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Bread & Roses Cafe and Bistro

80 4th Ave | Corner Fourth Avenue and 7th Street Melville, Johannesburg 2092, South Africa
+27 79 429 7956
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good37%
  • Average5%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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“bread” (11 reviews)
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Cafe, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
80 4th Ave | Corner Fourth Avenue and 7th Street Melville, Johannesburg 2092, South Africa
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A pleasant corner restaurant. Chocolate milkshakes and Caesar salad. Acoustics were on the loud side, but otherwise a very nice place for lunch.

Thank Micha P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was the cutest restaurant we went to while in Johannesburg. The interior and furniture is basic and rustic but it really suited the vibe of the place, you just immediately feel at home when you sit down. The staff were very friendly and you...More

Thank Fiona C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Breakfast is delicious here...everything just perfectly made. The bread is as good as what you get in France :) Very good portions and very reasonably priced. A must stop in Melville!

Thank Shereen W
Reviewed 3 December 2017 via mobile

This was the first cafe/restaurant that we visited in Joburg ... we stumbled upon Bread and Roses and had a great time sitting outside with some wine and a few snacks (would recommend the vegetarian platter) - the staff are friendly, the prices reasonable and...More

Thank Kayleigh F
Reviewed 26 October 2017

We've had a couple of drinks and wanted something to snack on. The waitress suggested the vegetarian platter for 2 (my friend is vegetarian). It was really good, with halloumi, lentil balls, dips, roasted veg strips - much better than having chips with your drinks...More

Thank lfrauenstein
Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

Came here with friends for breakfast.Good breakfast and friendly and efficient service,enjoyed service

Thank Flitz8
Reviewed 21 September 2017

Excellent service and such a friendly warm vibe. I ate the fish cakes with the special soya sauce dip with chips and salad and the portion was so large I could not finish it-but it was delicious. The staff are very helpful and go the...More

Thank Heather R
Reviewed 12 August 2017

We had lunch here, they offer very nice coffee, sandwiches and fresh salads as well as healthy juices and shakes. Nice decoration and nice staff (they may want to speed up the service a bit though).

Thank Anne-Marie W
Reviewed 11 July 2017

Come here for great food (especially brunch and smoothies) and they also have excellent WiFi you an use. A great Melville hangout!

Thank David G
Reviewed 14 May 2017 via mobile

Good atmosphere, friendly staff and delicious simple dishes. All day breakfast. I had the potato cakesmoked, smoked salmon with poached egg. Delicious and with a coffee comes to less then 10 bucks.

Thank thaboomtownrat
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$3 - US$7
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 80 4th Ave | Corner Fourth Avenue and 7th Street Melville, Johannesburg 2092, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Gauteng  >  Greater Johannesburg  >  Johannesburg
  • Phone Number: +27 79 429 7956
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Bread & Roses is cafe and a bistro. The owners are a couple who live in Melville, so 100% from the “hood”, although Julia is French and Ishmael is from Zimbabwe! Everything is homemade and cooked on order. We bake our own bread and deserts. Our moto is simple, fresh, delicious! The menue changes with the seasons and offers lots of healthy and vegetarian options. We have become popular for our “unusual breakfasts” such as the Spicy Egg Frittata with Chorizo and Pancetta, the Salmon Potato Cakes, or the Decadent Eggs Juliette. We offer a selection freshly squeezed juices. We have a short, but interesting and very well priced wine list! Come check us out!
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