Welcome to OUR

hardware cafe

We’ve built up an appetite for good food and even better business.

*Currently at Sydney Road branch only


Hardware Cafe is proud to introduce Chef Alton. He is a firm believer that food brings people together, and there’s nothing like food made with excellence and imagination to create a truly memorable experience. Chef Alton is leading Hardware Cafe into exciting territory, as the franchise expands. 

Alton learnt his cheffing skills as a young trainee at Kream Restaurant, a five-star, fine dining establishment in Pretoria. In Kream’s kitchen, the head chef and owner taught him the art of gourmet cooking – a talent that Alton honed to perfection through his years as chef, head chef and executive chef at some of SA’s most esteemed restaurants and hotels.

For Alton, passion makes good food. “I love my job, and I think it shows in the final product that I love what I do.”

You can find our Hardware Cafe at:

📍 329 Sydney Rd, Congela, Durban, 4001
📞 031 205 1551


“With the new chef and new menu, I can’t help myself but come past every lunchtime! So far, my favourite is definitely the steak roll, but I am looking forward to trying the bunny chow! I can’t believe how reasonable the prices are!”

Lynn Everitt / Facebook Messenger