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Reviewed 15 January 2019

I was told to stop at the Coffee shop for a take away coffee - but sadly there was no filter coffee and I had to pay R22 for a black instant cuppa "coffee"

Date of visit: January 2019
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Reviewed 26 July 2017 via mobile

At a local plant nursery: staff was friendly and service was quick. Not a huge menu selection but enough to find something for most everyone.

Date of visit: August 2016
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Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

We stopped at Veranda Cafe for lunch on our way back from Ballito as we have heard it is great! The cappucino was one of a kind perfectly made the way we ordered, then we ordered the "Gourmet sandwich" a must must with chicken mayo,...cheese and bacon! Was so tasty and we will definitely suggest it for anyone in the area Bonus is the gift shop at the nurseryMore

Date of visit: October 2016
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Reviewed 23 June 2016

I was a little surprised when my friend that I was staying with in St Lucia suggested we stop for a coffee in Mtubatuba after visiting parcel service shop. Having driven through the dusty town on my way to St Lucia I could not think...of anywhere more unlikely for a 'nice coffee'. But she was right tucked away near the busy intersection is a lovely little garden with a lovely but tiny coffee shop adjacent to the gift shop. It was indeed a pleasant place to stop especially as the coffee was excellent as was toast. Staff were very friendly and welcoming. If you cannot wait to get to St Lucia for a good coffee then stop off at the Verandah.More

Date of visit: March 2016
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Reviewed 25 December 2015 via mobile

For mtubatuba this is the ideal place to come for coffee and a snack however it's far from a restaurant. It's a garden centre let's say with a coffee shop. That being said it's a beautiful little place to drink coffee and spend an hour....There is complementary wifi which isn't common in South Africa especially in such an area. There is a swing for kids too,More

Date of visit: December 2015
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Reviewed 11 December 2015

On the strength of previous reviews, I'd picked out the Verandah Café as a lunchtime stop on the long drive from the Coastal Forest Reserve to Umhlanga. It's not much of a detour from the highway making it an ideal stopping off point; the location...in the garden centre creates a lovely atmosphere. We were the only guests when we visited but were welcomed in. The menu offered exactly the sort of food we needed at lunchtime - sandwiches, toasties, ciabattas, salads, quiche etc. Given the lack of customers, I thought some of our choices might be unavailable but not at all. We tried a range of these between us and we all enjoyed our choices. Service was friendly and the ladies who run the café are obviously proud of their growing reputation and were keen for us to add to their growing comments book. The key to the toilet is available on request.More

Date of visit: November 2015
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349Suek, Owner at Veranda Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 19 February 2016

Thank you so much for your lovely review.Im so happy my staff welcomed you .Im so proud of my ladies who have been with me many years .Kind Regards Sue

Reviewed 27 November 2015 via mobile

Nice food.... Very relaxing environment, loved coffee ☕ and chicken salad, always go there when am in mtubatuba. I know what to expect........The Best

Date of visit: January 2015
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349Suek, Owner at Veranda Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 19 February 2016

Thank you so much for your kind review.It is much appreciated .Kind Regards Sue

Reviewed 29 January 2015

I love this little hideaway!!!!! It's so relaxing, great food! The savory muffins are delish!!! Gift shop has fabulous stuff! Highly recommend it!!!

Date of visit: April 2014
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Reviewed 14 July 2014

Excellent apple and cinnamon muffin. Enjoyed it. Will be back at St Lucia. Staff were friendly :) Very satisfied.

Date of visit: July 2014
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Reviewed 27 May 2014

A little haven in the middle of the busy town, tucked away in a corner. The cafe latte is excellent. I will visit again. It closes at 16h00.

Date of visit: May 2014
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