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Cafe 1999

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Shop 2, Silvervause Centre | 117 Vause Road, Musgrave, Durban 4001, South Africa
+27 31 202 3406
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Today
12:30 - 14:30
18:30 - 22:30
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 12:30 - 14:30
18:30 - 22:30
Fri 12:30 - 15:00
Fri - Sat 18:30 - 23:00
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Kloof, South Africa
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97 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The setting is not great but the menu is varied and interesting. The service was excellent. The food was tasty and very well presented

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Thank BarryHgo
London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was told about this restaurant by friends in London, It was all they said and more, it has to be one of the best restaurants in South Africa. Everything was perfect, the food, the service and although the surrounds are not the best the vibe in the restaurant was great. Marcelle Roberts the Chef patron was friendly even after... More 

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Thank PTLad
Johannesburg, South Africa
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017

If Durban had a sign as you drove in, it would say "Welcome to Durban. Please be patient". Every restaurant, every shop, every thing where you need service is just.... slooooow. But not Cafe 1999. I've no idea why, maybe they've forgotten where they are. The service is quick and efficient. The food comes quickly. The waiters keep you up... More 

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Thank ZakWood
Durban, South Africa
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017

Starter of the special Tuna Tartare was delicious. Followed by an outstanding sirloin steak cooked to perfection. The calamari salad was also mouth watering. Great service from friendly staff.

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Thank Gletwyn
Durban, South Africa
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

Old years eve dinner was the best ever. Started off with a gin cocktail, 5 starters, a selection from 5 main courses, and a selection of 5 deserts. Everything was delicious, the best all round meal we've ever had, they really excelled themselves with this amazing menu. The restaurant was full, and had a great atmosphere.For such a busy evening... More 

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Thank 13cuddles123
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

I went to Cafe 1999 as part of a working lunch. The staff were attentive and brought us our food and drinks quickly. We had a large group of 10 and everyone was happy at the end. We had a range of items from wine to soda, starters and mains that consisted of chicken, fish and steak. Every meal had... More 

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Thank Rushavia G
Southafrica
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29 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016 via mobile

My husband had a ratatouille moment(the movie)....so pleased was he with the food.....he could hear a symphony in his head.we had a fantastic time hosted by good food n company.really ala carte food presented masterchef style.complete with stunning deserts n cocktails.

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Thank Rash1275
Durban, South Africa
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016 via mobile

Was abit apprehensive based on the limited menu choices but was pleasantly surprised. I ordered the norwegian salmon special with creamy mash, sweet chilli and microherb salad. The microherbs was basically coriander used as a garnish but the salmon was cooked well. Had to send it back the first time because my preference was well done but worth an extra... More 

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Thank Mil-ZN
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

The food in Cafe 1999 is superb, this is world-class cooking and it is matched by wine and also by both kitchen and waiting service of a very high standard. The menu is also a very wide one but not so wide that it detracts from the outstanding standard of food that is produced. Very impressive indeed. Today's lunch was... More 

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Thank Liz S
Durban, South Africa
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

We have been frequenting this restaurant for the past 17 years and the food has just got better and better. Not the greatest setting looking into a car park but once settled inside or on the verandah, that fades into the distance. Our daughter had a chorizo and prawn pasta - the waitress allowed her to change the angel hair... More 

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Thank Taryn C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 30 - USD 150
Cuisine
European, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
Monday
12:30 - 14:30
18:30 - 22:30
Tuesday
12:30 - 14:30
18:30 - 22:30
Wednesday
12:30 - 14:30
18:30 - 22:30
Thursday
12:30 - 14:30
18:30 - 22:30
Friday
12:30 - 15:00
18:30 - 23:00
Saturday
18:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Shop 2, Silvervause Centre | 117 Vause Road, Musgrave, Durban 4001, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  KwaZulu-Natal  >  Durban
  • Phone Number: +27 31 202 3406

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?