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Freedom Cafe

40 St Mary's Avenue | Greyville, Durban 4001, South Africa
+27 31 309 4453
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good30%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible8%
Travelers talk about
“poached eggs” (4 reviews)
“fish cakes” (2 reviews)
“sandwich” (2 reviews)
Open Now
7:00 AM - 4:00 PM Hours
Cafe, Delicatessen, Fusion, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
40 St Mary's Avenue | Greyville, Durban 4001, South Africa
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We loved coming here for breakfasts… we would bring our dog too, but no more. It is now halaal so no dogs and no bacon with your eggs. The service was fine and our poached eggs were perfectly soft but that was where it ended....More

Thank JoNo_N
Reviewed March 4, 2018

I hate writing negative reviews so I'll be brief on what was wrong. I ordered the smoking salmon sourdough sandwich. I received 2 slices of sourdough bread, buttered with a light sauce spread, topped with a few thin slivers of cold salmon, capers and cocktail...More

Thank Quanta K
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Reviewed December 26, 2017 via mobile

Went to cafe for breakfast but arrived a bit late - they serve lunch from 11.30. Coffee and cake was good but lunch sadly doesn’t live up to former reputation under its new management . Ordered Vietnamese rice rolls which didn’t come with advertised beetroot...More

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Reviewed December 3, 2017 via mobile

I unfortunately need to write this review, as I was previously the Biggest fan of Freedom Cafe’, it has always been one of my favs! The location is central, the setting quirky and pretty, food and service always been great, but sadly No More! This...More

Thank Michy312595
Reviewed November 12, 2017 via mobile

This Restaraunt is quirky and set in a lovely atmosphere with a lot of thought to the look and feel of the space, it has recently become Halaal and the eggs Benedict was lovely!

Thank zakmitha
Reviewed October 22, 2017

This restaurant was like no other as their style of preparing food is very unique and it's very hard not to enjoy yourself at such a high quality place of dining. The restrooms are extremely clean and easy to access. My visit to the Freedom...More

Thank travelexpert896
Reviewed October 12, 2017

Highly recommended for breakfast, lunch and afternoon coffee!!! This little gem in Durban scores on all fronts: food is delicious, creative, organic and healthy; service is delightful; the space both inside and the outside cute little garden a more than enjoyably oasis. Don't miss this...More

Thank Anna M
Reviewed September 29, 2017

Awesome for testing your pallet. Great for keeping a healthy diet while on holiday. Service is excellent.

Thank ROSE M
Reviewed September 9, 2017 via mobile

An interesting urban eclectic cafe with a great menu and wonderful drinks, both alcoholic and non-alcoholic. The mixed fresh juices were refreshing. Pulled pork dish with black beans and rice was great. Good quantity. Followed it with Paradise dessert=ice cream with coconut and espresso over...More

Thank william s
Reviewed August 12, 2017 via mobile

Set in what looks like a forgotten part of Durban's Berea area, sits this quaint bright red, however well hidden shipping container with such great food! Takes me back to some of the more upcoming "hipster" places in Johannesburg, however this little monster stands alone...More

Thank Raymond A
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 40 St Mary's Avenue | Greyville, Durban 4001, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  KwaZulu-Natal  >  Durban
  • Phone Number: +27 31 309 4453
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"free your mind, body and soul at Freedom Cafe; good food, great company and beautiful surroundings" The café-in-a-can is a concentrate of all we enjoy most in entertaining. It’s intimate, relaxed, and with décor by crack Egg Designs duo Roche and Greg Dry, unselfconsciously stylish. The menu, like the lady, evolves constantly, guided only by the mantra: ‘local, fresh, direct.’Guests watch through a hatch in the compact courtyard kitchen, even wander through this en route to the loo. They linger contentedly under trees strung with jam-jar lights and beaded dreams (‘joy,’ ‘love,’ ‘peace’), nursing cappy and cupcakes on yellow wire Egg rockers or black plastic daxie benches. Then as the shadow of neighbouring St Mary’s church spire creeps slowly across the sand.
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