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Cafe Jiran

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151 Snell Parade | 151 Snell Parade, Durban, South Africa
+27 31 332 4485
06:30 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 06:30 - 22:00
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We had dinner @ Cafe Jiran tonight and were very disappointed. Wiater Prince was just doing his job.... more interested to chat to collegues! Our dinner Lamb curry was ice cold. It was sent back and came back still cold. The Chef 'Mr William' ( who has a job for now) did not even make an effort to apologize and... More 

1 Thank WLduP
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97 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great little cafe with tasty food and quick service with friendly staff. There were 4 of us for lunch and we all had something different and it was tasty.

Thank debg9
Level Contributor
69 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Was informed that only cakes and coffee/tea offerings in future. Nonetheless there is a very decent offering of cakes and few other sweet items. I was personally very disappointed as wished to have the previous menu items - a hearty breakfast- see other peoples photos. no longer offered at breakfast. Still quite certain this was a wrong move in management... More 

3 Thank nishal p
Cape Town
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392 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 156 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stayed at the Belaire suites so passed this establishment daily. Only had time to get coffee. There is a selection of blends and single origins to choose from. On recommendation of a waiter i chose the house blend of Jiran and a single origin from Ethiopia which ended up not being available. Ended up getting a Colombian single origin. The... More 

Thank TravelFeetZA
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We've visited this restaurant for years and always had the best food on offer along the beachfront. That makes the new policy where only drinks and cake are served in the morning ridiculous. I may sound biased but even the staff believe that it's an idiotic decision that is driving away customers. Please fix urgently as I would not suggest... More 

3 Thank David C
Durban, South Africa
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

My friends and I chose to have lunch at Cafe Jiran on 5 Dec 2016. The waitress firstly, had poor knowledge of menu. When she was asked if the veg lasagne had a nice thick layer of sauce and cheese (like a typical lasagna), the waitress indicated that it did, so the veg lasagna was ordered together with portuguese chicken.... More 

3 Thank lenorasamuel
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

The coffee is always good. Service in the morning and evening is good hut a but slack during the day

Thank Wayne T
Johannesburg, South Africa
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016

Dismal Service, average food, outstanding milkshakes though. We arrived on a Sunday night, very slow service, and then food took forever to arrive. I had a lamb curry sandwich which was very tasty, but consisted of a blob on each slice of bread. The hamburgers looked good and guest enoyed and the milkshakes were outstanding. Sadly the service and time... More 

3 Thank shamj75
Margate, South Africa
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

Empty but we were told where to sit!!! Food was excellent mostly, but the Portuguese Chicken is flavoured nothing like Portuguese, more like tomato bredie!. Most staff friendly but there are 2 very rude gents who rather chat to each other than ask if everything with the food was alright, and then make it known thhat they require tips. Good... More 

Thank howzitg
Modimolle (Nylstroom), South Africa
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

Coffee is simply amazing, awesome vibe! Thank you Roz and Prince for making us feel at home. Food was excellent!! You need to visit Cafe Jiran if you are in Durban.. you will go back again and again.

Thank michellesky001

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 5 - US$ 12
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids
Open Hours
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 151 Snell Parade | 151 Snell Parade, Durban, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  KwaZulu-Natal  >  Durban
  • Phone Number: +27 31 332 4485
Trendy cafe with fresh food and great coffee by day and Fine Dinning bistro with current and delicious food by night

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?