Nice on 4th

Nice on 4th
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  • Location 011 788 6286
  • Phone Number 37 4th Avenue, cnr 14th Street, Parkhurst, Johannesburg
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  • Opening Hours

    Breakfast: Tuesday to Sunday 7.30am to 4pm

    Lunch: Tuesday to Sunday 7.30am to 4pm

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R70 avg main meal
Contemporary cool, Family friendly, Hip & happening
Bakery fare, Café fare
Mastercard, Visa

Critic's review

Mokgadi Itsweng

Sunday brunch at Nice is always the perfect way to end the weekend and get ready for the week ahead. Their breakfast menu may be small, but it offers lots of variety. Their breakfast baskets are everyone’s favourite – you’ll find toasted bread fashioned into a basket shape, filled with eggs, bacon and tomato, or scrambled egg with smoked salmon and tomato relish. For a scrumptious treat, try the crumpets topped with mascarpone, strawberries, bacon and maple syrup.

Their lunch menu offers a great choice of pastas, sandwiches, salads and freshly baked pies. For something sweet, try their famous ‘magic’ bars: delicious homemade caramel and nut bars that they also use in making ice cream. Alternatively, opt for the very popular roulade with strawberries and rosewater-flavoured cream.

The wine list is small but well curated and features varieties like the Fat Bastard sauvignon blanc, Rupert & Rothschild Classique and Zandvliet Shiraz. These wines are also available by the glass, and there is also a few bubblies represented, from Graham Beck to Veuve Clicquot.

Service is fast and efficient, with friendly owner/manager Carla keeping a watchful eye. Servers are well informed about the menu and helpful without being overbearing.

Warm and cosy, Nice feels like a real neighbourhood café. The décor is simple and homely, with decorative splashes in the form of antique chandeliers and flower vases. Tea is served in antique silver teapots and pretty porcelain teacups. The restaurant fills up with both families with kids and the trendy Parkhurst crowd.

Do try out their deli take-away service. The deli menu is vast and includes items like freshly baked pies, cordials, speciality Yswara teas, handmade ice creams and cakes you can order for a special occasion.

(August 2014)

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    Opt for a slice of chicken pie (perhaps the best in Jozi), or crumpets stacked three-high with mascarpone, bacon, strawberries and Maple syrup. Other options include great organic salads, gluten-free Belgian chocolate cake, and scrumptious toasted croissants with fluffy scrambled eggs and perfectly crisped bacon.

    A small but good selection.

    Friendly and helpful to the extent that we were offered a plate to share. Waitrons were knowledgeable and able to eloquently recite the day’s fresh juices and other specialities.

    From pretty antique roses in silver bowls to restored Bentwood chairs and soft, worn damask, it’s all delightfully old world. Moms can bring their broods – dressed up in finery - for tea to teach them about the finer things in life.

    The bookshop offers a range of great literature and gifts, and there’s couture one shop down from the restaurant. Perfect for the ladies who lunch. (HF, October 2011)

User reviews

  • VERY rude manager with no customer care skills at all. She refused to acknowledge that description on menu was different to what arrived on my plate. Beware! The prices on boards are NOT the same as menu either. Dupe customers with cheaper prices on the boards but when you pay they are the higher prices in the printed menu. Restaurant has gone downhill since this review in Aug 2014.
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  • I heard it get's crazy on weekends there. So I tried them out for lunch. Was quite happy with the services. Probably because I sat far away from the kitchen lol. The food was fresh and delicious. Will be sure to try it out again.
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  • went for lunch on Sunday with my dog! It was lovely. So friendly to all of us, food was divine!
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  • Visited in June 2014. Average food, too many people crammed into a single space and a ridiculously rude owner who has no idea what's going on and who shows no shame shouting at both staff and customers. Excellent venue if public humiliation is your thing.
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  • Got asked to leave after our meal cause other people waiting for a table. No time to relax and enjoy our tea/oj. After spending over R250 on breakfast this morning it was time to go. Not good first impression.
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  • Accepts credit cards
  • Alfresco
  • Booking required
  • Breakfast
  • Child friendly
  • Food
  • Functions
  • Licensed
  • Lunch
  • Parking
  • Serves food
  • Takeaways
  • Vegetarian
  • Wheelchair
  • WiFi

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