I love rain. And, weirdly enough, I particularly love unexpectedly rainy weekends in the middle of Summer. Like today. No sun, cold misty air, and splashes of rain. And no need to pretend I'd like to go to the beach. Today was a watch dvd's/ read a book on the outside-couch-covered-by-a-blanket kind of day. My kind of day. But girl and guy cannot live on dvd's and books alone. And clearly a crunchy salad was not part of my Duvet Day plans. So, I made a quick stop at Cafe Zorina in Loop Street -one of the best places to get Cape Malay food as the food is authentic and you can either order out or eat in. It's Halaal, so no alcohol is served and they close on Fridays for 45 minutes over lunchtime to go to Mosque. So plan you Friday lunches carefully; the roties make it worth your while. I made it just before closing time on Saturday which meant that sadly the samoosas and koesisters were all sold out, but I managed to get some mince curry (the sort with beautifully curry-stained potatoes in it) and rice. For a very reasonable R43 a tub. Of course I could make it myself for cheaper, if I was feeling frugal. But it wouldn't taste nearly as good, and nor would it feel like rainy day indulgence. Which is exactly what I wanted. No needed, today. And so we ate our lunch, bundled up on the stoep sofa, loving the sharp sweet smell of the curry and the fresh clean moistness of the rain falling just outside our reach.
172 Loop Street
Telephone: 021 4249301
Open: Monday to Friday 8.30am - 5.30pm
Saturday 9am -2pm