WHERE: Savior Cafe, 203 Bulwer Rd, Glenwood
CALL: 063 225 5711
Open: Sat and Sun: 7am - 3pm; Mon, Tues, Fri: 7am - 5pm; Wed; 7am - 9pm.
This is a new addition to the coffee culture in the Glenwood area and is attracting a regular clientele. The food and coffee is good and this spot has great ambience.
It is an old double-storey house with high ceilings, wooden floors and a superb wrap-around veranda that offers a great vantage point to watch passers-by.
Our family are regular visitors, for coffee and often breakfast at the weekend. Recently we noticed the venue is now open on Wednesday evenings for pizzas and decided to try it out.
Several other tables were occupied and we busied ourselves with the menu, but not before kicking ourselves for forgetting to bring our own alcohol.
Instead, I daringly ordered a marvellous chocolate milkshake (R35), my wife choose a beetroot and raspberry drink (R35) and our son a gingerbeer (R18).
The pizzas have a light and crisp base. Among the offerings, small or large, were Margherita, with Italian herbs (R45/R85), Hawaiian, bacon and ham or Pepperoni (all R50/R90), Mafioso (R115) with Bolognese mince and fresh green chilli, Spaniard with anchovies, capers, chilli and chorico, The Cuban with Dijon mustard, Emmental cheese, roast pork, ham and pickles or Club Med with roasted peppers, olives, capers, mushrooms and artichokes, These last three are R125 each.
We chose the Club Med, Cuban and Pepperoni and all were delicious, with generous fillings. The Club Med was the winner – with a great combination of flavours. My son said the Pepperoni was one of the best he had tasted.
It was a pleasant outing, with good food, no fuss and friendly staff – although a tad distracted.
Food: 3 1/2
Service: 3 1/2