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Vovo Telo

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Parkhurst Cobbles Centre, 4th Avenue | Parkhurst,, Johannesburg 2193, South Africa
+27 78 627 2279
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07:00 - 17:00
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Sun 07:00 - 17:00
Mon - Sat 07:00 - 21:00
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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78 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Exasperating. Ordered Mediterranean burger. Three times what was presented was with ham, on a different bread, without olives. No basil pesto.

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Thank Dusanka
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23 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

The breakfast scrambled eggs option was delicious and the portion size was generous. The staff were friendly and attended to my requests diligently. Keep up the good service.

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Thank peterjohndutoit
IANANDSTELLA, Owner at Vovo Telo, responded to this review

Good Morning Peter, Thank you very much for your kind review, truly we appreciate the feedback. I will be sure to share with our team, it's always nice to hear some positive feedback, in this new cyber world of so many food critics, some positive news goes a long way to motivate our staff, whom try so hard. Thank you,... More 

Cape Town, South Africa
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

Slow, unfriendly service. Ordered creamy scrambled eggs and received dry, overcooked eggs on undercooked rye bread. It was remade and equally as terrible. Won't be back.

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Thank SonzWoolff
IANANDSTELLA, Owner at Vovo Telo, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your unfortunate breakfast experience, we are very sorry the eggs were not to your liking, I do hope you brought this to the managers attention, as we are all human and mistakes do happen. I am sure if you had spoken to one of our managers, they would have rectified the mistake... More 

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

After being back in Joburg & SA after more than a year away, I had to have a stop off at Vovo Telo for old times sake! I always love it there, I love the pavement style cafe and to just sit and people watch whilst contributing to my daily calorie intake...! I had a cheese & ham pastry and... More 

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Thank AmzJoseph
IANANDSTELLA, Owner at Vovo Telo, responded to this review

Good Morning, I am thrilled to hear your "Vovo Telo fix" hit the spot. Thank you for remembering us after so long, nice to have you back and I hope you also enjoyed Jozi's great weather. Safe travels, Ian Jones More 

Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
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20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

This is a pleasant, very popular street-side cafe, which serves excellent light breakfasts and lunches, and sells "home-made" breads of a high quality. Reasonable prices, and efficient, pleasant service.

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Thank John B
IANANDSTELLA, Owner at Vovo Telo, responded to this review

Good Morning John, Thank you so much for your kind words, I will be sure to pass along to our team - some motivation through Social Media is a nice change, these days we get such negativity. Thanks again, and have a great week ahead, Ian Jones More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

I am a fan of Vovo Telo from the original PE store to Norwood and Parkhurst. Yesterday morning (Sunday Nov 6) was a particularly bad service effort on their behalf. More than 5 tables around us were complaining and some waiting up to 1 hour for breakfast. Coupled with the fact that some tourists were trying order breakfast leaves a... More 

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1 Thank j0ellevy
IANANDSTELLA, Owner at Vovo Telo, responded to this review

Good Morning, Thank you so much for your feedback, all types of feedback helps, positive and constructive. At times on the weekends, our store can be overwhelmed, if you saw the size of our kitchen you would understand. We do have a new young manager, who is trying his best, we all need to grow and learn and it is... More 

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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

Visited Vovo Telo for lunch. The food was outstanding, I would definitely recommend this Restuarant to anyone.

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Thank Cele W
IANANDSTELLA, Owner at Vovo Telo, responded to this review

Good Morning Cele, Thank you so much for your kind words, I will be sure to share with the team, every piece of feedback, positive and constructive helps us improve a little each day. Thank you, Ian Jones More 

Cape Town Central, South Africa
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21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

Easy access for average brunch. Heard many customers complaining about slack service ( slow, incorrect orders) our meal was indeed slow and average

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Thank monty781
IANANDSTELLA, Owner at Vovo Telo, responded to this review

Good Morning, I am very sorry you experienced an average meal, our team tries their very best, but from time to time mistakes do happen, in fact we are engaging a Trainer this month to work with the waiters to improve their service delivery, I do hope you will notice the improvement over time. Thank you, Ian Jones More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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174 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

Great Service, really good menu and the coffee is extra specially fantastic. We ordered a salad and both were delicious and well presented by a smiling efficient waitress. Highly recommended.

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Thank Beryl R
IANANDSTELLA, Owner at Vovo Telo, responded to this review

Good Morning Beryl, Thank you very much for your kind words, I will be sure to share with our staff, they feel quite motivated when they hear such positive stories. Thank you, Ian Jones More 

Edenvale, South Africa
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57 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

Have been to Vovo Telo a couple of times. Mainly for meetings in the day. Most recently went for coffee and cake after dinner at another restaurant. Their cake slices are big enough to serve 4 people! Carrot cake was delicious - but needed a takeaway!

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Thank nicolae982
IANANDSTELLA, Owner at Vovo Telo, responded to this review

Good Morning Nicol, We are thrilled you enjoyed your carrot cake, our Pastry Chef especially. We have many take-away boxes on hand, so next time you pass by our shop, be sure to pop a slab of cake into a box on your passenger seat for dessert - you deserve it ! Thanks again, Ian Jones More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$20
Cuisine
Cafe, International
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Delivery, Reservations, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
07:00 - 17:00
Monday
07:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 21:00
Thursday
07:00 - 21:00
Friday
07:00 - 21:00
Saturday
07:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Parkhurst Cobbles Centre, 4th Avenue | Parkhurst,, Johannesburg 2193, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Gauteng  >  Greater Johannesburg  >  Johannesburg
  • Phone Number: +27 78 627 2279

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?