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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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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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138 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This past Easter Sunday we chose to sit at the tables and chairs out at the sand. T.K and 2 other staff members were allocated to this area. Service was not on the ball. Once our first fill of water was done no one picked up on this and offered a re-fill. We always had to flag someone for service... More 

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Durban, South Africa
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have just savoured a delicious and unique breakfast with bright morning sun and an incredible view of the Indian Ocean. We were surprised and delighted that Circus Circus opens early on Sundays. Already by 7:30am quite a crowd had gathered. We asked for extra hollandaise sauce and other alternatives to our order and everything was accommodated with pleasure. Excellent... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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227 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good choice for breakfast or lunch, Relaxing spot with great views. Even great for an afternoon coffee or tea or a milkshake.

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Thank DDR1234
Vienna, Austria
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Circus Circus is a favourite place for breakfast but it is great for just about any time. The position is perfect and on the morning we had breakfast the weather was also perfect and it was the best place to be. Not having been back to Durban for 2 years we were not disappointed. Our waiter was amusing and friendly... More 

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Thank NSey78
Durban-Corbieres, France
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a great breakfast at Circus Circus on Sunday! We were seated quite quickly and looked after very well by our waiter Webster. Go hungry as the helpings are generous. It definitely is "the place to meet and eat" The food is excellent and it is quite amazing that they can feed so many so quickly View is beautiful... More 

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Thank ann p
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21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great place to enjoy great food. Literally on the beach with great views to people watch whilst enjoying fine food at reasonable prices.

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Thank Anthony B
Durban, South Africa
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108 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Exceptional food, exceptional and personalized service! Up there with the VERY best! Anywhere you sit the views are great and the people watching never disappoints.

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Thank DrAugustaDorning
Durban, South Africa
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25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2017

We came here to have lunch, primarily because we noticed Circus Circus was rated number 10 overall in Durban. But our experience certainly didn't live up to that rating! We arrived at 10:45am to beat the lunch crowd on a Friday and were told they were only serving breakfast. Apparently lunch starts at 12:00 noon. That was no problem to... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017 via mobile

we had a quick unplanned visit to Durban a few weeks ago, and we decided to meet up at Circus Circus. Best spot on Durban beachfront with a nice buzz. The restaurant was filled to the brim, but still operated smoothly! Good food, Good beer, Good Coffe-happy client👍 We spend about 5 hours there before going on a local criuse.... More 

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Thank LizelleSol
Durban, South Africa
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2017

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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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, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, 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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