Café Mayfair

11 Reviews
Café fare, Coffee, Light meals
Phone Number 0315623008 Opening Hours

Monday to Friday 6.30am to 4.30pm; Saturday and Sunday 6.30am to 4pm



R65 avg main meal
Café fare, Coffee, Light meals
No Corkage
R65 avg main meal
Business meetings, Coffee, Family friendly, Groups, Kids, Quick meals
Mastercard, Visa, Zapper
Accepts credit cards, Alfresco, Breakfast, Child friendly, Dog-friendly, Food, Functions, Lunch, Parking, Reservations recommended, Serves food, Takeaways, Vegetarian, Wheelchair, WiFi

Critic's review

  • Ambience
  • Service
  • Food

Nikita Buxton

There’s something for everyone on the menu here. The breakfasts, which are a huge hit with locals, are top notch. Think smoked trout and scrambled egg on rye with chives, or hearty French toast topped with bacon. Look out for the brekkie specials with options like perfectly poached eggs with crispy bacon on a sweetcorn rosti, or top yours with avo and creamy, salty feta.

On the lunch side of things, you'll find the usual sandwich suspects, but with a range of fillings from which to choose. Think grilled mushrooms with feta and pesto or brie, bacon and sweet onion marmalade. The burgers also fly out of the kitchen, as do the wholesome salads.

Make sure you save space for a gigantic slice of lemon meringue pie to end the meal.

As expected, the coffees are a hit here, but if flat whites aren’t your thing, the freshly squeezed juices are sublime. Ask for the squeeze of the day and create your own refreshing combo like pineapple, orange and ginger.

Warm, welcoming and extremely observant. The team here loves what they do and it shows.

This is relaxed café-style dining. Nab a spot on the breezy and sunny deck and watch the Hillcrest traffic pass you by, or sit inside the bustling little café that offers that warm neighbourhood charm.

(September 2019)

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User reviews

11 Reviews
    Cafe Mayfair is our favourite coffee shop. Nothing is ever too much trouble, and the staff bend over backwards to accommodate special requests. The team make a point of learning the names of their customers, as well as what we like to eat, which goes a long way towards securing loyalty and return visits. The food is excellent and never disappoints. My favourite meal is the Eggs Benedict, closely followed by the Halloumi and Avo Smash. Portions are generous and the coffee is fabulous. We recently celebrated my daughter's 21st at Cafe Mayfair - where else?! Brad Parsons and his team are simply the best!
    We are always treated so well, even our 18month old enjoys it at Cafe Mayfair. The staff are super friendly and attentive. Management is around and checking if you are being looked after. Kiddies are catered for not only with a good high chair, but sneaky sweet snacks (you know exactly what I’m talking about, or you will when you go there). But most importantly, the food is DELISH. From freshly squeezed fruit juice and creamy dreamy milkshakes, to taste sensational meals, and a great variety of them at that. Don’t forget to check out the specials menu, or ask a waiter, it’s worth it. Don’t forget the deserts, oh my, you will not be sorry.
    BEST in Hillcrest ! My husband and I always know when it's time to go out to breakfast Cafe Mayfair is the only choice ! We are yet to have lunch as Sunday mornings are our 'go-to' but if their burgers are half as good as their other menu items, they will be out of this world ! can't wait to be back soon guys !!
    I'd love to just write a review about Cafe Mayfair burgers but everything there is top quality and royalty service no matter what. Food is always so different and creative with the best flavours and tastes ! Go team !
    This is my wife's and I absolute favorite place to go for breakfasts and lunches! Food is tasty and well priced. Service is always top notch. Wouldn't fault or change a thing. And trust me, we been there enough times that I'm pretty sure that we should have part ownership. Keep up the good work Brad and team!
    If you have come to read the reviews on Café Mayfair because you need some extra convincing whether this establishment is worth those hard earned Mandela’s do I have something to tell you. Café Mayfair is known in my family for its beautiful venue, faster-than-Caster service, but most of all for food that is fresh, delicious and well-presented. Now I’ve never met a burger I didn’t like, but their burgers... I have yet to try one I haven’t absolutely loved. My personal favourite being the Gobstopper burger, and yes it does live up to its name. Thank you again Café Mayfair, for setting the standard of what food and service should look like to Hillcrest. You are awesome!
    Cafe Mayfair is the "go to" restaurant in the upper highway area. No matter what day or time you arrive, at Cafe Mayfair there is something for everyone! Be it breakfast, lunch or sweet treats, the options and delicious variations are bound to knock your socks off! A HUGE favorite are the burgers at Mayfair. The Blie cheese burger is a WINNER every time!!! My husband, a hungry fellow, is never disappointed! The staff are happy to oblige when asked to add an extra patty... or two. Cafe Mayfair's delicious patties and fresh ingredients will undoubtedly keep you coming back for more!
    Cafe Mayfair is by far my favorite place to eat out. I travel almost 20kms to eat there almost every weekend. Reason being? Service is excellent and food is consistently great. From breakfasts to Sunday roasts, I can hardly keep away. The meal that has captured my heart however, is their lamb burger. Never have I had such a busrt of flavour from a hamburger. Words cannot do it justice. My dinner at home will be bland tonight after thinking about this, my favorite meal.
    Since my first visit there. Cafe Mayfair has been my go to for a tasty meal. Feeling for cake and coffee? Mayfair Needing a delicious breakfast? Mayfair Wanting a lunch that is so good that you eat until you are full? Mayfair! A particular favourite is their BURGERS. My husband and I are big fans of them! Especially the lamb burger (I'm drooling thinking about it) Their patties are so tasty. The burger is accompanied with only the best. Be it sauces or cheeses. If your needing a burger and are wanting something tasty and unique. I would recommend Mayfair every day of the week.

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