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Where To Eat


Local Restaurants

The North Coast has an eatery to suit every Pallet. We take our food quite seriously and the sheer number and range of restaurants in the area bears testament to this. Also look for those quaint, artisan-style cafés and food outlets where you will find treats, not on any regular restaurant menu. Taste and savour!

Food, Glorious Food


Specialist Seafood

  • The Fish Factory

    The Fish Factory is home to fresh fish and chips, calamari etc. where you can also purchase a variety of fresh seafood.

  • Ocean Queen

    Ocean Queen is another seafood supplier that prepares great seafood meals. You also have a choice of fresh fish, crayfish, crab and other seafood to prepare at you leisure.

  • The Crayfish Inn

    An intimate and up market restaurant at La Montagne Hotel, The Crayfish Inn, specializes in great seafood. 

  • Gianni’s

    Gianni’s has great sea views and serves everything from seafood to traditional Italian pasta dishes. Perfect for a romantic dinner or family get-together, it is airy and spacious.

  • Al Pescatore

    Al Pescatore is located on the beach with elevated, open sea views and offers a unique culinary experience. What more can one ask for than a breathtaking view of the ever-changing Indian ocean, the best food and delightful service.

Breakfast, Lunches & Coffees

  • Sage Café and Deli

    Relax outdoors under leafy trees at Sage Café and Deli and enjoy a meal. One of the most popular spots in Salt Rock, Sage is great if you want to spend more than a few hours together.

  • The Delish Sisters Café

    The Delish Sisters Café is based at The Litchi Orchard, Kate and Rebecca Lund serve their outrageously good food on a harvest table every day. You gotta try their legendary brownies!

  • The Waterberry

    The Waterberry, near the Ballito caravan park is popular for their breakfasts, light lunches and tasty homemade cakes and preserves. The place is child friendly, with a mini forest walk.

  • Coffee

    Another part of our culture is our love for a good cup of coffee! These spots can give you the brew you’re looking for, Zara’s Café, Lifestyle Centre Ballito, Salt Café, Salt Rock Mamma G’s, Ballito Junction, BBM Café, Salt Rock Cuppa Chew Bees, Stanger, Beanstruk, The Litchi Orchard Wonderland (Linc Church), Salt Rock. For a cup of coffee on the run, try Wild Bean Café and Woolworths at Ballito Bay Mall or Lifestyle Centre.

  • FloriCafe

    Nested in Collisheen Estate is Sugar Rush Park. Here visitors can enjoy the FloriCafe which offers teas, a range of coffees, juices, cakes and toasted sandwiches.

  • Burnedale

    Burnedale, located in Umhlali, is a country haven of delights where kids can play and enjoy the animal farm, friends linger over coffee and creative ideas flow..

Traditional African

  • Zulu Pot

    Zulu Pot Restaurant in Maphumulo is a hot spot for traditionally prepared african cuisine.

Other Specialities

  • Bottles Mexican

    Bottles Mexican in Salt Rock serves great Mexican cuisine.Think prawn enchiladas, beef fajitas and iced margaritas. A great feature at Bottles is their extended deck.

  • Siggi’s

    Siggi’s is another firm favourite serving German cuisine with their Eisbein being one of the best served on the North Coast.


  • Cindy’s

    Cindy’s owner, Cindy Valayadam is the curry doyenne of the North Coast and the fragrance of her wares waft tantalizingly over Umhlali. Curries, samoosas bursting with flavor and bunny chows are on offer, great if you want a traditional take-away.

  • Sawagat

    Sawagat, situated on the lower beach area of Ballito, is renowned for their traditional North and South Indian Culinary tastes.

  • Impulse by the Sea

    Impulse by the Sea, situated in Tinley Manor is a colourful, family owned restaurant, famous for curries and Indian cuisine. Lovely sea views!

  • Thava at The Boathouse

    On the beach at Salmon Bay, Thava at The Boathouse offers traditional Indian Cuisine in a stunning setting.