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The best possible café experience. The very best produce personally hand selected by the chef. The best breakfast in Durban served all day long. Parc Café in the heart of Glenwood makes a lot of promises – and follows through on all of them.

You only have to take a look at their slew of awards from the last year – 2017 Accredited American Express Platinum Fine Dining Restaurant, EatOut Top 500 Restaurants in SA – Durban Café 2017, Top 100 Café Society Coffee Awards 2016, You/Huisgenoot’s Ten Best Milkshake Spots in South Africa and Top 5 Milkshakes by Expresso on SABC3 – to know that these guys mean business.

Part of this, of course, is that they have their priorities straight. Their goal is “a social, casual dining experience that captures the essence of Durban culture”. They use artisanal produce and homemade products, they focus only on breakfast and lunch, and they take great pride in their coffee. I would like to suggest the Croque Monsieur French for breakfast: two slices of artisanal bread with wholegrain mustard, local charcuterie and cheese, pan fried and frenched. Served with a summer slaw and brinjal pickle, it’s one of the best breakfasts in town.

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For lunch, order a glass of bubbly and settle in for a taste sensation with their parc. Reuben open sandwich: hot corned beef, melted cheddar, sauerkraut, Russian dressing, sweet onions and watercress on potato-rosemary bread. Or, you know, breakfast again. Which is never a bad idea!

They serve an impressive array of every kind of hot and cold drink you can imagine, including flavoured iced coffees and teas. And oh my goodness me, let’s not forget those milkshakes… Chocolate orange, vanilla bean, lemon cheesecake, rooibos (yes really!) or fresh banana – they have all of these and more. They also have gin and tonic on tap.

Really, what else needs to be said? Head over to Parc Café for a delightful meal, right now.

Words: Bridget McNulty

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