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Lucky Bean

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16 7th Street, Johannesburg, South Africa
+27 +11 482 5572
11:00 - 00:00
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Tue - Sun 11:00 - 00:00
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96 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We popped in to have Cocktails. The staff was very friendly and the service was good. The Cocktails was brilliant. They do offer food.

Thank Jessica G
Johannesburg, South Africa
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had a wonderful lunch and glass of wine while relaxing at the same time! I had some time to kill before an appointment and was drawn to Lucky Bean by the beautiful white umbrellas ...what an awesome experience.

Thank 798as1
Barcelona, Spain
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Restaurant without pretencioms with delicious meals as the fishcake and the ostrich dish. Its desserts are are also tasty temptations in which you can fall without remorse.

Thank Gemma R
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely place - ostrich burger must be one of the best burgers I've had. The atmosphere was great and the coffee- proper coffee. The service was friendly and very accommodating- they open at 11 we were early. Next time I'll also try the deserts. My girlfriend had the Salmon- also very impressed. Will recommend the Lucky Bean.

Thank Andre R
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81 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016 via mobile

Most of the restaurants in the surrounding area have similar menus featuring pizza, pasta, burgers and meats. It was refreshing to find more sophisticated offerings at Lucky Bean. The ambiance is cute, evoking a cafe with outdoor seating that still felt intimate. The menu is a blend of African, South African and vegetarian items, with a good amount of inventive... More 

Thank Chris F
Chehalis, Washington
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31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016

We also stayed at the Guest House owned by same owner and he (Conway) told us about it.Its a short walk (15 minutes) from the guest house at end of main drag,which is full of bars/restaurants...MOST had a noisy Spring Break feel to them and a very young crowd,so we were glad when we finally reached the quite Lucky Bean... More 

Thank ricoman1
Montreal, Quebec
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37 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

Generally everything was fine - pleasant decor, effective service, good starter. Then my partner ordered the braised lamb shank. The most expensive dish on the menu so one would expect it to be well prepared. Well.... it was frozen. Cold and inedible in the middle. We reported it to the waiter, who showed a suitable degree of concern and asked... More 

Thank IBlair
ConwayFalconer, Owner at Lucky Bean, responded to this review

I am so sorry about this. As you would expect from the quality of our reviews, this is not our standard at all. I can understand how disappointed you must have been, and this has been addressed with the kitchen and the manager on duty. We are sincerely sorry. Best wishes, Conway More 

Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

I have visited this Melville restaurant twice before when attending conferences at Wits University and University of Johannesburg, and was impressed by their food. Recently I attended another conference at Wits and was put up in a B&B around the corner with a fellow conference guest from Cape Town. On the first evening after the conference opening we were looking... More 

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Kansas City
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630 reviews
346 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

We began dinner with the hibiscus gin and tonic. I don't usually care for G&T but this was great! We had lamb tzatziki appetizer as well as aubergine salad and both were good. The springbok pie was fabulous. My husband had the Senegal chicken which was lightly spiced. We shared the chocolate pot dessert which is buttery shortbread cookies sandwiched... More 

Thank dixiepeach
Norwich, United Kingdom
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271 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 150 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

Nice pastries and good coffee gets the thumbs up for this cafe. Attentive service and a welcome shelter from the thunderstorms we experienced whilst here.

Thank ROBINONorwich

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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
Average prices
US$4 - US$14
African, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Romantic, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 16 7th Street, Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Gauteng  >  Greater Johannesburg  >  Johannesburg
  • Phone Number: +27 +11 482 5572

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