Food & Family – Meet the Michielins

Food is a big part of our Ballito community, with so many incredible restaurants where people can come together, creating long-lasting memories over a great meal. Meet Brett and Lesely Michielin, two restaurantier pillars in our town whose food is loved far and wide by not just locals but annual holidaymakers as well. Brett, who is originally from Durban, was previously living in Johannesburg and wanted to return to the coast. In 2007, he decided...

Discover Great Dude Food – Tiger’s Milk Ballito

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 restaurant 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 Ultimate Coffee Experience – Plato Coffee

All over the country, Plato Coffee is synonymous with premium coffee and good service. Hearing that the franchise was opening a branch in Ballito was the best news for a coffee-loving community. Situated in Simbithi Office Park, this spot is perfect for grabbing that morning coffee or making it your office for the day. Bringing that signature Plato Coffee aesthetic, the cafe’s design is simple and well-purposed for creating a relaxed atmosphere. Sharing the space...

Restaurant Review: Dumpling Bar

In our town, you can explore a world of diverse cultures and cuisines. One standout place is Dumpling Bar, a charming restaurant that immerses you in Asian culture, featuring stunning geisha art created by the talented local artist That Damn Vandal.   Recently, Dumpling Bar introduced new dishes to their menu that we couldn’t resist trying. Their Kimchi and Veg Dumplings, filled with the traditional Korean fermented vegetable dish, were a delightful surprise with their...

Coastal Cuisine

Beneath blue skies, where waves hit the shore, dine on treasures of the sea at one of Ballito’s great restaurants. Al Pescatore has been delighting customers with fantastic food for over thirty years, and we were so excited to try some of their delicious dishes. When we stepped inside, we were greeted by a stunning ocean view and the scent of salty air and mouthwatering aromas from the kitchen. If you haven’t been to Al...

A FANTASTIC FOOD SAFARI THROUGH BALLITO VILLAGE

Ballito Village has a variety of restaurants for you to choose from, making it the perfect spot for an out-of-this-world food safari, enjoying one course at a different restaurant. This is a unique way to enjoy a day or night out while getting those steps in and indulging in amazing food and drinks. I am excited to bring you along with us on our recent foodie journey, and I hope it sparks some inspiration for...

A PART OF BALLITO’S HISTORY

FAITH, DEDICATION AND FAMILY CAN BUILD A LONG-LASTING BUSINESS You’d be amazed at how much history our town holds and how long most businesses have been operating. One popular business, in particular, has been a local legacy for the past few decades. Meet the Berkeley family. Peter and his lovely wife, Margie, are the proud owners of the famous The Waterberry Coffee Shoppe and Dolphin Holiday Resort situated along Dolphin Crescent. The business prides itself...

Taso’s Bar & Grill Ballito

Living you the best of Ballito with a 180-degree ocean view and a delicious cocktail and food menu with a vibey yet relaxed atmosphere, Taso’s Bar & Grill Ballito truly has a perfect spot along our coast. We enjoyed a fabulous afternoon outside on their deck where you can sit and watch the waves crashing, while keeping an eye out for dolphins or whales.   To start, we had to soak up the sunny day...

Café da Família: Bringing Authentic Portuguese Cuisine to Our Town

We enjoyed a delicious lunch at Café Bica Pastelaria, situated at Ballito Steps. The restaurant is decorated in bright yellows and ocean blues, creating a lively atmosphere, and you can enjoy fresh air and sunshine by sitting outside on the deck.   Being the sweet tooth I am, I can never resist a milkshake, so I had to try their gourmet selection. I had a creamy pastel de nata milkshake! This was a flavour I...

Ciao, Italia!

In our little coastal town, we are truly blessed to be able to embrace international cuisines! La Piazza Continental Cafe, nestled in the buzz of The Well Centre, is everyone’s go-to spot. A colourful play area happily entertains the kids with easy access to the outside tables for family-friendly seating and a more cosy seating area inside. La Piazza exudes an Italian ambience. Its warm lighting and the friendly, yet very vibrant, atmosphere is the...