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News Cafe Rivonia

$$ - $$$
Cafe, Bar, International, Contemporary, Pub, Healthy
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Cnr Rivonia Boulevard & 9th Ave, Johannesburg 2191, South Africa
+27 11 234 0164
12:00 - 22:00
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Sun 12:00 - 20:00
Mon - Thu 12:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 12:00 - 22:00
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Cape Town, South Africa
Level Contributor
8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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 4. Once we got there we still got a 7 seater and when we asked... More 

Thank cherel_travel
Level Contributor
15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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 we were seated in a good dry spot We were given a trainee server who... More 

Thank Hospitality23
Rivonia, South Africa
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36 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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 ciochavelle
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
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
1 review
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
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82 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
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 the first occasion the waitress had to go and find out what sherry was (they... More 

Thank Wayne and Mari K
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94 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 July 2016

Stopped with some friends for a drink and we were pleasantly surprised with how alive this bar is. The clientele is young and young at heart type with hop pop and kwaito music blurring in the speakers. The DJ is really good and the drink service is good speedy. The VIP section looks classy as well. I would recommend you... More 

Thank Nii Amah D
Boston, Massachusetts
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19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 24 May 2016

Stopped in on a saturday afternoon with a decent size group, service was awesome and quick and food was pretty good.

Thank _jrnajarian
Johannesburg, South Africa
Level Contributor
11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 29 April 2016

The place is not bad but i must that the service is really good and you will be more than happy to comeback just for that.

Thank sharonpitso
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396 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 181 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 January 2016

While in Rivonia, we were caught in a rainstorm and had to find a place to wait until it ended. News Café was the closest one so we made to it and decided to spend the time over their cocktails. It was pleasurable time – service friendly, cocktails great – we had a very good time. But, oh, please, change... More 

Thank acorna

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$15
Cafe, Bar, International, Contemporary, Pub, Healthy
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
12:00 - 20:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?