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News Cafe Gaborone

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Plot 21117, Cnr Mobuto and Maratadiba Road, The Village | Peermont Mondior Gaborone, Gaborone 0000, Botswana
+267 319 0600
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07:00 - 23:00
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Mon - Fri 06:30 - 23:00
Sat - Sun 07:00 - 23:00
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41 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Food is always of a high standard and service is quick (even when it is room service). They bend over backwards to help you and there is a huge variety of food and beverages. Always enjoy eating here

Helpful?
Thank AussieTraveller1313
Antoinette S, Operations Manager at News Cafe Gaborone, responded to this review

Dear reviewer, What a treat to read your review. Our News Cafe Store Manager and her team will be so pleased with your comments. Thank you kindly for your support and do come back soon! Kind regards, Antoinette Starke, Operations Manager - Mondior Gaborone More 

Nairobi, Kenya
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102 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Contemporary uptown and funky cafe/bar chain with an upbeat soundtrack, for cocktails, coffee and all-day breakfast.

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Thank hikwam
Antoinette S, Operations Manager at News Cafe Gaborone, responded to this review

Dear reviewer, Thank you very much for supporting the News Cafe at the Mondior Gaborone. I am so pleased to read that you liked the place. Do come back soon! Kind regards, Antoinette Starke, Operations Manager - Mondior Gaborone More 

Gaborone, Botswana
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

in love with this place the staff are so friendly the food is brill ant the entertainment area is right next to the hotel so need to drink and drive

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Thank StayEasyInn
Antoinette S, Operations Manager at News Cafe Gaborone, responded to this review

Dear reviewer, Thank you very much for supporting the Mondior Gaborone and our News Cafe restaurant. I am so pleased to read that you enjoyed your stay with us. Our team is definitely a friendly bunch and are our biggest asset. Do come back soon! Kind regards, Antoinette Starke - Operations Manager, Mondior Gaborone More 

Brest, France
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100 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2017

This pace was one of the best to eat at about 5/6years ago. The food was just amazing , but now it's gone down hill. I think they need to change their chef. The drinks are still very nice , like how they have always been. The stuff is friendly.

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1 Thank abigailkope
Antoinette S, Operations Manager at News Cafe Gaborone, responded to this review

Dear reviewer, Thank you very much for taking the time and trouble to review us on TripAdvisor. Although I am very pleased to read that you liked our drinks and the service I am concerned with your comment about the food and will definitely highlight your comments to our kitchen team. Thank you once again for your support and we... More 

Sofia, Grad Sofiya, Bulgaria
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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2017

It is a nice cafe - good for breakfast and dinner, though it's a bit expensive. They have quite big portions and some interesting dishes. The stakes are not really good, but chips, salads and breakfast are very nice prepared. According to an European - the staff is really slow (but I think that's just the usual timing in Botswana),... More 

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Thank Megi P
Antoinette S, Operations Manager at News Cafe Gaborone, responded to this review

Dear reviewer, Thank you very much for supporting the News Cafe and for reviewing us back in February 2017. I am pleased to read that your overall dining experience was pleasant and I have taken note of your comments about the steaks. Thank you once again for rating us, and do come back soon. Kind regards, Antoinette Starke - Operations... More 

Level Contributor
27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

I stay at the Mondior a lot and this is their restaurant it can be better but the service is bad if you are not a local...

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Thank Dewald v
Antoinette S, Operations Manager at News Cafe Gaborone, responded to this review

Dear reviewer, Thank you very much for taking the time and trouble to review your dining experience at the News Cafe. Our News Cafe Manager is as concerned as I am with your comments. Although we have no excuse to offer for the reception and service you received we assure you that we will (and must) improve in this area.... More 

Gaborone, Botswana
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3 reviews
Reviewed 5 January 2017

During my Christmas holidays, I had change to visit News Café in Gaborone, Botswana, I had a peaceful evening, there were not a lot of people dinning so we has the Good Service but with a trainee who kept on forgetting other things we had to consistently remind her what we ordered, the food was Great. my kids enjoyed themselves.... More 

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Thank boitshokog
Antoinette S, Operations Manager at News Cafe Gaborone, responded to this review

Dear reviewer, Thank you very much for supporting the News Cafe at Mondior Gaborone. I am so pleased to read that you came back for our juicy burgers. We definitely serve up the best burgers in town. Training our new waiters is a bit of process and we thank you kindly for being patient with the trainee waiter that served... More 

Pretoria, South Africa
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 23 November 2016

once a great place to go, but now terrible, The food is bad, Had a meat that was so tough that you could not cut it, Left it and when I told the waiter she said "o" The chicken is over cooked and dry and the service is the worst in GABS more than half of the waiters are in... More 

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Thank Rudy A
Johannesburg, South Africa
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 October 2016

Popped into News Café for a quick bite. Nice and spacious, free WiFi, extensive menu, friendly and helpful staff.

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Thank MaxLoe
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 September 2016

The restaurant has a very good menu. I enjoyed the food that I had while I was in Botswana. It is located within the same compound at the Peermont Mondior hotel, so it was convenient for me during my stay.

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Thank Shimoka L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$15
Cuisine
Bar, Cafe
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
07:00 - 23:00
Monday
06:30 - 23:00
Tuesday
06:30 - 23:00
Wednesday
06:30 - 23:00
Thursday
06:30 - 23:00
Friday
06:30 - 23:00
Saturday
07:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Plot 21117, Cnr Mobuto and Maratadiba Road, The Village | Peermont Mondior Gaborone, Gaborone 0000, Botswana
  • Location: Africa  >  Botswana  >  South-East District  >  Gaborone
  • Phone Number: +267 319 0600
Description
Adjacent to the Peermont Mondior hotel is the News Cafe restaurant who blends the temptation of their original menu with the latest culinary trends. Food becomes art!Everyone knows News Cafe serves a good cocktail – good enough to win awards. With a couple of offbeat additions to the cocktail menu, there’s still the iconic Daiquiri, Martini and Mojito all in some new disguises.

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