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The Whippet

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34 7th Street | Linden, Johannesburg 2195, South Africa
+27 11 782 7310
06:30 - 16:00
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Tue - Thu 06:30 - 16:00
Fri 06:30 - 16:30
Sat 07:00 - 15:00
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London, United Kingdom
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160 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Tried to come one morning and found it closed (maybe a Sunday) but came back during the week for lunch. The waitress was great, and the drinks were delicious and the food was amazing.

Thank Wonderbra_Star
Management response:

Hey. So so much for the awesome review - we really do appreciate it - I will communicate this to my team. Divan Botha - Owner More 

Level Contributor
6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

Arrived for lunch on Easter Monday and service was chaotic. My pulled chicken sandwich was disappointing because the bread roll was stale.My wife had a burger and the burger patty was cold because it was standing in the kitchen while the chicken sandwich was made. We could see it from where we sat. Won't rush back!

Thank mpbaden
Management response:

Hi - I am terribly sorry about the service you experienced - this is by no means The Whippet way - all I ca say is we will take every comment into account and fix what needs to be fixed in order for you to leave happy when you do visit us the next time. Divan Botha - Owner More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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75 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

The whippet is a popular stop for coffee and other refreshments in Linden. Its a great place to visit with friends - open and inviting. Coffee was good too.

Thank Andrew J
Management response:

Thx for an amazing review - we really do hope to see you again soon More 

South Africa
Level Contributor
26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2017

This is a great place in the centre of Linden and has a great vibe however, the tables are a bit cramped as they are trying to get maximum people in a small space and when it rains it is very noisy and no space however, the menu is great and offers all types of food and was very tasty

Thank southafricajane
Management response:

Thx for a great review - hope to see you again soon? More 

Singapore, Singapore
Level Contributor
93 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 April 2017

I had brunch/lunch on a Saturday. Not sure if they take reservations but we didn't make any and had to wait for half an hour... it was really busy. Because it was really busy, service wasn't very attentive. We order a mixture of breakfast and lunch food (they are strict on the 12pm serving lunch time) and while food was... More 

Thank kimchixo
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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141 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Met with a friend here for a massive catch-up after not seeing each other for 2 years. Goodness was our waitress who was absolutely delightful and engaging in her service and oh so accommodating. Really refreshing to experience someone enjoying what she does and her reccomendations were great. The breakfast menu was fantastic. I just had avo on bread with... More 

1 Thank Sue4680
Management response:

Thx so much for an awesome review - hope to see you again soon! More 

Centurion, South Africa
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 March 2017

Great place to drop in for a good coffee, fast and friendly service, I will try out the food menu also next time!

1 Thank KerneelsW
Level Contributor
20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 March 2017

We were there for breakfast and after waiting a few minutes we got a table. Service was good and food was well prepared and fast even though it was so busy. Food was very tasty and good value. Unfortunately the coffee machine was broken but the filter coffee was good. A very highly recommended breakfast is the breakfast burrito.

Thank 812armandb
Level Contributor
53 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

I came during the week for a quick lunch. The restaurant was full with a very good crowd with the doors and windows were open for the view and breeze. The menu has mostly sandwich / burger / bread options - so we ordered the BBQ pork burger and the mushroom melt with sweet potato and zucchini chips. The portions... More 

Thank Duncan S
Cape Winelands
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 February 2017

When ever I am in Johannesburg I make an effort to go to The Whippet. The service is good and the food is excellent. I hate soft, runny eggs and in my experience 7 out of 10 restaurants don't manage to get this right, despite my pleas. The chef at The Whippet consistently gets it right, thank you! Be sure... More 

Thank NickyW23

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 3 - US$ 20
Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
06:30 - 16:00
06:30 - 16:00
06:30 - 16:00
06:30 - 16:30
07:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 34 7th Street | Linden, Johannesburg 2195, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Gauteng  >  Greater Johannesburg  >  Johannesburg
  • Phone Number: +27 11 782 7310

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