The Beach Cafe @ Impithi

The Beach Cafe @ Impithi

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Hours
Sun
8:00 - 15:00
Mon
8:00 - 15:00
Tue
8:00 - 15:00
Wed
8:00 - 15:00
Thu
8:00 - 15:00
Fri
8:00 - 15:00
Sat
8:00 - 15:00
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Ratings and reviews
4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles

RATINGS
Food
4.4 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.2 of 5 bubbles
Value
4.4 of 5 bubbles
Does this restaurant allow dogs or considered pet friendly?
About
A vibey, elegantly casual eatery on Pennington Beach. Come and enjoy the unbeatable sea view, fresh air and delicious food (previously known as the Kiosk)
CUISINES
Cafe, Healthy
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
FEATURES
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Free off-street parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Waterfront, Beach, Playgrounds, Dog Friendly, Family style, Non-smoking restaurants, Gift Cards Available
4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles108 reviews
Excellent
58
Very good
40
Average
7
Poor
3
Terrible
0
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

Nicole C
Durban44 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021 couples
Impithi Beach kiosk breaks that rule about the view and the food. This simple beach cafe has wrap around verandah and garden seating in a gorgeous setting with sweeping sea views. All of the tables are outdoors, so very pandemic friendly. The menu has all the basics, their prices are really reasonable, service is friendly and accomodating, daily specials are good, and ( when permissable) they allow byo. We often eat breakfast there (standard breakfast R45) coffee is decent. Sundays they do a three course roast lunch for R120 a head. And all profits go to the local indigenous conservancy project. Did I mention that the cakes are good, the chips excellent and scones baked daily? Just 45 minutes south of Durban and on a lovely swimming beach. All good.
Written 25 July 2021
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Viv Sandwith
Hello Nicole. Thank you so much for the wonderful review. It's customers like you that make the staff go to work with a smile on their face every day! We hope to see you soon again! Kind regards, The Beach Café Team 🌊
Written 26 July 2021
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Niranjan
Durban10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021 couples
Stumbling upon the Beach Cafe @ Imphithi, proved to be a threefold blessing: Firstly, we could almost feel the spray of the waves as they broke upon the shore, that was just a whiff away from our table. Secondly, the lunch we ordered- potato and leek soup with freshly baked bread and a vegetarian burger (real, wholesome veges, not the bland soya stuff) with freshly fried, seasoned french fries and a crispy salad were exceptional. The outstanding service, despite the lunch time crowd, was the final factor that convinced us to return to enjoy this home away from home experience.
Written 9 June 2021
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Viv Sandwith
WOW! I don't know why but I have only just seen your review. Apologies for not replying sooner. We are so glad that you had a good experience. Please do visitus again! Kind regards, The Beach Café Team 🌊
Written 8 December 2021
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Charlotte P
Klerksdorp373 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2020 none
This restaurant has the most amazing ocean view and the food and milkshakes were great. The prizes are also very affordable. My husband just wished they had a licence to served alcohol, because he wanted a cold beer, but had to settled for a milkshake as they don't have that licence.
Written 28 November 2020
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VivR4
Next time, bring a lovely bottle of wine and some ice cold beers, and enjoy them with your lunch!
Written 5 January 2021
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CapeTown81
Cape Town Central15 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2021 none
Mbali, Heinz, Princess and Team are amazing. During the busiest Festive Season the team did exceptionally well. Understandably rushed off their feet as the weather was perfect and beaches full over festive season. What a treat to get amazing meals and coffee at the BEST location in Pennington. Overlooking the Main Beach. Of course expect Festive to be busy and get there early (or be understanding of a small team of volunteers doing their best under huge pressure!) Takeaway meals and customers sitting on the benches and lawns must have put the kitchen under pressure- they did well to accomodate the crowds. During Peak Periods perhaps a breakfast menu only served at breakfast and a lunch menu only served at lunch would reduce the Service and Kitchen pressure as the menu is extensive.Great when quiet, but with 100 diners/takeaway/counter orders its stretched (One table of 6 ordered omelettes, burgers, grilled calamari, milkshakes, toasted sandwiches, coffees, curry and rice and pies.....at 08H30!) Accomodated by Mbali so well -with a smile! Well done Team
Written 26 February 2022
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Viv Sandwith
Thank you guys! A review like this MAKES OUR DAY We are so proud of our team! It makes our heart happy when a guest takes the time to write a review. Please come back soon!! Kind regards The Beach Café Team 🌊
Written 26 March 2022
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Lauren T
Cape Town17 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 family
Hands down the best coffee in Pennington and surrounds and a varied menu that is great value for money and has something for everyone. The view and sound of the ocean is stunning, the beach is a few steps away and there’s a lovely play area and a nice kids menu so it’s perfect for families. It’s great for breakfast and lunch, and although it’s not licensed you’re welcome to bring your own for a very modest corkage fee. Bonus, the bathrooms and beach change room facilities are modern and clean, the gardens are impeccably maintained, it’s leashed dog friendly in the garden area and they can still make most things during load shedding.
Written 4 July 2023
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Viv Sandwith
Wow, thank you Lauren for the kind words A review like that just makes our day! Please promise to come again soon. Kind regards The Beach Café Team 🌊
Written 21 August 2023
