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Gia's on Montrose

$$ - $$$
Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly
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66b South Road | Morningside, Sandton 2196, South Africa
+27 11 326 5074
07:00 - 16:45
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2017 via mobile

Read a few reviews and walked in to have breakfast, firstly the venue is right next to a busy road and takes away the garden setting that is being created. Service is attentive and cappuccino was good, ordered salmon and scrambled eggs which was expensive considering the potions which was disguised by the enormous slices of toast. Food was edible... More 

Thank Jacques M
Michelle G, Owner at Gia's on Montrose, responded to this review

Hi Jacques, thanks for taking the time to review Gia's and for the kind words regarding our service and cappuccino. Please note that salmon is expensive which in turn will affect my prices. The enormous slices of toast come from artisan bread which we order daily from a wonderful bakery, and which customers order from them through me. I'm sorry... More 

Durban South Africa
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294 reviews
174 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2017

Great place to sit outside in the garden for a leisurely breakfast. Good service and tasty breakfast served here. One can wander around the garden and the nursery.

Thank Peter F
Johannesburg, South Africa
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38 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 December 2016

I met a friend for brunch yesterday at Gia's. We had a wonderful waiter, Thomas, who kept us entertained while giving us brilliant service. We both opted for the Nordic Sunrise breakfast. My friend asked for a slight change to the menu as she was unable to eat the mushrooms and this was done with no fuss and bother. The... More 

Thank Beverley R
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102 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 November 2016

We went to this charmingly situated little restaurant/coffee shop for lunch on a Sunday in November 2016; main reason was to do some shopping in the nursery at the same time. First impressions not great. Paper menus a bit scruffy and badly stained; table wonky and a bit sticky in places - feels like it needs a good scrub; waiters... More 

Thank jsn_chiaro
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

Going to Gia's is a little bit like playing food Russian Roulette. One day you can go there, get excellent service and have a great meal (although it's never cheap). On other days, like today, the service will be terrible, and the food disappointing. I think some of it may have to do with the manager on duty- not sure... More 

Thank Lolapalooza3006
Michelle G, Owner at Gia's on Montrose, responded to this review

Dear Lolapalooza3006, thanks for your review. We remember your table very clearly, and the orders that were placed. We will take into account what you have said and apply them with immediate effect. Thank you for your invaluable input into the running of our business. Kind regards Michelle More 

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93 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 October 2016

We visit Gia's once every three months or so. The main attractions are the outdoor setting and service, plus the lack of urgency and general atmosphere. There are few places in Johannesburg where you can eat outdoors without gazing at a car park or other restaurants. The tree and garden setting here is wonderful and one can bring a small... More 

Thank Anthony B
Michelle G, Owner at Gia's on Montrose, responded to this review

Dear Anthony B, what a wonderful review to start the day with! We are so happy that you enjoyed your time with your family here at Gia's and we look forward to hosting you again in the not so distant future. Thank you for taking the time to review us so favorably. Kind regards Michelle More 

Stellenbosch, South Africa
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26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 August 2016

We frequently go to Gia's for breakfasts and lunches - the food is always consistently delicious and fresh. There coffee's are great and their cocktails are tasty. Lovely outdoor setting under the tree's. Friendly staff. Great spot.

Thank Carolyn H
Michelle G, Owner at Gia's on Montrose, responded to this review

Dear Carolyn H, this is the kind of review to brighten even the darkest day! Thank you so very much, kind regards Michelle More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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93 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 July 2016

We have a ladies lunch club that meets once a month for lunch on a Saturday. The theme for choosing the restaurant, is that it has to be in a garden setting - no parking lots or shopping malls. I google searched Gia's and we were not disappointed by the stunning garden setting. I was worried that it was going... More 

Thank Lee-anne G
Michelle G, Owner at Gia's on Montrose, responded to this review

Dear Lee-Anne G, my apologies for the delayed response to your review which you took the time out to do. We remember your meal as we spoke about it in our management meeting when we read your review, and my manager remembered your meal. The chef who made your particular meal was bought to book and steps were taken to... More 

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42 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 June 2016

A good breakfast with warm and friendly service. The setting in this tranquil nursery is relaxing and rewarding. A little on the expensive side.

Thank Gerald D
Michelle G, Owner at Gia's on Montrose, responded to this review

Dear Gerald D, glad you enjoyed your breakfast and that you were well looked after. Have a wonderful day, Michelle More 

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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 June 2016 via mobile

This is what I got when I ordered scrambled eggs for breakfast this morning. A side plate of dry tasteless eggs, no toast, no garnish and nothing else on the plate. Very disappointed and unexpected given that we go there for breakfast every Sunday. Come on guys. You need to up your game!

Thank O7861DLalexf
Michelle G, Owner at Gia's on Montrose, responded to this review

Dear 07861DLalexf, thank you for taking the time to review our restaurant albeit not very favorably. It would have been in everyone's best interest if the issue had been addressed on the day at the time of you receiving your meal, in order for it to have been rectified immediately. I'm interested to know what your actual order was. Please... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:00 - 16:45
07:00 - 16:45
07:00 - 16:45
07:00 - 16:45
07:00 - 16:45
07:00 - 16:45
07:00 - 16:45
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 66b South Road | Morningside, Sandton 2196, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Gauteng  >  Greater Johannesburg  >  Sandton
  • Phone Number: +27 11 326 5074

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