Cafe Jiran


About Us

The signature red sign beckons and all coffee lovers must heed the call! Café Jiran, sits cool and breezy near waving palm trees opposite the widened pathway of Durban’s Promenade, a stone’s throw from one of the prettiest city beaches on the eastern coast line of Africa.

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Fine Dining Specials
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Take Home Our Award Winning Coffee
Take Home Our Organic Whole Leaf Green Tea
Whole Leaf Organic Green Tea R2.50 per gram “For ...
Light meals
Roasted pumpkin salad  feta and pumpki...
Main meals
Mains (served from 11:00-until closing) Home...
Breakfast Specials
        Breakfast is served from 6:30-11:00 ...

Drink to your health

    COFFEE CAN PREVENT DEPRESSION: Many of us depend on a mug of freshly brewed coffee to perk us up in the mornings. But its mood—boosting effect could well be lasting far longer than we realise, claim scientists. At Cafe Jiranwe have a range of 7 quality 100% freshly roasted Arabica Coffee's to choose from.Taste the difference between a Single origin and a Blend? They have discovered that women who drink four or more cups a day are a fifth less likely to become depressed while those who drink two or three reduce their risk by 15 percent. Researchers at Harvard University compared the coffee intake and risk of depression among 51 000 women over 10 years.The scientists think that caffeine works in the same way as anti-depressant pills by stopping the production of certain hormones such as serotonin.They also say it improves our feelings of well-being and gives us more energy.The researchers asked the women how much tea they drank, chocolate they ate each day their alcohol consumption and whether they exercised. They found that coffee had the strongest influence reducing depression, but the decaffeinated variety did not work.Dr Michel Lucas, from the Harvard School of Public Health in Boston, said: “Our results support a possible protective effect of caffeine, mainly from coffee consumption, on risk of depression.”“Further investigations are needed and to determine whether caffeinated coffee may contribute to prevention or treatment of depression.”The scientists pointed out that caffeine had ‘well-known psycho-stimulant effects’. They think that coffee could be used as an anti-depressant or to prevent depression. Women are far more likely to develop depression than men.Last month, German researchers said women were twice as likely to suffer from depression compared with 40 years ago because they were trying to juggle families and careers.It is already known that coffee can help stave off illnesses including prostate cancer; gout and Alzheimer’s.But you can have too much. Scientists have also shown that it can raise blood pressure and increase the heart rate. Pregnant women are advised to drink no more than two cups a day to reduce the likelihood of a miscarriage or their babies being under-weight. © Daily Mail

Can Juicing make you happy?

Do you want more energy? Maybe drop a couple of sizes?  Do you want to improve your health? Look years younger? Give your immune system a boost? If so, then it’s time to consider juicing.
At Cafe Jiran you get real juice. Juiced to order from real fruit and vegetables.
No surgar added. No preservatives. Just like it should be.
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Dangers of sweetners

Aspartame is, by far, the most dangerous substance on the market that is added to foods.

Aspartame is the technical name for the brand names NutraSweet, Equal, Spoonful, and Equal-Measure. It was discovered by accident in 1965 when James Schlatter, a chemist of G.D. Searle Company, was testing an anti-ulcer drug.


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  • Jasmine Green

  • Bai Hao Oolong Hsinchu

  • Organic Silver Needle Premium

  • Bao Zhong

  • Dragon Well

  • White Peony

  • Iron Goddess of Mercy





organic-green-tea-for-saleJasmine Green Tea - Organic Fair Trade Green Tea

Organic Green tea is blended with fresh jasmine blossoms by a traditional tea scenting process.

The Green tea absorbs the natural essence from fresh jasmine blossoms and imparts a sweet and soothing fragrance in every cup.






Bai Hao Oolong Hsinchu - Oolong Tea

This tea is from Hsinchu County, Taiwan. It‘s produced in Bei Pu, a small village located in foothills about 100-200 meters above sea level, which is one of the famous for top quality Bai Hao Oolong.

The tea makers in Bei Pu prefer to cultivate the Qing-Xing-Da-Mou tea tree, which is favoured by experts as the best.

This tea is baked at low temperature for delicate aroma preservation. The light fermentation style and gentle drying, adds to it’s light fruity, sweet, acidic and flower honey notes.




Organic Silver Needle Premium - Organic White Tea - (Bai Hao Yin Zhen)


Is the premium grade of classic White tea and consists only of the first flush spring buds of the tea plant.

Our Silver Needles are hand harvested from Fujian’s unique Fuding Da Hao varietal that is prized for its large silvery buds and delicious sweet flavour.




Bao Zhong - Organic Oolong Tea


Is lightly oxidized Oolong  that exhibits characteristics of Green tea and Oolong tea. The long, twisted emerald coloured

tea leaves provide a fresh, clear green and delicate infusion with fresh flowery notes of lilac and lily.

Bao Zhong is a Taiwanese specialty Oolong with wide appeal.




Dragon Well - Organic Green Tea


Is the most famous Chinese Green tea, named after the Dragon’s Well landmark in the West lake area of the Zhejiang,

where the tea originated.

Dragon Well is a pan-fired Green tea, flat fried by hand in large woks one small batch at a time.

This artisan processing technique yields a tea with leaves shaped like the blade of a sword. Dragon Well is mellow and smooth with a fresh bittersweet finish and roasted chestnut aroma.





White Peony - Organic White Tea - (Bai Mu Dan)


Is the most common style of traditional White tea and consists of two tea leaves and a silvery bud.

Bai Mu Dan is prized for its smooth, sweet flavour and slightly woody, toasted aroma.

Gentle processing and a unique withering process result in an amber-orange infusion with low astringency, weighty mouth-feel and a mild flavour that pairs well with most foods.





Iron Goddess of Mercy - Oolong Tea


Made according to the traditional Tae Guan Yin oxidation and bamboo coal baking techniques developed in

China’s Fujian province, our Iron Goddess of Mercy is a special treat for Oolong tea lovers.

This premium tea has a light golden-amber infusion with a smooth body and sweet finish. Its aroma is profoundly reminiscent of baked grain and dried apricot.


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