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The Patisserie

Post Office Centre, Rudd Road | Illovo, Johannesburg, South Africa
+27 11 268 0022
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good44%
  • Average6%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“macaroons” (11 reviews)
“pies” (4 reviews)
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Post Office Centre, Rudd Road | Illovo, Johannesburg, South Africa
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I love enjoying a sweet nibble and a coffee here at times during the day – it is well situated and close to several businesses. The sweet treats ensure that we keep on returning! The service is wonderfully pleasant and personal. Plenty of parking in...More

Thank Kardoesie
Reviewed 20 September 2017 via mobile

The Patisserie still has a charming vibe and snappy service. Cakes are great. Sandwiches and pies for lunch were average and expensive. And coffee really needs a refurb. With all of the excellent artisan coffees with real latte art really is past time that Patisserie...More

Thank Matvl
Reviewed 19 June 2017

In 2016 some classmates and I interviewed the owner as part of an MBA project and he told us that quality is king. Indeed overtime I have been there the food and drinks are above & beyond the normal cafe, cakes, patisserie offerings. I would...More

Thank Kiki_M23
Reviewed 28 May 2017 via mobile

The Patisserie has the best baked cheesecake I've ever tasted. If it didn't all go straight to the hips, I'd make it my staple food. I've also ordered their carrot cake and other treats and have never been disappointed. My birthday cakes are also made...More

Thank nosiphog
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

If you are looking for the best carb laden treats in Jhb this is where you need to be. It's a coffee shop out front and a cake factory for the rich and famous of Joburg in the back. Every thing on the menu is...More

Thank Grennie47
Reviewed 24 March 2017 via mobile

Quick coffee stop at this delightful little hole in the wall. Because I had a sugar craving I ordered a macaron, the mini apple crumble, a custard tart and a chocolate tart. Don't Judge my moment of weakness. 🌈😂 I have to say that the...More

Thank Elismha6
Reviewed 16 December 2016

For my birthday I pre-ordered a chocolate cake and it was more than delicious. I also ordered macaroons and they all were high in quality and delicious.

1  Thank Vasudha S
Reviewed 9 November 2016

Fantastic lunch spot. The red velvet cupcakes are very highly sought after! If you are going there for a lunch I would recommend one of the pies. They are freshly baked, and although they look tiny, they pack a punch.

Thank Angus M
Reviewed 12 October 2016

After hearing so much about this place I've tried it a few times hoping to find the food item that will blow my mind. Unfortunately I find them over priced and average. A few of the cakes did now wow . The Macarons were average...More

Thank Evashree P
Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

The Patisserie is iconic and while not cheap, delivers on quality and taste. Service is friendly and helpful and seating indoors is charming - outdoors less so. Coffee really not up to scratch - way past time for some contemporary barista training.

Thank Matvl
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Neena J
7 December 2016|
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Response from Kardoesie | Reviewed this property |
The original owner is Glenda Lederle, but she has since sold and after a stint on the Garden Route she has opened Glenda's in Hyde Park.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Post Office Centre, Rudd Road | Illovo, Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Gauteng  >  Greater Johannesburg  >  Johannesburg
  • Phone Number: +27 11 268 0022
It is situated in the old centre right behind Thrupps
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