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44 Stanley Avenue | Milpark, Johannesburg 2092, South Africa (Formerly Salvation Cafe)
+27 11 482 7795
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08:00 - 16:00
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Johannesburg
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83 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2015

I ate at this restaurant for the first time a couple of years ago and was super impressed with the food. I really did not experience a similar breakfast in JHB or elsewhere in SA before. I recently went back for breakfast on a Sunday morning. There was an open table, and the head waiter or manager would not seat... More 

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Thank Piets
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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196 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2015 via mobile

Unfortunately, a restaurant is not just about "location, location, location". Salvationcafe is located in a great locale, in the middle of 44 Stanley. Nice ambience with tables on the deck, inside and lower on the ground, it blends right in with the space. Lots of natural light and tasteful decor. I had the fish cakes which according to the menu... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2015

"Okay, stop being dramatic it's just a cheesecake" those were the last words my friend said to me before realising how unintelligent he really was after shedding his old self. That's what the salvation cafe cheesecake will do to you and maybe even humanity. We will all shed our old selves. I sit at my desk now in my fifth... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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307 reviews
183 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2015 via mobile

A rare trip into JNB CBD this afternoon led me to look for somewhere for lunch and so I used TripAdvisor to help me choose. salvation cafe at 44 Stanley had decent reviews so myself and 3 colleagues have it a whirl. So the venue is interesting - urban and eclectic. We got a nice table and the service was... More 

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Thank africantravel
South Africa
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29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2015

I have to stand up for every restaurant that has 'funky' fruit juice combinations - even though I am becoming scared by the amount of sugar they contain. I quite frequently sample burger offerings and Salvation Cafe's offering didn't disappoint. The ambience is great, but make sure you have 3 heavy jackets for mid winter,.

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Thank GilesSouthAfrica
Johannesburg, South Africa
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57 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 May 2015

I loved the carefully prepared lunch and the fair prices. Will be back for breakfast which is top class

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Thank Pin73_11
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77 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 May 2015 via mobile

Well coiffed, good-looking patrons sitting out under the dappeled shade of trees in the courtyard. Good food, very friendly staff, and a maitre'd prepared to help make a plan to get you a table. Very highly recommended for weekend brunch. Excellent Cappuccinos.

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1 Thank HowardRedFoxZA
Johannesburg, South Africa
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12 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2015 via mobile

The Salvation Cafe was one of the first restaurants I went to in Joburg, during my first visit here in 2008. I now live in Joburg and have been back to Salvation at least a dozen times. I love the atmosphere and I love the food. My only wish is that Salvation Cafe would open for dinner - breakfast and... More 

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Thank Heather M
California
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40 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2015 via mobile

We happened upon the Salvation Cafe in 44 Stanley while looking for something new for lunch. It was everything and more. Friendly welcoming service, an inspired healthy menu and if you have room for dessert you won't be disappointed. My wife and I had the Salvation Burger and the Vietnamese Chicken Salad. Both were divine. Perfectly cooked and mouthwatering at... More 

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Thank SkiSurfer
Joburg
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308 reviews
220 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 April 2015 via mobile

This is a great alternative place to have breakfast. It's a special setting and the ambiance of new and old works really well. For those who need early morning heat - blankets are supplied to each and every table. The choice on the breakfast menu is extensive and the quality of the food equally impressive . The service is simple... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 2
Cuisine
Cafe, International, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 16:00
Monday
08:00 - 16:00
Tuesday
08:00 - 16:00
Wednesday
08:00 - 16:00
Thursday
08:00 - 16:00
Friday
08:00 - 16:00
Saturday
08:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 44 Stanley Avenue | Milpark, Johannesburg 2092, South Africa (Formerly Salvation Cafe)
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Gauteng  >  Greater Johannesburg  >  Johannesburg
  • Phone Number: +27 11 482 7795
Description
Salvationcafe is a hidden gem in the middle of 44 Stanley; an oasis in the urban jungle of Joburg; a sanctuary amidst olive and leopard trees; a must-do for visitors and locals alike; a locals favorite with international allure. Come and enjoy an award-winning breakfast, a signature lunch (one of several) and a homemade dessert like our cheesecake of which customers often say it is "the best I have ever had". We invite you to come and try for yourself and share your experience on Trip Advisor. Buon Appetito!

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?