley, I feel robbed. The food was boring, tasteless, mediocre, definitely overpriced & of poor quality. The management was unprofessional & the the only saving grace for this restaurant was the waitress. I have eaten at many restaurant globally but would definitely give this a miss in the future. Look... More 

Thank fatitati
san francisco
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54 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2016 via mobile

Really enjoyed the Mediterranean platter here. Unlike most food in Joburg they have a professional chef (from Italy) so you can get European quality food in SA. Will definitely be back!!

Thank calboy2
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11 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2016 via mobile

Would say it is more of a 4 and a half stars. The only thing holding back the full 5 is that the service is a bit slow. But overall it is a great place in 44 Stanley and I loved my halloumi burrito! Would come back if I'm ever in the area. Great vibe and nice and busy and... More 

Thank matthew d
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6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2016 via mobile

We had a delicious breakfast on a cold, rainy Sunday morning. We were lucky to be seated immediately as it got busy pretty quickly and some patrons had to wait. The service was acceptable, the venue quirky and the food delicious. The only negative: the public bathrooms that was acreally not acceptable.

Thank LereS
Johannesburg, South Africa
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610 reviews
346 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2016

Salvation Café is offers consistently good food, in a great setting in the 44 Stanley Centre, 15 minutes from Rosebank. My gourmet burger was again excellent, as was my wife's salad. Great service as well.

Thank Hooggenoeg

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Cafe, International, Fusion
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Takeout, Reservations, Parking Available
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 44 Stanley Avenue | Milpark, Johannesburg 2092, South Africa (Formerly Salvation Cafe)
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Gauteng  >  Greater Johannesburg  >  Johannesburg
  • Phone Number: +27 11 482 7795
Salvationcafe is a hidden gem in the middle of 44 Stanley; an oasis in the urban jungle of Joburg; a sanctuary amidst olive and leopard trees; a must-do for visitors and locals alike; a locals favorite with international allure. Come and enjoy an award-winning breakfast, a signature lunch (one of several) and a homemade dessert like our cheesecake of which customers often say it is "the best I have ever had". We invite you to come and try for yourself and share your experience on Trip Advisor. Buon Appetito!

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