The Press Club Umhlanga Rocks
The Press Club – the well-known café that every 80s-loving Durbanite will remember.
Flashback to the 1980s, placed between the Mercury Newspaper and Daily News buildings in the centre of Durban, businessmen and journalists savouring the legendary butter-covered, hot, toasted buns with their morning coffees. That was the Press Club – the well-known café that every 80s-loving Durbanite will remember. The only thing left after they closed the doors was the memory of what was once a great local hangout to spend your lunch hour, or to have a quick breakfast before a busy day.
That was until now, of course. The Press Club has officially returned. Selwyn Sklarchik is back, with his son Brett, along with the new version of Press Club in Umhlanga Centre. With a simple, yet tasteful interior, it now has a more modern edge but still keeps its warm and homely atmosphere. The food still has that hearty, comforting touch – an extensive menu displayed in a newspaper layout, offering day-to-day light meals and toasted sarmies to curries, lamb shank and prawns and don’t forget the homemade bread! They’ve even brought back their extremely popular toasted buns and cheese blintzes. Selwyn and Brett have done a fantastic job in recreating the legendary Durban café.
“We chose to re-open The Press Club as it was my favourite shop out of my father’s coffee bars. In general, we are a family orientated business with a very hands-on approach. We believe in building friendships and our service is personal,” says Brett.
Crush couldn’t be happier to see these doors open up again – welcome back, guys!
Look out for their weekly specials and you can also contact them for outside catering.
Opening hours: Monday – Saturday: 7am to 9pm & Sunday: 7am to 4pm.
Shop 3&4, Umhlanga Centre, Umhlanga Rocks, KwaZulu-Natal
Tel. 031 561 7117
Photography by Grant Pitcher