We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Grand Central Cafe

$$ - $$$
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
38 Whiteley Road | Shop No. HL20 and HL21, The Piazza, Melrose Arch, Johannesburg 2076, South Africa
+27 11 684 1506
Website
Today
07:00 - 00:00
Open now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 07:00 - 00:00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

107 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 96: English reviews
United Kingdom
Level Contributor
352 reviews
240 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Good foood, good service, decent prices and a nice patio area on the edge of the square. What's not too like!

Helpful?
Thank Drakesy
Johannesburg, South Africa
Level Contributor
117 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2017 via mobile

Sit in the big upstairs area if you need a quiet place for a business meeting - it was empty - unless there's a gaggle of 8 women with lots to say all taking at once - which we were - sitting nearby. Sweet little waitress couldn't get a word in edgewise. I pitied the business meeting going on behind... More 

Helpful?
Thank Jill M
Level Contributor
6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

Grand central always with stands with breakfast l had the famous rise and shine along with good service,value for money

Helpful?
Thank Mthokozisi D
Johannesburg, South Africa
Level Contributor
277 reviews
158 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017

We booked a large table for 20 for lunch. Thankfully the restaurant wasn't too busy and we received really great service throughout. The location of the restaurant is really nice with a good bar at the top section. The food all round was well enjoyed by everyone.

Helpful?
Thank Sunshine0789
Level Contributor
46 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

I often visit Grand Central for the atmosphere, great freshly prepared food, and the value offering. My 2 recent visits were with visiting family and the other occasion with great friends. On both visits the food taste, quality and freshness were the topic of conversation Over looking the piazza is also most entertaining Great place for breakfast , lunch and... More 

Helpful?
Thank Earle W
Mumbai (Bombay), India
Level Contributor
345 reviews
244 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2017

Apr 16 dinner: Grand Central is like the name - grand. The place is quite big and the ambience is quite classy. Plus the innumerable photo frames on the wall and the look and the vibe is super cool. The pizza was good and crisp. The veg burger came with fries. While the fries were crispy and salty, the burger... More 

Helpful?
Thank Maulin_Parekh
Level Contributor
173 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 December 2016

this is a rather nice restaurant, but not wow ! decent steaks and so so side dishes. we ate there three of us and all agreed, a good meal and that is it.

Helpful?
Thank EMBE762
Level Contributor
106 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 December 2016 via mobile

Good menu, healthy portions and value for money. Clearly the salads are popular - most people choose from the good variety of options!

Helpful?
Thank GertdeBeer
Johannesburg, South Africa
Level Contributor
154 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

We went for a quick bite out with friends . I felt like a salad . There were things in the menu salad I did not like . They very kindly made the salad to my specifications. The food was good service great . That's why it's one of my favorites

Helpful?
Thank AlanMendy
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 30 October 2016

I ate here for breakfast everyday while in Johannesburg. Friendly staff, fresh food, and good prices.

Helpful?
Thank Raymone W

Travellers who viewed Grand Central Cafe also viewed

Johannesburg, Greater Johannesburg
Johannesburg, Greater Johannesburg
 
Johannesburg, Greater Johannesburg
Johannesburg, Greater Johannesburg
 
Johannesburg, Greater Johannesburg
Johannesburg, Greater Johannesburg
 

Been to Grand Central Cafe? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Pizza
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Reservations, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
07:00 - 00:00
Monday
07:00 - 00:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 00:00
Thursday
07:00 - 00:00
Friday
07:00 - 00:00
Saturday
07:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 38 Whiteley Road | Shop No. HL20 and HL21, The Piazza, Melrose Arch, Johannesburg 2076, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Gauteng  >  Greater Johannesburg  >  Johannesburg
  • Phone Number: +27 11 684 1506

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Grand Central Cafe staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?