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477 Marine Drive | Ansteys Beach Backpackers, Durban 4052, South Africa
+27 31 467 2135
07:00 - 12:00
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50 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 1 February 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 and friendly. Two minutes walk from the main beach but also with safe parking and... More 

Thank pooky8
Durban, South Africa
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 29 January 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
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6 reviews
Reviewed 16 January 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
London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 January 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! Heidi herself is a warm and lovely host. Even had my wedding cake made by... More 

Thank Shael1983
Arusha, Tanzania
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99 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 August 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. I will definitely come back for more.

Thank evjohn86
Heidi P, Owner at Heidi's Cafe, responded to this review

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

Durban, South Africa
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42 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 April 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 once, like at the beginning of the Simpsons, and Heidi settled everyone and calmly got... More 

Thank Brenda312595
Burgos, España
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 September 2015 via mobile

If you visit Durban south you can not miss the malva pudding at Heidi's. Another good option in the "health breakfast". The waitress cooks all the food in the place and she is very kind.

Thank Romi_Calzada
Heidi P, Owner at Heidi's Cafe, responded to this review

Hi there! :) Thanks for the great review. We're so glad you enjoyed your meals and malva pudding! We hope to see you back in our little cafe again one day! Thanks again! :) More 

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14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 7 August 2015 via mobile

Awesome place .Heidi is super friendly.Breakfast is great value.The coffee is great .Will definitely be back with friends.

Thank Restaurantwww
Heidi P, Owner at Heidi's Cafe, responded to this review

Hi there! :) Happy that you found our little hidden place! Thanks for the great review! Hope to see you again soon! More 

Durban South Africa
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75 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 July 2015

Lovely small Coffee Shop near Ansteys Beach. Magic atmosphere popular with the locals, so not always easy to get a table. Good service - food may take a little long if busy not a big kitchen - just enjoy the sunshine and wait it will be worth it. Menu is small but caters for all tastes - good smoothies.

Thank Melanie B
Heidi P, Owner at Heidi's Cafe, responded to this review

Hi Melanie! Thanks for the great review! :) Hope to see you again soon! P.S, we have a new smoothie on our little menu ;) More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
1 review
Reviewed 14 July 2015

This little cafe is now one of my girlfriend and my favourite places to eat on the bluff!! They have great food and amazing coffee, but best of all is their famous lemon meringue pie :) its absolutely delicious! We've been here twice this week already and will probably go back a third time :) we highly recommend this cafe... More 

Thank Richcross123
Heidi P, Owner at Heidi's Cafe, responded to this review

Hi there! :) Yay! Thank you so much! So glad to hear that you loved our little place as much as we do! Hope to see you again soon More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Breakfast, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:00 - 12:00
07:00 - 12:00
07:00 - 12:00
07:00 - 12:00
07:00 - 12:00
07:00 - 12:00
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
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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