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William Nicol & Jan Smuts Drive | Middle Mall Hyde Park Corner, Johannesburg, South Africa
+27 11 325 4350
06:00 - 22:00
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Sun 06:00 - 16:00
Mon - Thu 06:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 06:00 - 23:00
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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72 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very good spot to have a bite to eat over a good conversation. The food is freshly prepared and tasty.

Thank Phakama M
Roodepoort, Gauteng, South Africa
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76 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

All in all a good experience. Service on Par, waiter Pastor offered great service without being "in your face" all the time. Had a problem with over cooked Fish, however, the manager handled it very well and offered an alternate dish and it was delivered very quickly. Salad bar they have is a nice concept for the "Veggienese" and Banters.... More 

Thank Sudhir M
1 review
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Arrived in Joburg 5 days ago and today found ourselves at Life Grand Cafe in Hyde Park.... it was our lucky day. Lunch was just delicious and the service excellent so much so we returned the same evening for supper. The Manager Kiki was friendly and super helpful and suggested a visit to the salad bar. We went for a... More 

Thank Rita C
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 7 March 2017 via mobile

Hyde park was not my ideal spot for a reunion with friends and birthday celebration, but because of our locations, it proved to be most practical. Well.. it was incredible!! Sipping our champers, we enjoyed tappas to start, followed by paella, seared salmon, a taco and fried hake. All really good sized tasty dishes. What made our dinner unforgettable was... More 

1 Thank lereato25paleesa
Esher, United Kingdom
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137 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2017

It is very difficult to get a cafe atmosphere in a Mall, but I think they have succeeded in this upmarket elegant Mall. We went for breakfast and we had eggs benedict one with extra ham on the spinach and asparagus. Both were very. good. The other dish the full breakfast also very tasty. Service was very good as was... More 

Thank watchman2015
Durban South Africa
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294 reviews
174 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2017

Great place to relax and have lunch. Lovely ambiance especially on a warm day. Service was good as was the food. The portions were huge and great value for money.

Thank Peter F
Durban, South Africa
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2017

Being from Durban, my wife and I expected that we would have to re-mortgage our house when eating out in the upmarket suburb of Hyde Park, Johannesburg. We were certainly pleasantly surprised when we scanned the menu of Life Grand Café and noted that the prices were actually not that much more expensive than back home. We ordered tapas as... More 

Thank Clive_Stewart
Howick, South Africa
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 February 2017

We used to frequent this restaurant often a few years ago and returned on Thursday 2nd Feb to be very disappointed. Not sure if it is under new management but nowhere near as good as before. I ordered caprese on rye, more like a poor cheese on toast, minimal roast peppers and tapanade as offered, wilted rocket and most disappointing.... More 

Thank Glendalb0701
1 review
Reviewed 20 January 2017

Ordered the make it yourself salad which comes with a side order of Bruschetta with a topping of your choice. Was given a sad piece of Focacia and told this was it. I then spent the next half hour trying to explain what Bruschetta and tomato should look like. In the end the chef arrived with 2 paper thin slices... More 

Thank harryr267
Level Contributor
2 reviews
Reviewed 15 December 2016 via mobile

Looks great but if you want to order a fruit juice then rather go elsewhere. For a restaurant group that seems so clued up - I find it impossible to understand why they cannot accommodate a simple fruit juice at breakfast.

Thank Aelwen H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Cafe, European, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
06:00 - 16:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 23:00
06:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: William Nicol & Jan Smuts Drive | Middle Mall Hyde Park Corner, Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Gauteng  >  Greater Johannesburg  >  Johannesburg
  • Phone Number: +27 11 325 4350

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