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


Pan Galactic Gargle Blaster

"After two of those babies, the dullest, most by-the-book Vogon will be up on the bar in stilettos, yodeling mountain shanties and swearing he's the king of the Gray Binding Fiefdoms of Saxaquine" The effect’s of the drinks as listed in the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. 

As dedicated lovers of all things literary, we have to recognise that possibly the greatest ode to alcoholic consumption has to be found in the Hitchhiker’s Guide to Galaxy by Douglas Adams. This is our offering to the literary gods. 

The below is an extract from the Guide.  

The Pan Galactic Gargle Blaster is an alcoholic beverage invented by ex-President of the Universe Zaphod Beeblebrox, considered by the Guide to be the "Best Drink in Existence". Its effects are similar to "having your brains smashed in by a slice of lemon wrapped round a large gold brick".

Beeblebrox advised that you should "never drink more than two Pan Galactic Gargle Blasters unless you are a thirty ton mega elephant with bronchial pneumonia". However, Ford Prefect ignored this advice and consumed three Pan Galactic Gargle Blasters while at Milliways.

Mixing Instructions 

Take the juice from one bottle of Ol' Janx Spirit.

Pour into it one measure of water from the seas of Santraginus V — Oh, that Santraginean seawater! Oh, those Santraginean fish!

Allow three cubes of Arcturan Mega-gin to melt into the mixture (it must be properly iced or the benzene is lost).

Allow four litres of Fallian marsh gas to bubble through it, in memory of all those happy hikers who have died of pleasure in the Marshes of Fallia.

Over the back of a silver spoon float a measure of Qualactin Hypermint extract, redolent of all the heady odours of the dark Qualactin Zones, subtle, sweet and mystic.

Drop in the tooth of an Algolian Suntiger. Watch it dissolve, spreading the fires of the Algolian Suns deep into the heart of the drink.

Sprinkle Zamphuor.

Add an olive.

Drink... but... very carefully...

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Tastings @ Bar Hemingway’s

“I have  drunk since I was 15, and few things have given me more pleasure.”- Ernest Hemingway

Ernest Hemingway, for whom we are named, was a faithful follower of rum. In fact he was a faithful follower of almost any alcohol, sojourning thoughtfully through rum, whisky and even the odd gin-based martini. 

And true to his …passion… we stock an enormous bar with more than 120 whisky’s alone! But what’s the point if you don’t know what to order, or what the difference is between Bruichladdich Classic Laddie, or a serving of Hakushu 18YO. 

To this end, Bar Hemingway’s is delighted to offer tastings of rum, whisky, tequila and even champagne. Thoughtfully paired with delicacies designed to bring out the best in each drink, the Bar Hemingway’s tasting experience is entertaining, educational and delicious! 

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*Please note that tastings are only open to 18yr olds and upwards. ID may be required.






Dead Head Rum

“Tsantsa (Sansha)

The shrunken head of an enemy kept as a trophy; taken for blood honour and spiritual renewal”- Dead Head Rum. 

Step back in time to a Caribbean Pirate ship. The smell of the seaweed and sea-spray as you ride the plunging bows of your ship, legs apart as you balance the wild waves, your tricom (hat) balanced over one eye while the seagulls scream above you and the shouts of your crew echo in the wind. 

Imagine landing your ship on a deserted island, the sound of the sand as it crunches beneath your feet, and the fear that pierces your heart as the first arrow darts from the trees. The panic as your crew is overrun by ululating, loin clothed tribes who strip you and tie you to thin tree limbs then begin to lower you into boiling pots.  

Not just a beautifully crafted vessel to carry this unique rum, the Dead Head bottle respects both the spirit and the subtle messages of this ancient custom. With detailed carvings on the bottle, hemp lacings across the eyes and mouths and of course, containing the most smooth and complex of rums, the Dead Head Rum is a must try when at the Café Hemingway’s bar.

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Designer Gourmet Cocktails

Bar Hemingway’s is more than just a neighbourhood pub offering artisan craft beer and French champagne (though heavens-above that’s amazing in itself). Our dedicated and talented team at Bar Hemingway’s have been honing their craft, inventing interesting once-in-a-lifetime cocktails and making after-work drinks that take your cocktail experience to new levels! 

First up is a unique cocktail with Angostura rum, drip coffee, orange bitters and one or two secret ingredients. 

This Whisky Sour shot is made with Fabbri cherry, a Hemingway’s home-made chocolate disk and a sugar tuile. 

This final cocktail is timeless classic. 

Our version of the old Fashioned is called Rabbit Angstrom. “If you think you have stirred an old fashioned enough, you have not even started” Ron Zacapa rum blended with Angostura bitters, a sugar cube, Amarena Fabbri cherry & garnished with a chocolate disk and sugar flames.

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