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Life Grand Cafe - CLOSED

William Nicol & Jan Smuts Drive | Middle Mall Hyde Park Corner, Johannesburg, South Africa
+27 11 325 4350
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  • Excellent31%
  • Very good36%
  • Average15%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible9%
2 weeks ago
“Good service”
23 Jul 2017
“Unexpected gem discovered”
Restaurant Hours Closed
Italian, Cafe, Fusion
William Nicol & Jan Smuts Drive | Middle Mall Hyde Park Corner, Johannesburg, South Africa
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21 - 30 of 95 reviews

Reviewed 9 July 2016 via mobile

Our family went for dinner at Life, and had mixed feelings about the good. The seared salmon was cold on the inside, and could really have been more 'seared', the linefish (yellow tail) was tough, although the salmon tartare and salmon fish cakes were tasty....More

1  Thank Travellinggypsy62
Reviewed 12 June 2016 via mobile

Attentive staff and good breakfast selection. Cappuccinos good arrive a bit quicker but i suspect the Sunday morning rush may make another machine necessary but when it arrives the temp is perfect. The egg is very good and well worth grabing a bite to eat...More

Thank Sean M
Reviewed 26 May 2016 via mobile

We went without a reservation on cold weekend recently with 6 people, and although it was busy we had a table very quickly, swiftly organised by the lady managing the arrivals and seating. Lunch was excellent, the chicken pie delicious, the line fish beautifully cooked,...More

1  Thank Krista N
Reviewed 21 April 2016

Hodges has improved their service levels since my last visit, and I will certainly go back. Charming outdoor garden court, simple dishes well prepared and good service

2  Thank sunrevel
Reviewed 19 February 2016

I love the Life Grand Cafe, and we eat breakfast here often. Today was just as good. Lovely atmosphere, decor, great service and delicious food. I recommend the mushrooms on toast for breakfast.

Thank lsjJohannesburg
Reviewed 31 January 2016 via mobile

A good diverse menu that's easy to read. Fresh salads that you can mix and match. The service has improved, as it used to be a little slow. The tapas portions are a little small.

Thank Andrew S
Reviewed 27 January 2016 via mobile

Outstanding. The sushi was outstanding. The cocktails were magnificent. The manager was uber sweet. The hummus..... Revolting. But everything else outstanding.

Thank John C
Reviewed 27 December 2015

Nice setting, some cool items in the cafe shop, friendly staff. There were six of us in a bit of rush to eat before movies and except for another couple, had the place to ourselves. Might have expected more customers ? Other than one member...More

Thank baobabjim
Reviewed 15 December 2015

Until recently, we visited Life more than any other restaurant in Johannesburg's northern suburbs. Located in the Hyde Park shopping centre, this restaurant has a captive market and perhaps that has contributed to its drop in standards. If you run a restaurant that is a...More

Thank cbravo2015
Reviewed 13 December 2015

This used to be one of our favorite restaurants, but their standards really seem to have detoriated. We waited nearly half an hour before we finally got our food. My wife ordered a seared tuna, which looked like it have been broiled, no searing, and...More

Thank Nicovanderm
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Restaurant Details

Open Hours
6:00 AM - 4:00 PM
6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
6:00 AM - 11:00 PM
6:00 AM - 11:00 PM
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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