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Essence Cafe

57 Old Main Rd | Hillcrest Corner, Hillcrest 3610, South Africa
+27 31 765 2546
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  • Average14%
  • Poor14%
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6 days ago
“Lovely Cafe”
18 Aug 2017
“Best Cafe in the Mall”
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57 Old Main Rd | Hillcrest Corner, Hillcrest 3610, South Africa
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We enjoyed a late morning breakfast at Essence Cafe. The cappuccino was excellent. The food was good and the service was fantastic and on point. Anything extra wasn’t too much work for the manager to assist with. Enjoyed that some of the breakfast options were...More

Thank Lauren L
Reviewed 18 August 2017 via mobile

Essence Cafe is our go to place when we want a great cup of coffee and decent breakfast. Their menu has a wide variety as well as a few Banting friendly options. Service is always good and the food portions are quite generous.

Thank Yachal_D
Reviewed 12 July 2017 via mobile

Friendly service, good atmosphere, one of the few places where there are many vegetarian options for breakfast. Going back with my family.

Thank Gwendoline l
Reviewed 13 June 2017

Convenient café if using the upper entrance at Hillcrest Corner. My first (and probably only) visit wasn't great. My wife and I opted for breakfast. The food was OK but the service wasn't, making the overall experience poor. It started with the waitress (who never...More

2  Thank NauticalVoyager
Reviewed 21 March 2017

We recently had a meal at Essence but were not that impressed. The food was average, the service was OK but not outstanding. I'll try again in a month or two....

1  Thank PixmanSA
Reviewed 26 February 2017

Went through last week with my wife and this week we were joined by another couple. The Iced coffee is one of the best around, and the cream scone accompaniments that we had should have been one per couple. Pricey, but very fresh with adequate...More

Thank irishmike60
Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

The portions are good and the food is tasty. The chocolate cake was very good. I asked for a black americano and it came in a mug so it was very weak. My second coffee was an espresso which was very good

Thank BarryHgo
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Restaurant Details

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Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 57 Old Main Rd | Hillcrest Corner, Hillcrest 3610, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  KwaZulu-Natal  >  Hillcrest
  • Phone Number: +27 31 765 2546
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