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Karoo Cafe

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C/O Lynnwood and Albeth | The Willows, Pretoria 0041, South Africa
+27 12 807 6063
07:00 - 21:00
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Sun 08:00 - 15:00
Mon - Fri 07:00 - 21:00
Sat 08:00 - 18:00
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I've never been one to pull punches in my reviews, but I have no reason to either throw or pull punches after my first visit to the Karoo Cafe. We went for lunch with my wife's mother and ancient grandmother. So a fairly quiet setting was required. We took along out three naughty kids, so a hell of a test...... More 

Thank WallasBallas
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Three of us arrived for lunch and seated ourselves...no problem. The staff were friendly and fairly efficient. The food however is whole different story. This is also not my first visit to Karoo Cafe, where the food was dismal. With a previous visit, it took so long to rectify the poorly prepped food that I decided, I won't even bother... More 

1 Thank Werner N
Benoni, South Africa
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017

I went to the Karoo Cafe with a friend for a catch up breakfast a few weeks ago. It was a very rainy morning and it was an absolutely beautiful setting for this type of weather. The food was really tasty and the coffee was divine. There is so much to look at in terms of the décor, art and... More 

Thank anitawapenaar
Benoni, South Africa
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259 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016

Had breakfast here today and what a refreshing place to visit. Big spacious and appropriate interior. The food was excellent. Ask for the pumpkin fritter breakfast, you will be pleasantly surprised. The coffee is very good as well.

Thank HermanK449
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

Visited and enjoyed the food and atmosphere! Stunning furniture shop in restaurant that stay open as long as the restaurant is open!

Thank Louis L
Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa
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46 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

Karoo Cafe hides in plain sight in Lynnwood Road just off the N1 hiway. We enjoyed a very satisfactory platter for two and some really good coffee. The boutique furniture, pottery, nursery and second-hand bookshop is quaint and the experience was all roung pleasant. Can't wait to go back to test their other fare.

Thank Ernes S
Pretoria, South Africa
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58 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

What a nice place. I just stopped for a unplanned breakfast and was pleasantly surprised. If you are a fan of "skilpadjies" or pap or roosterkoek.... this is the place. I like a simple breakfast which thet supplied with a smile. Staff all looks like they want to be at work. Love the place, will be back.

Thank Chris M
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

I was extremely excited and then equally disappointed when I finally got to visit the Karoo Café. The service was adequate, the food enjoyable. Unfortunately we were not able to experience the ambience as advertised, since we are part of the much-frowned-upon-group called “smokers”. I respect and abide all smoking laws. However when I booked a table in the “smoking-area”... More 

Thank Karin C
Sandton, South Africa
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016

Tranquil setting, perfect for a quiet lunch. Away from all the noise.Good selection of drinks not bad food. Snail service.Seems there is no Manager on duty to keep an eye on all. The tablecloths definitely needs a wash....

Thank dinerking2016
Pretoria, South Africa
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58 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

This little gem of a restaurant forms part of a "green" establishment (if I can call it that). It is a plot of land in the middle of a very busy neighbourhood/business area. You would never expect to find such a place in mid-town. The atmosphere is a bucket list item. The food is outstanding and the staff... SO friendly.... More 

Thank Rina M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
African, Cafe
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 18:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: C/O Lynnwood and Albeth | The Willows, Pretoria 0041, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Gauteng  >  Pretoria
  • Phone Number: +27 12 807 6063

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