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Cafe Jiran

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151 Snell Parade | 151 Snell Parade, Durban 4001, South Africa
+27 31 332 4485
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  • Very good35%
  • Average14%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible6%
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151 Snell Parade | 151 Snell Parade, Durban 4001, South Africa
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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

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

Thank Amanda G
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

1  Thank Ishana R
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

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!

Thank Jean M
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

Thank John D
Reviewed 2 May 2018

The chocolate mouse is the best I have ever tasted. Good food and good setting. Nice relaxing atmosphere for a quiet lunch.

Thank Graham P
Reviewed 19 April 2018

Located in the same building as Belair suites hotel. Perfect if you want to find a place to eat close to the hotel. Not so many restaurants close by otherwise. In evening time the area is very empty so you should be careful to walk...More

Thank Mid_aged_couple
Reviewed 29 March 2018 via mobile

Nicely situated but food served raw. Calamari was raw and so was were the meatballs. You would think that with listeriosis etc more care would be taken with serving food. The food was hardly touched and yet there was no manager and an expensive bill.

Thank JackieShane123
Reviewed 26 February 2018

We found this place near our hotel, The Blue Waters, and it was nice to share a bottle of wine there. We sat on the pavement and, given the area, weren't hassled by anyone. Probably best in good weather (lots of that in Durban), otherwise...More

Thank Gavin H
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 5 - US$ 12
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, View
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 | 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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