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The Food Fundi

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Shop HG 13 ABSA square | Pick N Pay Centre, Shop 16, Nelspruit 1200, South Africa
+27 13 755 1091
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7:30 am - 6:00 pm
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Sun 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Mon - Fri 7:30 am - 6:00 pm
Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Malelane
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We even suggested a special coffe (not on the menu) and they made it for us! We followed them to their new location next to Westpack and Pick n Pay and they are even better there!

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Thank Riekiet
Johannesburg, South Africa
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1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Awesome food, friendly staff and hospitality second to none. Thank you Jason for the free breakfast beer.

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Thank greekfish69
MelPowell, Owner at The Food Fundi, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your positive review! We hope you'll come and visit us again soon. More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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65 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016

Interesting menu with very generous portions. Had the lamb burger, under seasoned and unexciting lamb patty but the rest of the burger was very nice. I would go back for the sweet potato chips alone. Service was surprisingly quick given the inattentive wait staff. All in all worth a return visit.

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Thank phumba
MelPowell, Owner at The Food Fundi, responded to this review

Thank you for the detailed review Phumba. Hope to see you again. More 

Piet Retief, South Africa
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105 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2016 via mobile

Lunch whilst passing through Nelspruit. Our waiter had far too many tables to serve so she was rushed and inattentive. Loved the interesting menu. My warm salad was really delicious except that normal potatoes were used instead of baby potatoes and the chourico had been left out. It was delivered half way through the meal. Beef burger was dry (as... More 

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Thank penny n
Jasonfoodfundi, Owner at The Food Fundi, responded to this review

Good day Penny, Thank you for your detailed response, we appreciate your feedback and comments. It definitely seems as though we had a bad day in the office. I am terribly sorry, this is not the norm as you will see from other reviews. I am sorry that this was not brought to my attention while you were here as... More 

Graskop, South Africa
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016 via mobile

Excellent food and service, very good coffee. Nice pavement setting and very central. Chef comes out and checks on patrons.

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Thank Lance G
MelPowell, Owner at The Food Fundi, responded to this review

Thank you for your review Lance! We are truly pleased to have offered you a great service, and hope to see you again. More 

Cape Town Central, South Africa
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25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

I spent a week in Nelspruit on business, everyday at lunch time I took a client to 'Food Fundi' for lunch, its great food and you know day to day it will always be perfect.

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Thank bungy19
Nelspruit, South Africa
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17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016

We went there for breakfast today. Industrial , no fuss décor. A meeting place for family and friends. Staff were very friendly. Service was prompt. I was so pleased to see that they offered Dilmah teas. Creative menu. It is rare to find any place that sells this quality of Ceylon teas. My husband ordered a breakfast and I ordered... More 

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Thank Berenice L
MelPowell, Owner at The Food Fundi, responded to this review

Thank you for your very detailed review Berenice. We appreciate your thoughtful comments. I would like to address some of your comments in more detail: Our staff are well aware that they are absolutely not allowed to chew gum while on duty, and will be reminded of that. Our pulled pork sandwich, which is also offered as a salad or... More 

Nelspruit, South Africa
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

What a pleasant experience to visit this restaurant. If good food, value for money and excellent service is what you like - you can freely visit this restaurant. The use of Zapper as a means of payment is a stunning experience. Well done Food Fundi - we will be back.

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Thank Izak_Fick
MelPowell, Owner at The Food Fundi, responded to this review

Goodness thank you for the incredible review Izak! We hope to see you soon again. More 

Nelspruit
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2016 via mobile

I have been to Food Fundi more times than I can count and have never had a bad meal, there is a great variety and its all so fresh and tasty. Great Breakfast and lunch spot.

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Thank TanyaCrampton
MelPowell, Owner at The Food Fundi, responded to this review

Wow! Thank you so much Tanya. We are really chuffed with your positive review, and we hope to keep making your Food Fundi experience a tasty one! More 

White River, Mpumalanga
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2016

Good Service, Excellent Food - not run of the mill, some unique options, baked cookies and cakes are scrumptious, Love it!

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Thank Ingwe1957
MelPowell, Owner at The Food Fundi, responded to this review

Wow thank you so much for your lovely review! We so appreciate your feedback, and hope to see you again soon! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$3 - $10
Cuisine
Contemporary, Cafe, Healthy, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Delivery, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Monday
7:30 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday
7:30 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday
7:30 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday
7:30 am - 6:00 pm
Friday
7:30 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Shop HG 13 ABSA square | Pick N Pay Centre, Shop 16, Nelspruit 1200, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Mpumalanga  >  Nelspruit
  • Phone Number: +27 13 755 1091
Description
Conveniently found just off the N4 en route to the Kruger National Park and all of Mpumalanga's major tourist centres, The Food Fundi Coffee Cafe is a welcome haven in the heart of Nelspruit's bustling CBD. With the sound of fresh espresso beans being ground, the comforting scent of baking bread, and fragrant home made preserves and chutneys bubbling away in the kitchen, it's the perfect venue for your lunchtime business meeting (with free wireless Internet), or for breakfast smoothies and fluffy omelettes with friends after gym.At The Food Fundi, it's all about mouth-watering flavour, value for money, gourmet daytime meals, and all-day breakfasts. The Food Fundi is owner-run and with qualified Prue Leith chefs at it's helm.

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