Cnr Café & Bistro (Craighall Park)

Cnr Café & Bistro (Craighall Park)
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R90 avg main meal
Groups, Local cuisine, Quick meals
Bistro fare, Café fare, Mediterranean
Amex, Diners Club, Mastercard, Visa

Critic's review

Xolisa Phillip

There’s thoughtfulness to the menu because it’s accommodating to customers who might not have big appetites and the items are price sensitive, making Cnr Café & Bistro an accessible and viable place at which to eat out.

Breakfast includes corn fritters, hollandaise and French toast. They also serve sandwiches – bread options include rye, seed or French loaf, sourdough and gluten-free. You’re able to pick and choose what filling you want.

Then there are the signature items that include burgers, beef fillet and fish dishes, with side options like sweet-potato chips, shoelace chips, cauliflower rice with pumpkin seeds and salad. A range of pastas and pizza also feature.

The vegetarian items, though not extensive or exhaustive, are outstanding. Take, for instance, the Buddha bowl – you can enjoy it on a cold Johannesburg morning or a freezing winter’s night. It’s an ensemble of ginger-glazed edamame beans dusted with sesame seeds, oven-dried tomatoes, fresh pear, sunflower shoots, hummus and sweet-potato chips. It has sweet flavour notes, a hint of chilli and it’s so delicious. The taste stays with you long after you’ve had the dish.

On the dessert front, fresh, fluffy, moist and tasty treats – including cheesecake and brownies – await you.

The usual suspects: juices, coffees and teas, as well as smoothies, shakes, freezos, and beers and ciders.

Attentive, helpful, and efficient.

Relaxed, unpretentious hippie-esque vibe. It has a magnetic pull because of its calm and inviting atmosphere.

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(August 2018)

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User reviews

  • I've always enjoyed 'popping into' the Cnr Cafe for lunch or dinner. It's unpretentious, the food is good with always one or two unusual items on the menu. This evening I had beer battered Norwegian salmon - delicious. The service could be sharper. But overall a reliable bistro.
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  • I’ve been coming to Cnr Cafe for years and for the first time ever, the salmon was seriously horrid. It might have been frozen a few times but it was powdery and awful. I don’t mind a mistake every now and again but don’t charge me for awful food.
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  • Accepts credit cards
  • Alfresco
  • Child friendly
  • Cocktails
  • Dinner
  • Functions
  • Licensed
  • Lunch
  • Parking
  • Serves food
  • Takeaways
  • Vegetarian
  • Wheelchair
  • WiFi

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