7 Reasons to quit your job and move to Durban -
parc. is one of the reasons. "If you do move to
Durban I advise that you put away a substantial
portion of your salary for bougie breakfasts at Parc
Cafe on Saturday mornings. The best eggs benedict of
your life is worth surviving on tuna for a week.
They have live jazz on Saturdays, and you could
drink wine and call it brunch with all the other
people who pretend they can afford to eat there."
Wanted Online says: This is a tiny, very busy
restaurant, with fresh, seasonal produce served in
an imaginative, colourful way.
Think huge breakfasts with lashings of extras on
the plate and very cool salads that bring all the
right textures and intrigue — not just lettuce and
bits. Happy staff; happy foodies.
parc. received a
Platinum Fine Dining Award as reported by Jackie
Cameron, "The 18th edition of these esteemed awards
marked the introduction of a definitive list of the
country’s 100 exceptional restaurants by American
Express, the authority on extraordinary experiences,
and saw the highest number of first time recipient
restaurants receive recognition."
Mimosa Lodge reported on the American Express
Platinum Fine Dining Awards: "four restaurants in
Kwazulu Natal such as Abingdon, Thai Café, Parc
Café, Esiweni Private Game Reserve are now
part of this exclusive culinary club."
Top 10 best milkshakes in Durban reads: "For a
fresh and delicious breakfast or light but amazing
lunch you should go to Parc Café. This trendy place
is where the locals meet for an afternoon coffee and
cake. On Parc Café’s menu you also find probably the
best milkshake in the world. A definite must-try you
will not regret."
Africa Geographic Magazine carried an article:
"Tucked away in the depths of Glenwood is another
local legend, Parc Cafe, a cosy sibling run
restaurant that has built a reputation for some of
the most vibrant and innovative food in Durban. We
don’t usually seek out the chef to compliment them,
but Andy felt like he needed to give Brett Gentles a
big hug after what was the best meal we have ever
eaten in Durban, or South Africa."
National Geographic, Beyond the Guidebook: "Last
but not least, make sure to check out up-and-coming
Glenwood. “Friendly hipsters”—it sounds like a
fantasy, but not in the city’s trendiest suburb, a
low-key bastion of beards, brunches, and bungalows.
Magnetic attraction draws the moustachioed set to
all-day breakfasts at Parc, a spectacle of locally
sourced, seasonal dishes."
Sunday Times Food restaurant review by Glynis
Horning: "The second-best breakfasts are those
served decadently late, in bed, by one's beloved,
with a side-serving of weekend papers. But as these
inevitably entail wrestling with dirty political
scandals and dirtier dishes (not to mention sheets),
the best breakfasts are those served at parc..."
roshanwrites.com thinks the banana bread is
tops: "I tried their banana bread for the first time
in December 2014 with a friend down from Australia.
We both fell in love! Parc Cafe is one of Durban’s
cool new spots and has great live music on Saturday