Best spots for breakfast or lunch
Where should you go for breakfast, lunch or a snack? Where the locals go, of course.
Village Café, Swakopmund
At this spot, you get a tin mug, a tin plate and lots of atmosphere. Order a boerekoffie (R36), sweetened with condensed milk, while you consider your options: toasted sandwiches, omelettes, pancakes… If you’re really hungry, try a burger (R32) or a stir-fry wrap (R60). Don’t forget to order a slice of milk tart (R28) – it’s so big it spills over the side of your plate!
Or order one of their “Terminator” sandwiches: fillings include anything from steak and mince to vegetables and fried onions (R65 – R98). Dogs are welcome: Order a Dogfather (a piece of boerewors R14) or the Quarter Hounder (a beef patty R20) for Fluffy. Where? 21 Sam Nujoma Avenue GPS: S22.67858 E14.52551 Opening times: Weekdays from 7 am to 5 pm; Saturdays from 7 am to 1 pm. Contact: 00 264 64 404 723;
Shalom farmers market, Swakopmund
You’d be surprised at the range of fruit and vegetables grown on the Swakop River. Visit the Shalom farm on a Saturday morning and have a look. There are tables in the shade, playful farm dogs and home-made delights like tarts, cakes, scones, quiche and brötchen. Where? About 12 km east of Swakopmund on the D1901, via the B2 to Windhoek. GPS: S22.63800 E14.64240 When? Saturday from 8.45 am to 2 pm. Contact: 00 264 81 149 5222
Monkey Puzzle, Swakopmund
This fun coffee shop on the Little Foot Nursery grounds is next to a carwash. While you have your Hilux pampered, order a coffee or a milk tartflavoured milkshake (true story). There’s a jungle gym and a sandpit for the kids to play in while you have breakfast. Where? At the Little Foot Nursery on the Henties Bay road, next to Medi-Clinic. GPS: S22.65685 E14.53561 Opening times: Tuesday to Friday from 8 am to 5 pm; Saturday from 8 am to 1 pm; Sunday from 9 am to 1 pm. Contact: 00 264 64 461 717
Café Anton, Swakopmund
Try the buffet breakfast (R85) or page through the Republikein over a cup of coffee and a slice of cake. Where? Ground floor of the Schweizerhaus Hotel, 1 Bismarck Street. GPS: S22.67705 E14.52398 Opening times: Daily from 6.30 am to 7 pm. Contact: 00 264 64 400 331;
Shalom farmers market