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Cafe 1999

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Shop 2, Silvervause Centre | 117 Vause Road, Musgrave, Durban 4001, South Africa
+27 31 202 3406
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Today
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Fri 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Fri - Sat 6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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Durban, South Africa
Level Contributor
36 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Cafe 1999 has been amazing since 1999. Food , service and ambiance are all amazing. Marcelle is Durban's best Chef and Mo is a great host.

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Thank Athos1974
Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
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32 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My wife and I visited Cafe 1999 after a long, tiring drive to Durban. We were welcomed warmly gave detailed information about the meals we were considering ordering and remarkably appropriate advice on wines. The service was impeccable, and the food delicious and novel. Great ambience, too.

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Thank John B
Durban, South Africa
2 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

From the outside you would second guess the restaurant but it lived up to all the good reviews. The food was delicious, ambience was good. The restaurant was recommended by a friend and the reviews are on point. I would also recommend it too all the foodies and durbannites to try a new, hidden gem of a restaurant.

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Thank Uphen_zn
Momus1st, Manager at Cafe 1999, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words and we hope to see you again soon! More 

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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed March 24, 2017 via mobile

This place blew my mind Every morsel So interesting So delightful Can't wait to go again The olives the mussels The wine My husband and I were in heaven

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Thank 992sydw
Marcelle_Roberts117, Owner at Cafe 1999, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! Glad we blew your mind! Regards Marcelle Roberts More 

Kloof, South Africa
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103 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed February 3, 2017 via mobile

The setting is not great but the menu is varied and interesting. The service was excellent. The food was tasty and very well presented

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Thank BarryHgo
London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed January 30, 2017

I was told about this restaurant by friends in London, It was all they said and more, it has to be one of the best restaurants in South Africa. Everything was perfect, the food, the service and although the surrounds are not the best the vibe in the restaurant was great. Marcelle Roberts the Chef patron was friendly even after... More 

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Thank PTLad
Johannesburg, South Africa
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed January 21, 2017

If Durban had a sign as you drove in, it would say "Welcome to Durban. Please be patient". Every restaurant, every shop, every thing where you need service is just.... slooooow. But not Cafe 1999. I've no idea why, maybe they've forgotten where they are. The service is quick and efficient. The food comes quickly. The waiters keep you up... More 

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Thank ZakWood
Durban, South Africa
Level Contributor
4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed January 19, 2017

Starter of the special Tuna Tartare was delicious. Followed by an outstanding sirloin steak cooked to perfection. The calamari salad was also mouth watering. Great service from friendly staff.

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Thank Gletwyn
Durban, South Africa
Level Contributor
8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed January 4, 2017

Old years eve dinner was the best ever. Started off with a gin cocktail, 5 starters, a selection from 5 main courses, and a selection of 5 deserts. Everything was delicious, the best all round meal we've ever had, they really excelled themselves with this amazing menu. The restaurant was full, and had a great atmosphere.For such a busy evening... More 

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Thank 13cuddles123
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed January 2, 2017 via mobile

I went to Cafe 1999 as part of a working lunch. The staff were attentive and brought us our food and drinks quickly. We had a large group of 10 and everyone was happy at the end. We had a range of items from wine to soda, starters and mains that consisted of chicken, fish and steak. Every meal had... More 

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Thank Rushavia G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$30 - $150
Cuisine
European, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups
Open Hours
Monday
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Thursday
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Friday
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Shop 2, Silvervause Centre | 117 Vause Road, Musgrave, Durban 4001, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  KwaZulu-Natal  >  Durban
  • Phone Number: +27 31 202 3406

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?