How it Works

Color Café is delighted to invite you to our pretty pastel studio located in Hyde Park Johannesburg!
We are very easy to find and there is plenty of parking right out front.

Choose your Item

Choose a raw ceramic item to paint or a wooden shape to mosaic. We have a great selection to get you started. 

Decide on a Design

We have a huge selection of stencils and books to get you started with your design ideas

Create Something Special

We love seeing what our clients create, every piece is unique and wonderful. 

  • Join us for some quality family time, a gathering of friends or some valuable "me" time

  • We have a large range of items to choose from, whether you are after something useful or a decorative piece

  • We will set up your brushes, palette and water bowl for you

  • Our friendly staff will assist you with whatever you may need

  • We do serve cold drinks (appletiser, juice, coke and BOS ice tea) as well as hot drinks (milo, cappuccino, tea and hot chocolate). Prices range from R12 to R20. We have a few snacks/treats available but you are more than welcome to bring in a little bite.

We set up and clean up.
All the hassle is taken off your shoulders, so you can sit back, relax and be creative!

Collect your Masterpiece

Once your ceramic item is completed leave it with us to glaze and fire in the kiln, or if it’s a mosaic item we do the grouting for you. Your items will be ready for collection after roughly 4 weeks. Please call and check they are ready before coming to collect.

Please don't forget to collect your masterpieces!

We will hold on to your completed, glazed and shiny items for a period of 6 months. If the shelves are at breaking point by then we remove the older, finished pieces and donate them to charity, where they are gratefully received.

We like to choose different charities and share the love around. The looks on the children's faces are priceless.

Tip: Take a photo of your piece before leaving it with us to be fired or grouted. This way we know when it came in and what it looks like - really helps us to find it again when ready for collection.

Pricing

We charge an “all inclusive rate”, which means that the price of the item you choose to paint or mosaic includes all your materials as well as the firing and glazing of the ceramics and the grouting of the mosaic pieces.

Loads of stencils available. No previous experience needed at all.

  • We had a blast, friendly staff lovely thing to paint great service. Highly suggest going here

    Qadira D. Avatar
    Qadira D.
    16 Oct 2018
  • It's a great place to do something creative and different. You can stay for an long as you want and even choose to work on... [read more]

    Amy A. Avatar
    Amy A.
    20 Sep 2019
  • So much fun for kids and adults! Ceramics range from little pigs and unicorns to plates and mugs, with all materials included in the price... [read more]

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    Amy T.
    17 Aug 2019
  • Always love going here for some art therapy. Staff are friendly and helpful.

    tasneem k. Avatar
    tasneem k.
    19 Dec 2018
  • Great staff and wonderful atmosphere! Will definitely be back soon!

    Lauren H. Avatar
    Lauren H.
    13 Dec 2018
  • positive review having special time painting with my munchkin

    Maite O. Avatar
    Maite O.
    05 Dec 2018
  • I go with my elderly dementia friend and the staff are exceptionally helpful...amd friendly. ..love it there. There is a whole lot of different pottery... [read more]

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    rouelle o.
    25 Nov 2018
  • positive review We were there for a 50th birthday today and it was absolutely amazing!! Such friendly staff members and such a peaceful and happy environment. We... [read more]

    Nicola N. Avatar
    Nicola N.
    13 Oct 2018
  • We loved our time at the Colour Cafe! We had my mother's 50th there and everyone had the time of their lives chatting to each... [read more]

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    Nicola D.
    18 Apr 2019
  • Great fun painting with our company team! Can't wait to see the final product after going in the kiln!

    Belinda W. Avatar
    Belinda W.
    25 Apr 2019
  • Really enjoyed it. Would highly recommend. Only issue I had was that they didn't have stock of the first few items I wanted to paint,... [read more]

    Keegan T. Avatar
    Keegan T.
    05 Jun 2019
  • As usual I had a wonderful time at Color Cafe. Finished a platter I had bought at the end of last year. Still had some... [read more]

    Wendy R. Avatar
    Wendy R.
    14 Feb 2019
  • Little gem of a place to paint ceramics. Loads of items to choose from to paint, lovely stencil selection and wide range of paint colours.... [read more]

    Marina B. Avatar
    Marina B.
    04 Jun 2019
  • One of my favourite places in Jhb! Thank you Cilla for such an amazing happy space! ❤👌

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    Samantha B.
    08 Dec 2018
  • This little painting cafe is absolutely fantastic! It is a great place to come with a group or even by yourself. They offer drinks and... [read more]

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    Sarah
    24 Jun 2019
  • Quite a lovely place indeed. Friendly staff, a little 'restaurant' within to keep you dated while you take the hours needed to clean, stencil and... [read more]

    Dean M. Avatar
    Dean M.
    16 Apr 2019
  • positive review Lovely morning and helpful staff.

    Bernadette R. Avatar
    Bernadette R.
    19 Aug 2019
  • Lots of fun if you're into unleashing your creative side. Friendly and efficient staff to help along the way.

    Denzil N. Avatar
    Denzil N.
    10 Apr 2019
  • positive review A well run, creative experience that is so relaxing that no matter how stressed you are, you feel almost sleepy after you are finished painting... [read more]

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    Jaci S.
    25 May 2019
  • Had my daughter's birthday party there and it was awesome. Hassle free and we got to leave the mess there 💃

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    Michelle M.
    20 Jul 2019