Café Oficina Portuguese was established on the 1st of September 2012. The Café Oficina concept is to incorporate the (Oficina) which means workshop into the motor trade. You are now in a panelbeating workshop & mechanical workshop area. The idea is while indulging in traditional Portuguese cuisine, we invite you to experience the workshop (Oficina) feeling. Feel free to ask your service advisor (waiter) for a tour of our workshop.
The Portuguese were the preeminent fishermen and explorers of the fifteenth and early sixteenth centuries. They helped map the globe and brought rare spices like parsley, hot chilli powder, chilli oil, peri-peri, cumin, rosemary, mint, oregano, bay leaf, saffron, fennel, coriander, cinnamon, cloves, pepper, curry powder, nutmeg, paprika and of course garlic were brought to Portugal for their people to enjoy.
The use of strong olive oil, garlic and onions contributes to the heart of Portuguese cuisine, quality ingredients prepared simply to preserve their distinctive flavours and textures to work with, so there is very little need for complex preparations. We encourage you to try some Portuguese cuisine, quality ingredients prepared simply to preserve their distinctive flavours and textures to work with, so there is very little need for complex preparations.
We encourage you to try a few Portuguese traditional treasures like trinchado (pieces of steak in a garlic and wine sauce), chouriso (portuguese sausage), caldo verde (kale soup), peri-peri baby chicken, Portuguese steak, espetada (steak kebab), Portuguese sardines (a must try), bacalhau (salted cod fish), grilled prawns, famous seafood platter and for the sweet tooth pateis de nata (creamy custard tart), Molotov pudim (poached meringue with caramel sauce) baba de camelo (caramel with condensed milk cold soufflé) and many other dishes.
These dishes are easy to prepare, as is most Portuguese cooking, and sharing a taste of Portugal is a delicious way of understanding its culture. The Portuguese are a people who express love, faith and friendship through their cooking, portions are large and guests are always welcome at the table. Indulging is encouraged.
Travel on the Magalies Freeway (N4) toward Pretoria. Turn right onto Transoranje Road (R55) and then take the 1st left onto WF Nkomo Street. After 1,6kms, turn right onto Buitenkant Street and the take the 3rd left onto Soutter Street (M2). Turn right onto Maltzan Street and the destination will be on the right.
-25° 45' 13.96''
28° 9' 45.67''
72 Maltzan Street
Monday - Saturday:
08:00 - 18:00