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Life Grand Cafe

William Nicol & Jan Smuts Drive | Middle Mall Hyde Park Corner, Johannesburg, South Africa
+27 11 325 4350
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Overview
  • Excellent31%
  • Very good36%
  • Average15%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible9%
Travellers talk about
“paella” (5 reviews)
“seared salmon” (3 reviews)
“chicken pie” (2 reviews)
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CUISINES
Italian, Cafe, European, Fusion, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
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LOCATION
William Nicol & Jan Smuts Drive | Middle Mall Hyde Park Corner, Johannesburg, South Africa
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41 - 50 of 94 reviews

Reviewed 28 July 2015

One is greeted and seated by a host of waitrons eager to serve. Seating is on long communal sofas at individual tables or at large tables with chairs. Set inside the mall, it does not offer a huge amount of privacy, but it is lovely...More

Thank Kardoesie
Reviewed 14 July 2015 via mobile

In a seriously upscale mall, this cafe has an expansive menu with a wide array of offerings. Pleasant and friendly staff, however, our lunchtime visit was rather protracted. We were three, with 2 sushi platters and 1 salmon tartare. The sushi was rather ordinary, but...More

Thank PlatinumHoney
Reviewed 2 July 2015

We went on Valentines day and the restaurant itself is so beautiful to look at, great food, great vibe - love it!

Thank Ellehi
Reviewed 1 July 2015

Had lunch on a Friday afternoon. Relaxed setting, very nice food. Good service. It was a little bit noisy. We were sitting in the mall itself. The restaurant itself would have been quieter, but would have presented less of an opportunity to watch people cruise...More

Thank AvH123
Reviewed 28 April 2015

Was pretty good. Service was good, food was good, it was early in the morning and it was full which adds to the ambiance. Was good all round.

Thank tiny_raksh
Reviewed 27 April 2015 via mobile

I can recommend the eggs Benedict... I'm a big fan of the dish and Life did it justice. My wife had the green Benedict and I had the normal one Both delicious but we had to send it back as it was cold. The large...More

Thank RyanWoodley
Reviewed 17 March 2015

A big group of us (20 people) went to Life Grand Cafe on a Sunday for lunch and the restaurant was packed! The staff were excellent and sorted out 2 tables of 10 for us without a problem. We were in Johannesburg on a school...More

1  Thank ManaC_13
Reviewed 9 March 2015

Had lunch at Life several times and the food is excellent. Try the seared salmon or the paella, my favorites there. Also the fruit juices are really good.

1  Thank GCF77
Reviewed 12 February 2015 via mobile

I have been going to Life Grand Cafe in Hyde Park Corner ever since it opened about 4 years ago, and with out a doubt have never been disappointed by the service, the quality of the fusion cuisine on offer as well as the unique...More

1  Thank LouGM76
Reviewed 6 February 2015 via mobile

Well, to start off with, my slice of apple crumble was basically grilled to a hard biscuit on the inside and cold inside and the cream had been over whipped to within an inch of it becoming butter????? People should not don a chefs jacket,...More

2  Thank 667marier
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday
6:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Saturday
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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