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Cnr Cafe Bistro and Deli

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Cafe, Delicatessen, Contemporary
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Corner Buckingham and Rothesay Avenues, Johannesburg, South Africa
+27 11 880 2244
08:00 - 22:00
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Sun 08:00 - 16:00
Tue - Sat 08:00 - 22:00
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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135 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Mid week night our very pleasant. The menu although not big has enough variety when you add in specials . The staff efficient but were not able to help with recommendations. Service good we sat outside . Pleasant on a summer night .

Thank AlanMendy
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66 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had only frequented Cnr Cafe some time ago for breakfast and was pleasantly surprised at the hospitality over an informal dinner occasion! Attentive service, limited but very good food quality, value for money & great outdoor setting makes for a fun evening out. The fact that the place was packed is indicative of it's popularity.

Thank Geoff W
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

No trip to jozi would ever be complete without a trip to Cnr. Cafe ... breakfast, lunch or dinner ... there is always a new exciting special to entice you ! Of course there are also always the old faithful favourite dishes too ... making a few visits each trip compulsory!

Thank teresaKnysna
Sandton,South Africa
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196 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2017

There's always a vibe because there are always people here. In spite of being a busy eatery there's sufficient staff, which is great. The food is good with a menu that will cater for most tastes. Most appealing is the outside seating area.

Thank Gilda18
Reading, United Kingdom
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117 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017

This restaurant has an extensive and attractive food and drink menu. Pleasant ambiance and reasonable prices.

Thank Katesgrove
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

Cnr Café continues to deliver great food and service. Four of us had a great breakfast today. R450 for the total meal. Good value for money. The special menu had some really interesting items and with the average price being R70 it's great value. Taking to time out to go there is always a treat and recommended.

Thank Richard H
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249 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

That afternoon, after a long trip from São Paulo, we walked around the upper middle class Rose Mount neighborhood in Johannesburg to stretch our legs and to have something to bite. Ended up ate at the CNR cafe and bistro. What a nice surprise: good muscles, great carpaccio, chicken parmigiana, and small pizza, since we were four! I asked for... More 

Thank Nelson C
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

Always a great meal and good service. Greig's food is excellent whether is a breakfast after Pilates or a dinner with friends. The atmosphere is vibey and never disappoints.

Thank Nicksletsgo
Johannesburg, South Africa
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353 reviews
200 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

I have not been to CNR Cafe for over 6 years. It is is still popular and it is easy to see why - warm afternoon, sitting outside, " village " feel with people running, walking and cycling past, and of course the great food and service. I was with a colleague and we both had the fillet steak special... More 

Thank Beechman1
Johannesburg, South Africa
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105 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

Parking in streets. Option of inside or outside. Weather permitting sit outside which is quieter. Good family menu with range of pasta, pizza,burgers and salads. All generally well appreciated by wide age range of party.Service good. Wine list looks reasonable and fairly priced. Popular food not fine dining. Breakfast menu looks imaginative and generally well supported judging by the cars... More 

Thank Douglas C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, Delicatessen, Contemporary
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Open Hours
08:00 - 16:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Corner Buckingham and Rothesay Avenues, Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Gauteng  >  Greater Johannesburg  >  Johannesburg
  • Phone Number: +27 11 880 2244

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