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Cafe Riche

Church square, Pretoria, South Africa
+27 12 328 3173
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  • Excellent20%
  • Very good46%
  • Average26%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
14 Dec 2018
“Maybe it was good in the old days”
22 Aug 2018
“Not worth the visit ”
Open Now
06:00 - 18:00 Hours
Cafe, International, Vegetarian Friendly
Church square, Pretoria, South Africa
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Reviewed 14 December 2018

Although the owner was very friendly, the service was average. The food took quite a while, but was freshly prepared and tasty

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Francois d
Reviewed 22 August 2018 via mobile

We went here on the recommendation of a guide book... as the oldest bar/restaurant in Pretoria. It is very basic and waitresses not that keen to be working, however they did edit my croissant and serve it with ham and cheese... on the side. The...More

Date of visit: August 2018
1  Thank Fi15
Reviewed 21 August 2018 via mobile

On arrival we requested a coke from the bar. No cokes where available besides Coke Zero. Ordered sliced chicken sandwich which was sliced chicken ham from grocery store. Looked disgusting. Roll was stale and there was no sauce on the roll. Toilets had no locks...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Sightsee800483
Reviewed 30 January 2018

Stopped at this cafe as it was recommended in our guide book. Just looking for a cold drink - they had nothing I asked for - no fanta, no coke lite, no fruit juice of any kind, no Savannah cider ... 2 staff on duty...More

Date of visit: January 2018
1  Thank Angela M
Reviewed 14 November 2017

If ever you need to get to a meeting in the middle of Pretoria, get in early and take a break at Cafe Riche. The interior aptly reflects the historical building and the service is tops.

Date of visit: November 2017
1  Thank robr590
Reviewed 7 November 2017

This is perhaps the last one of its kind in Pretoria. The wooden counter ,the tiled floors just soak up the History on Church Square!

Date of visit: September 2017
1  Thank pinkgypsies
Reviewed 7 November 2017

A listed building on Church Square, the only restaurant open directly on Church Square. Very popular with lawyers. Good for coffees, light meals

Date of visit: October 2017
1  Thank Leanne D
Reviewed 19 August 2017

We stopped here quickly for breakfast while taking a quick look around Pretoria. The menu has many options including eggs many ways and pastries. This is a cute cafe near the center of town. The staff is friendly and the food is good.

Date of visit: July 2017
1  Thank Gerri H
Reviewed 23 May 2017

On the fringe of Church Square, this historical café is worth a visit. It is well maintained and contains some interesting old photographs. Friendly staff.

Date of visit: May 2017
Thank georgestof
Reviewed 13 August 2016

This restaurant was recommended to us, but when we got there it had few customers and passive service. The food was good and it was nice to sit and relax after a morning of touring.

Date of visit: May 2016
Thank Lee A
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Open Hours
06:00 - 18:00
06:00 - 18:00
06:00 - 18:00
06:00 - 18:00
06:00 - 18:00
06:00 - 18:00
06:00 - 18:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Church square, Pretoria, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Gauteng  >  Pretoria
  • Phone Number: +27 12 328 3173
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