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Cafe 1999

Shop 2, Silvervause Centre | 117 Vause Road, Musgrave, Durban 4001, South Africa
+27 31 202 3406
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Overview
  • Excellent64%
  • Very good29%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Closed
All hours
CUISINES
European, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
€€ - €€€
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Food
Value
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LOCATION
Shop 2, Silvervause Centre | 117 Vause Road, Musgrave, Durban 4001, South Africa
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed a great meal with colleagues and friends. Service was excellent and the food very tasty. Thumbs up to the team!

Thank dewaldenmonica
Momus1st, Manager at Cafe 1999, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for your kind words! We hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 11 November 2017 via mobile

Good clean food; well presented and tasty. Waiters and service are fantastic. Restaurant has great energy. The experience is expensive, it’s more a special occasion type of place. The meal portions I found small and although I really and thoroughly enjoyed the experience; I felt...More

Thank Samantha P
Momus1st, Manager at Cafe 1999, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thank you for your kind words and we shall hope that we shall see you soon!!!

Reviewed 7 November 2017 via mobile

None of us can remember the last time we enjoyed a dining experience so much -- by far the best we've had in Durban (we're from the USA) and maybe the best we've had anywhere ever! Of the four of us dining together, we all...More

2  Thank meganclout9
Momus1st, Manager at Cafe 1999, responded to this reviewResponded 8 November 2017

Thanks for the great review and kind words! Will definitely pass along to Aaron also!

Reviewed 7 November 2017 via mobile

This was our 4th visit to Cafe 1999. The first two occasions were with the Godparents of our twins. Each occasion the food had been superb. The third was with my husband’s business partner who frequents the restaurant often, it is one of his favorites....More

Thank Althea I
Momus1st, Manager at Cafe 1999, responded to this reviewResponded 8 November 2017

Thanks for the kind words! We definitely hope to see you soon to recreate your experience!

Reviewed 6 November 2017 via mobile

Really delicious food and great service . Went with a vegan friend and they could not have been more accommodating designing a meal suitable for her!

Thank Roseler2016
Momus1st, Manager at Cafe 1999, responded to this reviewResponded 8 November 2017

Thanks for your kind words! Hope to see you at some time soon!

Reviewed 19 October 2017 via mobile

Lured to Durban for restaurant week we decided to try cafe 1999 for lunch. It is tucked away in a little center ..but what a pleasant surprise. Amazing food....with beautiful flavors.... we had the calamari... delicious with noodles and oriental Flavour. The asparagus was lightly...More

Thank 347WendyP
Momus1st, Manager at Cafe 1999, responded to this reviewResponded 20 October 2017

Thank you for your kind review! We hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 21 September 2017

Best food we've had in Durban served by relaxed and attentive staff! We had prawns (starter), a superb specials chicken dish and a beef fillet pasta dish. We were concerned the portions would be small - they weren't! So no room for dessert... 🙄 Sum-up...More

Thank Helen A
Momus1st, Manager at Cafe 1999, responded to this reviewResponded 23 September 2017

Thanks for the kind words! Hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 6 September 2017

An understated bistro environment with friendly and efficient service. The menu is interesting and there are always specials. A favourite destination of a high standard.

Thank 223kateg
Momus1st, Manager at Cafe 1999, responded to this reviewResponded 8 September 2017

Thank you for your support and kind words! Hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 6 September 2017

Fantastic night nibbling on bits & pieces of magnificence. Great service & attention to detail. Well done

Thank Mark L
Momus1st, Manager at Cafe 1999, responded to this reviewResponded 9 September 2017

Thanks for the kind words! Hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 6 September 2017

I was invited by Peter Adams to join the Book Launch After-party of "Men of the Mendi" at Cafe 1999. It felt like I had not been there since last century, so I was happy to go.It was a good evening. Why? The food is...More

Thank Winston O
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$30 - US$150
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Parking Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
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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