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“Relaxed Atmosphere, Great Food”
Review of Voodoo Lily Cafe

Voodoo Lily Cafe
Ranked #281 of 1,291 Restaurants in Johannesburg
Cuisines: Healthy
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Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Description: Situated on the corner of St Andrew St & Wrenrose Avenue in Birdhaven shopping centre, this sunny glass fronted restaurant brings new life to an old row of shops.The decor exudes a back to basics concept, with its tables made out of reclaimed aluminium and recycled compressed plastic and husks. Collectables sit comfortably along side more modern fittings giving the cafe a homely, comfortable feel.You are welcome at most any time to pop in for "a cup of fair trade, organic African coffee" or to linger over a "locally sourced home-made meal". Fully Licensed. Opening hours 7:00am to 10pm Monday to Saturday and Sunday 7:15am to 3pm
Reviewed June 24, 2013

Voodoo Lily is a real gem of a restaurant. It's a little off the beaten-track, but it's always full of people who live nearby which is great.
It has a great family/ relaxed vibe. Feel free to bring your little one's they are welcome here.

The decor is quite minimalistic inside, not really my favourite, but it seems to work here.
The outdoor seating is stunning on a nice day in Joburg.

The food is all freshly prepared, where possible, made from sustainable sources as well as organic. I'm not too fussed about the organic angle, but the food is delicious.

They're open for breakfasts, lunches and dinners. I've been for all 3 of these meals here and they are all great.

Service can be slow, but of late it has been good.

Try Stoff's Chicken Prego, their mussels are devine too. Scrambled egg on their home-baked ciabatta bread with crispy bacon is also to die for.

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Reviewed April 21, 2013

I had just arrived in Joburg and if the service in this place is anything to go by then I am in for a good time, it was really busy and yet the team were friendly, attentive and quick. Food was great too, I will be gong back

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Thank Teal7
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Reviewed March 17, 2013 via mobile

Nothing I enjoy more than Sunday lunch with the family. Look forward to it all week, this weeks excursion to us to Voodoo lily Cafe. We were greeted by both by excellent waitress and great atmosphere.

We ordered the Kids Spaghetti , Fish Cakes , vegetable fritters , Hake and Chips.

Kids Spaghetti:
A healthy portion of Cold and Bland spaghetti , no taste.

Vegetable Fritter:
Bland , nothing special.

Hake and Chips
Well presented
Copious amounts of oil, no taste and crystal inside chips. TERRIBLE

Fish Cakes
Rubbery Oily, with a weird taste. Disgusting

Such a pity as the waitress was excellent. But until Gordon Ramsey visits don't go for food. Maybe just drinks.

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Reviewed February 13, 2013

When Voodoo Lily opened in Melrose we welcomed the great organic food, friendly & helpful staff and crisp clean environment. We became frequent patrons.

Since returning this year the restaurant has done a complete turnaround for the worse.

Chipped plates, greasy and undercooked chips, enough oil saturating the fish to run a tractor on and bad service in a half full restaurant. Even the flower vase on our table was full of algae.

We gave it a second chance which will defiantly be our last.

STAY AWAY!!!!

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Thank Otto M
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Reviewed February 11, 2013

Had several meals at Voodoo Lily and all were very good. Breakfast is very popular and surprisingly packed with patrons daily even during week days. Our party of four all enjoyed their varied selections for brekky. Lunches we have had spaghetti bolognaise which was good. The burger is huge but the patty content could be better. Our waiter had smelly breath which was off putting and also he wasn't the brightest spark around. The attentive owner is always fussing around which ensures high standards are maintained. All round a very positive experience and really worth visiting. One of our favorites in the area

Thank GerryGiraffe
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