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The Factory Cafe - CLOSED

369 Magwaza Maphalala Street | Congella, Durban 4001, South Africa
+27 31 205 3283
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good36%
  • Average10%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible0%
27 Apr 2016
“Poor coffee sums it up unfortunately”
15 Mar 2016
Restaurant Hours Closed
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369 Magwaza Maphalala Street | Congella, Durban 4001, South Africa
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Reviewed 28 April 2016

I came here with high expectations, the vibe was very nice, loved the concept of the Factory Cafe. My first cappuccino was weak and not hot enough. My second I ordered the double and it still never satisfied me, it wasn't the strength, it was...More

Thank Craig N
Reviewed 15 March 2016

Have been meaning to visit this place, and so glad I did. Will be going back soon. The vibe is ultra relaxed. A unique venue. Once inside the building, there are a few stairs to climb. One member of our party is walking with a...More

Thank rgb1516
Reviewed 20 December 2015 via mobile

With the foundation of Colombo Tea & Coffee on which to build, the Factory Cafe has succeeded in creating a clean and modern coffee shop in a fabulous old industrial space. Excellent coffee. Lots of space. Plenty of privacy. Friendly, characterful staff. A worthy second...More

Thank Ailsa_Boa
Reviewed 1 November 2015

This is a nice place to grab yourself a cup of coffee and get to some work. The place is very quiet and waiters are very friendly. Even if you don't have company the fellow coffee lovers will be easy to strike a conversation with....More

Thank priyasookhraj
Reviewed 2 September 2015

These guys can do coffee! The best cappuccino I have had! The food menu is limited but we enjoyed the hamburger and toasted chicken sandwiches that we ordered. The location makes it a bit tricky to find the first time, however, if you are a...More

Thank Darren R
Reviewed 17 August 2015 via mobile

This is a real gem in Umbilo area. Modern industrial feel with lounge music in the background. Free WiFi is also a bonus. A great place to have meetings and be productive.

Thank larkanw
Reviewed 27 April 2015

The Factory Cafe takes coffee seriously. You won't find a better cup of coffee in Durban...maybe even the world. The breakfast food was also solid. The artistic use of space and live background music make The Factory Cafe's atmospere a lovely place to spend a...More

Thank worldtravelaur
Reviewed 17 March 2015

If you love coffee then this is the place for you. Gotta try all their different blends and even some of their cold options are delicious. Nice atmosphere in a laid back setting. Trendy to the extreme and amazing staff! A must go!

Thank Jaddison10
Reviewed 1 February 2015

I have been waiting for the chance to visit this extraordinary establishment and last week i had the chance. Walking into this spot really gets your mouth watering with the amazing aromas of freshly ground coffee, it was going to be a great day. We...More

Thank Tina N
Reviewed 13 January 2015

I am a coffee nut (although not a coffee snob - ugh) and I was blown away by the two cappuccinos I had at the Factory Cafe. The staff/baristas are friendly and willing to engage with customers. You can see coffee is their passion.

Thank gfro_za
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Restaurant Details

Open Hours
07:30 - 16:30
07:30 - 16:30
07:30 - 16:30
07:30 - 16:30
07:30 - 16:30
08:30 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 369 Magwaza Maphalala Street | Congella, Durban 4001, South Africa (Formerly Colombo Tea & Coffee)
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  KwaZulu-Natal  >  Durban
  • Phone Number: +27 31 205 3283
  • E-mail
Coffee destination, entertainment space, music venue. Inside the Colombo Coffee roastery. Fresh roasted coffee, exclusive teas & light meals for breakfast and lunch.Choose from a large range of craft coffee & select teas for home. Free WiFi
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