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Wolves Café

Wolves Café
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Cost
R65 avg main meal
Ambience
Comfy & casual, Family friendly
Food
Bakery fare, Bistro fare, Café fare, Coffee, Light meals
Payment
Mastercard, Visa

Critic's review

Jodi-Ann Pearton

Food
Wolves Café is located in the perfect place for corporate foot traffic, students and general coffee catch-ups. The menu is well put together, with a fabulous breakfast and light lunch offering. The avo toast served with poached egg and tomato is fabulous and the mushrooms – served on scrambled eggs – is nothing less than an umami explosion. There are also more exciting options available such as shakshuka, for those who like a flavoursome start to the day.

Wolves has a selection of simple but well put together light meals on offer, with family favourites such as grilled cheese with tomato soup and fried chicken waffles. The food is comforting, made with fresh ingredients and delicious.

There is always a wonderful selection of sweet treats and fresh – perfectly made – cakes on offer. Sink your teeth into a moist slice of cake or pie whilst working on the free wi-fi or chatting to friends in an eclectic space.

Drinks
Brilliant, perfectly prepared coffee in every form imaginable. Wolves offers a fabulous selection of perfectly brewed traditional and flavoured coffees and well as iced coffees and spiked beverages.  There are refreshing fruit juice combos infused with all kinds of delicious flavours and for those who want to really spoil themselves order from the milkshake menu – the caramel popcorn shake is a must-have.

Service
The waitstaff are very laid-back. A little more attention to detail would be good, but the environment is very relaxed so the team does a reasonable job of ensuring patrons are well looked after. Booking is a terrible process and no one really knows what to do with a telephonic booking so rather just arrive and find a spot in the buzz.

Ambience
The décor is comprised of a wonderful and trendy mix of different furniture and laid-back table settings. There is art from all kinds of people pinned up in the café – all for sale. The art adds a fabulous, trendy edge to the environment. Fabulous, up-beat music is always playing and makes the dining area and café vibey. Patrons are a great mix of serious corporates, youthful entrepreneurs, students, and house moms all squeezed into a buzzing café space which reminds one of an international street side café.

And…
Wi-fi is available so it is an amazing spot to work, chill or just have an exceptional cup of coffee with a mate.

(September 2016)

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  • Jodi-Ann Pearton

    Food
    Wolves is located in the perfect place for corporate foot traffic, students and general coffee catchups. The menu is well put together, with a fabulous breakfast and light lunch offering. The avo toast served with poached egg and tomato is fabulous, and the shrooms served on scrambled eggs is nothing less than an umami explosion. Then there are more exciting options such as shakshuka for those who like a flavoursome start to the day.

    Wolves has a selection of simple but well put-together light meals on offer, with family favourites such as grilled cheese with tomato soup and fried chicken waffles. The food is comforting, made with fresh ingredients and delicious.

    There's always a wonderful selection of sweet treats and fresh cakes on offer. Sink your teeth into a moist slice of cake or pie whilst working on the free WiFi or chatting to friends in an eclectic space.

    Drinks
    Brilliant coffee in any form imaginable. Wolves offers a fabulous selection of perfectly brewed traditional and flavoured coffees and well as iced coffees and spiked beverages. There are refreshing fruit juice combos infused with all kinds of delicious flavours. For those who want to really spoil themselves, order from the milkshake menu – the caramel popcorn shake is a must have.

    Service
    Very relaxed and laid back. A little more attention to detail would be good, but the environment is very relaxed. Just arrive and find a spot in the buzz.

    Ambience
    The décor is comprised of a wonderful and trendy mix of different furniture and laid-back table settings. There is art pinned up in the café – all for sale – which adds a fabulous, trendy edge to the environment. Upbeat music is always playing, which makes the dining area and café vibey. Patrons are a great mix of serious corporates, youthful entrepreneurs, students and house moms, all squeezed into a buzzing café space, which reminds you of an international street side café.

    And…
    WiFi is available, so it's an amazing spot to work, chill or just have an exceptional cup of coffee with a mate.

    (September 2016)

    Eat Out reviewers dine anonymously and pay for their meals in full. Click here to read our editorial policy.

  • Rupesh Kassen

    Food
    This is the perfect place to set up your mobile office for the day. The trendy space is crammed with little tables and people beavering over laptops with steaming cups of coffee. The menu has been revamped, and now offers an all-day breakfast, exciting light meals and some decadent desserts. For breakfast, choose from a health breakfast of yogurt and fruit or eggs made to your liking, with loads of extras to pimp it up. Try the Middle Eastern shakshuka with tomato and red pepper sauce, poached eggs and crusty bread. For lunch, the hearty but healthy chicken salad bowl with quinoa, red cabbage and avocado will certainly please the more conscientious eater. Swap the chicken with Moroccan chickpeas for a vegan option. The new trend of waffles and fried chicken with cayenne syrup makes an appearance on the menu, or opt for the meatball sub with coriander and tomato relish. I had the delicious Wolves cheeseburger, served in a burger basket with sweet potato fries. The homemade patty comes with cheese and salad and the top of the soft bun is stamped with the Wolves W. For dessert, there are flapjacks with homemade salted caramel and vanilla ice cream, or a French toasted peanut butter and jam sandwich with a rice krispie crust, almost like a meal on its own. The waffles are served with a scoop of Paul’s homemade ice cream, to complete the indulgent experience. There is also a range of freshly baked cakes to go with the delicious coffee.

    Drinks
    Coffee is the order of the day here; prepared hot or cold, with options of flavoured syrups. Interesting smoothies with fresh fruit and juice combinations are available, and you can even add vodka for bit of kick. Milkshakes are taken seriously here; standouts include the honeycomb, caramel popcorn or the chai latte. For something a bit stronger, craft beers or cocktails, like the Candy Martini or Gin Garden with cucumber and elderflower syrup, will certainly take the edge off.

    Service
    Staff members are trendy and laid back, which suits the vibe of the restaurant well. The service from the kitchen follows suit and your meal may take some time to arrive.

    Ambience
    Mismatched chairs, bunting, knick-knacks and art from budding artists create this unique and cosy space. There’s a bookcase filled with quirky items for sale, free Wifi, and a range of board games available for a relaxed afternoon.

    And …
    Check out their website for live bands and comedians on certain days.

    (August 2015)

User reviews

  • Unfortunately after hearing so much hype about this quaint place, we went for breakfast, which it should not advertise it does, where they didn't have everything on their limited menu. Then completely messed up our order when we were the only people there, and bringing us cold food. I'm sure they are good for cupcakes and afternoon drinks, but that's where it ends.

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  • We live close by to Wolves, and have tried about twice to have lunch there. Both times were extremely disappointing. Both times no one showed us a table, nor seemed the slightest bit interested in serving us, which was made all the more worse as the managers/owners were present. You get the feeling that the managers think theyre too cool to serve you - its their quirky eatery, and youre intruding in their space. Wont go back. In Joburg one cannot afford to have an attitude like this.
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Facilities

  • Accepts credit cards
  • Breakfast
  • Child friendly
  • Dancing
  • Food
  • Functions
  • Licensed
  • Live entertainment
  • Lunch
  • Parking
  • Serves food
  • Smoking
  • Takeaways
  • WiFi

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