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Voodoo Lily Cafe

) #232 of 1,047 Restaurants in Johannesburg $$ - $$$ Cafe, Fusion,
64 Saint Andrew Street | Cnr Wrenrose Ave, Birdhaven, Johannesburg 2196, South Africa
+27 11 442 6965
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Overview
  • Excellent21%
  • Very good42%
  • Average18%
  • Poor13%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (3 reviews)
“relaxed cafe” (2 reviews)
“open kitchen” (2 reviews)
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All hours
CUISINES
Cafe, Fusion, Diner, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
64 Saint Andrew Street | Cnr Wrenrose Ave, Birdhaven, Johannesburg 2196, South Africa
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1 - 10 of 59 reviews

Reviewed 10 May 2017 via mobile

I was looking for a cafe to get some work done during two hour wait; Voodoo Lily didn't disappoint! Good spot on relatively quiet road; relaxed cafe vibe. Excellent wifi. Coffee slightly bitter for my taste. Great green tea, and they added fresh mint leaves...More

Thank FanieFza
Jona_Beattie, Manager at Voodoo Lily Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 12 May 2017

Hi FanieFza We're so glad you enjoyed your time with us at Voodoo Lily Cafe - hope we can entice you back again - our Fibre WiFi is proving a hit - always consistant and on! Kind regards Jonathan (Owner) jonathan@voodoolilycafe.com

Reviewed 20 April 2017

Great find just up the road from our hotel! Good local wine and beer and excellent fries to snack on. Great atmosphere just watching the world pass by!!More

Thank PDB48
Jona_Beattie, Owner at Voodoo Lily Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 May 2017

Hi PDB48 - thank you for your review. we are very proud of our hand cut fries made on site - and we also love watching the world go by in our little bubble of Birdhaven. We hope to see you again soon Kind regards...More

Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

Voodoo lily is almost a hidden gem. They have a great breakfast menu with lots of banging options and even a couple of things on the menu for your dog... The service was friendly and the overall atmosphere really relaxed. I ordered the eggs benedict,...More

Thank Sunshine0789
Jona_Beattie, Owner at Voodoo Lily Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 13 March 2017

Hi Sunshine Thanks for your lovely review. So sorry your eggs were not done the way you would have liked! Hope you mentioned this to the managers because we will always change if one is not happy. Glad you enjoyed the atmosphere - we are...More

Reviewed 6 March 2017

I was 45-minutes early for a meeting nearby and was searching Zomata for Cafe spot, to have a quick bite and Coffee. But spotted the Cafe as driving past. Looked inviting from the outside, most inviting was the pavement seating. Into people watching, so my...More

Thank Ravesh
Jona_Beattie, Owner at Voodoo Lily Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 7 March 2017

Thanks Ravesh for your awesome review. Yes, we have a number of simple wholesome meals - all freshly made from scratch. even our bread is baked on site every day. Hope to see you again soon Kind regards Jonathan (jonathan@voodoolilycafe.com)

Reviewed 22 February 2017

Always go there for a breakfast after along walk round the block and read my newspaper there.. Like sitting outside. Inside is a bit dull and noisy. Staff are friendly . A lovely local joint for coffee and light snacksMore

Thank zakharia56
Jona_Beattie, Owner at Voodoo Lily Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 24 February 2017

Hi Zakharia56 Thank you for your review and comments. I would be very keen to understand from your perspective how we can improve so as to improve your rating? Have you seen our new inside since we have opened in Jan 2017? We have only...More

Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

This suburban eatery claims to also have a deli. A few packets of coffee & other bits does not a deli make! My dining partner & I both at Hake with avo & salad which was good. Wine by the glass is uninspired. Might be...More

1  Thank DineFrequently
Jona_Beattie, Owner at Voodoo Lily Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 22 February 2017

Hi Dine Frequently Thanks for yourreview. Yes, our Deli is somewhat depleted - this is a conscious decision as we are doing away with it - soon we will remove the signs associated with this. I'm so glad you enjoyed out hake with avo and...More

Reviewed 14 February 2017

Visited for their 'as much as you can eat' sushi special on Mondays and Tuesdays but have now explored the rest their menu. Away from the big squares and malls full of eateries, this is a quiet but very pleasant location, just up the road...More

Thank Bignick263
Jona_Beattie, Owner at Voodoo Lily Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 15 February 2017

Hi Bignick - thanks for your great review. Ready appriciate your kind review and comments. And I am glad you have decided to try other items on our menu! :) Hope to see you again soon Kind regards Jonathan

Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

I found this deli/cafe/bakery when I received a newsletter for "best ice creams" in Johannesburg. The website looked interesting and I was excited to experience fresh baked bread and great deli-type food. It was all just a mediocre experience- loud inappropriate music, unattentive staff and...More

1  Thank belian2015
Jona_Beattie, Owner at Voodoo Lily Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 15 February 2017

Hi Belia Thank you for your review and I am sorry you did not enjoy your experience at our restaurant. We bake fresh bread every day so if you came later in the day, most if not all will be used/ sold. If you had...More

Reviewed 1 February 2017

The tasty, fresh food, good service and excellent coffee make this another of our favourite places. Our tip is to sit outside as inside gets a bit noisy from the open kitchen. There are loads of low carb options but the carb lovers are not...More

Thank Chris W
Jona_Beattie, Owner at Voodoo Lily Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 February 2017

Hi Chris Thank you for your review! I will let Louice our Sushi chef know he's doing a great job - he's just won the kitchen staff member of the month for January as well! Do you know that we did a few small renovations...More

Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

Very nice setting. Best banting burger and blue cheese and bacon salad I have ever had. Also good sushi. Friendly layed back atmosphere, friendly staff

Thank sbreytenbach
Jona_Beattie, Owner at Voodoo Lily Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 23 January 2017

Hi - Thanks very much for your awesome review! Appriciate the kind words - I will certainly pass on your comments to the kitchen staff and waiters! Hope to see you again soon Cheers Jonathan and team

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Drinks, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
07:00 - 15:00
Monday
07:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 22:00
Thursday
07:00 - 22:00
Friday
07:00 - 22:00
Saturday
07:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 64 Saint Andrew Street | Cnr Wrenrose Ave, Birdhaven, Johannesburg 2196, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Gauteng  >  Greater Johannesburg  >  Johannesburg
  • Phone Number: +27 11 442 6965
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Description
Situated on the corner of St Andrew St & Wrenrose Avenue in Birdhaven shopping centre, this sunny glass fronted restaurant brings new life to an old row of shops.The decor exudes a back to basics concept, with its tables made out of reclaimed aluminium and recycled compressed plastic and husks. Collectables sit comfortably along side more modern fittings giving the cafe a homely, comfortable feel.You are welcome at most any time to pop in for "a cup of fair trade, organic African coffee" or to linger over a "locally sourced home-made meal". Fully Licensed. Opening hours 7:00am to 10pm Monday to Saturday and Sunday 7:15am to 3pm
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