Au Revoir – I had fun

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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


Choc Musik

We know its freezing so to keep you warm and cozy we have created a hot chocolate with Nachtmusik,  sprinkled crushed biscuits on top. Indulge you senses. Smell the aroma. Taste comfort. Experience a delicious life.

Great reviews so far.

Choc musik

Roy Gluckman

For the month of July, every Saturday, we will be hosting a series of underground-themed parties . Cosy-ing it up against the cold with heaters, fires and our home made Gluwein.

While you eat, drink and be merry there will be an artist entertaining you with some acoustic tunes

Kicking us off is Johannesburg local, Roy InstaLike Gluckman who can sing the socks off any song and will probably have your girlfriend falling in love.

Entrance is FREE


Booze is BOOZE

And the night is YOUNG

So come join us for a satisfying Saturday @Odd

For Bookings contact: 011 486 3631

Couldn't help myself. #SamSmith #StayWithMe #cover #piano #singer

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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: 


Easter Holiday Working Hours

Hi guys! our Easter weekend operating hours:

We will be closed on Good Friday – 18 April 2014

Open on Saturday the 19th of April 2014 from 7am till late

Closed on Sunday 20th of April 2014

Open on Monday 21st of April from 7am till 6pm.

For any issues, do not hesitate to call us on 083 326 2229 or email

Happy Long Weekend y’al!

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‘Chit Chat’ among creatives. #Baxoxe

Tonight, Wednesday 16 April 2014 at 18h30, Greenside Design Centre hosts the very first session of Baxoxe in collaboration with Odd Cafe and Openroom Productions. From the Zulu word meaning ‘chit chat’, Baxoxe is a platform for creatives to share ideas through ‘chit chat’, and showcase their work to each other and to the world. The event takes the form of two talks from shortlisted creatives, who share on their work, philosophy and inspiration. After each speaker, there will be a half hour discussion on the talk and all this will be chaired by Desmond Laubscher, the founder of Greenside Design Centre.

Baxoxe will be streamed live by Openroom Productions on OpenroomTV for the world to see and engage. Further engagement will happen on Twitter as well, under the hashtag #Baxoxe.

This first ever Baxoxe night will feature two creatives: fashion designer Tzvi Karp who has showcased his work on SA Fashion Week and Mercedes Benz Fashion Week and has been featured by many fashion magazines. An alumni of London International School of Fashion (LISOF), Karp styled and designed costumes for the 2013 South African Music Awards and was mentioned as one of Mail & Guardian’s 200 Young Influential South Africans in 2013.

The second creative who will deliver a talk at Baxoxe tonight is Hugh Fraser, a Wits alumni architect who worked in private practice for 20 years. He travelled to 80 countries to record the built environment and currently handles the media for Paragon Architects in Johannebsurg.

Baxoxe is not a freestyle, open mic event nor is it an elevator pitch. It is a showcase of nothing but the best of South African talent; from sharing on a single project to sharing an entire creative philosophy. The talks will be personal, funny, engaging but very different, making each talk like ‘a box of chocolates’. Interested creatives are encouraged to get in touch with Greenside Design Centre to express their interest with a brief bio, a list of projects they have been involved in and a concise outline of their chosen topics.

Baxoxe is a non-profit venture that seeks to facilitate a cross pollination of ideas between creatives and will happen every month between February and December. Greenside Design Centre bears all costs associated with the event: from advertising, logistics, photography to sound equipment. All participants at Baxoxe are not paid, and do it out their love of art and design, and at all events, there will be a donation box to benefit projects from

Come through and chit chat with great creatives, network extensively and experience some of South Africa’s great talents. Contact Baxoxe organisers from Greenside Design Centre here: from Openroom Productions here: or from Odd Cafe here:


Here’s to Long Weekends with Late Night Sundays and Mondays

Hey guys. The erratic power in the last week to two have been really bad. They have interrupted our service now and again, with events being cancelled like this Wednesday’s #LiveMusic performance and the beer tasting we had planned with Devil’s Peak Brewing Company from Cape Town. The Eskom load-shedding and the municipal works in the area have really dealt us low blows and we apologize for this.

We are going to be open for the next two weekends, till late on Sundays and Mondays.

That will be this weekend, Sunday March 16th, 2014 and Monday March 17th, 2014;

and the following weekend: Sunday March 23rd, 2014 and Monday March 24th, 2014.