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Gia's on Montrose

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66b South Road | Morningside, Sandton 2196, South Africa
011 326 5074
7:00 am - 4:45 pm
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 4:45 pm
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We frequently go to Gia's for breakfasts and lunches - the food is always consistently delicious and fresh. There coffee's are great and their cocktails are tasty. Lovely outdoor setting under the tree's. Friendly staff. Great spot.

Thank Carolyn H
Johannesburg, South Africa
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80 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016

We have a ladies lunch club that meets once a month for lunch on a Saturday. The theme for choosing the restaurant, is that it has to be in a garden setting - no parking lots or shopping malls. I google searched Gia's and we were not disappointed by the stunning garden setting. I was worried that it was going... More 

Thank Lee-anne G
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40 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

A good breakfast with warm and friendly service. The setting in this tranquil nursery is relaxing and rewarding. A little on the expensive side.

Thank Gerald D
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016 via mobile

This is what I got when I ordered scrambled eggs for breakfast this morning. A side plate of dry tasteless eggs, no toast, no garnish and nothing else on the plate. Very disappointed and unexpected given that we go there for breakfast every Sunday. Come on guys. You need to up your game!

Thank O7861DLalexf
Michelle G, Owner at Gia's on Montrose, responded to this review

Dear 07861DLalexf, thank you for taking the time to review our restaurant albeit not very favorably. It would have been in everyone's best interest if the issue had been addressed on the day at the time of you receiving your meal, in order for it to have been rectified immediately. I'm interested to know what your actual order was. Please... More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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28 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016 via mobile

The staff are extremely friendly and helpful. They certainly try to impress and serve. The menu has a variety of options available. The vibe is good. I am not a fan of the pets allowed on the premises.

Thank Aneesa82
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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236 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2016

We enjoyed a delicious breakfast here. The venue is casual & almost quirky. A lovely setting overlooking the garden center. The eggs Benedict were perfectly prepared and presented. My husband enjoys the traditional one with ham and I love the version with salmon. Our guests enjoyed more traditional breakfasts with perfectly cooked eggs, sausages, bacon and all the trimmings. The... More 

Thank Robyn168
Michelle G, Owner at Gia's on Montrose, responded to this review

Dear Robyn168, thank you so much for taking the time to write such an awesome review which just makes us as owners so happy, and which inspires our staff to go that much further. Positive reinforcement is the best motivator, and what a way to kick the long weekend off! Thank you so much again, kind regards Michelle More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2016 via mobile

I love going to this restaurant as one can sit under the trees and enjoy a good meal. Unfortunately service is overbearing and inflexible. No substitutes on food makes food very expensive as one has to pay for what you don't want and then pay per extra item. Hence scone with cheese costs R65 instead of R39. Get the feeling... More 

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

Hi Lauren P, thanks for taking the time to review us and for highlighting an issue which could have been so easily been explained to you in person, had management been notified at the time of your visit. We are completely customer driven, within reason. Scones with Fresh Cream and Hillcrest Strawberry Jam (plus an assortment of other jams) has... More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2016 via mobile

Went to Gia's for a light, relaxed lunch. Was beautiful being surrounded by greenery. Menu was nice and had a good variety. Service was polite and efficient. Food was simple yet delicious. The owner was there and she was welcoming and friendly without being intrusive. Great little find

1 Thank Danny H
Michelle G, Owner at Gia's on Montrose, responded to this review

Dear Danny H, thank you for the very kind review. It was simple, straight to the point and positive. These reviews help us in every way imaginable, so we are grateful for every single one. We are especially grateful for reviews such as this which make us realise that our hard work and dedication is appreciated, and that motivates us... More 

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80 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2016

Gia's is a hidden Gem in the city. Having living in area for many years, I was aware of the nursery but not of Gia's. We decided to try it out based on a recommendation from a friend. The Setting is perfect, Very Tranquil and relaxing. I wasn't the biggest fan of the steel tables and chairs but that's a... More 

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

Dear Rayan R, I finally get around to responding to your incredible review and acknowledge that it is way overdue. We love receiving reviews such as this, where they are so constructive, which indicates to me personally that the person who wrote it seems to genuinely care for our little establishment and that makes us want to do so much... More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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130 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2016

My local haunt for almost 25 years, either to purchase garden goodies or to meet friends for a light meal. The tranquil setting in a quiet corner of this nursery makes it the perfect setting to meet friends, with table choices either under the trees, on the outside patio or inside. They have an area which copes very well for... More 

Thank 682Joanne
Michelle G, Owner at Gia's on Montrose, responded to this review

Dear Joanne, my response to your wonderful review is way overdue, for that I apologize. Thank you so much for your very kind words which depicted us in the most favorable light. We are always so very grateful for our amazing customers who take the time to review us, and in such a positive way. Thank you :) Michelle More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Highchairs Available
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
7:00 am - 4:45 pm
7:00 am - 4:45 pm
7:00 am - 4:45 pm
7:00 am - 4:45 pm
7:00 am - 4:45 pm
7:00 am - 4:45 pm
7:00 am - 4:45 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 66b South Road | Morningside, Sandton 2196, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Gauteng  >  Greater Johannesburg  >  Sandton
  • Phone Number: 011 326 5074

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