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“Ladies who lunch”
Review of The Patisserie

The Patisserie
Ranked #3 of 13 Dessert in Johannesburg
Description: It is situated in the old centre right behind Thrupps
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Description: It is situated in the old centre right behind Thrupps
Joburg
Level 4 Contributor
31 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Ladies who lunch”
Reviewed October 16, 2013

rich middle aged white ladies have tea here. Dull unless you are one of them. It's all pretty and most of the baked goods are excellent, though expensive

Visited June 2013
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  • English first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
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English first
Johannesburg, South Africa
Level 6 Contributor
188 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
“Coffee and cake! Yes Please!”
Reviewed September 19, 2013

Popped in because I was walking past and it looked so lovely. What a magnificent array of cake and pastries and everything we tried was amazing!!!
The owner/manager came and told what everything was. She was so friendly and helpful. Beware, it is quite pricey.

  • Visited September 2013
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1 Thank SashSA
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Johannesburg, South Africa
Level 5 Contributor
56 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Nice and Pricey”
Reviewed August 11, 2013 via mobile

The patisserie is a very small and cute European type eatery with pies, tarts and fresh salads with an array of freshly baked cakes and biscuits. A lovely lunch or coffee outing. The only downfall is that the portions are quite small and food over priced but otherwise worth a try.

  • Visited August 2013
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Johannesburg, South Africa
Level 6 Contributor
196 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
“A Special treat after a medical check up!”
Reviewed August 5, 2013

I have always loved the Patisserie. Their salmon fishcakes are so incredible that I phone and pre-order them. I have never seen any food item disappearing so fast. Never go to the Patisserie with someone who is over health conscious. Very boring. Their macaroons are sublime, their petit fours are mouth watering - I have tasted quite a selection of their products over numerous visits. The atmosphere is chic, service is superb and I often wished I lived a lot closer to the centre and not 25kms away. The distance factor does limit my visits

Visited October 2012
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Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Tea and cake more fit than for the queen”
Reviewed June 16, 2013

I am a tea and cake lover. Very little compares to the delights found in Patisserie. When you enter, you feel like you have entered paradise for ladies. Cute setting if you want to sit down, or you can get a box packed with cupcakes, petit fours, brownies, macaroons, carrot cake, lemon meringue cupcakes etc etc etc etc...
The Macaroons are a must. On the same level as those sold in Laduree in France

  • Visited May 2013
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