The Vuka Breakfast. Picture from The Joint Jazz Cafe. (Facebook)

The Joint is a relatively new establishment at Durban ’s Main Beach , a prime location. It’s a nice hang out spot for before and after work sessions and chilled weekends. 

The first time I was there it was early in the day so I grabbed their breakfast menu and had the Vuka Breakfast – two eggs, toast, wors, bacon, chips and chakalaka – was amazing, a perfect kickstart to the day for only R45. 

This time around, a weekday lunchtime, I indulged in their shisanyama, ordering the Triple Braai Platter. 

The platter consisted of two lamb chops, six chicken wings, two barbecue pork ribs, chakalaka relish with a side of pap. There are more options for sides though. I enjoyed their meal. Everything was done well – their wings were succulent and the ribs had great flavour. 

Triple Braai Platter. Picture by Buhle Mbonambi

The only thing that disappointed me was the lamb chops, which were too salty for my taste. 

Their chakalaka is amazing. There was a sweetness which probably comes from the paprika. They could bottle that and sell, it's that good.

The meal is perfect for three people sharing, and for R250, that’s pretty reasonable.