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Padrinhos: Café e Restaurant

A quaint little ‘Portuguese’ restaurant located on the outskirts of Benoni on the road to Petit.

We had heard about Padrinhos on Facebook and decided to take a drive out for a quick Saturday morning breakfast but if you weren’t looking you’ll probably drive straight past.

Walking through the blue doors you are greeted by a beautifully decorated little room containing a few tables and a counter with the coffee machine set as the main attraction. We decided to sit outside and chose a table in the sun next to the pond.

The entire family decided to have hot chocolates while I HAD to have a coffee – after all, there must be a good reason for making the coffee machine the main feature… I wasn’t disappointed. The coffee is good (and so was the complimentary biscuit).

Looking through the menu it was evident that we would have to come back for a lunch sometime. Breakfast options range from a classic muesli and yoghurt to a decadent scrambled eggs and salmon on toast. There is even an option for those looking for a banting friendly meal.

The kids decided they wanted bacon, scrambled eggs and toast. J spotted the french toast stack and I thought the Padrinhos breakfast (chouriço, bacon, eggs, mushrooms, caramelised onions, tomato and a Portuguese roll) would hit the spot.

I couldn’t help but make a breakfast roll – which was delicious and should be suggested to everyone in future. The french toast looked amazing but J tucked in before I had a chance to take a photo.

We will be going back soon to try out a few of the other goodies on the menu like the Prato da dia (Plate of the day) or the Portuguese flame grilled chicken and we wont forget about desert – the pastéis de nata in particular.

They are open Monday – Friday 9am- 5pm and Saturday – Sunday 9am – 3pm.

Padrinhos: Cafe e Restaurant
Plot 48 Pretoria Road, Fairleads,
Benoni, Gauteng
083 225 5755


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Jeff to some, Jeffafa to others. I'm a Benoni based coffee-fueled Creative, Foodie, Occasional cyclist and Blogger at ManvsMind.


  • Amy Smith
    August 21, 2017 at 9:24 am

    I’ll have to make a plan and take a drive sometime soon because this looks really good.

  • Manni
    August 21, 2017 at 2:09 pm

    Totally sounds like the family and I need to try out this spot. Thanks for sharing.

  • Jeff Siepman
    August 21, 2017 at 2:17 pm

    You’re welcome! Thanks for the feedback.

  • Average South African Blog
    August 22, 2017 at 3:36 pm

    Sounds and looks like a wonderful place.

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