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The Ant Cafe

11 7th Street, Melville 2092, South Africa
+27 76 476 5671
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good52%
  • Average6%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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“pizza” (35 reviews)
“bacon” (2 reviews)
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Pizza, Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
11 7th Street, Melville 2092, South Africa
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Reviewed 23 November 2017 via mobile

Been to Ants many many times. Serves a great pizza, love the chicken livers. Tonight one of my least favorite experience... the service... was disappointing.

Thank TravellerCharlene
Reviewed 15 November 2017 via mobile

Came here twice whilat staying in melville. The atmosphere was very relaxed despite it being popular. The pizzas were good as were the platters. Nice range of wine.

Thank DavidLittlewood
Reviewed 13 November 2017

The Ant Cafe was quiet when we first arrived because it was a Monday night but became busier as it got a little later. The staff were friendly and helpful. We enjoyed the pizza, with unusual toppings and loved the biltong with avocado.

Thank Naomi S
Reviewed 6 September 2017

The Ant has been around for ages. It looks tiny from the outside but has another dining area at the back as well as an al fresco section. Once you're in off the street it's another world. Great place for intimate conversations. Thin, thin, thin...More

Thank st3veB
Reviewed 29 July 2017

The Ant is not the average restaurant. It is different, and it is popular. If you are lucky enough to find a table without reservation, you find yourself in a unique setting. Character and ambience all over the place. The pizza was average, and the...More

Thank francoisroux10
Reviewed 7 July 2017

Candle lit, walls highly decorated, one beer on tap. The place had atmosphere. The pizzas were thin crusted and excellent.

Thank ComradeHewitt
Reviewed 4 May 2017

I love this little place. The food is amazing, the ambiance really nostalgic and their gluehwein is perfect in winter. One of my favorite places to go in winter for pasta and pizza. Definitely worth it.

1  Thank Kirsten L
Reviewed 9 March 2017

OK where do I begin? I popped in here last week when I was in Joburg, as it look cosy and comfortable. It's bigger than it looks from the outside. Nice décor, very casual and a pleasant back garden. Having said that it was pretty...More

3  Thank Steve C
Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

Ambiance... romance... drama eclectic incredible. Excellent service. Warm inviting atmosphere... slightly bohemian and beyond welcoming. Food is inventive, imaginative and a delight. Closes early and prone to being fully booked❤

1  Thank 252dobby
Reviewed 13 February 2017

Decor with nostalgic iconography from the last 50 years of popular and beat culture imaginatively included in every nook and cranny; darks corners, candles and lots of atmosphere and the best pizza in Joburg by a mile.

Thank BrianDebnam
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
1:00 PM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 11 7th Street, Melville 2092, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  KwaZulu-Natal  >  Melville
  • Phone Number: +27 76 476 5671
  • E-mail
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