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137 Thompson Street | Colbyn, Pretoria 0121, South Africa
+27 12 342 1443
07:15 - 16:00
Closed now
All hours
Mon - Fri 07:15 - 16:00
Sat 07:30 - 15:00
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Level Contributor
11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our team kept popping out to get orders from pure last week whilst we were on our strategy session. We had the tastiest wraps and salads and could rest assured that they were of optimal quality and health as they were comprised of the tastiest ingredients. They are indeed guilt-free pleasure!

Thank Hlengiwe Z
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160 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Once again we were not disappointed. The menu offers very unique healthy dishes. I had the very tasty aubergine dish, my wife the smoked trout breakfast. Great suburban cafe with good atmosphere and service. Good value for money.

Thank Erwin M
FrancesG1976, Owner at Pure Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for the nice review- glad you have enjoyed your visit to Pure. Please come again. More 

Level Contributor
17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nice environment with nice and relaxed ambience. Nice place to relax and have that nice discussion for business related issues. Not overcrowded and allow good environment for perfect concentration

Thank zwelithinig
FrancesG1976, Owner at Pure Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for such a nice review! So glad you've had a great experience. Hope to see you again. Regards Frances (Owner) More 

South Africa
Level Contributor
95 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

Food was good, not great. Interesting menu. Very disappointed with the cake/ pastry selection. Had lunch and cake. We had to ask for service the whole time, unfriendly and unhelpful staff. Wont go back. Far better places in pretoria.

Thank voyagersolo
Management response:

Good day Thank you so much for your review. I do apologise for the bad service and reviews like yours help us as owners to make sure our staff gets reminded how imported good customer service is. Generally, our customers are satisfied with our food and service so this really comes as a surprise. But this is unacceptable and we... More 

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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2016 via mobile

I align myself with those who say that a sure sign of a good chef is the way he/she prepares a fried egg. The 'Pizza Breakast' at the Pure Cafe in Colbyn this morning ticked all the boxes for me. A quintessential sub-urban Pretoria cafe that has been a favorite escape for me on weekend mornings for many years. And... More 

Thank Albertus L
FrancesG1976, Owner at Pure Cafe, responded to this review

Sorry for the late response. Thank you for taking the time to write such a nice review. That is what keep us going/cooking. Hope to see you soon! Regards Frances More 

Pretoria, South Africa
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2016

Exquisite food in a relaxed atmosphere. Excellent service. Friendly and inviting staff. A gem on this side of town. Ample, safe parking.

Thank JudithKruger
FrancesG1976, Owner at Pure Cafe, responded to this review

Wow. Sorry for only replying now. Thanks for taking the tome to review. We try really hard to make your experience at Pure memorable. Thank you for such a nice review. Hope to see you soon. Regards Frances More 

Pretoria, South Africa
Level Contributor
62 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2016

Despite its almost hidden location, this corner is busy during breakfast and lunch times. A great place to people watch, rub shoulders with embassy staff and enjoy awesome coffees, and eats from an interesting (including Banting) menu.

1 Thank COS80919
Pretoria, South Africa
Level Contributor
37 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 March 2016

This is a favorite coffee shop of mine and I try to stop there as often as I can. They bake on the premises so their cakes and pastries are always fresh. The chef ensures that their meals stay creative and they cater for Paleo and Banting followers too. I love their cappuccinos! I often take a chocolate brownie to... More 

1 Thank Esme J
FrancesG1976, Owner at Pure Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for a nice review! We really try to keep you guys happy. Thank you for your support. Always a challenge to maintain the quality but reviews like this makes it worth our while. Hope to see you soon. Kind regards Frances More 

Centurion, South Africa
Level Contributor
192 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2016

Have a cup of morning coffee while watching the sunrise over Pretoria and this little gem All is good and the Green and white décor does it for this place Home-baked treats Service is prompt and food is good

1 Thank GielCillie
Pretoria, South Africa
Level Contributor
38 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2016

My husband and I were going to the antique shops close-by and we stopped by this lovely place for lunch. I ordered a Thai chicken curry in the Banting menu and it was very tasty. My husband ordered some sandwich but he felt the bread was not very impressive as in flavor/taste. Service was great. Staff was very friendly and... More 

1 Thank LanaWood

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Groups
Open Hours
07:15 - 16:00
07:15 - 16:00
07:15 - 16:00
07:15 - 16:00
07:15 - 16:00
07:30 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 137 Thompson Street | Colbyn, Pretoria 0121, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Gauteng  >  Pretoria
  • Phone Number: +27 12 342 1443

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