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“Ideal breakfast place” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Zaras Cafe

Zaras Cafe
Lifestyle Shopping Center, Ballito Drive | Shop 89, Ballito, South Africa
0325863204
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Ranked #8 of 57 Restaurants in Ballito
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Coffee Shop
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations
Johannesburg, South Africa
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44 reviews 44 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Ideal breakfast place”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014 via mobile

We had breakfast on our last day during a holiday in Ballito. This is a very busy place within a shopping mall. Our waiter appeared to be miles away in thought. After sitting us down, it took close to ten minutes before she came back to take our order.

The food was fresh, well prepared and in reasonable portions. We really enjoyed our breakfast. We highly recommend this little place to anyone visiting Ballito. It's good value for money compared to some big brand retaurants.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Komatipoort, Mpumalanga, South Africa
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
“Fabulous food!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

We so enjoyed finding a place like Zaras Cafe at the coast. What a refreshing difference the items on the menu are to the usual fare. The food was great, the service good and, above all, we enjoyed the friendliness of the staff. Will definitely recommend this place to our friends and family. And we'll b e back next time we visit the North Coast.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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“Absolutely delicious”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014 via mobile

Thank you to Maro for the most delicious food and warm, hospitable atmosphere at Zaras. Ate there many times during this December holiday period and food was always nothing but the best! Xx Gina Kotsiros

Visited December 2013
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“Fab service, delicious food and unforgettable desserts! ! ”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

Wow even in Ballitos busy season this restaurant held its self up beautifully and we had a delicious lunch :) worth waiting a bit longer to have the Krispa (Flat Bread) - it is made fresh for u but make sure u leave space for the unbelievable dessert !!!

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Durban, South Africa
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“Holiday visit not great”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

I have been to Zaras on many occasions and its usually great. Went there on 29 Dec 2013 and service was poor as well as all round choices. Tried to order 2 breakfasts and told ingredients run out. Options to replace hot mushrooms were avocado only. Really. Told none available in Ballito strangely was at 3 main stores in walking distance. Seems even talking to the owners daughter was a waste of time as the attitude was thats life. Seems Zaras treats customers differently in holiday season. I wont be going back. Prices also gone up substantially and dont fit sub standard service

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