My go-to list of stores, restaurants, coffee shops and more – updated regularly.
{Last update 7 January 2019}

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

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 7 January 2019.

Small stores to support in Durban
Kathrin Kidger
At Gateway (South African clothing designer)
Adele Catherine
In Kloof in the same building as Bellevue Cafe (gifts, home decor, jewellery, collectables)
At Fields Centre in Kloof (decor, gifts, collectables and soft furnishings)
The Vintager
6 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)
KZNSA Gallery
Bulwer Road in Glenwood (local art gallery and gift shop featuring South African designers and makers)

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
The Ocean Terrace at The Oyster Box
Durban Dinner

Cafe 1999
9th Avenue Bistro
Butcher Boys
Jack Salmon
Mali’s Indian Restaurant
Fish & Wine Co Umhlanga
The Chef’s Table
Durban coffee shops

Glenwood Bakery
Love Coffee
Parc Cafe
The Coffee Tree
Skyline Coffee
Prodigy Coffee