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Café Hemingways

Café Hemingways
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  • Phone Number 011 466 0195
  • Location Kyalami Downs Shopping Centre, Corner of Kyalami Boulevard and Kyalami Main Road (R55), Kyalami, Midrand, Johannesburg
  • email reservations@cafehemingways.co.za
  • Website URL http://www.cafehemingways.co.za/
  • Opening Hours

    Monday and Tuesday 7am to 7pm; Wednesday to Friday 7am till late; Saturday 7.30am till late; Sundays and Public Holidays 8am to 2pm

Cost
R65 avg main meal
Ambience
Comfy & casual
Food
Café fare, Coffee
Payment
Mastercard, Visa
Corkage
No BYO

Owners description

Café Hemingway’s offers a fusion of fine dining and bistro style cuisine.

Hemingways is a state of mind. A world-class café and restaurant situated in an up and coming area of Kyalami Boulevard. Café Hemingway’s offers an exceptional experience for the discerning patron. A fusion of bistro-style and fine dining, made from only the freshest local and organic ingredients ensures a unique experience in our beautiful café. Pop in for a relaxing lunch on our deck, and stay for the delectable home-made cakes and desserts.  Join their internationally acclaimed Chefs as they take you on a journey of sensual, gastronomic delight.

Parties & functions at Hemingway’s
Make your next function extra special! Whether a slick, sophisticated corporate event or a rambunctious backelorette Café Hemingway’s can’t wait to host you! We will build a menu to suit you and your guests and can even do a wine pairing or a whisky experience! Your options are limitless as our fabulous functions team will handle everything from your menu to the décor and can even assist in sourcing your entertainment. Inspiration made delicious!

High Tea at Hemingway’s
Let Café Hemingway’s spoil you with our gorgeous gastronomic delights, when you book your High Tea Party with the talented Chefs at Café Hemingway’s. Perfect for baby showers, hen parties, book clubs, birthday parties or
simply a party to catch up with good friends!  Just so you know, it's just us! We aren't part of a franchise, a hotel or even a chain. So you'll have to get your fill of us at our one venue in Kyalami.

Follow Café Hemingways on Instagram at @HemingwaysJozi  Also follow them on Twitter at @HemingwaysJozi or on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/HemingwaysJozi

 

