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“Excellent food, wonderful atmosphere, quirky setting”

Sophea Gallery and Tibetan Teahouse
Cuisines: Tibetan
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Seating, Waitstaff
Restaurant details
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Seating, Waitstaff
Johannesburg, South Africa
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236 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 143 helpful votes
“Excellent food, wonderful atmosphere, quirky setting”
Reviewed September 4, 2013

Loved the lunch I had here. The selection was good, interesting and this extended to the drinks on offer as well. The venue is tastefully decorated. The service was a bit slow but we were a table of ten. Really really enjoyed it, great choice for vegans / vegetarians.

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank Sarah S
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English first
Cheongju, South Korea
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44 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“A unique gem”
Reviewed June 8, 2013

We popped in for tea and coffee one afternoon. We were pleasantly surprised by all the Tibetan/Nepalese culture. At times it didn't feel like we were having tea and coffee in sleepy little Simon's Town but rather in a quiet suburb of Kathmandu a continent away.

The menu is small but unique in that one can try new foods and drinks that aren't popular in these parts of the world. Furthermore, it's healthy food and that was of much appeal to us.

We had organic coffee and the salt and butter tea -both of which I can recommend. We had a scone and a cupcake. The scone was the size of my face and was delicious.

How often can one have a cuppa in a spiritual art gallery? Exactly. It's definitely worth a visit. We'll be revisiting soon again.

  • Visited June 2013
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Warsaw, Poland
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Amazing tea, tasty food and great atmosphere.”
Reviewed February 12, 2013

We went to this place on our way back from Boulders Beach. Great tea, warm and spiritual atmosphere. I ordered chai tea and a fresh and tasty salad. I would absolutely recommend this place. Very very relaxing.

  • Visited February 2013
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