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Lucky Bread Company

Lucky Bread Company
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Cost
R50 avg main meal
Ambience
Cheap & cheerful, Comfy & casual, Family friendly
Food
Bakery fare, Café fare, Coffee
Payment
Mastercard, Visa

Critic's review

Alida Ryder

Food
If bread is your thing, you simply must pay a visit to this Pretoria-favourite. Even though this well-designed eatery is set in a busy mall, their interesting baked goods, breads and sandwiches won’t disappoint. For passersby, a must-try is one of their expertly brewed coffees (choose from a vast selection of single origin beans), one of their delectable baked goods and a loaf of bread or two. The sweet potato bread and multi-seed loaf are simply fantastic. If you have time to sit down to one of their sandwiches, things get even better (take the rest to go). The spicy chicken melt down is one of the best sandwiches you will find in Pretoria. Spicy chicken breast tops the bread of your choice, along with with jalapeño mayo, mozzarella and avocado, with a side of spicy tomato salsa. Their hot press sandwiches are equally legendary and if you have a big appetite, their “Man Sandwich” might be your idea of heaven. Imagine gypsy ham, smoked pork, peppered salami and bacon with mozzarella, Emmenthaler, mustard mayo, tomato and micro greens on not one, not two, but three slices of their ciabatta. It will leave you feeling satisfied, to say the very least.

Drinks
Lucky Bread Co. is not licensed to sell alcohol but you are bound to find something to suit your mood in their selection of expertly-brewed single-origin coffees, fine teas, shakes, smoothies and freshly pressed juices.

Ambience
The ambience is what you would expect of an eatery situated in a mall: busy, bustling and noisy. However, this is not the place you will be sitting at for hours, enjoying a lazy meal. Quick coffees and sandwiches are the name of the game here. The restaurant is beautifully designed with interesting furniture.

Service
Service can be a little slow when they are busy, however the staff are always very friendly and the baristas excel at their craft.

And…
Their milkshakes and waffles will provide the perfect sweet end to your meal.

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  • Alida Ryder

    Food
    If bread is your thing, you simply must pay a visit to this Pretoria favourite. Even though this well-designed eatery is set in a busy mall, Lucky Bread Company’s interesting baked goods, breads and sandwiches won’t disappoint.

    For passersby, a must-try is one of their expertly brewed coffees (choose from a vast selection of single-origin beans), some delectable baked goods, and a loaf of bread – or two. The sweet-potato bread and multi-seed loaf are simply fantastic.
    If you have time to sit down to one of their sandwiches, things get even better. The spicy chicken meltdown is one of the best sandwiches you will find in Pretoria. Spicy chicken breast tops the bread of your choice, along with with jalapeño mayo, mozzarella and avocado, with a side of spicy tomato salsa.

    Their hot-press sandwiches are equally legendary and, if you have a big appetite, their Man Sandwich might be your idea of heaven: imagine gypsy ham, smoked pork, peppered salami and bacon with mozzarella, emmenthal, mustard-mayo, tomato and micro greens on not one, not two, but three slices of ciabatta. It will leave you feeling satisfied, to say the very least.

    Drinks
    Lucky Bread Company is not licensed to sell alcohol, but guests are bound to find something to suit their mood in the selection of expertly brewed single-origin coffees, fine teas, shakes, smoothies and freshly pressed juices.

    Ambience

    The ambience is what you would expect of an eatery situated in a mall: busy, bustling and noisy. However, this is not the place you will be sitting at for hours, enjoying a lazy meal. Quick coffees and sandwiches are the name of the game here. The restaurant is beautifully designed with interesting furniture.

    Service
    Service can be a little slow when they are busy; however, the staff are always very friendly and the baristas excel at their craft.

    And…
    Their milkshakes and waffles will provide the perfect sweet end to your meal.

    (July 2015)

  • Diane de Beer

    Food
    As the name suggests, bread is king at this eatery, which has stolen a lot of hearts. It has become the go-to deli for homemade bread, with a staggering selection of artisan breads including sourdough, ciabatta, French, seed and rye. As for sit-down fare, choose the aptly titled Man Sandwich with gypsy ham, smoked pork, peppered salami, or the bacon sandwich with mozzarella, emmenthal, mustard mayo, tomato and micro greens on three slices of ciabatta. Alternatively, opt for platter with a selection of their artisanal breads served with all the accoutrements to make the best sandwiches. It’s all very hale and hearty. There’s also a lusty selection of sweet delights as well as coffee and tea to make the mind spin.