User reviews

  • Lunch 27th June. On arrival the waitress took us straight to a table for 2 without asking if we had booked, which we had, and a table had been nicely prepared for us as we discovered later! The dishes we ordered were described to us by the chef after we asked to see him- the langoustine risotto was superb! We were entertained by Gavin after we had finished our meal and given a tour and explanation of the facilities at Hemingways. Our first visit but not the last!
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  • My friend and I decided to try this restaurant for a quick lunch as she had heard a promotion done on the radio that sounded interesting. We sat down and absolutely loved all the decor. We ordered a glass of house wine (Sauvignon blanc) and burgers. She ordered medium to well done and I ordered medium. Both burgers, however were rare and had that raw meat flavour. It was so disappointing but we didn't send our food back as I have heard bad things from other restaurants about complaining and sending your food back to be 'fixed'. We did tell the waitress about the burger patties so that they could be made aware of it, unfortunately the chef didn't bother to come and chat to us either (this could also have been that the waitress neglected to tell the chef or manager about our complaint). The worst part was that we both had BAD headaches that afternoon, which I suspect was from the wine that was not opened at the table which is the last time I ever do that! That was the first and last time I will be going to this restaurant. (Expensive burgers too...)
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  • I have been wanting to go to this restaurant for a while now. Having heard such great reviews, I was excited to try the artisan meals. Sadly the Baked Camembert was "out of stock" along with some other dishes. I ended up having the Calamari starter which wasn't fabulous. The beef sandwich was also not great with the meat being very tough. The saving grace is the atmosphere and vibe. The details in the bar area is lovely and the greenery throughout the outside seating area is very nice.
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  • Top notch ratings all round! Service is spot on. Spend some time at the bar and learn about whiskeys from around the world! The food is outstanding - never disappoints! The food is creative, and changes seasonally - which is a true show of Chef flare! Creative is their second name - at the bar and with food, there's always a 'wow' factor. The best part about it, is that they charge reasonable prices and not outrageous prices that you would expect to pay for quality like this.
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  • I went to Cafe Hemingways for breakfast with my family one Saturday Morning. The coffee was awesome, the food exceptional, great portion sizes and the services was fantastic. Our waitress was proactive and made sure we were well looked after. The venue is great and the decor is amazing with great attention to detail. Beautiful for tea parties and birthdays. I would highly recommend a drive to Cafe Hemingways for any occasions or just breakfast on a Saturday with the family.
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  • Great Café with great food and friendly staff.
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  • The best food I have ever had. Exquisite and definitely the place to goin Joburg
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  • Awesome
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  • Delicious food, wonderful service. Their desserts are amazing. Definately one of the best in Jhb.
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  • I had dinner at cafe Hemingways with my husband for my birthday. We shared a platter for 2 as a starter, the best calamari rings ever not to mention the cheese. I had a pasta, the portion was so big I could not finish it. My husband had the mushroom burger ( me not a fan of mushrooms) but I think I had more of the mushrooms then he did, they are so tasty and full of flavor. The cocktails looks amazing and taste even better. the service was quick and pleasant.
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  • My husband and I came across this establishment by chance late Saturday afternoon two weeks ago. We ordered fish which they never had so my husband settled on a steak and I a pasta. The pasta was completely tasteless and extremely small - certainly not worth R145. The steak was half fat and grissle and the other half was overcooked, cold and tough. When we complained the "chef" advised us that they have no control of the meat and that's how it comes from their supplier but "next time" we could have a meal on the house. I advised him that there would never be a next time which did not seem to phase him. Very disappointing and certainly not an establishment that I would recommend.
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  • I think this restaurant is overrated and overhyped. I was very excited to try out this much talked about restaurant that was in my neighbourhood. It is a gorgeous restaurant but the food left much to be desired. The waitress took our order without even telling us about the specials. 10 minutes after we placed our order, a chef came to inform us about the specials. I ordered the vegetarian burger(Zivhago) which was completely bland, did not come with any sauce and the patty was a mushy flavorless texture-I ended up using my salad dressing to try jazz it up but still left more than half of it. My daughter had the fish and chips (Pinnochio)which looked great but was oily and completely unseasoned. My partners pasta dish (Keyser) was the best of the lot but was a tiny portion for R145. Very disappointed and don't think we will head back even though the breakfast menu looked good.
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  • I have had the pleasure of Frequenting Cafe Hemming ways in the past few months. I have an office down the road which we are unfortunately not utilizing as much due to the urge of trying to keep my self and staff away from the great food and fantastic service. Ilse runs a good shop, Her team are fantastic and well groomed in their profession with a permanent warm approach to regular clients as well as new ones. Word of Warning: " Come Hungry"!!!!!
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  • I have only eaten breakfast at Cafe Hemingways but cannot wait to go back again try everything else! I had the MISS MONEYPENNY; An English muffin draped with bacon, egg, grilled tomato & avo, topped with a tangy, home-made bacon jam, minus the tomato cos I am not a fan... It was incredible! The eggs were perfectly poached and the home-made bacon jam was out of this world! I WILL be back!
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  • From fantastic decor and ambiance to amazing dishes, Cafe Hemingway's is a must try (and frequent!) Both Chef Shaun and the dessert Queen Chef Engela offer mouthwatering meals and sweet treats. The steaks are to die for, as are the chocolate cookies! The staff are friendly and knowledgeable, plus there is a dynamic and interesting wine list.
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  • Café Hemingway’s is tucked into a quiet corner next to the Kyalami race track - a cosy space with fairy lights outdoor, and a cake table inside. My first visit was on a Sunday, around brunch time, and I was lucky to find an empty table. The service is impeccable and you won’t find food prepared any fresher, with Chef Shaun making fresh pasta and every sauce on the burgers to order. This is an incredible venue for fancy functions and lazy late afternoon meals. P.S. Aside from the chocolate cake, I can definitely also recommend the Tigger and the Hannibal.
