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Circus Circus Beach Cafe

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Shop 1, Snell Parade | Bay of Plenty, Durban 4001, South Africa
+27 31 337 7700
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Durban, South Africa
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7 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a great way to spend a chilled morning or lunch. The beach vibe is awesome with fantastic views and the menu has good variety. The food is good, we were not so thrilled with our waiter though as he brought one of us a wrong order and then insisted that that was in fact what we ordered. That... More 

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Thank debbien16
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My favorite place in Durban. Great location, great staff and perfect selection of food. Love their vegetarian breakfast and coffee is perfect. A must try.

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Thank Lene F
Durban, South Africa
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119 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited this very nice restaurant for the past 3 years. Location on the beach with magnificent view of the Indian Ocean. Good food and very professional staff and management. Very nice for early morning coffee and breakfast. Dogs allowed. Ample safe and secure parking available.

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Thank Bhejanespecialevents
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76 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful spot for a meal on the beachfront with plenty of shade provided by umbrellas. Had a lovely breakfast there, very generous portions. Nice that you can take your dog along to sit outside with you. The service was a bit slow,wouldn't recommend getting there before 7am as things were still being set up when we arrived and kitchen wasn't... More 

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Thank LaraJB
Durban, South Africa
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19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great venue for an early morning breakfast. Prefect ocean view and sea breeze. Bikes avaliable to rent. Enjoy a walk on the beach and the warm Indian ocean. Good value.

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Thank Kimmesh G
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72 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

We frequent this establishment most. Sunday's after a bike ride along the promenade. Well they have either changed the franchisee or management Well there used to be a young lad on front of house that was really on top of his game who is no longer there The last three visits were as follows Over December our order was lost... More 

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1 Thank Ray E
Gary T, Public Relations Manager at Circus Circus Beach Cafe, responded to this review

Hi there Ray E, We are terribly sorry to hear about your sub par experience, this doesn't sound like our usual standard. Please could you supply us with your contact number or email address so that the owner can contact you directly to find out more. More 

Cape Town, South Africa
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17 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

Lovely spot with views of the beachfront. Great spot for breakfast or brunch after a walk or run on the promenade. Very fresh pressed juices.

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Thank nicolestry
Gary T, Public Relations Manager at Circus Circus Beach Cafe, responded to this review

Thanks for that review nicolestry, We value your review, thanks for the 4/5! More 

Durban, South Africa
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

Felt like being adventurous this morning. Went with the girlfriend this morning and discovered a little gem. Circus circus beach cafe has an amazing look. Staff are friendly. Food was great. Priced well. Perfect morning well spent.

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Thank DarrelGower
Gary T, Public Relations Manager at Circus Circus Beach Cafe, responded to this review

Thanks for finding us DarrelGower, Delighted that you both enjoyed your time with us! More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

I really enjoyed mushroom and cheese toast. They have incredible veggie juices on the menu. The ambience is excellent right on the beach - not so good on a windy day but the inside tables were decent. Best time to visit in the early morning close to sunrise.

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Thank nishal p
Gary T, Public Relations Manager at Circus Circus Beach Cafe, responded to this review

Hello nishal p, Thanks for that lovely review! More 

Vanderbijlpark, South Africa
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017 via mobile

We had a light lunch at Circus Circus and the food and atmosphere was great. Service was average and it took a while for them to prepare a big enough table for our party of seven. Wasn't too impressed with their cocktails though, I've had better at other restaurants.

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Thank HappyCampersZA
Gary T, Public Relations Manager at Circus Circus Beach Cafe, responded to this review

Hi HappyCampersZA Thanks for your feedback, we truly appreciate it, sorry to hear it took a little longer than expected to organise your table. Could you please provide us with contact details or message us directly on Facebook so that we can look into the matter to make sure we can do better next time? More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Cafe, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, View, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Shop 1, Snell Parade | Bay of Plenty, Durban 4001, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  KwaZulu-Natal  >  Durban
  • Phone Number: +27 31 337 7700
Description
Set on the beautiful beachfront promenade, you will certainly enjoy this family restaurant with great food, value for money and an amazing view of the ocean.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?