    Drinks 
    There's no wines here, but they offer quality drinks, from freshly pressed juices (orange, naartjie, pear and ginger, pure carrot) to smoothies (salted caramel, berry, and mango chai). Also on the menu is iced tea and coffee (with limited availability because of their 12-hour secret brewing process) as well as the popular pour-over style with single-origin filter coffee produced one cup at a time. And, of course, a selection of tea like jasmine green tea, organic Earl Grey and apple vanilla.

    Service
    It’s all hands on deck and staff are often kept running, especially on weekends, but their attention keeps patrons happy. They keep you posted if there's a delay.

    Ambience
    Set at the centre of a busy mall, the space has been designed in a workmanlike but smart fashion. It’s stylish, sassy and somewhere to watch the passing parade comfortably.

    And…
    It took many, many years to make this particular spot work. Many others have tried, but Lucky Bread’s magic is truly working – it’s pumping. And they're planning something new for the mall...

    (July 2014)

  • Eat Out

    Single-origin beans are roasted in small batches to give the most defined taste and are served in a variety of ways, from Aeropress to Chemex and pour-over to cold-brewed, which they can do on their custom-made Lucky Mirage Espresso machine. Grab a sandwich made with their artisanal freshly baked bread and filled with seasonal garden veggies, creamy farm butter, locally crafted cheese and smoky charcuterie. (August 2014)
  • Best for bread, bread and bread. Winner of the Eat Out DStv Food Network Produce Award in 2013 in the bakery category. Any sandwich and one of their classy coffees will make your day. (EO mag 2014)

User reviews

  • Hands down the best sandwiches in town. The coffee and fresh bread are also amazing.
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  • EARLY OPEN AND ALWAYS GOT EXTRAORDINARILY BAKED BREAD,
    ESP. SOURDOUGH AND SEED LOAF.
    RECOMMENDABLE.
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  • What a waste of time! Service was slow, place is expensive, ended up paying R18 for a cafe latte the size of a small coffee cup and had a Croque Monsieur (clissic griled ham and cheese) for R46, its not bad, but nothing to write home about, oh and the best part, I waited more than 40mins for the sandwich!!!

    If you're in a rush, avoid this place...
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  • Service is great its best sour dough bread, the salads are delicious só is the orange almôndegas cake
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  • Seriously disappointed!! Felt for a great sandwich and I'd walked past a few times so I decided to drive through to brooklyn mall to give it a try. I ordered a roast pork toasted cheese on ciabatta to take away. 5 min later driving out I start eating my sandwich and I soon discover that not only is it hardly toasted, the bread is gross and soggy and no sign of the pork that id paid R54 for but rather a slice of gypsy Ham with chunks of cheese that hadn't even been melted. I was in a rush and couldn't turn around. Experience left me with a bad taste in my mouth and an empty stomach.
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  • Avoid this place at all costs!
    Had a bad experience the 1st time. Went back today with my husband. My food was served cold and I had to ask for it to be warmed. Only the scone got warmed. The pain au chocolat was so cold it was awful and I asked to take it away as I will warm it at home. It came back wrapped in a piece of paper, all squashed. I asked for it to be removed form my bill and the manager, (the white girl) came over with attitude and refused to remove it but offered me something I did not want. I explained that I wanted something with chocolate and wanted to know if they do not have chocolate cake instead. She informed me that they do but it is more expensive and she cannot swop, upon which I said I am willing to pay in the difference. I then got a bill for R35 more and the amount for the pain au chocolat was not removed. When I questioned it she raised her voice and informed me that I had to pay for both. I then said I will never go back again. I paid R55 for nothing as I did not have either at the end when I left the coffee shop. Disgusting and very disappointing. I will not recommend this place to anybody and will inform my friend etc. that they should avoid it at all costs. They basically stole my money!

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  • If I stayed in Pretoria this is where I would live. Amazing food and by far the best coffee in town. The apple and almond criossant muffin is over the top good!

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Facilities

  • Accepts credit cards
  • Breakfast
  • Child friendly
  • Dinner
  • Food
  • Licensed
  • Lunch
  • Parking
  • Serves food
  • Takeaways
  • Vegetarian

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