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Madness Art Cafe

€€ - €€€Cafe, African
Church Street, Ermelo 2350, South Africa
+27 17 819 3963
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  • Average16%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible4%
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“lunch” (4 reviews)
“potato chips” (2 reviews)
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08:00 - 21:00All hours
Cafe, African
€€ - €€€
Church Street, Ermelo 2350, South Africa
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Reviewed 7 November 2017

Since my last visit to Madness Art Cafe it has changed ownership and I must say I am impressed with the change in the food they serve. The service was a little slow but that did not dampen the enjoyment of the steak I had....More

Thank Sean D
Reviewed 11 September 2017 via mobile

This is it manne, those old "boerekos " craving, this is the place. Good service, lovely buffet, and open on Sunday for.lunch.

Thank Gerard S
Reviewed 27 July 2017 via mobile

This coffee shop has a rustic/antique theme. The decor and furniture is mostly antique and old items. Their service was not too bad, but it seems as if the staff have nothing better to do than be on their cellphones. It took the better part...More

Thank KevinOpperman
Reviewed 14 May 2017

We discovered Madness by chance when driving past. On our first visit we were enthralled by the wonderful quirky decor, friendly staff and great food. We returned today and had a fantastic lunch. Madness is a gem to be enjoyed.

1  Thank GregoryandAlyson
Reviewed 8 March 2017 via mobile

Excellence service and the food is outstanding Will always come back.. This place are the best restaurant in Ermelo

1  Thank marindag74
Reviewed 28 February 2017 via mobile

We had a wonder pocket friendly lunch today at madness. The decor of the restaurant was awesome. Its an art gallery with a lot of junk spread about to give an old timer feel. Now coming to the good part. We ordered lamb chops. It...More

1  Thank Shuvam C
Reviewed 10 February 2017 via mobile

I used to love this place. The food used to be good and it used to be a wonderful experience. I have however changed my mind and would caution anybody going there to have PLENTY of time their hands as we waited almost two hours...More

Thank Lood B
Reviewed 9 January 2017

What an interesting place. Everywhere you look there is something interesting to see. The food was beyond expectation. The owner is like a mother hen, such a sweet lady! Can see a lot of love and care were poured into the place. Would love to...More

Thank NettaJones
Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

Stopped for lunch on Saturday afternoon. A pleasant surprise and welcome change from the standard stop. Generous portions, inexpensive. Great light lunch.

Thank Ben A
Reviewed 21 September 2016

We had steaks which cooked exactly as ordered and tasted okay. However the steaks were very generous in portion size. The lady serving us was great and went out of her way to give us good service

1  Thank hendrix2015
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Waitstaff, Free Wifi, Reservations, Buffet, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Church Street, Ermelo 2350, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Mpumalanga  >  Ermelo
  • Phone Number: +27 17 819 3963
  • E-mail
Housed in a double storey conversion like no other, Madness Art Café displays eclectic chandeliers, a mix of vintage and Nguni hide furniture, while the walls are draped with an eclectic mix of antiques, artworks from Beau Van Zyl and road signs, in fact, you will find an point of interest in every nook and cranny! The overall effect is one of awe and inspiration but balanced with by welcoming and friendly staff in a relaxed environment! Open Monday and Tuesday 8:00 too 15:00 Open Wednesday, Thursday and Friday 8:00 to 21:00 Open Saturdays from 08:00 to 15:00 Open Sunday 11:00 to 15:00 We welcome walk-ins and are also available to book. Come and experience the excellent service, great food and soak up the atmosphere over a coffee with friends, business brunch, ladies lunch or romantic Friday night dinner!
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