Joe’s Easy Diner Restaurant Review

Posted April 11, 2016 by in Restaurants
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Our Rating

4/ 5


Cuisine: Classic American
Location / Address: 72 Shortmarket Street, Cape Town CBD, South Africa
Restaurant: Joe's Easy Diner
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Joe’s Easy Diner brings a retro-American flare to Cape Town.

by Jamal Grootboom
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Have you ever wondered what it would be like to eat at a retro-American style diner?

I recently visited a Joe’s Easy Diner branch in the Cape Town CBD and it felt like I had stepped right into a scene from Grease.

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Joe’s Easy Diner franchise models its restaurants to look and feel like a 60’s retro-American style diner. The Cape Town CBD franchise that I visited is great. I really appreciated the lengths they went through to make the whole restaurant ooze the 60’s.

It  felt like I had stepped into a time machine and expected Elvis to step through the door.

As you can see below the décor is decked in everything you’d expect for a retro-American diner. I especially loved the red juke box that only played 60’s music.

My partner in crime, Sune van Heerden, made a great point that we can’t visit an American style diner and not order a milkshake & burger.

Who can argue with that logic?

I chose the Peanut Butter Shake (R24.90) and she ordered the Oreo Shake  (R32.90). Both of us loved the milkshakes. They weren’t too thick and if I wasn’t trying to lose weight I would have ordered a jug.

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Next up was our burgers. Their burgers are well priced and INCLUDES a side – unlike other burger joints in Cape Town. I ordered the The Bees Knees (R88.50) and Sune ordered the Red Hot Chilli Pepper (R89.90).

Our burgers were perfectly medium rare and they didn’t hold back on the toppings.

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Overall I loved my first diner experience. The staff at Joe’s Diner were friendly, the food was great and I’m defiantly heading back, even if it’s just for a milkshake.

For more information you can visit Joe’s Easy Diner.

About the Author

Jamal Grootboom
Jamal Grootboom

Jamal Grootboom is an Online Media Journalist for Woman Online Magazine. He loves Cape Town, good food and good music. He is a millennial through and through, believing that digital media is the future for all media.


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