Opened in 1995, Circus Circus cafe and restaurant is a local favorite in the heart of Auckland’s Mt Eden Village. It offers fresh, local fare in a unique, circus-themed setting, exceptional service, and an unwavering commitment to customer satisfaction. Its unique venue comprises several different dining areas that accommodate all, from intimate dining to group bookings and more, making it a favorite among locals and tourists alike.

It is a popular, family-friendly restaurant with a diverse menu focusing on pizza and pasta. Its seasonal menus have an extensive range of choices, perfect for groups of all shapes and sizes. All desserts are 100% made in-house. The Circus Circus Cafe offers reasonably priced breakfast items, lunch, dinner, and drinks.

Circus Circus Breakfast Menu

MenuDescriptionPrice (R)
FARMHOUSETwo fried eggs, bacon, country pork sausage, grilled halloumi, roasted tomato & toast.R125
CIRCUS CIRCUSTwo fried eggs, crispy bacon, grilled tomato, creamed mushrooms, country pork sausage, herb potato rosti, grilled banana & toast.R155
MEDITERRANEANTwo fried eggs, grilled brinjal, roasted tomato, grilled halloumi, sautéed wild mushrooms, herb potato rosti & toast.R105
ONE EGG ACTOne fried egg, bacon, grilled tomato & toast.R59
SCRAMBLED EGGSCreamy scrambled eggs & roasted cherry tomatoes on toast.R59
LAMB SAUSAGE BREAKFASTTwo fried eggs, lamb sausage, sautéed herbed mushrooms, grilled tomato & toast.R112
SPICY CHICKEN LIVERSWith peri peri sauce, two poached eggs on a toasted ciabatta.R97
BRIOCHE FRENCH TOASTFried bananas, bacon, and berry compote drizzled with a cinnamon-infused honey.R105
THE CLASSIC EGGS BENEDICTToasted English muffin, Black Forest ham, rocket & hollandaise.R99
BOEREWORS BENEDICTToasted English Muffin, boerewors, chakalaka, rocket & Dukkah hollandaise.R119
VEGGIE STACKCrispy potato rosti, grilled halloumi, sautéed mushrooms, spinach, spiced tomato & hollandaise.R99
THE NORWEGIANToasted English muffin, smoked Norwegian salmon, rocket, capers & hollandaise.R149
ITALIAN BENEDICTToasted ciabatta, country ham, arugula, Napolitana, basil pesto & balsamic hollandaise.R109
THE TEXANToasted cornbread, mushroom gravy, bacon, braised greens & chipotle hollandaise.R117
THE FORESTWild mushrooms, pecorino, truffle zest, slow braised onions, basil pesto & roasted baby tomatoes.R127
THE SEANorwegian smoked salmon, creamed spinach, crispy capers, pickled red onion & sour cream.R149
THE FARMCrispy bacon, mature cheddar, cherry tomatoes & caramelized onions.R119
SMASHED AVO ON RYEPickled red onion, balsamic tomatoes, pumpkin seeds, coriander, and lemon zest on toasted rye.
Add bacon R22
BEET & AVO TOAST (VEGAN)Beetroot hummus, rocket, sliced avocado, sautéed wild mushrooms, toasted seeds on rye.R99
CORN BREAD & CHAKALAKAToasted cornbread, bean chakalaka, spinach, avocado, sour cream & rocket.
Add poached eggs R12
NIGELLA’S GRANOLA 99Seasonal fruit, homemade toasted granola, double thick Greek yogurt & the honey pot.R99
COCONUT OATSToasted coconut, grilled pineapple, shaved almonds & mint.R87
PEANUT BUTTER OATSCaramelized banana, honey, roasted almonds & chia seeds.R79
PLAIN CROISSANTWith traditional preserves & butter.R56
CIRCUS CROISSANTServed with creamy scrambled eggs & crispy bacon.R105
NUTELLA CROISSANTWith Nutella hazelnut chocolate spread.R77
CLASSIC HAM & CHEESEBlack Forest ham, melted mozzarella, pickled red onion, basil pesto & rocket.R109

