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Arts Cafe

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166 Bulwer Road | Glenwood, Durban 4001, South Africa
+27 31 201 9969
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

How refreshing to get a kids menu with a milkshake for R16! Good value for money with lots of options and a lovely play area outside for the little ones, and a stunning gallery and shop attached.

Thank Diane M
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69 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

Venue nice. Don't order quiche. I ordered gets and spinach. And got something with butternut. Not recommended. Salad just leaves with 2 tiny tomatoes cut in half with garlic dressing. Chips were not tasty. Salad served with bacon and avo looked nice but more leaves than anything else. Garlic dressing added. Suggest waitrons ask what dressing and serve on side.... More 

Thank Sue B
Durban, South Africa
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65 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016

Great light easy meals combined with fabulous coffee make this a must visit in Durban. The outside seating is chilled and definitely much more sought after than the inside seating.

Thank Sheeda K
Durban, South Africa
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153 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

Great space to chill on a Saturday morning. Light easy meals on offer and great drinks too. I somehow seem to be hooked onto their Mezze platter with added halloumi. The service is awesome with happy smiling faces and people on the ball. There is a stunning play area for the kids too. A chilled out traipse through the craft... More 

Thank delaine c
Amanzimtoti, South Africa
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129 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

There is a very relaxed vibe at this venue. The service is friendly and chilled. There's a play area if you have children and a lady was doing sand art for the kiddies outside. The breakfast was good, prices are reasonable and loved the coffee! You can browse the different art on display. All in all a lovely visit, relaxing... More 

Thank Michelle_Guy_100
Durban, South Africa
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275 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

This is a basic café with a fast food menu including health options – seating is rustic and mostly outdoors on a shaded patio good for a casual breakfast or lunch or just a coffee break – great coffee by the way – the premises as the name suggests houses an art gallery with some museum exhibits and a handy... More 

Thank GDay1044
Durban, South Africa
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

I enjoyed the service and the quality of the food. Most of all was the area ambience being in the old neighbourhood of Glenwood or Bulwar. Lovely old housing architecture. There is often very good art on display and a 2 level art gift shop.

Thank Linton R
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

the KZNSA cafe serves delicious food and good coffee in a relaxed and attractive setting. The external courtyard is perfectly shaded by the trees on a hot day and the tables are not crammed in allowing you to enjoy the relaxed vibes. If you have kids there's a nice little play area that they can enjoy to help your relaxation... More 

Thank Grayscale02
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105 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016 via mobile

The food is good and well priced. The service is good when they are not understaffed. They have banting options. My favourite menu item is a chicken salad - I cant remember if there is more than one chicken salad but it is one of those dishes that once you have had it, it will be hard to choose anything... More 

Thank Adelemp
Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India
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10 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

Nice place to have a cup of coffee and a bun after seeing the exhibits and visiting a really nice curio shop which are part of this complex. There was a wonderful art and poetry exhibition the day I visited, and the shop has beautiful stuff which are on the expensive side, but solid as far as quality is concerned.

Thank Devika47

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 166 Bulwer Road | Glenwood, Durban 4001, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  KwaZulu-Natal  >  Durban
  • Phone Number: +27 31 201 9969
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?