Café Hemingway's is an eclectic artisan bistro and restaurant.

Café is situated in Kyalami, Johannesburg.

Kyalami Downs Shopping Centre, Kyalami, Midrand
Tel: +27 11 466 0195

Opening times

Mon – Teus = 07H00 – 19H00
Wed – Fri = 07H00 – Late
Saturdays = 07H30 – Late
Sundays/ Public holidays = 08H00 – 15H00

“But I don’t want to go among mad people," Alice remarked.
"Oh, you can’t help that," said the Cat: "we’re all mad here. I’m mad. You’re mad."
"How do you know I’m mad?" said Alice.
"You must be," said the Cat, "or you wouldn’t have come here.” Alice in Wonderland – Lewis Carroll

Our hearts are firmly planted in the midst of the colour and craziness that is the Alice in Wonderland High Tea! This crazy-beautiful tea is the perfect excuse to don your favourite mad hat, in honour of the brilliant Mad Hatter, gather your fearless friends (as brave as the Doormouse), and insist on the presence of your favourite people as you sit down to a decadent, gorgeous table laden with all the favourite shmeckles of yum that you just can’t do without. 

A gentle mix of sweet and savoury this Alice-in-Wonderland tea, truly is an adventure. Every single item on the menu is hand-made for each guest, ensuring unprecedented delight. Chocolate mousse profiteroles combine effortlessly with mini pancakes, scones, quiches and even smoked duck pancakes. 

Take the leap down the rabbit hole and disappear into an elegant, decadent and truly once-in-a-lifetime experience. 

*Menu’s may vary from the images displayed. Please ensure you read the menu for this particular tea before you book! 

*All high teas are subject to terms and conditions & need to be booked in advance. 

*The Great Gatsby and Marie Antoinette High Tea Experiences are elegant, decadent experiences that you just have to try! 

*Marie Antoinette accommodates a minimum of ten guests and Great Gatsby is available for six or more. 

*If our private dining area ‘10’ is available we can even place you in this space (which takes a maximum of ten guests).

Please contact us for more information on / +27 11 4660195















Café Hemingway's is an artisanal bistro. Offering High Tea’s, designer-styled events, delectable cakes and even gin or whiskey tastings in our gorgeous bar (whose crowning glory is a 20ft hand-crafted copper bar – just perfect for evening cocktails!). 

Hemingway's is a world-class artisan Bistro, Bar & Venue, that specializes in unique and delightful experiences. From our High-Tea’s to the Whiskey or Gin Tastings with an adventure through our cake tables, styled events and accessible fine dining experiences.

A fusion of bistro-style and fine dining, made from only the freshest local and organic ingredients ensures a unique experience in our beautiful café. Pop in for a relaxing lunch on their deck, and stay for the delectable home-made cakes and desserts. Join our renowned Chefs as they take you on a journey of sensual, gastronomic delight. 

We aren't part of a franchise, a hotel or even a chain. So you'll have to get your fill of us at our single venue in Kyalami.  

High Tea @ Hemingway’s

Indulge in our gorgeous gastronomic delights when you book your High Tea Party with the talented team of Chefs at Café Hemingway’s! Perfect for baby showers, hen parties, book clubs, birthday parties or simply a special get-together to catch up with good friends! 

Cakes @ Hemingway’s

Cake is an expression of love, a confectionary love-letter, if you will. And for anyone who has ever watched the time, effort and patience that go into the creation of one of their beautiful confections, there can be no doubt that love is a central ingredient! From wedding cakes to celebration cakes, these hand-made delights, with a secret ingredient of passion for what we do, ensures that your cakes have just that little extra added magic sparkle. Contact Café Hemingway’s for a copy of their gorgeous Cake Book, and you can choose your very own slice of heaven.

pdfDownload: Hemingway’s Cake Book

Functions & Events @ Hemingway’s

Our hospitality team are here to assist with the design of your function. From a simple high-tea to a themed bachelorette, or birthday party, the team at Hemingway’s can facilitate your function and will recommend one of our specially designed menu’s for the occasion, or you can even build a bespoke menu to suit your requirements for bookings of 60+ pax. 


pdfSet Menus

Tastings & Bar Hemingway’s

Our hand-made copper bar sets the scene in the elegant Bar Hemingway’s where the perfect blend of whimsy and tradition await your attention. With more than 140 whisky’s from all over the world, including Japan, India and even Ireland, Bar Hemingway’s offers you the taste experience of a lifetime. Book one of our whisky tasting experiences or our wine pairing fine dining expense in our gorgeous fine dining room 10. For an unforgettably gastronomic event book now. 

pdfDownload: Whiskey & Gin Tasting Menus          pdfDownload: Bar Menu

10 Dining Street

Imagine venturing down a pebble-lined street at dusk. Flickering lanterns cast their ghostly glow, in the misty evening.  A door looms, you rap the secret code on the lintel and as it swings wide, trumpeting jazz notes escape into the night. Step into a night of Ernest Hemingway's Parisian experience at “10 Dining Street”, the decadent, luxurious private dining room at Café Hemingway’s. 

Dessert Table @ Hemingway’s

In the wee hours of a Saturday morning, while you still slumber and the only ones awake are the Elves putting the final flourishes on the shoe-makers wares, the Café Hemingway’s Pastry Team begin to coax magic from saucepans and mixing bowls. In a flourish of flower and with the wave of a magic icing wand, they produce delectable delights to adorn their Weekend Cake Table. From muffins to macarons and cake pops to cupcakes the beautiful and the decadent await your eager selection every weekend morning. In a similar vein, the Café Hemingway’s Dessert Table, adorned with specially selected and freshly made desserts for your function, adds that extra sprinkle of something special to any occasion.

Hemingway’s. Life is delicious  

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Now open Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday night for dinner, and Sunday until 4pm!

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