C I R C L E C A F E
Circle Café is an oasis in the center of Durban. It is nestled in the tranquil Garden of Remembrance of the Durban Holocaust & Genocide Centre. The Café boasts scrumptious home baked cakes and treats. Our coffee is sublime! We serve Euro Caffé Roasted Coffee Beans which are a medium roast with a smooth and nutty taste.
Monday – Thursday 8:30am – 4:00pm
Friday 8:30am – 2:00pm
Sunday 9:00am – 4:00pm
To book a table or to order takeaway, please contact Carol on 031 368 1766.
In 1919, a young couple sent a circular to the Jewish community in Durban, asking for their support. Faced with growing anti-Semitism and barred from many of the city’s clubs, they had decided to set up their own – a space for the community to come together, socialise and host events.
So began the Durban Jewish Circle. Initially a small literary and musical club, it grew into one of Durban’s liveliest venues. As well as offering entertainment, the Jewish Club was committed to improving the lives of those in the community and beyond, undertaking numerous social projects. During the Second World War, it became a canteen for soldiers coming off the ships. In the post-war years, it remained a hub, with sports teams, musical events and regular visits from leading speakers.
Today, the Circle Cafe stands on the site of the former club, recalling its unique history and legacy by offering a warm and tranquil space for people from all walks of life to come together.