Circus Circus Deli Menu

MenuDescriptionPrice (R)
SESAME CITRUS SALAD (VEGAN)Orange, peanuts, sliced purple cabbage & carrot, pickled ginger, crispy noodles, mint, coriander, garden greens & sesame dressing.
Chicken option R129
MAPLE ROASTED BUTTERNUT AND PEARL BARLEYPeanuts, avocado, feta, pickled red onion, cherry tomatoes, basil pesto & honey mustard dressing.R109
CAJUN CHICKEN & AVOCADOMarinated grilled chicken breast, avocado, cherry tomatoes, cucumber ribbons, seasonal leaves, julienne carrots & a Cajun chili dressing.R127
CHICKEN CAESARMixed leaves, crispy bacon, classic Caesar dressing, garlic croutons & parmesan shavings.R127
CRISPY SQUID SALADFlash fried squid, pineapple, avocado, cucumber ribbons, purple cabbage, roasted cashews, pickled red onion, peppadews, ginger & smoked chili dressing.R129
CHICKEN & BACON WRAPChar-grilled or crumbed, carrot & cabbage slaw, crispy bacon, avocado & pesto aïoli.R125
THAI WRAP (VEGAN)Grilled cajun mushrooms, peanut satay, cabbage, coriander, rocket, onion, carrot, sesame seeds & Thai dressing
Chicken Option R125
CRISPY LENTIL & BEET HUMMUS WRAPMaple roasted butternut, yogurt, pickled red onion, purple cabbage & corianderR99
CHIPOTLE CHICKEN QUESADILLABBQ corn, chipotle, mozzarella, red onion, cherry tomatoes, and coriander, served with guacamole.R125
MEXICAN BEAN QUESADILLACumin spiced beans, jalapeño, feta, onions & peppers, coriander, mature cheddar, served with guacamole.
Add Fillet Strips R149
SEAFOOD AVO RITZCrispy prawn & squid tentacles, avocado, Marie Rose, cucumber & rocket on grilled sourdough.R145
SALMON ON RYECottage cheese, cucumber ribbons, pickled red onion, avocado & rocket.R149
CHICKEN CAESAR ON CIABATTAMixed leaves, cucumber, crispy bacon, grilled chicken & parmesan shavings on toasted ciabatta.R119
THE ITALIAN DIPPepper roast beef, onions & peppers, basil pesto aïoli & mozzarella, served with a beef drippings brood on toasted ciabatta.R129
PREGO STEAKSautéed beef fillet, caramelized onions, Prego sauce, fried egg, rocket & coriander on a crisp ciabatta.R157
CIRCUS CLUBGrilled chicken breast, crispy bacon, tomato, salad leaves, peppadew & fried eggs.R129

Circus Circus Toasted Sandwiches Menu

Served with matchstick fries. White or Brown (Or rye/low GI for extra R4).

Toasted SandwichPrice (R)
Farmhouse cheddar & tomatoR72
Black Forest ham, cheddar & DijonR83
Chicken mayonnaiseR83
Chicken mayonnaise, chili & corianderR86
Crispy bacon & eggR83
Cheddar & sautéed mushroomsR83
Butter chicken curry & sambalsR105
Chicken mayonnaise, crispy bacon & pickled gherkinR105
Caprese: mozzarella, tomato & basil pestoR83
Beef mince, cheddar & a hint of chipotleR93

Circus Circus Lunch & Dinner Menu

The lunch and dinner menu includes starters, on a bun, pasta, vegetarian, butchery, chicken, seafood, combos, spicy delights, and desserts.

Starters Menu

ItemDescriptionPrice (R)
PERI PERI CHICKEN LIVERSChunky tomato, chilli & toasted country bread.R92
CIRCUS NACHOSCorn chips, melted cheese, sour cream, guacamole, jalapeño salsa & cilantro.
Cajun Chicken Option R149
STICKY SPICY CHICKEN WINGSChilli, sweet soy, sesame & coriander.R99
CRISPY SQUIDCurry aïoli, carrot, purple cabbage, pickled ginger, peanuts & coriander.R99
STEAMED FRESH MUSSELSNapolitana, chili, wilted spinach, white wine & toasted village bread.R96
CAJUN CRUMBED MUSHROOMSRed onion, carrot, peppadew, spiced Mozambican aïoli.R99
JALAPEÑO POPPERSPanko crumbed jalapeño, gratinated with three cheese toppings & crispy bacon.R97

On a Bun Menu

With fries (or sweet potato fries for R6 extra). Add onion rings for R15. Any burger may be substituted with a plant-based burger for an extra R48.

