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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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6:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 6:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast

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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Java-lectable!

Such a nice relaxed place to have awesome pizza (looooove the breakfast pizza - what more could a girl want?!) and wonderful coffee with a view to sooth the soul! Love going there and have enjoyed every moment! We have met there with friends and were always welcomed and as a big group quickly... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2015
ringmaster2014
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Howick, South Africa
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33 reviews 33 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Had to fetch my son from the airport, so left early (5.30) to avoid traffic. Stopped in Umhloti, for a coffee and the view. When I arrived was told there was no power, but not offered a menu, or told they had a limited menu available. I asked if I could sit there, and soaked up the view and sun.... More 

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Durban, South Africa
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Used to be good, but think it's changed hands and no longer. Food is overpriced & the quality needs improvement, not worth it. Friend's curry wrap was more like a starter portion and chips bit slap; my mediterranean veg tramezzini full of butternut, my least favourite vegetable which I do not consider a Mediterranean vegetable, but cheap & easy filling.... More 

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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Such a nice relaxed place to have awesome pizza (looooove the breakfast pizza - what more could a girl want?!) and wonderful coffee with a view to sooth the soul! Love going there and have enjoyed every moment! We have met there with friends and were always welcomed and as a big group quickly accommodated. The menu makes you wish... More 

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Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
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39 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Decent food for slightly inflated prices with mediocre service. Truly nothing special or particularly bad. Nice view though of the ocean. Don't recommend the coffee however. Probably won't be back unless it's for the wifi

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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20 reviews 20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

The location is lovely, especially now they have the little 'bar' area near the entrance which used to be a lounge. Sat there mesmerised by the beauty of the Indian Ocean and how fortunate we are to live here. The service was unfriendly and the waiters, almost all of them, put in little effort. Some walking around looking at their... More 

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Durban, South Africa
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9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

I go to Java for meetings quite regularly and popped in for a lunch the other day with a client and we shared the best pizza I have had in a long time. It was full of flavour and plenty of topping. I can't tell you how tasty it was. One of my better all time pizza's...Thank you Java..

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

During our latest 3 week visit to South Africa and staying in Umdloti we frequently ate breakfast at Java and realised quickly that on a Saturday you need to be there for 7am to get a good seat as it is so popular with locals but is also the only place in Umdloti that you can have breakfast/coffee as we... More 

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Durban, South Africa
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28 reviews 28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Java is so popular with the locals that it can be difficult to get a table for breakfast on weekends.This says a lot about the place. The food is excellent and so is the service. You can go there and hang out with friends for coffee or sit and have breakfast or lunch. It is usually a buzz of activity.... More 

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Pretoria
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

During our recent visit to Umdloti, my wife and I went for early morning strolls along the beach front. It is great to have a coffee shop open so early in the morning! And best of all - they allow dogs in the restaurant. Probably the reason why my wife wanted to have coffee there every other morning. Lot of... More 

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Neumunster, Germany
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107 reviews 107 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

We have been there twice now, once for breakfast and once for a quick lunch and on both occasions it was a very nice place to eat and see the ocean. The coffee is also excellent and it is worth a visit just for the scenery and coffee.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Shop 54-56, South Beach Road | Kensington Boulevard, Umdloti, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  KwaZulu-Natal  >  Umdloti

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Coffee Shop
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 am - 6:00 pm
Monday
6:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday
6:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 am - 6:00 pm

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