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R 55 - R 370
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 22 January 2024 via mobile

We arrived at Whippet late on a Sunday morning, praying we would get a table, because from the outside, it looked crowded. We were greeted by the friendly hostess who seated us at the counter while we waited for a table to become available. While...we waited she offered us free champagne, and although I declined because I don't drink, it was a nice touch and a kind gesture. For breakfast, I ordered an Oatmilk flat white and the Bobotie Omelette. The omelette was great with delicious flavours that one would not expect on a brunch menu. The omelette was made with 3 eggs and it was topped with curried minced beef and accompanied by an apricot drizzle that really packed that Bobotie flavour. I ordered a side slice of toast. My breakfast was really good. My partner ordered one of the Eggs Benedicts and although I didn't take a bite, they kept on raving about how well-made the Hollandaise sauce was. To drink they had the Iced coffee and this was the only disappointment of the day, because everything else had been terrific.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 5 March 2023 via mobile

Whippet was our choice for a special walk down memory lane with a varsity friend. We made a morning of it and enjoyed scrumptious eggs Benedict with artichokes & avocado respectively, which was outstanding. We also had several hot drinks and juices. We sat outside...in the garden area, which provided a tranquil setting and the friendly staff made you feel very welcome. This is definitely a restaurant I’ll visit again and it left me with special memories. If you haven’t been here, put it on your bucket list.More

Date of visit: February 2023
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Reviewed 4 March 2023 via mobile

A place that exemplifies great food, smooth coffee, bubbly mimosas and service thats perfection! Take a sip of urban simplicity and feel jhb stress melt away! Leave with a smile and feel recharged... with a sweet something for later!

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed 6 January 2023

Whippet is one of those coffee shops that is worth traveling to - even if you live on the other side of the city, The food is great and the service even better. A nice relaxing atmosphere.

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 17 November 2022

I was last here, and wrote a favourable review, in 2017. I came again today with friends mid-week and sat at a pavement table. We ordered eggs benedict and streaky bacon (extra +R27) (total R95), a chicken melt (R98) and French toast (R98). With coffees...and tip, it came to R435. The place is as vibey and trendy as ever, but the prices are way over the top - around 15-20% too high. I mean - three small slices of French toast with cream and half a strawberry should be around R70, not almost R100. Portions are small too. There was nothing special or unusual in these three items to justify the cost of any of them. This is Linden too, for goodness sake. I may visit again for coffee, but that's it.More

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 21 September 2022

We had eaten at the restaurant before as a couple, and it was good. We wanted to use it for our Gourmet Club breakfast and had a group of 14. No reservations were accepted so we arrived early. They struggled to get the tables together,...wanted to pack us elbow-to-elbow, and got the number of chairs wrong. That was sorted out quickly enough. We had brought champagne (paid corkage, understandably) and wanted orange juice. In order to limit glass on the table, we asked for a jug. It was filled to the brim, as was another. 25 percent of the final bill was for orange juice, as they charged per glass/carafe. Everybody in our group enjoyed the meal, as did we, but we cost of the orange juice irks (R750). Granted, it was fresh.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 17 February 2022 via mobile

Review of the Whippet coffee shop Linden Comfortable indoor and outdoor seating. Friendly staff and served by Mandisa our waitress. We enjoyed a delicious cappuccino and a caramel muffin and chocolate chip cookie. Vibrant atmosphere. Off street parking.

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed 10 October 2021 via mobile

The Wippet in Linden never disappoints. From sunrise mimosas to get-your-day started rich and aroma rounded coffee and scrumptious brekkies. Friendly service and bubbly atmosphere. Love love love "my whippet"

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed 9 August 2021 via mobile

A quirky cafe with delicious food, and attention to detail. I would highly recommend the fudge and bubbly pairing! They were super allergy friendly as well - you just have to ask.

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed 27 June 2021

My family and I went to the Whippet in linden for my sisters 18th birthday and were almost turned away by their lack of vegan options and extra charges for alternatives like soy milk (+R8) and oat milk (+10). I ordered the black bean tostada...which they said they would replace the danish feta with avo and then tried to charge us R31 for the avo. My family and I are not impressed at all and will not likely go back.More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed 23 April 2021

Right at the front of the line in combinations and permutations. Vegetarian food that is almost a sculpture of persuasion for the recalcitrant, and I always enjoy a cuppa at a wall bench.

Date of visit: May 2020
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Reviewed 20 December 2020 via mobile

Wonderful to find The Whippet open on a Sunday. Delicious breakfast. Efficient pleasant service. Bit noisy.

Date of visit: December 2020
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Reviewed 2 December 2020 via mobile

Great place for a light lunch, good coffee and something sweet if so inclined. A vibrant place where friends meet and eat.

Date of visit: December 2020
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Reviewed 10 March 2020

Whippet coffee shop in Linden has become our fave spot not only for their awesome 7am mimosa's and friendly service but also their amazing menu flavours . I recently took up the challenge, and enjoying it, of becoming vegan and am thoroughly impressed with Whippet's...vegan selection. I have tried just about all their vegan options and they have a fresh and delicious take on veganism that is inspiring. GREAT JOB guys!More

Date of visit: March 2020
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divanb2015, Owner at The Whippet Coffee Linden, responded to this reviewResponded 11 March 2020

Hey Jenna - We live for reviews like this! We are so glad you enjoy our vegan options! see you soon we hope!

Reviewed 3 February 2020

We met at 12:30 for lunch at this vibey spot in Linden on a Saturday afternoon. While we waited for a table (reservations not allowed) we were served some sparkling wine which was a nice touch. The waitress had to be reminded about our water...order. Our food was lovely as was our choice of wine. We enjoyed a lovely long afternoon together. We had to leave at 16:00 when the restaurant closed.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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divanb2015, Owner at The Whippet Coffee Linden, responded to this reviewResponded 11 March 2020

Hey Debbe - so sorry about the water being forgotten - we do appologise. Thx for taking the time to review us - it makes us a better business! Hope to see you again soon.

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The Whippet Coffee Linden is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4