My go-to list of stores, restaurants, coffee shops and more – updated regularly.
{Last update 22 December 2017}
Anything listed has been tried by, or used by me personally, or I have used the services of the businesses listed myself.
None of these listings has been paid for.

Durban Markets:
Every Saturday:
Shongweni Market in Shongweni – 6am – 10:30am
Every Sunday:
The Morning Trade at 5 Station Drive – 8am – 1pm

Last Friday of each month:
Litchi Orchard Night Market in Salt Rock – 5pm – 10pm

First Saturday of each month:

I Heart Market at Moses Mabhida Stadium on the Imbizo Lawns – 9am – 2pm

Last Sunday of each month:
Wonder Market in Chris Saunders Park in Umhlanga – 9am – 2pm


Bellevue Market in Kloof – 4pm – 8pm

Click on any of the market names for more info or updates – this info was correct as at 22 Dec 2017.

Small stores to support in Durban
Located inside Con Amore on Station Drive, curated by Sonia Vosloo (gifts, decor, jewellery, collectables sourced from designers all over SA)
Kathrin Kidger
At Gateway (South African clothing designer)
Adele Catherine
In Kloof in the same building as Bellevue Cafe (gifts, decor, jewellery, collectables)
At Fields Centre in Kloof (decor, gifts, collectables and soft furnishings)
The Vintager
Inside The Exchange inside Con Amore on Station Drive (second-hand treasures scouted by Amanda Jaffar)
The Commune
Inside the Design Factory on Station Drive (Michelle Robyn Jewellery, Christy-Anne Jewellery, Jane Sews and Kraft Eyewear)
Inside Flanders Boutique Mall in Mount Edgecombe (Beautifully curated products from around SA, sourced by designer Shauna Neill)

These are the spots around Durban which I absolutely love and would always recommend to visitors and friends:

Durban Breakfast/Lunch

Parc Cafe
Bellevue Cafe
Glenwood Bakery
Circus Circus Cafe Marine Parade
The Press Club Umhlanga
Old Town Italy
Bel Punto
The Ocean Terrace at The Oyster Box
Surfriders Cafe
Durban Dinner

Cafe 1999
9th Avenue Bistro
Butcher Boys 
Jack Salmon
Distillery 031
Mali’s Indian Restaurant
The Glenwood Restaurant
Mo-zam-bik Florida Road
Fish & Wine Co Umhlanga
Durban coffee shops

Glenwood Bakery
Love Coffee
Parc Cafe
The Coffee Tree
Antique Cafe
Fortune Coffee
So Whipped
Noble Coffee
Counter Culture
City Roast