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Caffe Java

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Shop 54-56, South Beach Road | Kensington Boulevard, Umdloti, South Africa
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06:00 - 18:00
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Sun - Sat 06:00 - 18:00
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42 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I simply love this busy caffe on the beach. The food is amazing and I go back for the breakfast religiously. Perfect view, perfect setting, perfect food and service is excellent. Only improvement would be on the large cappuccinos as they don't taste as nice as the standard size. Will be back time and again

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Thank SadieSteytler
Johannesburg, South Africa
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Ideally-located in Umdloti for a morning coffee, laid-back breakfast, lunch or dinner or afternoon cocktail, Java Cafe provides a beautiful setting! Outdoor balcony area affords terrific oceanic vistas and indeed, perfect place to watch the passing parade in the street below. And if winds are the order-of-the-day, their interior provides a great alternate option. Wonderful, friendly and attentive staff. Great... More 

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Thank Jason A
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Lov Caffe Java. It is a buzz place on the weekends and whe I go in the afternoons for WiFi and a chill out. Waitresses are relaxed and pleasant. To be seen come in the morning. May have to wait for the table.

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Thank Tom M
Centurion, Gauteng, South Africa
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had the peri livers starter. I am still drooling. The waitress was awesome. Would highly recommend this little cafe.

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Thank Natasja2013
Secunda, South Africa
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Service is very up and down. The one morning its fast and friendly and the next its slow and painfull. Good prices and the food is not bad. Coffee shocked me out of my boots but it was great.

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Thank Conrad B
Pretoria, South Africa
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41 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016 via mobile

What a lovely spot for a breakfast....feels almost like a place somewhere far away from South Africa ons a beachfront in some exotic place! Great choice of breakfast and light lunches and fantastic coffee!!!!!

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Thank LilavanZyl
Durban, South Africa
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20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

This is one of my favourite spots for breakfast when business associates from out of town visit me. This time the service was really below par and maybe thats the reason the restaurant was not as busy as usual.

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Thank Casdj2002
Reno, United States
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61 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

Really impressed with the service, beverages average. The main draw is free wifi and the view of the ocean. Did not try the food.

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Thank Christine L
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

Good crumpets. Swiss oats.....not Bircher museli...just cold oats with grated apple, not recommended. Excellent bacon. Nice sea view.

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Thank Liesel G
Durban, South Africa
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271 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

Nice welcome – great view from our balcony table overlooking the sea – that was it – ordered Eggs Benedict with salmon (my favorite) – on the menu hollandaise sauce on my eggs a lumpy cheesy mustard concoction – my partner’s Spicy Cajun chicken salad was not much better – chunks not strips of chicken with a sour dressing –... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Cafe
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Full Bar
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
06:00 - 18:00
Monday
06:00 - 18:00
Tuesday
06:00 - 18:00
Wednesday
06:00 - 18:00
Thursday
06:00 - 18:00
Friday
06:00 - 18:00
Saturday
06:00 - 18:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Shop 54-56, South Beach Road | Kensington Boulevard, Umdloti, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  KwaZulu-Natal  >  Umdloti

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