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Goldbunny23
Liverpool92 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 none
The food in this great eatery is fresh and cooked to order. The breakfast is especially good and really good value, especially if like me your from the U.K. The location is superb overlooking the lovely beach, the staff pleasant and helpful. I would recommend the scones but might I suggest that they use real cream? The lunch menu like everything served here is tasty and varied, Sunday lunch excellent. Just a reminder though you will need to book the Sunday lunch.
Written 12 February 2020
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Camilla Leeds
Johannesburg18 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022 friends
After a slow start (we had to go and ask for menus) we had a superb experience. Our server was lovely and the meal fantastic. The scrambled egg on sweet corn bread was out of this world - I could have eaten a whole loaf of that delicious bread. The omelette was choc full of cheese, tomato and onions and was a real treat. Lovely, friendly surroundings, beautiful views and pet friendly. Highly recommended.
Written 7 April 2022
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Viv Sandwith
Thank you so much Camilla! The Sunrise Breakfast is one of my favourites too Hope to see you soon Kind regards, The Beach Café Team 🌊
Written 8 April 2022
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PJ
Montagu15 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 couples
This restaurant has the most beautiful setting you can imagine - overlooking a pristine beach with whales and dolphins in the ocean nearby. The menu is simple fare with daily specials and the fish and chips are the best i've ever eaten anywhere - succulent proper firm white fish cooked to perfection in a really good crisp batter. Seved with either very good crispy chips or a simple salad, this is a really good lunch. The coffee is equally good and the staff very pleasant and helpful. All in all a great stop for a perfect lunch.
Written 9 June 2023
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Rosemarie Solomon
1 contribution
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019 friends
Always good for breakfast, lunches and great tea and cakes available most days. It's right on the main beach in Pennington. Proceeds from the kiosk go to maintaining the conservancy. A very well run conservancy. A must visit if you're in the area.
Written 27 January 2020
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Jon C
Hillcrest2 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2021 family
Lovely setting, beautiful beach. However! We arrived for breakfast and had to wait to be seated. No one was managing a waiting list so it’s a fight and free-for-all to get a table. It took 25 min for our drinks to arrive! Been waiting over an hour and we still have no food! I understand that December is a busy time but that is where good management and good organisation is critical to customer satisfaction. Will I come back, NO! It doesn’t matter how good the food is if customer service is non-existent!
Written 26 December 2021
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Viv Sandwith
We apologise for the poor service in December. We had to hire some new staff and that slowed everything down. Did you ask to speak to the manager? Please try us again next time. I promise you won't be disappointed! Kind regards The Beach Café Team 🌊
Written 26 March 2022
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Trevor Thorpe
9 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020 none
I would describe this as "good" if there was this option (and maybe trip adviser should consider this) but went for the very good as an option rather than average when all considered. Have has breakfast there often, and in the end its a breakfast, although well prepared as per order. The views are great and with the outside tables great as a stop off before/after walking the dog. Knowing that the profits sponsor a worthy cause makes the meal even better. Service is good.
Written 11 August 2020
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Viv Sandwith
Thank you for taking the time to review our restaurant. We are currently rolling out our new menu - I hope you will be back soon to try it out!
Written 10 February 2021
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Questovia
Wells1134 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 none
So nice to sit near the ocean and enjoy a great meal. Menu options are good but it's the specials board where you find the daily treat. Loved the fresh food so perfectly seasoned.
Written 8 August 2022
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Viv Sandwith
Thank you so much for the kind words. Please do pop in again! Kind regards The Beach Café Team 🌊
Written 14 August 2022
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Belinda S
Johannesburg107 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 couples
This is a wonderful coffee shop/restaurant. A gem on the South Coast. Reasonably priced, tasty food and wonderful menu choices. The scenery is stunning and service friendly. Makes for a relaxing, friendly environment. Worth the visit.
Written 11 August 2023
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Viv Sandwith
So great to read this! Thank you so much. You made our day Hope to see you again soon Warm regards The Beach Café Team 🌊
Written 20 April 2024
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HappyChappie2010
Hoedspruit89 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 family
Great place for coffee and soft drinks, light meals, burgers, freshly baked cakes etc. (No alcohol) close next to the beach and tidal pool.
Written 19 April 2024
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Viv Sandwith
Hello! Thank you so much for the lovely review. Glad to hear you had a good time at the Beach Café. Hope to see you soon Warm regards The Beach Café Team 🌊
Written 20 April 2024
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Verne B
8 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 family
I had the Mince on Toast- was spectacular, but I've opted for a sunny side up egg rather that the beans....it was a well fried egg I got. Husband went for the Waffles, bacon and syrup- the Waffles was DRY and syrup minimum, he had to ask for extra syrup and 'please' butter.... Waitress was a bit slow , but helpful.
Written 19 August 2023
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