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

About Us

Café Hemingway’s offers a fusion of fine dining and bistro style cuisine. Our artisan kitchen serves only the best organically produced, fresh and seasonal cuisine, made on site.

At the heart of every great experience, is a story. The story of Café Hemingway’s is, in many ways, only just being written but it is a story that has all the makings of an epic tale.  It begins with a little coffee shop that is about to close down just a few days before Christmas. The staff who have worked there, for some it's the only job they have ever known, have no idea that within a few days they will be unemployed and have to face their families on what should be a joyous time of the year, with heart breaking news.

A long time customer, on being told of the imminent closure, couldn't bare the thought of the 60 year old woman who had only ever been taught to fry eggs, having no job, and no possibility of employment. He decided that the only option was to buy the shop, and take on the people who worked there. His vision was grandiose, but the staff had only even been taught the most rudimentary of skills, and the kitchen had nothing but a microwave, fryer and toaster. And so the journey began. The customer began to gather a group of people willing and excited to go on an adventure together. Like any great tale, this is a story of people. And like any great tale it is a story of a group of people who have varied – but great- skills.

The tale continues with a place that is at once elegant, and down to earth. A milieu where the attention to detail is evident in every well placed cushion or subtle light fitting. It’s a place where the Bedouin curtains billow gently in the wind ushering in a sighing breeze on a warm afternoon, or wrapping you in a secluded hideaway of twinkling lights and romance on a chilly Winters eve.


The tale, as we said, is only just being written, but the characters, place and story is already in place. You write the story with us, every day.
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Recently we were on 702... 
Listen more about Heminway's our ethos and love of food...

Our ethos of organic locally produced and proudly South African extends not only to food, but also to our extensive craft beer menu and even our crockery and furniture.


At Café Hemingway's no detail is too small, and this is ably illustrated in everything from the bespoke, designed décor to the hand selected barista brewed coffee.  A sense of pervasive quality is inherent at Hemingways, where the class isn’t just in the name; it’s in every aspect of your dining experience.