Counter Culture boasts a simple, fresh menu with an American influence, with items like Condensed Milk Pork Taco’s, Buttermilk Flapjacks with Bacon, Banana & Mustard Maple Syrup & our local take on the classic Welsch Rarebit.

The tapas menu is comprised of scratch made wood fire oven pizza’s and an ever changing tapas menu.


In the Counter Counter Cafes’ hopper, you will find Subculture Coffee, our very own 50/50 blend of Brazil & Tanzanian beans. Subculture Coffee is roasted for us by Colombo Coffee and is used on our La Marzacco Linea PB. Subculture blend will leave you with the taste notes of nutty milk chocolate finished with a hint of sweet berry. We also offers an alternative brew bar with selected Single Origin Beans brewed with either a V60 Pourover, Syphon Filter or Aeropress. Our 3L Yama Drip stands alone and is used to brew Cold Brew over an extraction period of 36 hours using selected Single Origin Beans.


The drinks menu which boasts our range of personally selected local & international Whiskeys, Wines, Gins, Vodka’s & Apertifs.

Our Gins are paired with various combinations of botanicals and ingredients that enhance & compliment their respective individual flavours.

Our wine list is our pride & joy. All localy sourced from “off the beaten track” wine farms, our wine list is our way of educating you on wine that you would never think to pick of the shelf. We encourange you to sit back, sip & enjoy the journey. After all – Life is too short to drink SH*T wine.


Counter Culture has been established with the vision of creating a unique community focused restaurant that gives people a platform to share their passions and have a home away from home to hang out, eat, drink and talk all things lifestyle.

The aim is to create an environment that encourages people to simply just eat local produce, consume incredible drinks and chill with like minded people that make the community what it is.

Counter Culture offers more than just a restaurant, we are a lifestyle brand offering Apparel, Surfboards & Custom Motorcycle all under one roof. Our product offering is more than just a typical restaurant offering, it’s an offering that is a reflection of our founders lifestyle.

Counter Culture Ballito has also been named the Café Society’s Best Café on the North Coast for 2016, an accolade achieved a mere month after opening our doors.

Whether you’ve just had a morning surf, afternoon ride or are just looking for an outstanding coffee or a refreshing gin, Counter Culture is your go to.

Live music has always been a prioritized agenda for us and we aim to keep growing the this agenda with regular live gigs.

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