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News Cafe Woodmead

$$ - $$$
Bar, Cafe, Pub, International, Contemporary
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Shop 78 Woodmead Retail Park | Corner Woodmead Drive & Waterval Crescent, Johannesburg, South Africa
+27 11 656 9720
06:30 - 02:00
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Sat - Sun 07:30 - 02:00
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Manzini, Swaziland
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34 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Wanted to have a quick bite after doing some much needed shopping. The beef sliders was great, the pulled pork sliders was under par. The mayo in the coleslaw was overpowering the smokiness of the BBQ sauce in the pulled pork. The jalapeño bites was different, but could have been only potato that was overpowering the cheeses and the jalapeños.... More 

Thank swazijumbo
Johannesburg, South Africa
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327 reviews
219 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 140 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a typical news cafe, but seems to lack some of the excitement that other News Cafe's have. The food is great as normal, and i found out that News Cafe now offer mac and cheese as a side instead of chips or salad. I thought this was a really nice innovation and i enjoyed it, although it was... More 

Thank Grennie47
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18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

We were served by Dorkes ,she was so attentive to us and provided excellent service the atmosphere was amazing so was the food and service it's a great gathering place

Thank Hospitality23
Pretoria, South Africa
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75 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 February 2017

Our Vespa friends had the pleasure of breaking fast at News Café. A really fine choice of venue. We were treated very special with a menu especially done for our visit. The food and coffee on point with safe ample parking.

Thank Vis1701
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85 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 December 2016

Relaxed atmosphere, great variety on the menu to choose from, not too busy or noisy and the service was not too bad.

Thank Dsmiff
Gauteng, South Africa
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27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 December 2016

We had a farewell at News Cafe. Very pleasant surroundings but the food is incredibily expensive. No provision is made for people who dont want to eat a big plate of food. No ladies portions. Ribs and chips were delicious. Luckily i could share with a friend.

Thank pmjd2016
2 reviews
Reviewed 3 August 2016

On my way to the wine tasting I saw the News Cafe sign and knew this is where I will go afterwards. The food was perfect and the portion enough. I didn't wait too long for the drink. Working in the hospitality industry I know waiters should be visible on the floor so that is the one area they should... More 

Thank Heinrich A
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35 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 July 2016

Been to a few New Cafe's now and im really not sure which is the better one. All have a similar vibe. All have the same sort of food etc. the only sort of gripe i have is that i had to get up to find our waiter a few times. i could have forgiven it if it was busy.... More 

Thank 251duncanw
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10 reviews
Reviewed 20 January 2016

The Dj was good and my waiter was great i wish i remember his name but he was tall guy, he served us well and we enjoyed it.

Thank lulu r
Blantyre, Blantyre, Malawi
1 review
Reviewed 27 November 2015 via mobile

Had a great time at the News Cafe, very live atmosphere on a Friday night will definitely revisit next time I am in Johannesburg.

Thank George C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 4 - USD 10
Bar, Cafe, Pub, International, Contemporary
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Reservations, Waitstaff
Good for
Business meetings
Open Hours
07:30 - 02:00
06:30 - 02:00
06:30 - 02:00
06:30 - 02:00
06:30 - 02:00
06:30 - 02:00
07:30 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Shop 78 Woodmead Retail Park | Corner Woodmead Drive & Waterval Crescent, Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Gauteng  >  Greater Johannesburg  >  Johannesburg
  • Phone Number: +27 11 656 9720
News Cafe Woodmead is a high street cafe and cocktail bar specialising in premium cocktails, mixed drinks and spirits as well as a diverse food menu with a variety of breakfast, lunch and dinner options to suit a range of tastes. Whether you need a place to grab a cappucino and send a quick email or conduct a business meeting or celebrate someone's birthday with cocktails, News Cafe has the right atmosphere to suit almost any occasion.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?