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“Cheerful service, nice meal.”
Review of News Cafe Rivonia

News Cafe Rivonia
Ranked #368 of 1,199 Restaurants in Johannesburg
Price range: $5 - $15
Cuisines: Bar, Cafe, International, Contemporary, Pub, Healthy
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Brunch, Lunch, Drinks, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
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.
Melbourne, Australia
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64 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Cheerful service, nice meal.”
Reviewed June 20, 2012

This cafe serves good, reasonably priced meals. It is a lively place and the service was quick and friendly.

Visited March 2012
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64 reviews from our community

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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Russian first
  • Any
English first
Johannesburg, South Africa
Level Contributor
25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Average”
Reviewed June 1, 2012

The area is dingy, the cafe is dingy and the people are dingy. Not the best place to go

Visited February 2012
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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212 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
“Missable”
Reviewed March 28, 2012

Occasionally we are in Rivonia around lunch time and have little choice but to go to News Cafe. When will we ever learn? The service is so consistently slow that it appears to be policy. One of the dishes I enjoyed on one occasion was totally different and completely ordinary the next time. Having put my feelings into writing, I realise that the 'average' rating was generous.

Visited August 2011
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Thank wwandrag
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Predictable eatery in Rivonia”
Reviewed March 16, 2012

Standard fare such as burgers, wraps, sandwiches and so on. Service can be a bit on the slow side when it's busier although that is to be expected. Nothing special, but nothing particularly wrong either. Can be fun in the evenings if there is a bit of a crowd going and if you're in the mood for cocktails etc. Try the Slug and Lettuce across the street if you're in the area and looking for an alternative.

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Thank refza
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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37 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Crap Muzak played too loud”
Reviewed February 3, 2012

And the coffee is terrible, and rich boys revving their cars outside did nothing for the experience.

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Thank Kari C
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