I am writing this message from a little town called Pietermaritzburg on the East Coast of South Africa. It's not a great town. There isn't much to do and mostly, it's just hot as balls but it's my home town and I am glad to be back!
I am on my last uni break for the year. (I can hardly believe it! Is it time to be a grown up already?!) This is my first post in a week because things have gotten so crazy at school. I spent more hours than I care to count in the Journalism labs these last few days. The final project of which was this: Project Learn to Read. This space will be the documentation of my last 6 weeks of Journalism and Media Studies. It's not massively interesting unless education and literacy issues amongst South African children is something that calls to your heart, in which case go forth and browse! :D
I also set up the blog schedule which I have been utterly atrocious at following. I did warn you about my commitment issues didn't I? But I have some plans for blog posts so keep an eye out this week. I know I have saved Saturdays space for reviews but since I spent all of yesterday travelling, I've given you a little review below.
Anyway, I am going to be super busy this week so I apologise in advance if I skip a day. I will be organising my visa for my holiday at the end of the year. Yaysies! Have a lovely week everyone! Kisses.
Today I had the not so delightful experience of visiting Flavour Cafe. Dumb name but I was hopeful since so many of my friends had been there before. I arrived at approximately half past one in the afternoon feeling excited (I love going to new restaurants) and hungry (I hadn't eaten since the night before).
By ten past two, I was irritated and still hungry! We had been seated for forty minutes and no one had bothered to even arrive at our table. I can tolerate long waits especially if the food the restaurant serves is quite unique and specially made but can someone at least give me a glass of water so I don't begin staring at other people's food like a deprived, homeless kid?
To give them some credit, Flavour Cafe's menu looked amazing - it had more vegetarian meals than I expected so that was a plus and most of their menu consisted of specially designed dishes with delicious sounding combinations. They also have a special selection of crushes which again sounded divine - Lemon, Lavender & Lime/Pomegranate/Litchi,Ginger & Rooibos. I wish I had but since I didn't actually taste any of this, I cannot attest to any of the aforementioned delicious.
Needless to say, we left Flavour Cafe a little later, all excitement gone but hunger now roaring in my ears. I shall not be going back to Flavour Cafe. I don't care how good the food might be - bad service, no matter what your excuse is, is unacceptable. Even if they were understaffed (which it did look like they were), someone could have taken thirty seconds to point this out and I would have been more patient about the whole waiting business.
For those of you who do frequent Flavour Cafe, I would love to hear about your experiences. Is the food as good as it is rumoured to be? Have you also experience poor service and long waits?
PS. We settled for Olive & Oil which is a little way down the street and it was delicious!