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Cafe 1999

Shop 2, Silvervause Centre | 117 Vause Road, Musgrave, Durban 4001, South Africa
+27 31 202 3406
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good28%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Closes in 14 min
12:30 - 14:30 Hours
European, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Shop 2, Silvervause Centre | 117 Vause Road, Musgrave, Durban 4001, South Africa
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Reviewed 22 January 2018

I first came to this restaurant about 12 years ago, and I have subsequently left the country and came back for a nostalgic visit. What a fabulous treat to return!! An amazing dinner, came with friends and we all ate different things, but the deepfried...More

Thank Ashleigh A
Reviewed 18 January 2018 via mobile

I celebrated my birthday last night (17/01) and came to cafe 1999 for dinner. The food has always been amazing at this restaurant but what will keep me coming back is the service! It is exceptional! I can’t remember waitron who attended to us but...More

Thank Chwayita M
Momus1st, Manager at Cafe 1999, responded to this reviewResponded 19 January 2018

Thank you so I have for your kind words and we hope to see you soon!!!

Reviewed 7 January 2018 via mobile

Our party of 3 sat outside. Matt our waitron was exceptional. When he realized we were from out of town and had never eaten with them took time to explain the restaurant concept. Our food was fabulous, I had the tuna, the girls porcini pasta...More

Thank Thuli Z
Reviewed 30 December 2017

the place seems to be not worth staying from outside. BUT we came here 3 times in 12 days. Nice food, nice wines, nice sommelier, nice staff. not posh, not too expensive, nice meals.

Thank lovelysabine
Momus1st, Manager at Cafe 1999, responded to this reviewResponded 31 December 2017

Thank you so much for your kind words!!! We hope that you will revisit us when next in Durban!!!!

Reviewed 28 December 2017

A really neat quiet spot for the chilled lunch sit down to gather your weeks event food was awesome but the service was even better It is well worth th trip just to see excellent service is still up and active in our world

Thank baldandbearded2016
Reviewed 22 December 2017 via mobile

Ever recommended a restaurant and had to bear the consequences afterwards? This won’t happen here. A safe recommendation for out-of-towners looking for a good restaurant for business or social purposes. We go regularly as a couple and have never had a bad meal.

Thank Greg H
Reviewed 27 November 2017 via mobile

Enjoyed a great meal with colleagues and friends. Service was excellent and the food very tasty. Thumbs up to the team!

Thank dewaldenmonica
Momus1st, Manager at Cafe 1999, responded to this reviewResponded 30 November 2017

Thanks for your kind words! We hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 11 November 2017 via mobile

Good clean food; well presented and tasty. Waiters and service are fantastic. Restaurant has great energy. The experience is expensive, it’s more a special occasion type of place. The meal portions I found small and although I really and thoroughly enjoyed the experience; I felt...More

Thank Samantha P
Momus1st, Manager at Cafe 1999, responded to this reviewResponded 12 November 2017

Thank you for your kind words and we shall hope that we shall see you soon!!!

Reviewed 7 November 2017 via mobile

None of us can remember the last time we enjoyed a dining experience so much -- by far the best we've had in Durban (we're from the USA) and maybe the best we've had anywhere ever! Of the four of us dining together, we all...More

2  Thank meganclout9
Momus1st, Manager at Cafe 1999, responded to this reviewResponded 8 November 2017

Thanks for the great review and kind words! Will definitely pass along to Aaron also!

Reviewed 7 November 2017 via mobile

This was our 4th visit to Cafe 1999. The first two occasions were with the Godparents of our twins. Each occasion the food had been superb. The third was with my husband’s business partner who frequents the restaurant often, it is one of his favorites....More

Thank Althea I
Momus1st, Manager at Cafe 1999, responded to this reviewResponded 8 November 2017

Thanks for the kind words! We definitely hope to see you soon to recreate your experience!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$150
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
12:30 - 14:30
18:30 - 22:30
12:30 - 14:30
18:30 - 22:30
12:30 - 14:30
18:30 - 22:30
12:30 - 14:30
18:30 - 22:30
12:30 - 15:00
18:30 - 23:00
18:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Shop 2, Silvervause Centre | 117 Vause Road, Musgrave, Durban 4001, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  KwaZulu-Natal  >  Durban
  • Phone Number: +27 31 202 3406
  • E-mail
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