The interior is homely and welcoming, with a lot of tables well spaced out across the open plan space. There is also a setting area with sofas if you are only looking for a quick bite to eat.
Addis in Cape
Addis in Cape is the restaurant to go to if you want to experience another African culture. It offers customers an authentic Ethiopian eating experience; arts and crafts and genuine traditional cultural pieces line the walls as well as customary furnishing. Low tables surrounded with comfy chairs mean that eating at Addis in Cape is a relaxing experience (and eating with your hands is encouraged).
The food available is varied and comes in the form of two set menus, vegetarian and non-vegetarian. Like a lot of South African restaurants, seafood dominates the menu but there are also some unusual meat dishes available, for example beef tartar mixed with kibe (a variety of rice) and chicken cooked with varying spices. The restaurant also offers a mini coffee ceremony at your table; traditionally this means that coffee berries are cooked over a fire of flowers and grass, although the restaurants take on this is not quite as grand.
Eastern Food Bazaar
Cuisine: Eastern (mainly Indian)
Rounding up the ‘best of’ list is the Eastern Food Bazaar. It isn’t a standard restaurant, in that you place your order at a counter in the middle of the hall, and then pick up your food from one of the many kitchen stations around, all adding to that Eastern bazaar feel. The price is very cheap (the most expensive item being about R30) and the portions are a very generous size. There are many different types of Eastern food available to buy here including Chinese, Punjab, kebab and Indian which can be eaten in, in a setting area upstairs or taken away (which many do).
The décor is equally as impressive. Ornate wood pillars and doorways surround the hall, unusual decorations and artefacts line walls and some interesting chandeliers hang from the ceiling. If you are looking for a cheap and tasty place to eat then it’s well worth heading to the Eastern Food Bazaar.