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Riverside Caffe & Bistro

€€ - €€€Italian, Pizza, Cafe
Riverside Shopping Centre, Bryanston Drive | Bryanston, Johannesburg, South Africa
+27 11 463 9346
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  • Excellent26%
  • Very good62%
  • Average4%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“pizza” (16 reviews)
“salad” (10 reviews)
“cakes” (3 reviews)
Open Now
09:00 - 18:00 Hours
Italian, Pizza, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
Riverside Shopping Centre, Bryanston Drive | Bryanston, Johannesburg, South Africa
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We popped in for lunch and were pleasantly surprised at how good it was. Service was great and the food was excellent. Highly recommend the grilled kingklip and the calamari rustica. Generous portions, so you are guaranteed not to go home hungry.

Thank lynnmurg
Reviewed 1 week ago

First time visit to this restaurant. The place is buzzing - we got a table next to the serving counter - so I was buffeted and bumped the whole evening which was not a good start. Why do restaurants need to cram their patrons in...More

Thank PaulDJohannesburg
Reviewed 2 June 2018 via mobile

It’s winter and sometimes on a Friday evening we just want a good dinner, very early, at a restaurant where people don’t look at you funny when you walk in at 18:00. Riverside is an institution that has been around for many years in other...More

Thank Beechman1
Reviewed 5 March 2018

I have been to Riverside Caffe about 5 times over the past few months. We normally go after park run on a Saturday morning where we catch up with friends after the run. Service is always good and even bring little bowls of water for...More

Thank Andrew W
Reviewed 21 January 2018

This restaurant has to be in my top 5. They serve the best salads and not shy with their fresh ingredients. The calamari is outstanding, chicken superb, pizzas excellent, in fact i have NEVER had a bad meal at Riverside. It's casual, pet friendly and...More

Thank Leader L
Reviewed 15 January 2018

No reservations possible but have never had a problem with getting a table. Waitron was Innocent - great service and an asset to the restaurant. Food tasty and coffee great!

Thank Felicity H
Reviewed 16 October 2017 via mobile

Food was reasonable although not outstanding and by 8:15 the waiters started packing up and made us feel uncomfortable for lingering. Very disappointing to feel uncomfortable at a family dinner so early in the evening. I wouldn't rush back

Thank O7861DLalexf
Reviewed 16 October 2017 via mobile

Really good food for lunch and dinner the owner is a real character. Can get very busy and the wait can be a bit long at times but food worth the wait

Thank Ross E
Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

Riverside Cafe has delicious food. We as a family visit regularly for the delicious breakfasts , lunch or dinner. Some of our favs are : chicken / avo/ almond salad ,Kids love the pizza, Chicken baguettes are delicious, Lemon chicken is yummy! Coffee milkshakes the...More

Thank Jenni-Lee B
Reviewed 5 September 2017 via mobile

I enjoyed a delicious meal at Riverside, with my family, on a surprisingly busy Monday night. The service was efficient and we all enjoyed our meals. The salads in particular are very filling and served in generous portions. There possibly needs to be more variety...More

Thank AmyDillonTravels
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 18:00
09:00 - 18:00
09:00 - 18:00
09:00 - 18:00
09:00 - 18:00
09:00 - 19:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Riverside Shopping Centre, Bryanston Drive | Bryanston, Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Gauteng  >  Greater Johannesburg  >  Johannesburg
  • Phone Number: +27 11 463 9346
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