Café Riche is a fully licensed bistro situated on Church Square in the centre of Pretoria. Originally established in 1905, it was closed down and re-opened in 1994. The Café Riche building celebrated its centenary in 2005, making it the oldest café and bistro in Pretoria. The Café is frequented by South Africans as well as tourists from all over the world. Famous visitors include political leaders such as South African President Thabo Mbeki, and local musician Steve Hofmeyr.


Café Riche bakes fresh pastries from six until about twelve at night, so you are assured that the popular baguettes and croissants will always be fresh. Also popular are their Mediterranean Fussily Pasta with Tabouleh style vegetables. The salads are a refreshing choice for the hot Pretoria summer or you may choose from different daily specials. Café Riche is open daily before and after concerts, which makes it an ideal after-theatre stop. Several famous Belgian beers are also available.

Siyakumema eCafé Riche
Lapho kukhona uthando nempatho enhle. Café Riche indawo epholile. Woza uzuzibusisa ngonkudla nangeziphuzo nathi.


Elke laaste Vrydagaand van die maand. Hierdie jeugdige sewe jaar oue multikulturele FilosofieKafee en die 1ste in die RSA, is gasvry teenoor enige weldeurdagte idees. Ons ontvang gereeld, binne die informele atmosfeer van 'n bistro, bekende plaaslike en internasionale sprekers.

Philosophy Cafe
Every last Friday of the month. This youthful seven year old multi-cultural Philosophy Cafe, the first in South Africa, is open to any premeditated ideas. We regularly host, within the informal atmosphere of the bistro, famous local and international speakers. Discussions at the FilosofieKafee has been held in English, French, Greek, isiZulu and Afrikaans!




Church Square is only accessible from three sides: Paul Kruger South and North and WF Nkomo(Church) Street West. Any three of these would do, but be careful of the one way streets.


-25° 44' 48''


28° 11' 13.98''
2 Church Square
Cnr WF Nkomo (Church) & Parliament Streets


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Food Served
ContinentalBistroLight MealsMediterranean
Average Price$
Payment accepted
Trading Hours
7 Days a Week 06:00 - 00:00
Secure Parking
Outside Seating
Smoking Section
Load Shedding
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