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Freedom Cafe

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40 St Mary's Avenue | Greyville, Durban 4001, South Africa
+27 31 309 4453
07:00 - 16:00
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Sun - Thu 07:00 - 16:00
Fri - Sat 07:00 - 21:00
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19 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I think the most thing we liked in Durban. Unfortunately we had only breakfast in the cafe and couldnt taste other dishes. The food aas excellent and very creative!

Thank borja p
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74 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I just loved the setting. However there were no decent prawns available for the Vietnamese rolls and trout was substituted which was not great. My partner ordered a curry which was average. For desert we ordered the chocolate cake and were very disappointed... dry texture and ordinary icing--no effort to make that cake special! This is such a magic place... More 

Thank 347WendyP
Rome, Italy
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25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

The atmosphere and food were pretty good (quinoa bowl didn't have loads of taste but the smash and granola.bowl were great!) But the service needs some work. Had to hunt for our waiter to take our order, he forgot to put in two drinks, had to keep asking for water, etc. The waiters are really nice though and very apologetic... More 

Thank stefania1018
Durban, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017

Well what can I say on a steaming hot summer Sunday to sit under the beautiful old tree and sip on a great cuppuchino and have wonderful breakfasts all with a bit of a twist or difference to the same old norm of eggs and bacon. The service was good and it was just really a great morning no one... More 

Thank Megananne2015
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

Terrible service...we had to search for our waiter to take our order and then again to find out why a tapas platter was taking more than 45 minutes. A further wait of 20min yielded mediocre food that sorely lacked flavour. Never again.

Thank Suresh R
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13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

Enjoyed the green robot juice and fish cakes, which were perfectly spiced and presented. It was a bit loud due to a baby shower taking place inside, but hey, it's a cafe. Managed to get some reading done despite the squealing!

Thank Eileen M
Johannesburg, South Africa
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

We were staying in the Concierge hotel, and enjoyed a delcious breakfast at the Freedom Cafe. The menu is obviously updated regularly - tasty food. Service was good. Nice location under the trees. Suited our group well as people were joining and leaving over the time.

Thank Sarah_OdF
Waterford, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

We had breakfast here three mornings in a row as we were staying in The Concierge and I must say every dish we ate was absolutely delicious. The Eggs Benedict was the stand out winner, with gorgeously gooey eggs on crisp sourdough and beautiful hollandaise. However, I also loved the ABC (Avo, Billtong and Cucumber) - it was unlike any... More 

Thank declanjhayes
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

Probably one of the most flavorful meals I have had in a long time. 10 / 10. If you find yourself in Durban definitely make the effort to pay this little restaurant a visit. Also try the Gin and Tonic.

Thank 792stephanw
Durban, South Africa
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127 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

Enjoyed a late lunch on a Thursday and was happily surprised with how nice and quiet it was. Normally we go on the weekend and its always busy and with good reason, as the food and ambiance is fantastic at Freedom Cafe. Had the Korean Fried chicken, nice and spicy, the naked falafel burger, the chocolate and carrot cakes. All... More 

Thank Tammy_M800

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, Delicatessen, Fusion, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Open Hours
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
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
"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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