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Freedom Cafe

40 St Mary's Avenue | Greyville, Durban 4001, South Africa
+27 31 309 4453
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good30%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible8%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (8 reviews)
“pulled pork” (5 reviews)
“eggs benedict” (3 reviews)
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Cafe, Delicatessen, Fusion, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
40 St Mary's Avenue | Greyville, Durban 4001, South Africa
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A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 26 December 2017 via mobile

Went to cafe for breakfast but arrived a bit late - they serve lunch from 11.30. Coffee and cake was good but lunch sadly doesn’t live up to former reputation under its new management . Ordered Vietnamese rice rolls which didn’t come with advertised beetroot...More

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Reviewed 3 December 2017 via mobile

I unfortunately need to write this review, as I was previously the Biggest fan of Freedom Cafe’, it has always been one of my favs! The location is central, the setting quirky and pretty, food and service always been great, but sadly No More! This...More

Thank Michy312595
Reviewed 12 November 2017 via mobile

This Restaraunt is quirky and set in a lovely atmosphere with a lot of thought to the look and feel of the space, it has recently become Halaal and the eggs Benedict was lovely!

Thank MrsMitha
Reviewed 22 October 2017

This restaurant was like no other as their style of preparing food is very unique and it's very hard not to enjoy yourself at such a high quality place of dining. The restrooms are extremely clean and easy to access. My visit to the Freedom...More

Thank travelexpert896
Reviewed 12 October 2017

Highly recommended for breakfast, lunch and afternoon coffee!!! This little gem in Durban scores on all fronts: food is delicious, creative, organic and healthy; service is delightful; the space both inside and the outside cute little garden a more than enjoyably oasis. Don't miss this...More

Thank Anna M
Reviewed 29 September 2017

Awesome for testing your pallet. Great for keeping a healthy diet while on holiday. Service is excellent.

Thank ROSE M
Reviewed 9 September 2017 via mobile

An interesting urban eclectic cafe with a great menu and wonderful drinks, both alcoholic and non-alcoholic. The mixed fresh juices were refreshing. Pulled pork dish with black beans and rice was great. Good quantity. Followed it with Paradise dessert=ice cream with coconut and espresso over...More

Thank william s
Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

Set in what looks like a forgotten part of Durban's Berea area, sits this quaint bright red, however well hidden shipping container with such great food! Takes me back to some of the more upcoming "hipster" places in Johannesburg, however this little monster stands alone...More

Thank Raymond A
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

I had lunch with a friend on Sunday. We both had birthdays to celebrate. So we chose the quirky Freedom Cafè in Morningside which is set among trees and has a sense of peace. The wine list is sufficient with a very quaffable house Sauvignon...More

Thank karencE6275YP
Reviewed 9 July 2017

We're not local but felt like a good burger in Durban. We did an online search for "best burger in Durban" and Freedom Cafe came up on a few sites. Unfortunately we arrived at 11:30 and only the breakfast menu was available. We asked for...More

Thank Janine_K_Riley
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
7:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 40 St Mary's Avenue | Greyville, Durban 4001, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  KwaZulu-Natal  >  Durban
  • Phone Number: +27 31 309 4453
  • E-mail
"free your mind, body and soul at Freedom Cafe; good food, great company and beautiful surroundings" The café-in-a-can is a concentrate of all we enjoy most in entertaining. It’s intimate, relaxed, and with décor by crack Egg Designs duo Roche and Greg Dry, unselfconsciously stylish. The menu, like the lady, evolves constantly, guided only by the mantra: ‘local, fresh, direct.’Guests watch through a hatch in the compact courtyard kitchen, even wander through this en route to the loo. They linger contentedly under trees strung with jam-jar lights and beaded dreams (‘joy,’ ‘love,’ ‘peace’), nursing cappy and cupcakes on yellow wire Egg rockers or black plastic daxie benches. Then as the shadow of neighbouring St Mary’s church spire creeps slowly across the sand.
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