Au Revoir – I had fun

odd graffiti

Dear Odd Friends,


For the past four years art, music, design & food has been my life. What an amazing experience and incredible journey with great people. However the time has come for me to begin a new chapter in my life. As of the 1st of October I will no longer be the owner of oDD Café (but I will always be part of the oDD family).


oDD Café has accomplished SO much in the last four years, yes we’ve been open for FOUR years. We were the first café in the country to combine art , design, music and food. We are really proud of what we have accomplished, specifically on the music side of things in collaboration with Darryl Torr & Openroom, a sound studio on street level, something that has not been done or tried before in SA.


The amount of artists that have walked through our front doors and went on to make a big success of themselves is amazing. We have had emerging musicians, graphic artists, designers and supported small businesses by having pop-up stores. Artists such as  Conrad Bo, from the super stroke movement, Chad Farah & Sarah Britten have all exhibited with us. Beukes & Deleney, Carrie Wolf  and  Paper Plan City are just some of the music success stories.


We created one of the larger graffiti walls this side of Jozi and we have come full circle. We started out with Mars (Who tagged the balconies upstairs) and we ended with him doing a live graffiti show on Heritage Day.


We have been revolutionary, we have been controversial, we were very vocal about the Fankies issue with Woolworth, we supported the 1%. We donated to the twitter Blanket Drive and other charities. We SURE had a lot of fun in the process.


We have been voted as one of the top 10 music venues & one of the top 10 café’s in Jozi, and for that and all our other accolades we are thankful & humbled. We’ve loved what we did and we loved that you were a part of it. The friends of oDD Café have been phenomenal. I have learnt so much from you all and have had lots of fun. It is very sad that I need to leave, but I am excited about the legacy I leave behind for oDD Café. So this is not my goodbye but rather my au revoir, as you will still often see me sipping my soy cappuccino in one of the best spots in Greenside.


Until next time,


Christina Patricios


Baxoxe with Dave Mthembu & Steven Tu


Date: 21 May 2014

Time: 18h30 till 19h30

Venue: Odd Cafe, 116 Greenway, Greenside, Johannesburg

More Info: 011 486 3631

Hashtag: #ChitChat


With Live Streaming from Openroom TV: 


Now that these #BlurredLies are over…

We wait patiently for the results of the elections which we are told will be announced on Saturday. Congratulations to all of us who voted, over 70% voter turnout. Here’s a bit of a laugh from ZA News, taking a dig at all political players in Elections 2014

On Valentine’s Day, Everybody Screws You


Yes. We said it! Valentine’s is the time of the year where you pay a crapload of money for flowers, and chocolates, and everything else in between. You get screwed over by the florists, and the sweets shops you hardly ever visit throughout the year and the incessant red and white donned in every shop window is a constant reminder that you are being screwed over. Let’s not even get to the stuffed toys. We have had enough! This year we are not even loving and hating Valentine’s like we did last year. No. This year we are going dark!

So on Valentine’s Day, 14 February 2014, we are throwing an anti-Valentine’s dinner complete with fire everywhere to burn the annoying cupid (Anyone else wondered why he’s a naked baby boy who shoots you with an arrow? Littered with metaphors that one, isn’t it?) Ok, so maybe it’s not that dark. But there are ground rules:

1. No one is allowed to invite their ex or even mention his/her name.

2. You are not allowed to utter the dreaded V-Word the entire night. (To be clear, the ‘V’ word is Valentine’s.)

3. You are not allowed to mention the dreaded L-Word (love) unless it’s with reference to your furniture at home, our your gadgets.

4. You must not bring any chocolate, strawberries or champagne. These are not to be consumed at this party.

5. No RED anywhere, including its many shades and gradients.

5. You must not speak about weddings, dates, future boy/girlfriends. You are however allowed to talk about one-night stands.

We’ll have live music featuring Cameron Bruce, a talented musician. Bruce debuted a duet with Hannah Foster sometime in January this year and this time he will be performing on his own. No couples, even on stage!

Group bookings, bookings with Anti-Valentine’s friends – all these can be made by phone: 011 486 3631, email: or Twitter: @oddcafe.

A set menu is available for the party. Check it out below.


See y’all then!

#LiveMusic Weekends with Sasha Lee

Hey guys. We are back with our solid #LiveMusic acts on Wednesdays (#UnpluggedWednesdays) and on Saturdays (#LiveMusic Weekends). Catch Sasha Lee this Saturday, a vocalist of note and a performer of solid experience with a repertoire that dates back to when she was 15 years old. 

Bookings for this performance can be made via email:, Twitter: @oddcafe or phone 011 486 3631

Sasha Lee



Tonight (23 October) for #AcousticWednesday from 19h00

Call 0114863631 for bookings

and “like their facebook page to get more updates on other gigs but this band

Acoustic Trio oDD Cafe



Yes, it is true Jozi On Fire will be held on Monday 23 September due to the public holiday on Tuesday (yay, more recovery time!)

This month, oDD Cafe, Openroom & Ray-Ban present Trevor Rebello & Gangsterdam! What an amazing line up!!! We start the show off at 8pm, but remember to get there early as there are no table booking for Jozi On Fire.


Date :          Monday 23rd September

Time:           20:00 – Late

Where:        116 Greenway, Greenside




The Stellars & Julian Redpath are going to Rock it this Wednesday at oDD Cafe! Show starts at 8pm so be sure to get there early as there are no table bookings for tomorrow! Are you guys ready for it?!

This is sure to be one EPIC Jozi on Fire!

One Tequila, Two Tequila, Three Tequila More!

Jozi on Fire 28 August