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Cafe Del Sol Botanico

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Certificate of Excellence2016 - 2018 Winner
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Food and ambience

Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Bar Scene, Business meetings
About
Cafe del Sol Botanico When the seed of Cafe del Sol was planted many years ago, we nourished, nurtured and tended it with love and pride. As Cafe del Sol grew and blossomed, we, and our guests, grew with it. From the fruit of Cafe del Sol, a new seed took root - Cafe del Sol Botanico. Here, surrounded by the vivid colours and secret language of plants, we celebrate that great healer and teacher - Nature. Here, we celebrate the delightful blend of fine food and fine company. Here, we welcome you and yours - for you are ours too.
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
CUISINES
Italian, Mediterranean, European, Contemporary
FEATURES
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The low ceiling in the main dining area and poor acoustics, create an increasingly noisy environment, as patrons are forced to raise their voices to be heard. The tables are also very close together, resulting in one being able to overhear the conversations at adjacent...More

Date of visit: January 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a rare gem in Johannesburg that serves some of the most delicious Italian food I have ever eaten. The Risotto was sublime and the gnocci superb. A real treat to go there for a meal.

Date of visit: December 2018
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cafedelsolsa, Owner at Cafe Del Sol Botanico, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello there Jules Oh wow we are blown away from your review. Thanks so much for such a wonderful compliment. We feel honoured. Please spread the word and we hope to see you again soon. Kindest regards, The Botanico team

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had dinner with some friends. Food was great and portions were large. The staff were good and set up is very decent. Evening well spent. Deserts were gorgeous

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank m2019m
cafedelsolsa, Owner at Cafe Del Sol Botanico, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello there Thanks for the review and your feedback. We are so happy to see that you enjoyed your experience with us and we hope to see you again soon. Kindest regards, The Botanico team

Reviewed 19 December 2018 via mobile

The eatery comes highly recommended for its risotto. Location is good, great view of Sandton but the 14min wait for my first drink put a damper on my mood. Food was good. The steak was done perfectly but the chicken breast was a bit dry....More

Date of visit: December 2018
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cafedelsolsa, Owner at Cafe Del Sol Botanico, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello Ayanda Many thanks for your review. We apologise for the delay for your drink. We agree it took too long indeed and thank you for bringing it to our attention. We did have a few problem areas in December with bar service and I...More

Reviewed 10 December 2018 via mobile

The place is beautiful and decorated tastefully to convey the botanical theme. Even the loos, crockery and floor tiles are in theme. I loved the "fresh from the farm and prepared especially for you" idea. The food was wholesome and looked stunning. I had the...More

Date of visit: December 2018
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cafedelsolsa, Owner at Cafe Del Sol Botanico, responded to this reviewResponded 11 December 2018

Hello there Thanks so much for your wonderfully honest and refreshing review. We are thrilled to see that you had a great visit with us. Christmas spirit is definitely in the air however we are working on a few sound absorbing options for our decor....More

Reviewed 23 November 2018 via mobile

We spent a week in Johannesburg and this was our best meal! It’s a bit unexpected to go to an Italian restaurant in South Africa but the food was fresh and tasty. We started with a pizza to share as an appetizer. It was thin...More

Date of visit: November 2018
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cafedelsolsa, Owner at Cafe Del Sol Botanico, responded to this reviewResponded 26 November 2018

Hello Thank you so much for your wonderful review. We are Italian South Africans living in JHB and food is our passion. We are so glad that you enjoyed your visit and felt that passion. Next time you are in S.A. we would love for...More

Reviewed 19 November 2018

The Gnocchi Aurora is an absolute favourite of mine. Slightly changed it on the previous visit by adding some chicken pieces and it was amazing!More

Date of visit: November 2018
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cafedelsolsa, Owner at Cafe Del Sol Botanico, responded to this reviewResponded 19 November 2018

Hello Alexia That is a definite winner and with chicken wow. Gnocchi is one of our absolute best and we so glad you enjoyed it so much. Look forward to seeing you soon to serve up some more gnocchi aurora love with chicken. Kindest regards,...More

Reviewed 7 November 2018

Cafe Del Sol - Your food, your service and the atmosphere and location (which doesn't feel like one's in a shopping centre) is and always will be amazing. Food delicious. Please make smaller portions for ladies. Be back again soon.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Suetyler
cafedelsolsa, Owner at Cafe Del Sol Botanico, responded to this reviewResponded 10 November 2018

Hello there Thanks for your review. We are so glad you enjoyed your visit with us. We hope to see you again soon. Kind regards, The Botanico team

Reviewed 4 November 2018 via mobile

Third time at restaurant and they cannot fix their problems. Every time we go the food is delayed and quality is questionable. At peices tbey charge foid should be perfect. After today we will never go back.More

Date of visit: November 2018
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cafedelsolsa, Owner at Cafe Del Sol Botanico, responded to this reviewResponded 10 November 2018

Hello Blaize We apologise yet again for the delay in your meal and for your Wellington being overcooked. We understand you angry and we understand your sentiment. We are sorry that this happened to your table. I can assure you it does not always happen....More

Reviewed 27 October 2018

Love the Cafe Del Sol Group although I dont love Botanico as much as the original Classico in Olivedale. The food is outstanding but pretty pricey - the environment I found a bit contrived but it is a special night out there's no getting away...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank barklem
cafedelsolsa, Owner at Cafe Del Sol Botanico, responded to this reviewResponded 10 November 2018

Hello there Thanks for taking the time to write a review for us and for your feedback. Classico is the original which we love too. Botanico, for us, offers a totally different experience although also awesome in a different way. We hope to see you...More

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