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News Cafe Rivonia

Cnr Rivonia Boulevard & 9th Ave, Johannesburg 2191, South Africa
+27 11 234 0164
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  • Excellent17%
  • Very good45%
  • Average26%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible5%
4 Oct 2017
“Vibrant on Sundays”
28 Feb 2017
“Not the same anymore”
Closed Now
All hours
Bar, Cafe, International, Contemporary, Pub, Healthy
$$ - $$$
Cnr Rivonia Boulevard & 9th Ave, Johannesburg 2191, South Africa
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Reviewed 4 days ago

I have never had such a crappy experience at a News Cafe. Service was shocking. They had nothing on the menu. And when we got the bill it was not the same prices as on the menu - it was much higher! When we asked...More

Thank 205annelib
Reviewed 2 November 2017

Place to be recommended to anyone who wants to have a great afternoon on a Sunday in Johannesburg. The service was excellent and the food was superb .Will always recommend the place to my friends

Thank Ane M
Reviewed 4 October 2017 via mobile

Situated in the heart of Rivonia Boulevard. This place is relaxed and chilled , frequented by locals who are matured and grown up. The food is ok and always has some food specials and they offer a wide variety of drinks including international beers. Its...More

Thank Sibs18
Reviewed 6 July 2017

My colleague and I went for a drink after a busy day in the office. Being a regular red wine drinker, I ordered a glass of red wine and my colleague a beer. The smell and taste of the wine didn't seem right, and seemed...More

Thank RyanMillerCAG
Reviewed 1 March 2017

We frequently go to your restaurant on Sunday's to watch the band and usually the service and everything is so great. This time around you really let us down. I phoned in to book a table of 7, which I then changed in advance to...More

Thank cherel_travel
Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

We were seated and given a choice where to be seated as it was a rainy Sunday and there was a live band Due to the rain we couldn't get a seat close to the band which was sad but either way all was well...More

Thank Hospitality23
Reviewed 27 January 2017

Best Breakfast we have eaten, a real farmhouse breakfast, so tastfull, everything was fresh, the excotic fruit juices is something out of this world. The staff and the service was outstanding, thankyou.

Thank Cio C
Reviewed 28 November 2016

Friday afternoon when no one wants to work,walk down to newcafe,have a quick lunch,and a break from the madness,was awsome

Thank Natasha G
Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

Its a nice place with good food and nice service.. Not that happening except on sunday's. You have live bands playing 4pm till the cafe closes. For rest of the days its just an ordinary cafe but highly recommended on Sunday afternoon/evenings

Thank safdar k
Reviewed 19 July 2016 via mobile

We have had slow service on two separate midday visits to this news cafe. It was difficult to get the attention of staff and it was hard to find them too. On both occasions it was cold and we ordered sherry with our coffee. On...More

Thank Wayne and Mari K
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$15
Bar, Cafe, International, Contemporary, Pub, Healthy
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Television, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Cnr Rivonia Boulevard & 9th Ave, Johannesburg 2191, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Gauteng  >  Greater Johannesburg  >  Johannesburg
  • Phone Number: +27 11 234 0164
  • E-mail
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.
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