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News Cafe Menlyn

$$ - $$$
Bar, Pub, Cafe, International, Contemporary, Healthy
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Shop 1,2,3 Cnr Glen Manor & Louis Rds, Glen Gallaries /Menlyn Piatza, Menlyn, Pretoria 0063, South Africa
+27 12 348 2982
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177 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

I have been to this place for breakfast before and it was much better. This time I went for dinner with a colleague and I got a shock of my life. I ordered grilled fish. It seems the chef prepared the fish for frying and then realized that it was meant to be grilled. He just grilled it with the... More 

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177 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

Staff is a bit tired. They are not inspired and that translate to the average service the deliver. The food is not out of this world. The place needs a turn around strategy

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Pretoria, South Africa
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2016

Just don't do it. There are plenty of viable alternatives in the vicinity. The food is way over priced and of pretty average quality. I've frequented this place over the past few years because they have a nice pub quiz on Tuesdays, but unless you win the quiz and use your prize to pay the bill it certainly isn't worth... More 

Thank I_Am_Ari1
Johannesburg, South Africa
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2015 via mobile

I been coming here from march and the guy that was swiping cards was absolutely rude to the highest level,im NEVER coming to this news cafe EVER again and im gonna make sure i spread the word,they dont even have name badges on,iv never been treated like this in my life,dealing with drunk people and i was sober u should... More 

Thank Genghis S
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177 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2015

The management needs to work on the staff and the kitchen staff. Food is not to the level of the order placed. The staff makes many mistakes with orders (i.e. order medium rear and get well done" I recommend this place for breakfast.

Thank Jjaymoh
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2015

Went for a quick lunch there.Great staff and the service was efficient and to the point.Would recommend this place.

Thank teb750
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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131 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2015 via mobile

Service is quick and easy. One can buy a quick snack to have with the coffee on the go or to sit down. The quality is very good.

Thank JandB281
Cullinan, South Africa
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188 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2015 via mobile

We visited this venue for a business breakfast. We arrived at eight and were the first customers. The personnel were loudly busy chatting without giving any attention to us. We had to ask them to prepare an area for six. I had unsalted oats and no dates as the description said on the menu. The rest of the people had... More 

Thank Karen J
Pretoria, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 2013

I always have a good experience when I go there. Great food, very good value for money and good service. The atmosphere is nice and young, always a good place to go for drinks with friends.

Thank Anita G
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2013

Rather small, music was not the greatest. but the expensive shooters make it all worthwile! Come early to avoid walking far

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$15
Bar, Pub, Cafe, International, Contemporary, Healthy
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Bar Scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Shop 1,2,3 Cnr Glen Manor & Louis Rds, Glen Gallaries /Menlyn Piatza, Menlyn, Pretoria 0063, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Gauteng  >  Pretoria
  • Phone Number: +27 12 348 2982
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?