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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: Lunch, Coffee & Tea, Breakfast

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  • 6
    Excellent
  • 15
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    2.5 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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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

Arrived at 1.30pm to sit down, wait 20 minutes and be told by a waiter that the kitchens closed - mid lunchtime on a Sunday ? Closed now for stocktake ! I managed to order a latte, served some 10 minutes later, whilst watching successive arriving guests sitting down and being chased away by waiters with the closed kitchen news.... More 

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Pretoria, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

Great friendly service. Wonderful menu and the food was delish. Had to stop myself from going there breakfast, lunch and supper. Just stroll on over for a morning Muffin, Croissant and wonderful coffee.

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Pretoria, South Africa
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28 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Came off after a day on the beach looking for a snack. Caffe Java seemed like a good spot with a great view, not too busy. Went in with my wife, and instead of heading straight for a table, went through the main doors. Waited about 30 seconds, made eye contact and raised a had at 3 waiters, which was... More 

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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?