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Lifestyle Shopping Center, Ballito Drive | Shop 89, Ballito, South Africa
+27 32 586 3204
06:00 - 18:00
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Sun 07:00 - 17:00
Mon - Sat 06:00 - 18:00
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Kloof, South Africa
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96 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I have eaten at Zaras a number of times. They seem to have sorted out the "iffy" service. The food is always tasty and the coffee is good

Thank BarryHgo
Level Contributor
3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Has a great open air vibe especially on sunny days. Owner is usually around to monitor levels of service.

Thank Mahomed L
Ballito, South Africa
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's a busy cafè but the food is good. If you are looking for a quite place to eat this is not it as the manager is hands on and keeps the place moving. Prices are also quite good for the area.

Thank Jspaced
Level Contributor
7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After having been horribly disappointed at a previous restaurant (read last review), we came here for breakfast in the hopes of getting something delicious in good time. And boy did they deliver - beautifully poached eggs, amazing fresh juices and even a birthday cake for my brother on his 40th. Lovely staff and wonderful manager.

Thank Bridget B
Salt Rock, South Africa
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36 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A welcome oasis in the middle of Lifestyle shopping Mall. Great snacks and ultra frienly stall . Will visit every time I have to go shopping.

Thank petebendall
Ballito, South Africa
Level Contributor
26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Zaras Cafe is an awesome spot for great food and great service with a good price! My wife and I go here often just to grab a quick coffee or a lunch, especially because we know that guests are really treated well by friendly and helpful staff!

Thank MatthewFritz
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

Waiters were non-existent and just ignored all requests from assistance. Ordered smoothies, 10 min later still waiting, waiters standing around and having their own chat. Food was excellent when arrived, worth the wait

Thank Yusuf S
Benoni, South Africa
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35 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017 via mobile

I was pleasantly surprised by Zaras Cafe. The food was great and well priced and the service was very good despite being so full. It has a tendency to get full, so it isn't a quiet spot but it is definitely a nice breakfast or brunch spot.

Thank Caleb W
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47 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

Had a good breakfast, visited whilst it was raining so it was a bit tricky for the staff, as the tables are very spread out in a few different areas. Staff very pleasant and made us very welcome. Good value breakfast.

Thank Chas P
Johannesburg, South Africa
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45 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

I had to opportunity of enjoying Zaras Cafe again, after a year, and their quality and service is still excellent. Quick seating, warm and friendly staff and excellent food is what to expect when visiting Zaras.

Thank MoeYou

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, Mediterranean, European, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Seating
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
07:00 - 17:00
06:00 - 18:00
06:00 - 18:00
06:00 - 18:00
06:00 - 18:00
06:00 - 18:00
06:00 - 18:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Lifestyle Shopping Center, Ballito Drive | Shop 89, Ballito, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  KwaZulu-Natal  >  Ballito
  • Phone Number: +27 32 586 3204

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?