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Cafe Jiran

151 Snell Parade, Durban 4001, South Africa
+27 31 332 4485
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good37%
  • Average14%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible6%
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“cakes” (10 reviews)
“calamari” (7 reviews)
“great coffee” (16 reviews)
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151 Snell Parade, Durban 4001, South Africa
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had dinner at the Cafe and we had chosen the Sirloin Steak with Fries and an excellent green pepper sauce as well the Lamb Curry with rice. As a starter we had the spicy chicken salad. A bottle of Protea Sauvignon blanc 2019 to...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank DMB500
Reviewed 7 November 2018

A great find...Sunday morning breakfast at Cafe Jiran! Delicious coffee, perfectly cooked eggs and yummy vegetarian option. Service was friendly and good. Also great bar area for cocktails in the evening. We will definitely be back for brekkie...this Sunday morning!

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Mobile796728
Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

It’s a pity , I used to frequent Café Jiran numerous times a week . It’s lost that special flair . No fresh juice , it’s now bottled . The ciabatta used to be artisanal it’s now like plain bread . The seating configuration with...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Walter F
Reviewed 24 August 2018

24 August 2018 - 20 minutes ago due to the weather being cold and only have an hour lunch we quickly decided to try the Café Jiran again for its Toasted Curry hoping that now with the new trendy revamp I am sure their sandwiches...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank carol b
Reviewed 12 July 2018

Some of Durban's nicest coffees and freshly baked cakes are on offer here. Its a lovely quiet spot to chill on Durban's beachfront, take in the vibe of the coastal city and all its variety of people, places and festive atmosphere. The tables are well...More

Date of visit: January 2018
Thank delaine c
Reviewed 10 July 2018

I visited Café Jiran after a while. I was pleasantly surprised with the renovations that I didn't know about. We were seated outside and enjoyed the view of the dunes and life around the area. The service was great but the food was fairly average....More

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank AmandaG0209
Reviewed 2 July 2018 via mobile

Very disappointed with service. We told the waitress we have 5 others joining us.... She looked around and offered us the lounge instead.... It was fine until we saw the porch area.... Quite cosy.... Firstly we requested for lights to be switched on as it...More

Date of visit: July 2018
1  Thank IshanaR5
Reviewed 2 July 2018

I reviewed Cafe Jiran in April 2016 before they undertook extensive renovations. What a shock awaited us when we had a breakfast there a week ago. I was a rude awakening, to the extent, that my wife and I agreed that "aren't going back there".The...More

Date of visit: June 2018
1  Thank helgaard2016
Reviewed 25 June 2018 via mobile

We visit Jiran every time we're in Durban. There's a really nice vibe about the place and very pleasant to sit outside in the morning. The food is always delicious and beautifully presented. Highly recommended!

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank JeanM4009
Reviewed 29 May 2018 via mobile

We have been going to Cafe Jiran for breakfast for many years whenever we visited Durban on holiday and never had a days fault with it. However our last visit since being renovated was disappointing...poor menu choice and very small portions. Nope, no more for...More

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank JohnD10791
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 5 - US$ 12
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, View, Kids, Business meetings
Open Hours
6:30 AM - 10:00 PM
6:30 AM - 10:00 PM
6:30 AM - 10:00 PM
6:30 AM - 10:00 PM
6:30 AM - 10:00 PM
6:30 AM - 10:00 PM
6:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 151 Snell Parade, Durban 4001, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  KwaZulu-Natal  >  Durban
  • Phone Number: +27 31 332 4485
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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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