Thursday, May 30, 2013

Empire Cafe

Last night I had the pleasure of dining at Empire Cafe. It's Muizenberg's cosy secret corner cafe. We arrived in torrential downpour, on Cape Town's coldest nights, to a glowing hub of warmth shining through the darkness. Once inside you are accosted with smiles and friendly faces. I had the great pleasure of meeting the owner, Dave (a divine painting of him adorned by knives hangs in the background) and he charmed me the whole night. I had one of their legendary burgers, paired beautifully by one of their knowledgeable waiters, with a good La Motte red wine, and their banana and whiskey milkshake for desert. (It normally comes with whiskey but we had a surfing local sitting next to us who had just returned from the Caribbean and gave us a generous dollop of fine 33 year old rum which we could hardly refuse.) What a divine experience, it was certainly a night to remember!

Photo: Fiona Hare

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