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Heidi's Cafe

477 Marine Drive | Ansteys Beach Backpackers, Durban 4052, South Africa
+27 31 467 2135
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  • Very good51%
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  • Poor6%
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“bluff” (4 reviews)
“smoothies” (2 reviews)
“foreshore” (2 reviews)
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Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
477 Marine Drive | Ansteys Beach Backpackers, Durban 4052, South Africa
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Tucked down a little lane off the main beach road is a quirky little cafe. The decor is off beat and surf-related but the waitrons need to learn the value of positive and efficient customer engagement. It took over 35 minutes for them to serve...More

Thank Margot080
Reviewed March 15, 2018

This is a small 'eatery' at surfer's paradise near the beach (Bluff, Durban), B & B accommodation etc. Early morning breakfast was really good - ideal after your run on the beach, or after having caught some good waves.

Thank Gail565
Reviewed November 16, 2017

Went to this lovely place close-by What a nice surprize - had a great breakfast and good coffee! Service was with a smile Note the Entrance is from Foreshore Drive - not Marine Drive Open 07H00 to 12H00

Thank Felix13Fell
Reviewed May 27, 2017 via mobile

Lovely atmosphere and great coffee. My toasted sandwich could have had a bit more pizzazz, but it was ok. The breakfasts are pretty standard. Nice experience all round.

Thank MoniqueV26
Reviewed February 1, 2017

A birthday breakfast venue that is really special! Its a favourite haunt of the Surfers from the area and the menu is definitely within budget. The food and refreshments are presented in good time and taste great. The lady that owns the establishment is efficient...More

Thank pooky8
Reviewed January 29, 2017 via mobile

This is the best place to grab a cup of coffee and a breakfast in the Bluff area! The cafe has such character and really is worth a visit. Very affordable aswel :) Definitely will be back.

Thank Richard I
Reviewed January 16, 2017

Very quiet, welcoming and relaxing cafe, The waitresses are friendly and the food is very good; from the fruit juice, to the coffee, to the smoothie or everything else is just divine

Thank Eliane N
Reviewed January 6, 2017

Amazing place for a great breakfast. My husband and I go at least every second morning there for breakfast when on holiday in Durban which is about 3 times a year. Best value for money that I have seen on the Bluff and in Durban!...More

Thank Shael1983
Reviewed August 11, 2016

I love getting Heidi's Hangover cure with a cup of cappuccino. The place is very cute with a nautical theme with a bit of beach chic mixed in. The ladies that work there are very sweet and helpful. I really enjoyed spending my mornings here....More

Thank Evans2186
Heidi P, Owner at Heidi's Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded August 16, 2016

Hi there! :) Thanks for the great review! Hope to see you back in our happy little paradise again soon! xx

Reviewed April 20, 2016

The welcome is warm and friendly; the atmosphere relaxed. Just what one would expect from a beach cafe. Accessed from Foreshore Drive, and up a little lane to the Backpackers, it is clearly signposted. And what an amazing breakfast! The excited family all arrived at...More

Thank Brenda312595
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
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Breakfast, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
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Open Hours
7:00 AM - 12:00 PM
7:00 AM - 12:00 PM
7:00 AM - 12:00 PM
7:00 AM - 12:00 PM
7:00 AM - 12:00 PM
7:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 477 Marine Drive | Ansteys Beach Backpackers, Durban 4052, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  KwaZulu-Natal  >  Durban
  • Phone Number: +27 31 467 2135
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Heidi's cafe is a rustic, comfortable, homely little spot to hang out after a early morning surf, time on the beach, or to just come enjoy some simple, good food. We specialise in breakfasts, coffee and home baked goods. The entrance to the cafe is from Foreshore Drive, at Anstey's Beach Backpackers. Find us just past reception above the swimming pool. Any questions just call! :) Our treats are freshly baked, and made with love :) This page is here to keep you updated on our breakfast specials, what I've baked for the day, new menu options (coming soon!), Etc. We serve Bean Green's famous Bluff Bru coffee, and Sir Juice's amazing fresh juices. If you are coming in a group, please make sure to book in advance. This helps us in our little kitchen, and also makes sure you get a table :) P.S: This page is here for any suggestions, to share your photos from the cafe, or even just to show us some love! :)
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