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  • I love Cafe Hemingways in Kyalami JOZI. They did a great job of my 40th Birthday and would recommend that anyone out there looking for a venue should look them up. Chef Sean's menu and food is great and caters for all sorts of diets from Veggies to Banting, I also find that if you do ask for something special they will make a plan to make it work . The Cakes are amazing too and they made me the most amazing Black Forest Cake for my Birthday, In all every time I have been there it has been a great experience, with the food and staff Big Thumbs up to the Whole Team @ Cafe Hemingways
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  • I have been to Hemingways on several occasions and tried something different from the menu each time. Not once was I disappointed with what was presented to me, definitely worth a vising. Delicious food, completely different from what you even expect, great staff and atmosphere. I recommend it to all to visit as soon as possible.
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  • I have been to Cafe Hemingways several times and the food and ambience are excellent. Their fish grilled to perfection. Definitely great value for your money.
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  • I have been to Cafe Hemingways on several occasions now , for Breakfast , Lunch and a early dinner and each time has been nothing but amazing. The best food in Johannesburg by far , service out of this world and the setting and decor very upmarket. if you are looking for an unforgettable experience then this is the place to be.
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  • Café Hemingways Is by far one of the best if not the best restaurant in Jozi!!! Amazing ambiance, great friendly service and incredible food!! The Chefs are incredible, friendly and passionate about their food. As someone who was not sure of what career path to take, one shift working in the kitchen at Hemingways ignited a passion and I now plan on becoming a Chef, I owe this to Head Chef Shaun and Head Pastry Chef Engela who not only deliver amazing food but inspire!!! I strongly recommend that everyone visits Café Hemingways!!
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  • Not enough stars in the univers to rate Cafe Hemingways. The best food and wine.. Love the staff the are always friendly and willing to help. I have never experienced any place like it.
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  • Wow what an amazing experience! I have truly struggled in finding a restaurant that combines great service, exquisite food and mind blowing cocktails but finally i have found THE ONE. I visited this lovely little gem on a warm Saturday afternoon and was taken aback at how beautiful the restaurant was, I proceeded to order a cocktail I have never heard of, it was a lavender and litchi martini and although it sounded odd it was absolutely SPECTACULAR. Do not even get me started on the food it was 5 Star! I definitely recommend this restaurant.
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  • The food was absolutely amazing. The passion that the chefs have in how they present their food is out of this world and so is the tantalizng flavours. Definetly a great place to wine and dine.
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  • What a delightful experience! Hemingways is the restaurant I have been waiting for in the Kyalami area. It has everything one desires from delicious breakfasts to hearty lunches. The service is prompt and always involves a smile, the food is mouthwatering and creative, and the ambiance is imaginative. Put all of this together and voila - an experience to remember. I shall be back sooner than expected.
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  • As a chef in training, I obviously take my food very passionately and I managed to get a table at cafe hemingways (they are very busy) and sample some of the amazing dishes I have seen being posted on social media. The food was amazing, well cooked and timeous, the staff were friendly and professional and one of the only restaurants that I know of where the executive head chef and executive head bartender are the ones that talk you through the specials! Out of this world! Definitely coming back soonest!
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  • Café Hemingways is such a unique restaurant in the heart of Kyalami. I have eaten here on numerous occasions and have never had a bad meal. The food is off the charts. I would highly recommend giving it a try!
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  • Cafe Hemingways has such an amazing and unique feel to it, always buzzing. The talented Chefs and staff go out of their way to assist patrons. The food is sensational, burgers are the BEST I have had. I LOVE this restaurant!
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  • I have been in the food and beverage industry for over 13 years and through Monin flavoured syrups, have trained over 500 venues across south Africa in the bar. I must say that having seen my fair share of great food prepared by Fantastic chefs, the food at hemingways is absolutely class leading. Imaginative recipes coupled with amazing serves and great service. Definitely a treat for the senses!
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  • I think this restaurant is overrated and overhyped. I was very excited to try out this much talked about restaurant that was in my neighbourhood. It is a gorgeous restaurant but the food left much to be desired. The waitress took our order without even telling us about the specials. 10 minutes after we placed our order, a chef came to inform us about the specials. I ordered the vegetarian burger(Zivhago) after the previous reviewers rave comments which was completely bland, did not come with any sauce and the patty was a mushy flavorless texture-I ended up using my salad dressing to try jazz it up but still left more than half of it. My daughter had the fish and chips (Pinnochio)which looked great but was oily and completely unseasoned. My partners pasta dish (Keyser) was the best of the lot but was a tiny portion for R145. Very disappointed and don't think we will head back even though the breakfast menu looked good.
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  • I am new to whole vegetarian thing, in fact I find it downright bizarre that my body has, after so long, now decided meat isn't acceptable. I love burgers, adore them! I worried - where would my blend of crunchy lettuce, succulent meaty taste and simple delight, now come from? Then I discovered the Zhivago from Café Hemingway's in Kyalami. It's AMAZING! Chickpea falafel, grilled mushrooms all the dressings - it's heaven! The chips that came with it were divine, as was the fresh pressed juice of the day. All in all - the best dining experience we have had in ages!!
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  • I have visited the new Cafe Hemingways three times now, today I possibly had the best breakfast ever!! I have been in the hospitality industry for 25 years and can honestly say Cafe Hemingways is in a league of its own Beautiful menu ( you can play Movie quizz by looking at it alone). Food is exceptional, freshly prepared and presentation gets 100% Staff is great Possibly my favorite place right now for a quick bite to eat! They score top with me!!
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Facilities

  • Accepts credit cards
  • Beer served
  • Breakfast
  • Cocktails
  • Dinner
  • Food
  • Licensed
  • Lunch
  • Parking
  • Serves food
  • Smoking

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