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News Cafe Woodmead

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Bar, Pub, Cafe, International, Contemporary
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Shop 78 Woodmead Retail Park | Corner Woodmead Drive & Waterval Crescent, Johannesburg, South Africa
+27 11 656 9720
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Today
06:30 - 02:00
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Mon - Fri 06:30 - 02:00
Sat - Sun 07:30 - 02:00
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Pretoria
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74 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Relaxed atmosphere, great variety on the menu to choose from, not too busy or noisy and the service was not too bad.

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Thank Dsmiff
Gauteng, South Africa
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23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We had a farewell at News Cafe. Very pleasant surroundings but the food is incredibily expensive. No provision is made for people who dont want to eat a big plate of food. No ladies portions. Ribs and chips were delicious. Luckily i could share with a friend.

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Thank pmjd2016
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016

On my way to the wine tasting I saw the News Cafe sign and knew this is where I will go afterwards. The food was perfect and the portion enough. I didn't wait too long for the drink. Working in the hospitality industry I know waiters should be visible on the floor so that is the one area they should... More 

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Thank Heinrich A
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35 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016

Been to a few New Cafe's now and im really not sure which is the better one. All have a similar vibe. All have the same sort of food etc. the only sort of gripe i have is that i had to get up to find our waiter a few times. i could have forgiven it if it was busy.... More 

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Thank 251duncanw
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2016

The Dj was good and my waiter was great i wish i remember his name but he was tall guy, he served us well and we enjoyed it.

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Thank lulu r
Blantyre, Blantyre, Malawi
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2015 via mobile

Had a great time at the News Cafe, very live atmosphere on a Friday night will definitely revisit next time I am in Johannesburg.

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Thank George C
Hartbeespoort, South Africa
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89 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2015

We went to Woodmead News cafe for a late lunch - it looked nice and chilled, was quiet. The waiter was good in terms of time and checking up on us. But that, and the acceptable food quality, was not good enough to excuse terrible, dirty glasses. And when you order coffee with milk, you would think that they would... More 

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Thank Gordz84
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28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2015 via mobile

During the day it's a proper chill place, can even have those relaxed setup job interviews. Over looking the centre and close to the roads can enjoy the views of the soroundings. Late afternoon it then transform to a vibey, club place, that goes along with change of music.

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Thank Thandeka N
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34 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2015 via mobile

Its a typical bar restaurant that turns into a club for young Jozi young imbibers over the weekend. This is ideally where you learn which music is hot in South Africa. Great place to visit onna weekend esp fridays.

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Thank Wathando
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 2015 via mobile

Cramped, had to be the worse drinks I've had. 7 deadly sins? Mojito? Hell no. Everything tasted watered down. Only thing halfway decent was the desperate housewife. Food was mediocre.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$4 - US$10
Cuisine
Bar, Pub, Cafe, International, Contemporary
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
07:30 - 02:00
Monday
06:30 - 02:00
Tuesday
06:30 - 02:00
Wednesday
06:30 - 02:00
Thursday
06:30 - 02:00
Friday
06:30 - 02:00
Saturday
07:30 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Shop 78 Woodmead Retail Park | Corner Woodmead Drive & Waterval Crescent, Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Gauteng  >  Greater Johannesburg  >  Johannesburg
  • Phone Number: +27 11 656 9720
Description
News Cafe Woodmead is a high street cafe and cocktail bar specialising in premium cocktails, mixed drinks and spirits as well as a diverse food menu with a variety of breakfast, lunch and dinner options to suit a range of tastes. Whether you need a place to grab a cappucino and send a quick email or conduct a business meeting or celebrate someone's birthday with cocktails, News Cafe has the right atmosphere to suit almost any occasion.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?