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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%
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“brunch” (8 reviews)
“pulled pork” (5 reviews)
“poached eggs” (3 reviews)
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Cafe, Delicatessen, Fusion, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
40 St Mary's Avenue | Greyville, Durban 4001, South Africa
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 3 June 2017 via mobile

This establishment sucks! Waited for over an hour for breakfast. People who came in after us were served before us, and left. Maybe orders are dispatched according to skin fairness as the couple next to us ordered the exact meal after us but were served...More

Thank sumanapilllay
Reviewed 17 May 2017

Loved it: imaginative menu and cheerful, helpful staff. We had a very enjoyable light lunch and would happily return on our next trip to Durban.

Thank Paul C
Reviewed 16 May 2017

Its scary to drive there, the roads below are more of a red-light district @ night. Anyway, its an interesting set-up, but really nothing fantastic, just average. Don't waste your time!

Thank BlueDolphinTS
Reviewed 18 April 2017

The restaurant is set under a large tree and consists of what seems to be a few containers linked together with a glass atrium in the centre. It was busy when we arrived and there are limited tables - we had to share a large...More

Thank Shaun G
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

Hubby and I managed to slip in a quick breakie inbetween some birthday shopping for our little one. Few and far between mornings out on our own, we decided to make the best of it and try out Freedom Cafe! We were not disappointed sharing...More

Thank DeeMoo16
Reviewed 5 April 2017

Not the easiest place to find as it is nettled in the side streets however well worth looking for. The menu is varied and excellent. The staff are very good and prices are reasonable. I recommend for a memorable lunch

Thank JayAimDee
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
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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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