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River Cafe - CLOSED

2 Calderbank Avenue, Potchefstroom 2531, South Africa
+27 76 281 8839
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good42%
  • Average10%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible4%
11 Jun 2016
“Currently closed due to fire but a must in town”
2 Feb 2016
“Unfortunately this great place burned down!”
Restaurant Hours Closed
Pizza, Cafe, Mediterranean, Bar, International, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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2 Calderbank Avenue, Potchefstroom 2531, South Africa
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Reviewed 11 June 2016 via mobile

This is an amazing venue! A trendy bohemian wine bar and definitely the most fabulous spot in town. We saw a live cabaret show and had the most amazing pizza! Sadly the place burned down but I heard rumors if a grand re-opening! Please re-build,...More

Thank 686francop
Reviewed 2 February 2016

I loved t come to this place for a coffee and chill down, but unfortunately there was a big fire in January. Not much left from the building at the moment.More

1  Thank Sanne V
1FN, Owner at River Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 February 2016

Thank you for the review. It makes me both happy and sad though. For many, we've lost something special. We will always remember the good times we had. We will try and rebuild River as close as to as what it was and sooner than...More

Reviewed 14 January 2016

River Cafe has a very nice atmosphere, nice drinks and food and very friendly waiters! Nice view over Potch Dam! Nice place to relax and relax!

1  Thank Annemie7777
Reviewed 10 January 2016

Best of beer selections. Food is always good. Great atmosphere and friendly staff. Food does take long when busy.

Thank 812armandb
Reviewed 25 December 2015 via mobile

As far out of town you can go without leaving town! Good vibes! A must for beer lovers - all imported and great variety! Don't expect speedy service, so chill and take in the views, people and atmosphere.

Thank Chris S
Reviewed 26 October 2015

You get the same relaxing feeling sitting at River Cafe as being a the sea,nice view over Potchefstroom dam, the food is very nice and everything is freshly prepared, nice atmosphere and good vibe, it gives you that real holiday feeling.

1  Thank pietg6860
Reviewed 11 October 2015 via mobile

Limited menu with basic salads served. Long wait for food. Variety of drinks. On the verge of the dam. Rustic with parking plentiful.

Thank Johanna P
Reviewed 26 August 2015

We always swing by the River cafe when in Potch. Love the cocktail menu. If it's not on the menu - it doesn't exist! And then you haven't even started with the beers! Everything on the menu is tasty and you cannot go wrong eating...More

Thank Marisa T
Reviewed 27 July 2015

Wow. this place rocks. the vibe is great. located a long side the potchefstroom dam. very beautiful. wide verity of drinks. chilled place

Thank Die_Train
Reviewed 24 July 2015

We spent a very relaxed afternoon with family and friend eating fabulous burgers and pizza. The beer selection is extensive and i felt fairly priced. Lovely setting with lots of birds to view over the river and dam. Parking was not fabulous when the venue...More

Thank Ian V
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Restaurant Details

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Open Hours
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
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12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2 Calderbank Avenue, Potchefstroom 2531, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  North-West Province  >  Potchefstroom
  • Phone Number: +27 76 281 8839
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