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The Patisserie

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Post Office Centre, Rudd Road | Illovo, Johannesburg, South Africa
+27 11 268 0022
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Sunday
Closed
Hours:
Mon - Fri 07:00 - 17:00
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Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fantastic lunch spot. The red velvet cupcakes are very highly sought after! If you are going there for a lunch I would recommend one of the pies. They are freshly baked, and although they look tiny, they pack a punch.

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Thank Angus M
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54 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

After hearing so much about this place I've tried it a few times hoping to find the food item that will blow my mind. Unfortunately I find them over priced and average. A few of the cakes did now wow . The Macarons were average and some over baked. The cake slices were sometimes dry as well. I would far... More 

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Thank Evashree P
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550 reviews
251 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 156 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

The Patisserie is iconic and while not cheap, delivers on quality and taste. Service is friendly and helpful and seating indoors is charming - outdoors less so. Coffee really not up to scratch - way past time for some contemporary barista training.

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Thank Mathewv
Johannesburg, South Africa
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61 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016 via mobile

I love this place because it is one of the few places in Jhb that makes decent macarons! I also quite like their brownies. Its in post office centre (which is a bit of a bizarre place) but the setting is quaint and charming. Their home made pies are also winners!

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Thank Smaug_11
Johannesburg, South Africa
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2016 via mobile

Generous, friendly, great value and fantastic food. Waiting staff attentive and very helpful. Owners are fantastic.

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Thank Stefan B
Johannesburg, South Africa
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642 reviews
363 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 295 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2016

Lavish pink candy striped walls, elegant seating on upholstered toile, roses in crystal or recycled Moet champagne bottles. Expect to be overwhelmed by a plethora of beautiful, delectable baked cakes, tarts, macarons, biscuits, petit fours, sweets and delightful treats. The service is prompt and very professional, especially by the older gentleman who is versed in Italian. I LOVED my mille... More 

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Thank Kardoesie
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258 reviews
153 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2016

I ordered a mozart cake for my husbands birthday again, absolutely delicious!! The macaroons were fabulous and I simply love the custard tart! Service is great, people very friendly and helpful!

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1 Thank Joy M
Sydney, Australia
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55 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 May 2016 via mobile

We had breakfast and excellent coffee. Will be returning for a slice of cheese cake. The baked treats look mouthwatering. Staff are attentive and service oriented

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1 Thank Loukie47
Johannesburg, South Africa
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89 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2016

The Patisserie is one of those hidden gems. It is a super place for a lovely breakfast and they serve delicious lunches too. I particularly enjoy their homemade quiches. You're in for a treat if you taste their cakes - especially the red velvet and the carrot cakes. Worth a visit!

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1 Thank SH27380
International
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 April 2016

A good place for breakfast or to meet a friend for coffee. Not a good place to pull out a laptop or try to get work done. Go for the sweet baked goods and bring a book or a conversational companion.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Cafe
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Monday
07:00 - 17:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 17:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 17:00
Thursday
07:00 - 17:00
Friday
07:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Post Office Centre, Rudd Road | Illovo, Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Gauteng  >  Greater Johannesburg  >  Johannesburg
  • Phone Number: +27 11 268 0022
Description
It is situated in the old centre right behind Thrupps

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