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African Roots Coffee

6 Lagoon Drive | The Pearls, Umhlanga Rocks 4319, South Africa
+27 87 941 4591
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  • Excellent79%
  • Very good16%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“quiche” (2 reviews)
“cakes” (2 reviews)
“great coffee” (13 reviews)
Closes in 21 min
07:00 - 18:00 Hours
Cafe, Contemporary, Fusion, African, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
6 Lagoon Drive | The Pearls, Umhlanga Rocks 4319, South Africa
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Reviewed 6 November 2018 via mobile

African Roots in a great coffee place located at the Pearl in Durban. It’s a great area and the coffee shop is lovely. I’m not a coffee drinker but I enjoyed some Rooibos tea and Black Lemonade (activated charcoal) lemonade. Both we superb! I also...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank MrsCassieWilson
Reviewed 2 November 2018 via mobile

This was the worst coffee experience I have had. Ordered a pour over, they couldn't do that so I chose an Aeropress coffee. It was undrinkable. It's a pity, they have so much potential.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Doug K
ChristineP3935, Owner at African Roots Coffee, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Doug, We are sorry that you had this experience as we are well known for our coffee. We have addressed this as it was a new member of staff who was simply trying to assist you.

Reviewed 12 September 2018

This a great find, the coffee is amazing, the staff are extremely friendly and customers are all happy. I found this treasure, and i cant keep it a secret anymore! Try it, you will not be disappointed!

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Mayur K
Reviewed 7 September 2018 via mobile

So good that we went for lunch and delicious coffee 2 days in a row. Love the butternut & avo wrap!!!

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Tracy P
Reviewed 23 August 2018

We are coffee lovers and quite specific on how we like our coffee. We recently stumbled across this coffee shop when visiting Umhlanga, we are lovers of Ugandan coffee and they serve it just perfect. The breakfast was also great and not too much trouble...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank dales-10
Reviewed 19 August 2018 via mobile

Quaint coffee shop next to the ocean serving really delicious coffee . You can sit down or grab and go !

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank shokara
Reviewed 2 August 2018 via mobile

Absolutely fantastic! Breakfast was divine and the blend of the day made my heart sing. 10/10 in my books

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank W9896ZJkellyg
Reviewed 27 July 2018 via mobile

A perfect place to chill and a have a cup of the finest. The croissants are amazing. A mudt for any traveller.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Pooven C
Reviewed 21 July 2018

This is one of my favorite places to grab a cup of coffee and a bite to eat in Umhlanga. I am pretty simple when it comes to coffee and normally have an Americano. I love the fact you can choose which single origin bean...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Afogleman
Reviewed 3 July 2018

African Roots Coffee has a variety of roosted coffees to choose from. Friendly staff explains the different varieties. You can choose from a variety of small snacks.

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank michaelfL5220EU
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Validated Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 18:00
07:00 - 18:00
07:00 - 18:00
07:00 - 18:00
07:00 - 18:00
07:00 - 18:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6 Lagoon Drive | The Pearls, Umhlanga Rocks 4319, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  KwaZulu-Natal  >  Umhlanga Rocks
  • Phone Number: +27 87 941 4591
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Speciality coffee shop serving fine African origin Arabica coffees and artisanal, light meals. Breakfast includes banting - friendly, health Granola, freshly baked, imported French croissants and eggs Benedict - style. Lunch includes Danish - style open sandwiches on locally baked artisanal bread, individual roasted vegetable, bacon or salmon quiches and salads. Locally baked cakes are available to have with our fine coffees and speciality teas.
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