Vibrant & Luxe

All Lights Lead to La Parada! Rooted in the rich tradition of Spanish-inspired tapas bars, the La Parada brand has won hearts across South Africa with its exquisite gastronomy, refined beverages and vibrant ambience. From its original abode on Bree Street in Cape Town to Gauteng and then KwaZulu-Natal, La Parada has consistently elevated the dining experience for everyone who walks into their colourful premises.   Since opening in 2020, La Parada Umhlanga has established...

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...

This Is How We Brew It

Time for a guys’ night out, but where? We have found a few spots for you and the guys to enjoy a cold one and indulge in great food.   The Beach House This gem of the Umhlanga Village is dedicated to the days when misfits and vagabond travellers roamed the rugged South African coastline searching for waves. It is a fitting homage to Durban surf culture. It’s coastal cooking at its best, with a...