Sunny side up at Eziko

Weekend Argus (Saturday Edition) - - GOODTO DO -

Café: Eziko Restau­rant Ad­dress: Cor­ner of Wash­ing­ton Street and Jun­gle Walk, Langa Con­tact: 021 694 0434 Hours: 8.30am to 4pm (Mon­day to Fri­day), open at other times with a book­ing. Dish: Plated break­fast Price: R45 FRIENDLY ser­vice and quan­tity is the name of the game at Eziko.

This lit­tle town­ship restau­rant op­er­ates like no other café I’ve re­viewed. They work largely on book­ings. When I called last week to check if they do break­fast, they of­fered to e-mail me a quote for break­fast for two. I made the book­ing and spec­i­fied that one of us was veg­e­tar­ian.

We ar­rived a lit­tle early, so the staff weren’t ready. They po­litely asked us to wait a few min­utes while they tidied up. A host then in­vited us in. We walked in to find a cutely laid­out ta­ble for two: a jug of mango juice, a large dis­pens­ing flask of fil­ter cof­fee, two va­ri­eties of tea bags, hot wa­ter, warm milk and cut­lery on a place­mat.

Our food was brought af­ter I had time to down some juice and cof­fee. There was enough cof­fee to drink af­ter break­fast, too.

My break­fast was scram­bled eggs, three fried sausages, mush­rooms and two slices of tomato. Feel­ing a lit­tle car­niv­o­rous, I sliced my way through them quite quickly. The mush­rooms were more moist than I am used to.

The veg­e­tar­ian col­league was pre­sented with a spinach and cheese omelette. It looked a bit rec­tan­gu­lar for an omelette, but she seemed sat­is­fied, say­ing it had a good amount of cheese.

The ser­vice is friendly. Our host checked on us reg­u­larly and at one point in­tro­duced the chef.

The restau­rant was founded by Vic­tor Mguqulwa, a for­mer his­tory teacher, in 1996. It of­fers buffet lunches, cook­ing lessons, tours and con­fer­ence fa­cil­i­ties for 70 peo­ple.

I might just go back for that buffet. At R180 it of­fers samp and beans, rice, pap, lamb casserole, beef casserole, grilled chicken, veg­eta­bles, roesterkoek, steamed bread, ginger beer and African beer. Take one casserole out and it’s R120.

Eziko is a spa­cious spot on a tourist-friendly street in Langa. It’s a good idea if you have vis­i­tors want­ing a town­ship ex­pe­ri­ence.

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