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

Café is situated in Kyalami, Johannesburg.


Kyalami Downs Shopping Centre, Corner Kyalami Boulevard & Kyalami road (R55), Kyalami, Midrand, 1684
Tel: +27 11 466 0195

Opening times

Mon – Fri = 07H00 – 19H00
Saturdays = 07H30 – 17H00
Sundays/ Public holidays = 08H00 – 15H00


Bar Hemingway's Gastro Pub

You’ve been to the café, you’ve tasted the cakes, and you’ve booked your High Tea experience with us at Café Hemingway’s. Now it’s time to try a new experience. The Bar Hemingway’s Gastro Pub. 

Seated at the hand-made 20ft copper bar, sipping a craft beer, or artisan G&T can be hungry work, what with all the laughing, and arm lifting – so Bar Hemingway’s devised a plan to keep you comfortably on your bar stool, while bringing you the best of the café kitchen! 

Introducing our Gastro Pub menu! 

With a delightful blend of Café Hemingway’s favourites and brand new dishes the Bar Hemingway’s menu scales new and delicious heights. Try the Mr Ramsay; a starter platter that includes prawns, calamari rings, halloumi, Camembert & bruschetta, to share, or indulge in the best delicately battered soft-shell crab sandwich served with tar-tar sauce & purple coleslaw – the Sebastian.

Each dish is made in the café kitchen and adheres to the ethos of artisan and fresh first! 

Starters, mains, burgers, and even desserts to compliment your Bar Hemingway’s cocktail or craft beer! 

See you soon!

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

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The Green Fairy

"Absinthe is the aphrodisiac of the soul. The green fairy who lives in the absinthe wants your soul, but you are safe with me”. Bram Stoker’s Dracula

While the ‘Pink Fairy’ is an armadillo found in Argentina, the ‘Green Fairy’ can be found fluttering around Café Hemingway’s in Kyalami. 

Ernest Hemingway, for whom we are named, was a frequent imbiber of absinthe, and in fact mentioned it in the short story “Hills like white elephants” as well as the brilliant book “For whom the bell tolls”. Though absinthe itself was banned, he continued to drink it regularly, with many speculating that he sourced it himself from Cuba. 

The origins and history of Absinthe is shrouded in mystery, and it’s effects have been hotly contested. But say what you will, it’s certainly beautiful, and they say you have not lived until the green fairy has danced upon your tongue. So come and dance with us.

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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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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.

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