On Saturday the 4th of August, Timol and I felt like spending a few extra ZAR on some really tasty food.
Cafe 1999 came up on the cards.
I did some research on their website, which revealed: “Cafe 1999 offers a dining experience to excite the senses: a vibrant ambiance, gracious service and a delectable menu in the heart of Durban’s trendy Berea. Chef Marcelle Roberts award winning contemporary Mediterranean cuisine is designed around sharing”.
Next thing, to test out this claim, Timol and I ambled over to the restaurant, after arranging a “rapid reservation”.
I was armed with my faithful Canon 550D and an FNB credit card.
We settled down to our starters below; whilst deciding what to devour as a main course.
Starters (liquid) – Barista: a good deal at ZAR 125.00
Tasted just as good as it looked on paper (once in our glasses)
Starters (complimentary) – Amuse-bouche : I needed a few more to chew on
A friendly waitress rapped off the specials and, before she finished, we made our choices without any further hesitation.
Timol had the large line-fish at ZAR140.00 – she loved it
I went for the seared tuna; also at ZAR 140.00 – down the hatch mate!
The wasabi and soy sauce was thrown in – a must of course (burnt like hell but top drawer)
Creme brûlée to share – ZAR 38.00: well worth it
Irish coffee for the short drive home (ZAR 30.00) – a genuine single shot of Jameson
A total of ZAR 570.00 for two, which included a healthy tip, for a great fine-dining experience.
Directions and telephone number here.
Read the Eat Out review.
But also give the spot a try yourself!