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Fournos Bakery Benmore Gardens

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Grayston and Benmore Drive, Johannesburg 2196, South Africa
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07:00 - 18:00
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Hours:
Sun 07:00 - 14:00
Mon - Fri 07:00 - 18:00
Sat 07:00 - 16:00
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Stellenbosch
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The bakery is amazing. Best food ever. I buy all my cakes and pastries from them. Eat the buffet lunch on a regular basis. Food always fresh. Make fresh orange juice while you wait. Very nice icecream. I love the fresh berry juice.

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Thank 346elenes
Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
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186 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 386 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

We visited for lunch. We had quiche and salad and Brushetta which was absolutely delishious. There is much to choose from on the menu and the bakery section has a huge variety of freshly baked treats. The decor is neat and inviting, the service good and there is plenty of parking at Benmore Centre.

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Thank Elizabeth B
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

I'd recommend grabbing a coffee and croissants to go if you're in a rush as service is slow. Needed to ask 4 times for the bill which cane after 15mins. Coffee and baked goods are nice. Had a beesting custard slice which was stale and disappointing. They do make nice smoothies though. Maybe it was just a bad experience?

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Thank Talya G
Johannesburg, South Africa
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75 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016

Popped in for a quick coffee during a very busy Saturday morning. Service was great and coffee was good. A very nice viby atmosphere.

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Thank Chrisvz1
Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016

With its popularity waning, I wasn't surprised to find Benmore's Fournos Bakery deserted at lunch-time. You can't tell why a restaurant loses its way exactly but I remember a time, not long ago, when queuing for a good plate of food was the norm. My son ordered a simple cappuccino, with cream & was served today's coffee with last week's... More 

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Thank MarkKirk_12
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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65 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2016 via mobile

I walked pass and saw that its really busy and becided to stop for lunch what a nice place food is good and the staff even better. It has a Italian backery vibe and the food is really nice. Sethu was my waiter very nice professional and friendly lady well done u are really great at what u do. I... More 

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Thank Vernonmoses
Malawi
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38 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016 via mobile

Fournos used to serve massive portions. No longer. The food in general is still nice, but not fantastic at this branch. I was also quite disappointed - the service was really slow and I couldn't tell if the staff were wanting to be on the move or not. Will always go back to Fournos for fresh squeezed orange juice and... More 

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Thank Morogoroites
Johannesburg, South Africa
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34 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2016 via mobile

If you want variety in pastry. This is the place to go. Lovely place to bring a friend for breakfast and great service. Great

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Thank yvesdjuma
Bangalore
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379 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 225 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2016

We three of us went to this place on May, 16, 2016 for a breakfast around 8:30 AM and the place was full of office goers and business crowd! We found a table near the counters and ordered omelettes, toasts and my wife ordered salads. Their orange juice was excellent! One of the best coffees! Our order arrived after some... More 

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Thank Qwelt
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34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2016 via mobile

I have visited Fournos many many times in the past. I enjoy their breakfasts -especially the eggs Benedict. The hero is of course their bread and the hollandaise. I have also tried their salmon, and spinach quiches. Delicious and quick if a guest arrived unexpectedly for tea. Today is just a coffee with a friend. The wait is pleasant as... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Cafe, European
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
07:00 - 14:00
Monday
07:00 - 18:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 18:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 18:00
Thursday
07:00 - 18:00
Friday
07:00 - 18:00
Saturday
07:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Grayston and Benmore Drive, Johannesburg 2196, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Gauteng  >  Greater Johannesburg  >  Johannesburg
Description
Best Croissants and Breakfast in town

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