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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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Greater Johannesburg, South Africa
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Quality of food is excellent. .. Lazy easy dining .... Good and friendly service Atmosphere is relaxing for all types of diners..... Sea breeze you'll remember for a long time. .... Next time in durban .....I'll go back

Thank gdog100
London, United Kingdom
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68 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A nice relaxed cafe which allows you to sit inside or out. Unfortunately some guests outside were encouraging the monkeys with food - whilst entertaining and funny this isn't great for either the monkeys or the locals. The monkeys lose their fear of humans and the locals have to put up with their menacing antics.

Thank K9TLS
Durban, South Africa
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71 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We have coffee here every Friday after a swim in the ocean. One of the better places to have coffee.

Thank peerr2017
Johannesburg, South Africa
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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103 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
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75 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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400 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 157 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017 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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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016 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 4 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 

4 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

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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
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats
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?