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Cafe Gitano

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, Durban, South Africa
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7:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sat - Sun 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch

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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Catch your breath kinda place

The revamped Cafe Gitano definitely gets the thumbs up from me. More spacious, seating more comfortable, home away from home. For the sports minded there are tv's. At times the restaurant does get too noisy, the staff is accommodating and friendly. They have good cocktails. The food is wholesome... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 6, 2015
Shamilla B
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

The revamped Cafe Gitano definitely gets the thumbs up from me. More spacious, seating more comfortable, home away from home. For the sports minded there are tv's. At times the restaurant does get too noisy, the staff is accommodating and friendly. They have good cocktails. The food is wholesome except I'm not too keen on ordering anything with rice, it... More 

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Durban, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

My wife and I do many visits to Cafe Gitano and have found the service exceptionally good. The food is excellent and of good proportions, but more importantly is the friendly attidude of the staff, who are constantly at your service. Keep up the good work. Dave and Val.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

The place is excellent for a Sunday breakfast (and any other occasion) the staff are really friendly and helpful, always happy and smiling.The food is also very good. And they have Wifi (not so sure is that's is free or not) Cafe Gitano is he best place to go for a meal or even a coffee.

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Durban, South Africa
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

My husband and myself have found Gitano to be a home from home experience. Love the attention to detail and couldn't imagine going anywhere else. We have introduced Gitano to many friends and colleagues and they have too now made this their 'home' :) Val and Dave Bolton

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

The worst service we have ever received, waited one hour twenty minutes for our order only to get it served to us cold. The platter was almost empty as if we were getting left overs. Wouldn't recommend it to any one.

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8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

While visiting from New Zealand, my best friend and I ate here. Amazing service and excellent food! We ate the breakfast buffet. They cook your eggs as you order them, any style! And then there was a wide variety of cereals, bacon, toast, drinks etc. Would definitely recommend!

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

It was the worst experience we had, our meal took at least a hour and a half. What was ordered wasn't given to us . Finally when the manager brings our meals which was absolutely cold . The most pathetic service under the sun that we had . We haven't seen such incompetent service from management . Definitely won't recommend... More 

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Durban, South Africa
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166 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

We visited it as our usual restaurant was full and are we glad we stumbled upon this restaurant. From our very first interaction to the finality of the bill, it was a truly great experience! We ordered 2 cappuccinos with cream - when it arrived, the cream was a bit sour! We returned it and the waitress did not argue,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

I've been here a couple of times and each visit there has been no disappointments :) waiters are always friendly even when he restaurant is busy.. food arrives at a reasonable time and is always delioucious! !!! It's an awesome place to go with the family for a dinner meal

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Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
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73 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

My wife & I enjoyed a lunch at this establishment in the new food court at the Pavilion Shopping complex,Durban. Meal was pretty good considering the value. Good ambiance, new restaurant. Could do better with waiters & waitresses, given we had to wait...even to pay the bill. Certainly training with serving staff required. Outside of that...Not a bad place for... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: , Durban, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  KwaZulu-Natal  >  Durban

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Cafe

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 11:00 pm

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