While I was in Durban during the December holidays last year, I had to pop around town and see what’s been happening and what the new hotspots are. My mom knowing me so well and how much I love to stuff my face and enjoy good ambience suggested I check a new place called 1904 Bistro Américain.
The weather in Kloof and in the highway area in general is not always pleasant. It’s an experience of four seasons in one hour. However the day I decided to check out this overly pink and chic place the weather was on my side.
Atmosphere: The place has a very warm, welcoming ambience about it and is super casual. Although there is also room for one to dress up and be super fancy without feeling over-dressed. It the perfect place for a first date with someone or for a catch lunch session with your friends. The moment I walked into the pink diner haven I was greeted by a neon sign that remembered me where I was and why I was there.
Decor: The interior design definitely captures the American diner vibes effortlessly and perfectly – especially the bar area. From some of the pictures I’ve snapped of the place you can definitely tell that it is photography friendly and there are so many scenic places for that Instagram shot. I love the pink diner chairs that are situated inside the restaurant which help carry through the diner feel of the place. While on the outside the black chairs and pink pillows placed on the wooden chairs add to the finishing touches and ambience to this sweet divine eatery.
Food & Drinks: The food menu is the ultimate American dream menu! It consists of every American food you can think of from BBQ chicken wings to delicious, mesmerising milkshakes! The food and drinks are at reasonable prices and very fulling – the chicken wings can even be fulling for two people.
Overall impression: 7/10
If you’re a fan of sweet desserts, chicken wings and burgers then I definitely suggest this place! I’m certainly looking forward to more lunch dates at this little pink diner.