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Cafe Jiran

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151 Snell Parade | 151 Snell Parade, Durban 4001, South Africa
+27 31 332 4485
06:30 - 22:00
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Dhaka City, Bangladesh
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53 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were staying at hotel Blue Waters and this one is quite close and we often visit to have our lunch here. The restaurant is not that big but is clean, comfortable, with friendly and smiling girls. They serve A La Carte dishes and take quite a long time to serve, but their homely sitting arrangement and music doesn't make... More 

Thank Dr_Saiful_67
Durban, South Africa
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I felt like a lovely curry sandwich which they offered and just got big pieces of fat went again and ordered the same but a week lately to received the same toasted sandwich with nothing but fat curry pieces all I can say is shocking don't offer it if you don't want to put curry pieces of... More 

1 Thank carol b
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21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This little gem needs some TLC. The tables, tarpaulin, and tables on the outside are looking tired and need some refreshing. However the food and artisanal juices are still AMA-ZING - although the menu could do with a refresh too. I have had the same apple and ginger juice every time I visit there.

1 Thank Anthony B
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 March 2017 via mobile

We stayed at the Belaire Suites and visited Cafe Jiran a few times. The first time wasn't bad at all but the second time we had a waitress who brought me coffee in a dirty cup and when I informed her of such she gave me such attitude. Yesterday I went to breakfast and after sitting there for over 10... More 

1 Thank Nella M
Greater Johannesburg, South Africa
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2017

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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73 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

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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82 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

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 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017

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 

2 Thank WLduP
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103 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2017

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.

1 Thank debg9
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89 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2017

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

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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
USD 5 - USD 12
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
View, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, 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 4001, 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?