Do You Make the Best Peri-Peri Chicken in KwaZulu-Natal?

Now is your chance to prove it! The North Star Micro Hotel will host the inaugural World KwaZulu-Natal Peri-Peri Chicken Championship, taking place at the North Star Micro Hotel on 8 July 2023. The North Star Micro Hotel and Restaurant are excited about this initiative to gather our community for a day of fun, good food and good deeds. The World KwaZulu-Natal Peri-Peri Chicken Championships is a cook-off-style event where twelve two-person teams will battle...

Brunchin’

Whoever combined breakfast and lunch to create the scrumptious result of “brunch” definitely deserves a medal in my books. Lucky for our locals, the East Coast is home to many cute, quirky and sophisticated cafes that offer delicious brunches. We got to visit a few and try their most popular brunch dishes!     Goodthings Cafe If you’re looking to add some vitamins and nutrients to your brunch, Goodthings Cafe is a must. Part of...

A Fabulous Food Safari

There are so many options for a weekly or monthly night or day out in the Village. I’m sure we all have our regular spots that we always visit, but it’s time to change it up a bit! We embarked on a fabulous food safari through the Umhlanga Village area, enjoying only one course at each restaurant. The best part is that you can walk from one place to another – you get your steps...

New Kid in the Village

Chartwell Drive, Umhlanga… We’ve heard you’ve been waiting for us!   We have exciting news to share and we’re over the moon to shout it from the Village rooftops that a brand new Circus Circus Cafe has opened up, nestled in the hub-bub of Chartwell Drive in the Umhlanga Village. Pull out a chair, take a seat and let us serve you. It’s what we do best.   Circus Circus is an upmarket, lifestyle restaurant...

Next Level Dude Food

Step out and experience the vibrant atmosphere and incredible dining that makes Tiger’s Milk stand out from the rest. The first Tiger’s Milk store opened its doors to the Muizenberg community in December 2014. They took a neglected site in the famous Muizie’s Surfers Corner, added some beer, benzine and burgers, threw in a match, lit the flame, and the fire’s been burning ever since. Life & Brand Portfolio’s latest instalment of their ever-popular and...

The Sacred Space

This beautiful new restaurant in Umhlanga takes fine dining to a whole new level – a spiritual level. At the Umhlanga Village, known for the best local dining spots, I noticed a new restaurant that presented itself as unique compared to the rest. The sign read, “Kali”, known in Indian culture as a fierce and feminine energy, otherwise called the Divine Mother. To the famous restaurateurs Kim and Pashi, the name attests to their mothers,...

Love at First Bite!

Making Umhlanga sweeter, one cupcake at a time. You should never ignore the longing for baked goods. We all need some sweet decadence in our lives and here to satisfy that craving is Milk & Honey Cakery. Founded in 2019 by husband-and-wife duo Janine and Dwayne, this gourmet cake and cupcake shop specialises in creating unique flavour experiences for each person who walks through its doors. When they say it’s “The best chocolate cake and...

Playing with Fire

Roti & Chai is spicing up Umhlanga! There’s always that one meal from childhood that stays with you until adulthood. For Sandesh Rampersad, it would be the roti and “sweet tea” or chai his grandmother used to make for him as a child. He pays homage to his roots by incorporating that same homestyle cooking in his dishes and the name of his brand, Roti & Chai. Well-known for its stores on Florida Road and...

A Spanish Escape

Step into a world of luxury art, an extraordinary atmosphere and a bespoke culinary experience. La Parada Bar De Tapas first opened its doors in Bree Street, Cape Town’s hottest food strip, a tribute to the Spanish bars that bewitched Hemingway. Their bright lights and extraordinary energy have come to Umhlanga, illuminating the way for you. But what is a “tapas bar”? What makes it different from the eateries around it? Well, tapas are appetisers...

The ECR House + Garden Show Returns

CELEBRATING 40 YEARS OF CREATIVE SPACES   The East Coast Radio House + Garden Show is back and will be celebrated its 40th birthday bash in carnival style. This memorable event toasted to four successful decades of creative spaces that have led the way locally in inspiration, innovation, entertainment and craftmanship.  Themed “Celebrating 40 years of creative spaces”, the East Coast Radio House + Garden Show  returned to the Durban Exhibition Centre from 24 June...