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Cnr Cafe Bistro and Deli

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Cafe, Delicatessen, Contemporary
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Corner Buckingham and Rothesay Avenues, Johannesburg, South Africa
+27 11 880 2244
08:00 - 22:00
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Sun 08:00 - 16:00
Tue - Sat 08:00 - 22:00
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Auckland, New Zealand
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21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice busy cafe/restaurant. The waiters are friendly and helpful and the food was nice however I found the salad to be a little small and the calamari overcooked. Creme brûlée was cold and the caramelised layer so thick I couldn't break it and it came away in one piece.

Thank armadill029
Michigan City, Indiana
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369 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Twelve of us gathered for dinner on a Wed night. We could barely hear the person sitting next to us and not those across the table. My butternut pizza on a crispy crust was delicious. Salads appeared quite nice. Another person said his fish & chips was the worst ever. We can't totally recommend this place

Thank Consultcinda
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29 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

we just love this place, great food friendly staff and amazing quality. This is our family favorite. We have all our Birthdays and special occasion here. They also add a special menu to their already awesome menu. We go as often as we can!

Thank Niel J
Johannesburg, South Africa
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150 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2017 via mobile

Mid week night our very pleasant. The menu although not big has enough variety when you add in specials . The staff efficient but were not able to help with recommendations. Service good we sat outside . Pleasant on a summer night .

Thank AlanMendy
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68 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

Had only frequented Cnr Cafe some time ago for breakfast and was pleasantly surprised at the hospitality over an informal dinner occasion! Attentive service, limited but very good food quality, value for money & great outdoor setting makes for a fun evening out. The fact that the place was packed is indicative of it's popularity.

Thank Geoff W
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2017 via mobile

No trip to jozi would ever be complete without a trip to Cnr. Cafe ... breakfast, lunch or dinner ... there is always a new exciting special to entice you ! Of course there are also always the old faithful favourite dishes too ... making a few visits each trip compulsory!

Thank teresaKnysna
Sandton,South Africa
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198 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017

There's always a vibe because there are always people here. In spite of being a busy eatery there's sufficient staff, which is great. The food is good with a menu that will cater for most tastes. Most appealing is the outside seating area.

Thank Gilda18
Reading, United Kingdom
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117 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

This restaurant has an extensive and attractive food and drink menu. Pleasant ambiance and reasonable prices.

Thank Katesgrove
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

Cnr Café continues to deliver great food and service. Four of us had a great breakfast today. R450 for the total meal. Good value for money. The special menu had some really interesting items and with the average price being R70 it's great value. Taking to time out to go there is always a treat and recommended.

Thank Richard H
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260 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

That afternoon, after a long trip from São Paulo, we walked around the upper middle class Rose Mount neighborhood in Johannesburg to stretch our legs and to have something to bite. Ended up ate at the CNR cafe and bistro. What a nice surprise: good muscles, great carpaccio, chicken parmigiana, and small pizza, since we were four! I asked for... More 

Thank Nelson C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, Delicatessen, Contemporary
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Open Hours
08:00 - 16:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Corner Buckingham and Rothesay Avenues, Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Gauteng  >  Greater Johannesburg  >  Johannesburg
  • Phone Number: +27 11 880 2244

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?