BurgerDescriptionPrice (R)
CLASSIC FLAME GRILLED200g flame-grilled beef burger, peppadew mayo & gherkins.R129
THE MOTHER OF ALL BURGERSTwo prime beef patties, cheddar, a fried egg, crispy bacon, caramelized onion relish, cherry tomatoes & rocket.R245
BACON JAM, SMOKED CHILLI AND CHEESEChargrilled beef patty, bacon jam, farmhouse cheddar, tomato & a hot smoked chili sauce.R149
CHICKEN AND JALAPEÑOGrilled chicken, red onion & chili mayo.R139
KAROO LAMB SLIDERSCurry aïoli, minted yoghurt & coriander slaw.R149
NASHVILLE CRISPY CHICKENSpicy fried chicken, pickles, peppadew aïoli & purple cabbage slaw.R137

Circus Circus Pastas Menu

Tagliatelle, penne or spaghetti. Gluten-free available for R20 extra.

PastaDescriptionPrice (R)
PASTA E GAMBERI PICCANTIPrawns, chili, tomato, mint, onion, lemon zest & extra virgin olive oil.R169
PASTA ALLA NORMA (VEGAN)Brinjal, cherry tomatoes, Kalamata olives, crispy capers, garlic, white wine, basil & Napolitano.R109
BUTTER CHICKEN CURRYRich, creamy Kashmiri curry with ghee, onion & dhania.R142
SPICY PESCATOREPrawns, calamari, fresh mussels, chili, oven-roasted tomatoes, white wine, garlic, parsley & a touch of cream.R199
SPICY PORTUGUESEMarinated chicken breast, creamy prego sauce, paprika, onion & fresh coriander.R147
PESTO CHICKEN AND BACONSautéed chicken breast, herb pesto, onion, bacon & garlic.
Creamy Option R158
TRADITIONAL ALFREDOSautéed mushrooms, lardons, onion, cream, white wine & rocket.
Chicken Option R149
PORCINI & RICOTTA RAVIOLITruffle cream, sautéed wild mushroom, white wine, spinach & pecorino.R139

Circus Circus Vegetarian Menu

ItemDescriptionPrice (R)
SPICED LENTIL SLIDERSCoriander slaw, avocado & curry aïoli.R105
ASIAN NOODLE BOWLSweet soy, ginger, pineapple, Asian-inspired vegetables, purple cabbage, spring onion, peanuts & crispy noodle.R129
DUKKAH SPICED AUBERGINEWhole grain mustard mash, oven-roasted tomato, grilled zucchini, beetroot hummus, pickled red onion, feta & balsamicR149

Circus Circus The Butchery Menu

ItemDescriptionPrice (R)
SAUCESBlack peppercorn, mushroom & rosemary, prego, mature cheddar.R36
SOY BRAISED BEEF RIBButternut mash, sesame seeds, crispy onions & Asian shaved vegetables.R255
SLOW-COOKED OXTAILOxtail, red wine, seasonal vegetables & mashed potato.R229
STICKY BBQ RIBS500g of the finest pork loin ribs, marinated & char-grilled, with French fries.R315
DUKKAH GRILLED LAMB CHOPSSpiced butternut, grilled baby marrow, roasted cherry tomatoes with a balsamic glaze.R295
HOUR LAMB SHANKLamb shank slow-cooked with rosemary, red wine & vegetables. Served with creamy mashed potato & Mediterranean vegetables.R3293

Circus Circus Chicken Menu

Menu ItemDescriptionPrice (R)
MOZAMBICAN GRILLWhole marinated spatchcock chicken, peri peri sauce & fries.
Half portion R149
SCHNITZELCrumbed chicken breast, rocket, lemon & a sauce of your choice.R159
BARBADIAN CHICKENChicken breast marinated in garlic, ginger & fresh red chili, grilled and served with pesto mashed potato, avocado & pineapple salsa.R159
CASHEW CRUSTED CHICKENButterflied chicken fillet coated in cashew nuts, Asian stir-fried noodles, peanut satay sauce & pineapple chutney.R169

