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“Nice place, great atmosphere”
Review of News Cafe Rivonia

News Cafe Rivonia
Ranked #396 of 1,208 Restaurants in Johannesburg
Price range: $5 - $15
Cuisines: Contemporary, International, Healthy
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night
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.
Rogers, Arkansas
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123 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Nice place, great atmosphere”
Reviewed October 18, 2013

This is a very nice restaurant and is in a great location. It sits on a hill above the shopping center and has a great vibe. Great for lunch or an evening meeting after work.

Visited February 2013
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1 Thank Jimmy P
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Cape Town, South Africa
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19 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Of cocktails & live music”
Reviewed October 11, 2013

We had great cocktails out on the patio while listening to live music. The waiter was friendly and quick. The whole patio feel adds life to Rivonia - very nice.

  • Visited October 2013
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1 Thank Alice L
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Pretoria, South Africa
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“Great to chill the deck”
Reviewed October 10, 2013

The best of the Rivonia Bars - had a great time sitting on the couches on the deck area yesterday afternoon (before the clouds rolled in). The guys had icy cold draft beers and we had cocktails. Nibbled on a snack basket - was tasty but too much. We had a very friendly waiteress who was on the ball.
What a lekker relaxing time. Thanks guys.

  • Visited October 2013
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1 Thank Mpho M
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Degraded”
Reviewed October 5, 2013

Poor management unable to sort out inefficient waiters.

Waiters walking around whistling and singing. managers are too visible and loud trying to make the place work.

Waiters do not communicate with each other. If you ask for a beer a waiter who happens not to be yours, you will never get it. Save another 10 min approx to get your waiter to attend to you.

The food is normal.

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1 Thank Johantjie
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Maidenhead, UK
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517 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 388 helpful votes
“great - plus WiFi”
Reviewed June 28, 2013

I called in for lunch, needing to use WiFi on my UK mobile. This is not easy to find in SA - the boys at this place fixed it up for me - so I went back again.

Good service, nice club sandwich, enjoyable chocolate shake.
Choice of seating, inside or outside in the sun or the shade.

Good place to go to.

  • Visited June 2013
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Thank expectant customer
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