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Voodoo Lily Cafe

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64 Saint Andrew Street | Cnr Wrenrose Ave, Birdhaven, Johannesburg 2196, South Africa
+27 11 442 6965
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07:00 - 15:00
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Northwood, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Always go there for a breakfast after along walk round the block and read my newspaper there.. Like sitting outside. Inside is a bit dull and noisy. Staff are friendly . A lovely local joint for coffee and light snacks

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Thank zakharia56
Jona_Beattie, Owner at Voodoo Lily Cafe, responded to this review

Hi Zakharia56 Thank you for your review and comments. I would be very keen to understand from your perspective how we can improve so as to improve your rating? Have you seen our new inside since we have opened in Jan 2017? We have only received compliments about the small changes we have made Kind regards Jonathan (jonathan@voodoolilycafe.com) More 

Johannesburg
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204 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This suburban eatery claims to also have a deli. A few packets of coffee & other bits does not a deli make! My dining partner & I both at Hake with avo & salad which was good. Wine by the glass is uninspired. Might be better during the day.

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Thank DineFrequently
Jona_Beattie, Owner at Voodoo Lily Cafe, responded to this review

Hi Dine Frequently Thanks for yourreview. Yes, our Deli is somewhat depleted - this is a conscious decision as we are doing away with it - soon we will remove the signs associated with this. I'm so glad you enjoyed out hake with avo and salad - its one of our most popular dish's. Our house wine are not award... More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited for their 'as much as you can eat' sushi special on Mondays and Tuesdays but have now explored the rest their menu. Away from the big squares and malls full of eateries, this is a quiet but very pleasant location, just up the road from the Wanderers cricket ground.

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Thank Bignick263
Jona_Beattie, Owner at Voodoo Lily Cafe, responded to this review

Hi Bignick - thanks for your great review. Ready appriciate your kind review and comments. And I am glad you have decided to try other items on our menu! :) Hope to see you again soon Kind regards Jonathan More 

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26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I found this deli/cafe/bakery when I received a newsletter for "best ice creams" in Johannesburg. The website looked interesting and I was excited to experience fresh baked bread and great deli-type food. It was all just a mediocre experience- loud inappropriate music, unattentive staff and quite bare deli shelves and no bread! I will definitely not go back - what... More 

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Thank belian2015
Jona_Beattie, Owner at Voodoo Lily Cafe, responded to this review

Hi Belia Thank you for your review and I am sorry you did not enjoy your experience at our restaurant. We bake fresh bread every day so if you came later in the day, most if not all will be used/ sold. If you had chatted to your waitron or manager, we may have had extra in our kitchen which... More 

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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The tasty, fresh food, good service and excellent coffee make this another of our favourite places. Our tip is to sit outside as inside gets a bit noisy from the open kitchen. There are loads of low carb options but the carb lovers are not neglected. Our son declared the sushi to be some of the best he has had!... More 

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Thank Chris W
Jona_Beattie, Owner at Voodoo Lily Cafe, responded to this review

Hi Chris Thank you for your review! I will let Louice our Sushi chef know he's doing a great job - he's just won the kitchen staff member of the month for January as well! Do you know that we did a few small renovations over the Xmas holidays? We have closed off the kitchen so noise is greatly reduced.... More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

Very nice setting. Best banting burger and blue cheese and bacon salad I have ever had. Also good sushi. Friendly layed back atmosphere, friendly staff

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Thank sbreytenbach
Jona_Beattie, Owner at Voodoo Lily Cafe, responded to this review

Hi - Thanks very much for your awesome review! Appriciate the kind words - I will certainly pass on your comments to the kitchen staff and waiters! Hope to see you again soon Cheers Jonathan and team More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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373 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

Voodoo lily is situated in greeny suburbs of birdhaven. They even have a dog menu. great relaxed place to just chill and have drinks and some breakfast as we had.

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Thank Flitz8
Jona_Beattie, Owner at Voodoo Lily Cafe, responded to this review

Thanks Flitz for your review. Just wandering what we can do to improve so you could give us a higher rating for the review? Kind regards Jonathan More 

Joburg
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289 reviews
211 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

VOodoo Lily provides a relaxed environment away from the busy malls. Staff are friendly and keen to help , A perfect stop for a quick bite or cup of coffee . Saturday and Sunday lunches are favorites .

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Thank EONJoburg
Jona_Beattie, Owner at Voodoo Lily Cafe, responded to this review

Thanks Eon for your review - appriciate the feedback. Kind regards Jonathan and team More 

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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

I was busy working at the Spar ladies race last Sunday and got a chance to skip away for a bite to eat. I've heard rumours that Voodoo Lily was a bit pricey and slow service but I have to say I didn't experience that at all. My waiter was on top of his game and got me a water... More 

Helpful?
Thank Trad C
Jona_Beattie, Owner at Voodoo Lily Cafe, responded to this review

Hi - Thank you so much for your awesome review. We are so hectic that day so I am glad we managed to meet your expectations - any caleries you burnt in the run you made up for with your French Toast - but I am sure it was worth the run! See you soon again Kind regards Jonathan More 

Johannesburg
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81 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

We had a lovely brunch here with a couple of friends on a weekend morning. Great spot, animal friendly, and very busy. The coffee was good, juices fresh, and the menu has great, different dishes. There is also more than enough parking across the road now to accommodate the rising popularity of the centre. We had booked a table outside,... More 

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Thank Elizabeth10
Jona_Beattie, Owner at Voodoo Lily Cafe, responded to this review

Hi Elizabeth. Thanks for your lovely review. We are always working on our speed of service out of the kitchen specially on busy times. This is due to the size of our kitchen. However, we are aware of this and are looking at ways of improving. Looking forward to having you again soon More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Cafe, Healthy, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Drinks, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
07:00 - 15:00
Monday
07:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 22:00
Thursday
07:00 - 22:00
Friday
07:00 - 22:00
Saturday
07:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 64 Saint Andrew Street | Cnr Wrenrose Ave, Birdhaven, Johannesburg 2196, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Gauteng  >  Greater Johannesburg  >  Johannesburg
  • Phone Number: +27 11 442 6965
Description
Situated on the corner of St Andrew St & Wrenrose Avenue in Birdhaven shopping centre, this sunny glass fronted restaurant brings new life to an old row of shops.The decor exudes a back to basics concept, with its tables made out of reclaimed aluminium and recycled compressed plastic and husks. Collectables sit comfortably along side more modern fittings giving the cafe a homely, comfortable feel.You are welcome at most any time to pop in for "a cup of fair trade, organic African coffee" or to linger over a "locally sourced home-made meal". Fully Licensed. Opening hours 7:00am to 10pm Monday to Saturday and Sunday 7:15am to 3pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?