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Dolci Cafe

28 Clarence Avenue | Craighall Park, Johannesburg 2196, South Africa
+27 10 900 2274
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good26%
  • Average1%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
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Italian, Cafe, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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28 Clarence Avenue | Craighall Park, Johannesburg 2196, South Africa
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We decided to try Dolci Cafe yesterday as the 94.7 cycle race had isolated us from our usual Sunday favourites. I have to say Dolci offers fresh ingredients, great atmosphere and excellent Italian Cuisine 👌🏻

Thank AurumArchitecture
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stopped here for coffee on a Sunday around lunchtime. The service was relaxed with a general feeling of preparing for the lunch crowd which didn't leave sufficient time to look after existing guests. Instead of ordering something to eat I left after having coffee....More

Thank ryamarim
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely venue where you can sit in or out. We sat outside for lunch. We had previously enjoyed Amacord so were keen to try Dolci and were not disappointed. Lovely friendly attentive waitress and wide selection on the menu as well as some of our...More

Thank KarenBorain
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We have followed Luciana around for many years ... from Assaggi, Osteria Tre Noni and Amarcord to her current home ... Dolci Cafe in Craighall Park, where she and daughter Jackie have created an Italian Trattoria gem in the heart of Joburg. The pasta was...More

1  Thank Frans W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very continental place to go to. I had brunch with my boyfriend and we sat outside because he is a smoker. Their custard pastry as well as nutella pastry are amazing. I was pleased with the refresh orange juice and my eggs benedict. Very nice...More

Thank 951nicoled
Jackie R, Owner at Dolci Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your lively review. See you soon !

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This trattoria and bakery does it all - breakfast, brunch, lunch, high tea and dinner. The menu is a foodie's delight - it was impossible to make a quick selection because my short list had 8 items on. Name it and it's here. Fillet, veal,...More

Thank Bongitole
Jackie R, Owner at Dolci Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for such a lovely review ! We hope to see you again to try the other 7 items on your short list !

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We came here for Sunday lunch with family and friends. The furnishings are pleasant. Service good and food offering varied with an emphases on Italian. All our meals were enjoyed and complemented. I will be back for more .

Thank gregmQ2039WG
Reviewed 8 September 2018 via mobile

Just returned home from a wonderful dinner at Dolci. So glad to have found this stunning restaurant. Friends of our suggested we dine there. As they are regulars. Lovely relaxed decor. Excellent waiters and terrific service. All our starters were great. Mains were delicious ....More

Thank Hotels201511
Jackie R, Owner at Dolci Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 9 September 2018

Hello ! Thank you so much for your lovely review and we hope to see you soon.

Reviewed 28 August 2018 via mobile

Came here for breakfast on Sunday and we really enjoyed the coffee and pastries! Its croissant with jam was so delicious!

Thank SimSimBamBam
Reviewed 20 August 2018

The service is impeccable. The food is remarkable and there is even a burger offering for the occasional peasant who may wander into the venue:) The local wines on the list are very attractively priced The ambience spot on for the crowd

Thank strooh808
Jackie R, Owner at Dolci Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 21 August 2018

Your review made me chuckle ;-) - thank you for the kind words and hope to see you soon ! Next time you come in please ask for me (Jackie) I would like to meet the person behind the sense of humor.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Business meetings, Romantic, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:30 - 15:00
07:30 - 21:30
07:30 - 21:30
07:30 - 21:30
07:30 - 21:30
07:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 28 Clarence Avenue | Craighall Park, Johannesburg 2196, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Gauteng  >  Greater Johannesburg  >  Johannesburg
  • Phone Number: +27 10 900 2274
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We are an Italian Café in the beautiful suburb of Craighall Park, Johannesburg. We serve a full Breakfast and Lunch menu, with a homemade pastry section of Italian and South African favourites. We also design bespoke cakes and cupcakes to order for all occasions.
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