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Essence Cafe

57 Old Main Road | Hillcrest Corner, Hillcrest 3610, South Africa
+27 31 765 2546
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  • Excellent18%
  • Very good64%
  • Average9%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible0%
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07:00 - 20:00 Hours
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57 Old Main Road | Hillcrest Corner, Hillcrest 3610, South Africa
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Just had some delicious veg/beef soup. The best I have ever tasted. SO worth the wait. R35 with Ciabata. Lovey vibey ! I will return

Thank Rex_Aspeling
Reviewed 14 April 2018 via mobile

Essence has tasty food and good milkshakes, ideal for lunch. I went there a few times, and one usually has to wait patiently for your food. However it is almost always worth the wait. Today I ordered pasta and the dish actually arrived with sauce...More

Thank Andre G
Reviewed 22 February 2018 via mobile

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

Thank Gwendoline l
Reviewed 25 January 2018

The food is great and the Coffee great and convenient to the local shopping centre, hubby can wait there reading the paper and sipping on his coffee while I am shopping.........

Thank Claire K
Reviewed 18 November 2017 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

3  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
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Restaurant Details

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Cuisine
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Open Hours
Sunday
07:00 - 17:00
Monday
07:00 - 20:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 20:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 20:00
Thursday
07:00 - 20:00
Friday
07:00 - 20:00
Saturday
07:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 57 Old Main Road | Hillcrest Corner, Hillcrest 3610, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  KwaZulu-Natal  >  Hillcrest
  • Phone Number: +27 31 765 2546
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