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Freedom Cafe

40 St Mary's Avenue | Greyville, Durban 4001, South Africa
+27 31 309 4453
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good31%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible7%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (6 reviews)
“pulled pork” (4 reviews)
“cake” (2 reviews)
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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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1 - 10 of 141 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago 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 MrsMitha
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 13 October 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 29 September 2017

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

Thank ROSE M
Reviewed 10 September 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 12 August 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
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

I had lunch with a friend on Sunday. We both had birthdays to celebrate. So we chose the quirky Freedom Cafè in Morningside which is set among trees and has a sense of peace. The wine list is sufficient with a very quaffable house Sauvignon...More

Thank karencE6275YP
Reviewed 9 July 2017

We're not local but felt like a good burger in Durban. We did an online search for "best burger in Durban" and Freedom Cafe came up on a few sites. Unfortunately we arrived at 11:30 and only the breakfast menu was available. We asked for...More

Thank Janine_K_Riley
Reviewed 30 June 2017 via mobile

The kids loved the fried chicken and homemade carrot and apple and polenta cakes. Slightly burnt but they enjoyed nonetheless. I had a chicken sandwich which was served on fresh ciabatta type bread with the fried chicken and spicy mayo sauce. All delicious and worth...More

Thank Colette C
Reviewed 3 June 2017 via mobile

Disaster! Dont let the innovative use of NO space fool you... the service here is very Anti-FREEDOM! Sat here for over an hour, after ordering, and still no food. Yet the couple next to us, having ordered atleast 10min after us, got their food with...More

Thank Karthick N
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
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Open Hours
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
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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