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Circus Circus Beach Café (Snell Parade)

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Cost
R70
Ambience
Comfy & casual, Family friendly
Food
Café fare
Payment
Mastercard, Visa
Corkage
R30

Critic's review

Frank Chemaly

Food
We all know the Circus Circus recipe: casual food served promptly and served well. This one does it better than most in a fabulous beachfront setting. So whether it’s egg Benedict and coffee or some of their beautiful cakes, wraps, burgers, enormous salads, sarmies or good old fish and chips, you know the drill. Sit back, meet with mates and enjoy. Daily specials liven things up, and there’s even a soft-serve ice cream machine on hand!

Drinks
Circus Circus is fully licenced, with a limited winelist that touches most bases. Given the setting, it’s no wonder how popular the cocktails are.

Service
It’s fast and friendly, specialising in warm KZN hospitality.

Ambience
Location, location, location is the word here. Located right on the beach and open from very early in the morning, this is the perfect spot from which to view the sunrise and, later on, all the fun in the sun. The place is always packed, with everyone racing for the comfy deck chairs. Rollerbladers glide past, skater dudes roll in from the skate park next door, and there’s the odd surfer, while bikes fill the cycle rack at the entrance. In between you’ll find space for a relaxed business meeting.

And...
Feast on the beach, literally, and watch the eye candy stroll, ride or surf past. Oh, and it’s dog friendly.

(July 2014)

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User reviews

  • Wonderful location, rest average. It is such a great pity that they are forced to close so early in the evening, apparently by-laws are to blame, because of crime in the area. What is the point of having such a wonderful setting if you have to be gone before dark and have dinner at home? What do tourists make of it?
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  • I will not go to Circus Circus ever. The manager was so rude to me during my pregnancy in 2009. I went to Circus Circus @ Gateway, Durban. We were a table of 3, I needed to eat so I ordered my meal, my husband and his friend went to some errands and then come back to place a order. I told the waiter, I would like my food to come through now and the guys will order later. I told I was pregnant as well. The held my order in the kitchen because the manager insisted that the entire table must get served together, and refused to bring out my order until the other orders were ready. I was really disappointed by the attitude and it was too late (like 9.30pm) to consider leaving everything and going to another restaurant, I had to eat. I don't remember what I ate and I really don't remember the taste.
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  • If you are wanting a favorable review, sorry my personal opinion is not good. My breakfast of Canadian flapjacks was bland and as exciting as eating a paper packet. The breakfast experience did not compare with other far less expensive local restaurants, will I be coming back again for another "poor experience"? No!

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  • Shocking food, totally overpriced, dirty restaurant - service okay. I would only recommend the restaurant for its location. Four of us had burgers, all of them had a strange taste. Horlicks milkshake tasted of sour milk, canned drinks were fine! Chairs were dirty, floor full of food and old straws!

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  • Frequent visitor - Not been let down yet and have tried plenty of the tasty menu selections. Cuppacinos and atmosphere are amongst the best. Location is perfect.

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Menu

Set menu - Available on website

Specials

Breakfast special:

R20 gets you an egg, bacon, tomato and toast along with your choice of tea or coffee. This special runs Monday to Friday.

Facilities

  • Alfresco
  • Child friendly
  • Dinner
  • Food
  • Licensed
  • Lunch
  • Parking
  • Serves food
  • Vegetarian

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