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The Whippet Coffee

34 7th Street | Linden, Johannesburg 2195, South Africa
+27 61 512 1373
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good46%
  • Average10%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
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“milk tart” (10 reviews)
“eggs benedict” (8 reviews)
“flatbread” (4 reviews)
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Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
34 7th Street | Linden, Johannesburg 2195, South Africa
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food was tasty, the service was terrible. Waited a long time for food and drinks as well as the bill. When the food arrived some of the orders we not as requested especially the eggs.

Thank tadiwa t
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you go solo dont expect a proper seat as they stuck you on this uncomfortable high chair which dont even fit under the counter so you have to sit lob sided in a very uncomfortable position. They were amazing, then good but now just...More

Thank Jess D
Divan B, Owner at The Whippet Coffee, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Jess. I am so sorry about the experience you have had. I really do hope none of the wishes you have expressed for our business do come true. Whippet Team.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Brilliant service, early open, good coffee, nice vibe and GREAT breakfast make for a good experience every time. Waiters make you feel at home and treat everyone as though they were a VIP

Thank ewottermann
Reviewed April 14, 2018 via mobile

Delicious food and good service every time. Keep it up. Milk tart consistently Devine. After just returning from a trip to India, was interesting to try the Indian scrambled eggs and bread. Enjoyed it thoroughly.

Thank Anisa O
Reviewed March 31, 2018 via mobile

We loved The Whippet’s food. The lamb burger and the flatbread’s were yum! Their novel cocktails were impressive and I would definitely order one again. It was a bit loud inside, and there is not really a view (except of the road) from outside. We...More

Thank Erin M
Divan B, Owner at The Whippet Coffee, responded to this reviewResponded April 2, 2018

Hey Erin - Thx so much for popping by - we love the feedback as this allows us to build an even better business. We are working on some new ways to improve the acoustics - and would love for you to come back and...More

Reviewed March 26, 2018 via mobile

Had rhe smashed avo and curried chickpeas on sour dough. The bread melts in your mouth and I added some bacon which was no problem...as the waiter said anything can be added. Will defenitely visit again!

Thank Mimi P
Divan B, Owner at The Whippet Coffee, responded to this reviewResponded March 27, 2018

Hey Mimi - thx so much for visiting us - we are so glad you had such a great visit with us - we do hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed March 15, 2018 via mobile

Every time we are in Joburg we make sure to visit The Whippet for breakfast. Their vegetarian options always satisfy us and we can be sure to get a good cafe latte to start the day. The service is tentive and smiling most of the...More

Thank Michala C
Divan B, Owner at The Whippet Coffee, responded to this reviewResponded March 22, 2018

Hey Michala. Thx for visiting us! We really hope to see you again soon - we really aim for a 5 rating- if there is anything we can do to improve we would love to know?

Reviewed February 8, 2018

I chose The Whippet as the venue for a recent brunch with friends. I am from Europe and my recollection was very positive from a prior visit. I am sad to say that this was not the same enjoyable experience. The service is tentative, the...More

Thank FincaElOtero
Reviewed January 31, 2018

I've always considered The Whippet as just a coffee shop, with perhaps a slice of cake on the side. But we've walked by the past several mornings and seen people eating great looking breakfasts. This morning, we decided to give it a try. What a...More

Thank africanaddict
Divan B, Owner at The Whippet Coffee, responded to this reviewResponded February 1, 2018

Hey. Thx so much for visiting us and more importantly for trying out our breakfasts - we are so glad you guys liked it. We really always aim fo a 5 rating, if there is any way we can improve please do let us know...More

Reviewed January 28, 2018 via mobile

Fantastic place, really enjoyed eating here. I would recommend their popsicle cocktails and burgers.

Thank Alexanderkurtz
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$3 - US$20
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Business meetings
Open Hours
6:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
6:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
6:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
6:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
6:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 34 7th Street | Linden, Johannesburg 2195, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Gauteng  >  Greater Johannesburg  >  Johannesburg
  • Phone Number: +27 61 512 1373
  • E-mail
So what makes us different….? We believe each neighbourhood has a story. Our mission is to re-introduce South Africans to the story of their neighbourhoods through coffee, awesome food, art, design and architecture. Our passion for coffee – Coffee is a sit down moment – a moment to share stories with those you love and those you work with. We believe in creating a space where we source only the best beans, roasted by the best roasters and then blended and made with a lot of passion and love by competition ready baristas. Our passion for food – Good, fresh ingredients, with every dish freshly prepared is what makes good food great. We believe in creating food that is great to share or simply food that is great to indulge by yourself. All in a space designed around you. Our passion for people – We pay our staff well, because we believe them and their families deserve it.
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