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Cafe Sofia

$$ - $$$
European, Contemporary
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Greenway Circle, Johannesburg, South Africa
+27 11 646 4003
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

The food is authentic Italian, mama is in the kitchen, the veal is superb, pasta stunning and risotto a delight

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Thank LindavdC
Johannesburg, South Africa
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16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2015 via mobile

Visited on a Friday night. The staff are knowledgeable and friendly, service is good. The hubblies were average. Good music and a cool vibe. Nice for chilling out but don't expect anything fancy.

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Thank Wandering_Vito
Johannesburg, South Africa
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189 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2015 via mobile

Ok, this place gave me a headache! It's full of people smoking hookah pipes and the smell is overpowering. The food and service were fine, nothing spectacular. If you're going there to smoke and have a few drinks, you will enjoy this place. I had heard good things about the tapas, but can't say that I was amazed.

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Thank SashSA
Johannesburg, South Africa
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68 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2014

The first thing to notice about this restaurant is the price of the food - if you're expecting grace and glamour then you should probably go elsewhere. A lot of the stuff here is cheap, except for the hubbly bubblies, so you need to expect what you pay for. That being said, my partner and I love coming here. If... More 

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Thank Powderbucket
Johannesburg, South Africa
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2014 via mobile

Went to this place for drinks one afternoon and ordered caprahinos for three of us. Drinks came and tasted awful , full of lemon and sour. I realised that they did not have a drop of alcohol in them and went to the bar demanding that they show me what the drink consisted of. The barman said that he had... More 

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1 Thank Johnjamesross
Johannesburg, South Africa
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2013

We first went to Cafe Sofia Greenside about 2 years ago and enjoyed it a lot. We've since been to one in Cape Town and enjoyed it there too. However this time less than half of the menu was available, especially the tapas we wanted to order. They didn't even have common drinks. We had a look at the menu... More 

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1 Thank aparsonsfr
South Africa
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2012 via mobile

Good menu however VERY poor service. Food took 2hours to arrive.Manager was at restuarant but did not bother to attend to our compliant. Not worth a second visit.

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1 Thank Previn
Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2012

Loved their samples, meze platters and extensive menu of sangrias. Service average.

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Thank Kim G
Johannesburg
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32 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2012

We visited with a discount voucher after having been pleasantly suprised at the Rosebank Cafe Sofia. We were terribly disappointed with the one in Greenside. Our drinks order (a simple one of 2 beers and 2 glasses of wine) took half an hour to arrive. Our meal took an hour to arrive and even then one of them was cold... More 

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1 Thank MikeAKing
Folsom, California, United States
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2012

Nice ambiance, Good Value for a great Breakfast! Thanks, CS

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Thank Chip A

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    2 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
Cuisine
European, Contemporary
Meals
Breakfast
Restaurant features
Seating, Reservations, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Business meetings
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Greenway Circle, Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Gauteng  >  Greater Johannesburg  >  Johannesburg
  • Phone Number: +27 11 646 4003

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