Full Stop Cafe: an oldie but a goodie

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We have known Full Stop Cafe since it started off life on 4th Avenue in Parkhurst in its small yet quaint premises. Owing to the popularity of this very versatile restaurant, new (and bigger) premises were sought. It’s now found its home on the bustling 7th Avenue in Parktown North.

About a week or so ago, my husband,  sister and I went to Full Stop Cafe one Friday afternoon to grab a bite to eat before the masses settled in for afterwork drinks.

The restaurant is situated in a very quaint house on 7th Avenue that has high ceilings and wooden floors. The highlight, in terms of seating, is the courtyard at the back. It’s the perfect place to while away a sunny afternoon without thinking about much and just enjoying being outdoors.

Both my sister and I had salads. I had the chicken salad:


My sister had the watermelon and halloumi salad. Not wanting the watermelon, she asked for it to be served on a separate so my husband and I could have it. They were very happy to oblige and did so with a smile – which is different from so many other restaurants that I’ve been to where trying to substitute something on the menu is like pulling teeth!


My husband had the Caribbean chicken:


We rounded off with coffees.

All in all, the bill came to host under R500 without wine. This, I felt, was a bit steep but I didn’t feel short changed on terms of what I had to eat.

The only damper on the afternoon was the fact that when we wanted to pay the bill there was not a waiter to be seen. Perhaps we should have just walked out – I’m sure that we would’ve had no problems trying to find someone to help us!