Surf R-iders Café (or Food Shack) at Addington Beach goes to show why Durban’s promenade rocks.

This laid back eatery hangs out in one of the 2010 Soccer World Cup spots that stood empty for far too long.

It serves up some great seafood as well as flavourful standards like burgers and pizza.

Creative breakfasts as well as decadent desserts that include vintage ice creams with toppings that are truly ‘beach’ are worth trying. However, it’s the whole fire roasted line fish that’s definitely the must have (unfortunately a special because it’s not always available fresh off the hook).

But can a spot that takes one back to the vibe of yesteryear and the iconic Gunston be good for business?

According to the locals, there are plenty of dudes riding their laptops and checking out the waves every day.

If you are looking to prove just why suits from Jozi should relocate to surf city, this is the lunch or sun downer spot for you.

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Parking – plenty off the Marine Parade, although things might get a bit crowded in high season. Car guard paradise.

Price – great for quality chow – R85 for fresh west coast mussels and chorizo or around the R90 mark for a selection of eggs benedict which I’m told are addictive.

Wifi – still coming due to connectivity challenges.

Home comforts – tables fit a laptop although charging might be a problem. Can be noisy inside on a rainy or blustery day.

Service – quick and cool.

Open 6.30am to 6pm every day except Friday which is 6.30 to 9pm. Phone: (031) 825 8528.