Circus Circus Seafood Menu

ItemDescriptionPrice (R)
BLACKENED KINGKLIPButternut mash, green beans, pineapple, jalapeño & red onion salsa & lemon hollandaise.R239
SYMPHONY PLATTER8 Queen prawns, grilled calamari, fresh line fish, crispy squid heads with savory rice & lemon wedges.R479
MOZAMBICAN PRAWNS8 Queen prawns flambéed on the grill with Mozambican sauce. Choose French fries or savory rice.R239
CAJUN GRILLED HAKESpicy rice, seared baby marrow, carrot, coriander & purple cabbage salad & burnt lemon.
Add 4 Queen Prawns R79
SODA BATTERED HAKE & CHIPSMinted mushy peas & tartare sauce.R147
LEMON BUTTER CALAMARIGrilled or fried calamari & squid heads, fresh herbs & a lemon wedge. Choose French fries or savory rice.R189

Circus Circus Combos

MenuDescriptionPrice (R)
FOUR AND A HALFHalf Mozambican peri peri chicken & 4 Queen prawns.R219
T-BONE AND WINGS500g T-bone, char-grilled, with sticky chicken wings.R339
RIBS, WINGS AND WORSSticky spareribs, flame-grilled boerewors & sweet chili chicken wings.R315

Circus Circus Spicy Delights Menu

MenuDescriptionPrice (R)
KASHMIRI CURRYChicken curry, savory rice, sambals, achar & a poppadum.R159
NORTH INDIAN LAMBLamb curry, savory rice, sambals, atchar & a poppadum.R205
DURBAN CHICKEN & PRAWN CURRYTender chicken breast & prawns with aubergine served with savory rice, sambals & a poppadum.R205
SPICY SEAFOOD PAELLAChicken, various seafoods, spicy Spanish rice, peas & coriander.R199

Circus Circus Dessert Menu

DessertDescriptionPrice (R)
DECADENT CHOCOLATE BROWNIESummer berry compote, Bar-One sauce & vanilla ice cream.R87
CREME BRULEETraditional vanilla crème brûlée with caramelised sugar brittleR79
PANNA COTTAMango coulis, citrus panna cotta & berries.R82
BANANA TOFFEE WAFFLEGrilled banana, salted caramel sauce, vanilla ice cream & toasted almonds.R79
CHOCOLATE OREO WAFFLEChocolate mousse, crushed Oreo cookies, vanilla ice cream & mint.R79

Circus Circus Drinks Menu

Drinks Categories & NamesPrices (R)
EspressoR26 single / R31 double
CappuccinoR33 single / R38 double
AmericanoR30 single / R35 double
MacchiatoR29 single / R35 double
CortadoR32 single / R37 double
LatteR35 single / R40 double
Flavoured LatteR41 single / R47 double
Cappuccino MugR40
Mixed wild berries and appleR55
Passion fruitR55
Mint lemonade crushR55
Kale, pineapple, honey & coconut chia seedR55
Orange, carrot, mango & pineappleR55
Pineapple, mango, strawberry, apple & dateR55
Mango, cucumber, kale, spinach, pineapple, celery, dates & chia seedR55
Banana & peanut butterR59
Banana & berryR59
Coffee freezo
VEGAN option available (Add R10)
Mocha freezo
VEGAN option available (Add R10)
Orange / Carrot / Seasonal Cocktail / AppleR51
Add ginger R14
Spinach, apple, cucumber, lemon & ginger
Pineapple, apple, orange, mint & ginger
Beetroot, apple, celery, orange & carrot
Soda CansR29
Appletiser / GrapetiserR38
BOS Ice TeaR36
Mineral WaterR30
Vanilla / Strawberry
Make it Double Thick (add R10)
Make it a Large (add R11)
Bar One / Peanut Butter / Oreo / Popcorn / Toasted Marshmallow
Make it Double Thick (add R10)
Make it a Large (add R12)
Hot Teas
Regular / Rooibos / Earl Grey/ Chamomile / Green Tea
Red Cappuccino
VEGAN option available (Add R10)
Red Latté
VEGAN option available (Add R10)
Spiced Chai
VEGAN option available (Add R10)
VEGAN option available (Add R10)
Hot Chocolate / White Hot ChocolateR40
Bar One / Nutella HazelnutR44

Circus Circus Gateway Menu

Address: Circus Circus Gateway, Shop G020, Palm Blvd, Umhlanga Ridge, Durban North, 4319, South Africa

One Comment

  1. Hi,
    Today I went to circus circus with my dad I would like to thank the staff and the meal was superb keep it up guys

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