Afro's Chicken

South beach

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So, gather your spare change and go down to the Durban promenade, just up from Ushaka, and look for the bright yellow Philippe Starck version of a tin shack, complete with wooden deck. It’s like five star Auntie Nita, with a better view than the Oyster Box. And better food too. So good, I’m not going to get into details. The details are irrelevant. Great ingredients. Superb rolls. Cooked-to-order. Beautifully served. Proof that simplicity is the ultimate elegance.

Phone: 031 765 6365

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Freedom Café

Morningside

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Housed in a converted red shipping container with a glass extension, this spot is the brainchild of Neil Roake and offers a detailed expression of his expertise in the worlds of food and design. The place bursts with quirky details from ceramic sausage dog salt and pepper holders to wire lampshades. Mirrored walls boast Marge Simpson and other crazy hairdos that sit above your reflection when seated and a roll of XXX mints accompanies the bill.

You’ll find organic salads, scrumptious open sarmies, light starters and fuller mains on the menu alongside a mean selection of pastries. The coffee is top notch and you can pick up one of Neil’s recipe books while you’re at it.

You’ll be sorry not to visit this awesome little place.

Phone: 031 309 4453

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