In House and Leisure‘s August 2017 issue, trend forecaster Roxanne Robinson maps out her must-visit spots in a favourite Durban precinct: Florida Road. A woman after our own heart, she’s also put together the ultimate foodie guide to Durban that will have you sorted, with 24 hours’ worth of meals, drinks and snacks in the city and surrounds. ‘Basically when people come to visit me, this is a good set of spots to start with that are around Berea and downtown in the city,’ she says. ‘Although, if someone just wanted one treat in the city, I would send them down to the promenade for a masala pineapple on a stick – it’s completely underrated, in my opinion.’
Where: Market, 40 Marriott (Gladys Mazibuko) Road, Greyville.
Why: One of Durban’s best courtyard seating spots that serves an all-day breakfast and mimosas. What more could you really want?
Visit marketrestaurant.co.za for more details or call 031-309-8581.
Where: Noble Coffee, 3 Millar Rd, Windermere.
Why: A very good-looking space with equally good coffee. Have a browse around the artSpace and sit outside on the plant-filled balcony.
Visit noblecoffee.co.za for more details or call 031-312-0793.
Where: Spice Emporium, 31 Monty Naicker Road, South Beach.
Why: This is the best place to stock up on your spices, in bulk if you like, and it also has the best little restaurant-cafe that serves the best toasted paneer sarmies in the best-looking plates made from leaves.
Visit spiceemporium.co.za for more details or call 031-332-5888.
Where: Curiocity Backpackers, 55 Monty Naicker Road.
Why: Watch the sun set over the city from the balcony bar. This place is honestly one of the most attractive city hangouts, designed by Common Architecture, and I wish more people would frequent it.
Visit curiocitybackpackers.com/durban for more details or call 031-286-0025.
Where: The Glenwood Restaurant, 113 Brand Road, Glenwood.
Why: This family-owned restaurant has a cosy atmosphere and serves great pasta. If it’s chilly, it’s lovely inside, and if it’s warm, the outside seating area is in a great courtyard. I love a spot that is generous enough to give you complimentary bread sticks and olives, and the hostess, Adelaide, remembers names and faces and makes you feel like you’ve been visiting for years.
Visit glenwoodrestaurant.co.za for more details or call 082-617-9768.
Get your copy of the #HLNExtGenIssue for Roxanne’s guide to Florida Road.