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“The food they have is good...” 2 of 5 bubbles
Review of Cafe Sofia

Cafe Sofia
Ranked #819 of 1,172 Restaurants in Johannesburg
Price range: $10 - $15
Cuisines: European, Contemporary
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings
Dining options: Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Johannesburg, South Africa
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“The food they have is good...”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 2, 2013

We first went to Cafe Sofia Greenside about 2 years ago and enjoyed it a lot. We've since been to one in Cape Town and enjoyed it there too. However this time less than half of the menu was available, especially the tapas we wanted to order. They didn't even have common drinks. We had a look at the menu before deciding to stay but the waiter didn't bother to tell us how little food they actually had. The food that was available came promptly and was delicious and well priced. A dance floor was being set up while we were eating and the establishment seems to be more of a night club than a restaurant now. I wouldn't go again for food.

    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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  • English first
  • Any
English first
South Africa
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Poor Service- 50% of menu not available”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 19, 2012 via mobile

Good menu however VERY poor service. Food took 2hours to arrive.Manager was at restuarant but did not bother to attend to our compliant. Not worth a second visit.

    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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1 Thank Previn
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Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
Level Contributor
6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Great Greek and other Mediterranean food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 25, 2012

Loved their samples, meze platters and extensive menu of sangrias.
Service average.

Visited April 2012
Helpful?
Thank Kim G
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Johannesburg
Level Contributor
32 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Terrible service, poor food”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 21, 2012

We visited with a discount voucher after having been pleasantly suprised at the Rosebank Cafe Sofia. We were terribly disappointed with the one in Greenside. Our drinks order (a simple one of 2 beers and 2 glasses of wine) took half an hour to arrive. Our meal took an hour to arrive and even then one of them was cold which it was not supposed to be. The food was certainly not worth the wait and I would suggest to anybody that they rather just avoid this place. While we were waiting nobody came to check on us, there was no obvious sign of anybody in charge and all of the other patrons around us were getting just as annoyed, so there was not even a pleasant ambience.

  • Visited June 2011
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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1 Thank MikeAKing
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Folsom, California, United States
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Great Breakfast Spot”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 6, 2012

Nice ambiance, Good Value for a great Breakfast! Thanks, CS

Visited December 2011
Helpful?
Thank Chip A
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