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Madness Art Cafe

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Church Street, Ermelo 2350, South Africa
+27 17 819 3963
08:00 - 15:00
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Sun 11:00 - 15:00
Mon - Tue 08:00 - 15:00
Wed - Fri 08:00 - 21:00
Sat 08:00 - 15:00
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London, United Kingdom
1 review
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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
Ermelo, South Africa
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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
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37 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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 seemed out of the world it was so so juicy n spicy n tasted just... More 

1 Thank Shuvam C
1 review
Reviewed 11 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 for our food and opted in the end to leave rather than wait any longer.

Thank Lood B
Tzaneen, South Africa
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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 be able to have a girls lunch there. Unfortunately the two waitresses doesn't have the... More 

Thank NettaJones
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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
Greater Johannesburg, South Africa
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207 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 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
Centurion, South Africa
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565 reviews
298 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 898 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 September 2016

My husband and I had once again the pleasure of having lunch at Madness Art Café on Saturday, 20 August 2016. Everything was like we remembered it from our previous visit in October 2015. The menu boasted interesting dishes and was very reasonably priced in comparison to the exceptional quality of our meals. For starters my husband had the Halloumi... More 

2 Thank zerwickrenatevictor
1 review
Reviewed 16 March 2016

always friendly and helpful. the place to go to when visiting Ermelo stunning decor country feel above average

Thank elmariec2014
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50 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 January 2016 via mobile

Overall a lovely place to relax. The food is good, not great. The atmosphere is okay, overall i think it could be better. The service though was perfect.

Thank Pieter O

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Cafe, African, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Waitstaff, Free Wifi, Buffet, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
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
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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