Ophelia Cafe

  2a 5th Ave, Emmarentia ,   Rosebank & The Parks          +27 81 339 1965     26 Jun 2019
created 04 Jun 2019
Ophelia Cafe is a cool standalone destination located a short distance from the Johannesburg Botanical Gardens and Emmarentia Dam. A bright spot in the area with sunlight streaming in through large floor-to-ceiling windows this friendly coffee shop is also a showroom to its co-owner's talent for sourcing and restoring mid-century furniture.  

The cafe interior is roomy and with free Wi-Fi this is an inviting spot to get some work done or not. The interior is stylishly curated with a mix of mid-century and vintage pieces down to the glassware on the table. We love the personal touches. 

The owners are a husband and wife team, both with backgrounds in media, among other things, who dreamed of a side hustle offering great coffee and good design in a pared down and truly welcoming setting.

Inspired by a coffee shop in Dublin and other travels across the world they opened Ophelia with the idea of creating a space for community and coffee in Emmarentia. The menu is small but we can highly recommend the cheese-filled croissants.  A lovely hideaway from Joburg's bustle. 
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Outside seating
Live Music
Guarded parking
Dogs Allowed




Open 06:00–15:00, Sat 07:00–14:00. Closed Sun.


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