• With Winter in our midst, it’s time to say goodbye to your favourite cocktails and shorts and exchange them for a good hot beverage and gloves. Even though the sun is taking a break from shining it does not mean you have to. Take a break from your home and visit some of these great spots in Durban for a scrumptious treat and warm cup of tea.  


     Santosa is described as a “small bit of haven” with its peaceful mood and rustic bohemian aesthetic; it’s the perfect space to immerse yourself in indescribable food and a great book.  On your next free day make Santosa your must-see spot for an afternoon pastry paired with a delicious cup of tea.  

    Address: 344 Florida Road, Windermere, Durban

     Hours: Mon – Sun 6:30 am – 16:30 pm 

                   Friday Closed between 12:15 pm – 13:15 pm 


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    Dough Girl 

    If the croissant crave has come to bite, we have got just cure. Visit Dough girl for a wide selection of delicious croissants from custard to almond. There is a little something for everyone. A warm croissant combined with a hot cup of five-roses is our definition of a day well spent.  

    Address:13 Gladys Mazibuko Road (Old Marriot Rd) 

     Hours: Tues – Fri, 6:30am – 3:00pm 

                               Saturday, 7:00am – 3:00pm 

                               Sunday, 7:00am – 2:00pm 


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    Shaka Cafe  

    Shaka cafe provides an atmosphere that can only be described as immaculate in terms of both scenery and overall vibes. The Cafe offers a beachy pink aesthetic and is the perfect spot for those amazing girl group selfies. Join them for a fresh smoothie bowl and rooibos tea after a walk along the beach.  

    Address: 10 Lagoon Dr, Umhlanga, uMhlanga, 4320 located in Bellézar Umhlanga – Beach Cafe & Bar 

    Hours6:30 – 5pm Weekends

    6:30 – 3pm Weekdays


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    Heidi’s Cafe  

    Heidi’s cafe is the prime spot for a home away from home feel. With its rustic vibe this cafe is a great visit for a morning breakfast paired with a vibrant herbal tea after a morning beach run or swim.  

    Address: Ansteys Beach Backpackers, 477 Marine Dr, Bluff, Durban, 4052 

    Hours: Tuesday – Sunday. 7am – 12pm (midday). Closed on Mondays. 

    Contact number: 072 635 4071


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     Strangers Coffee  

     Strangers’ cafe has an amazing tea selection from Ceylon to sparkling lemon ice-tea. The cafe is a good place to visit for anyone who wants to indulge in beautifully curated cakes and desserts while working or chatting with friends. On your visit try their chocolate brownie paired with a delicious Earl Grey tea.  

    Address: 41 Milner Road, Durban 

    Hours: Mon – Thur: 8:30 – 4:30 

                               Fri: 6:30-22:00 (night) 

                               Sat – Sun: 8:30 – 5:00 

    Contact number: 072 057 3877


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