A Feast for the Fast
The blotch-grey stained floors combined with luxurious lights make the incredibly hipster chairs fit right on in. It’s definitely kept that Kloof street character alive with trendy souls diving deep into their Mac Books or talking tentatively about their latest gym or juice session. However, even though I’m the antithesis of a gym junkie, I found myself falling in love with the healthy, wholesome and hearty food and funk that fills the air.
Coffee & Food:
The coffee is brilliantly bitter on the first sip, simply leaving a dark after-current of caramel cream on the palate. It’s a real dark roast made by Fabino that is fully organic and fair trade but not all African. It’s a blend of beans that come from Uganda, Honduras and Guatemala. The coffee is served in a white tin mug that’ll warm your hands on a wet wintery day’s but it’s also so hot it could burn your hands, like a dangerous game of Blitz with the boys.
A multitude of meals sit on the menu with almost all of them vegan and fresh. While I was there, I got served the salad that sat on the standing counter alongside my seat. A mix of activated lentils, leaves and all other green delights filled my plate. Each left me wanting more like a child begging for candy in the queue of a supermarket, only this time it’s filled with wholesome happiness rather than corrosive candy. It’s a lil’ pricey but their range of tastebud tantalizers makes it well worthwhile.
Natasha Napoli, the brain child of Nourishd Observatory started the Kloof Street branch with a garage door and a bit of paint. Nourishd Observatory started in the garage of Natasha’s dad’s house just next to Kloof when Natasha wrote “Nourishd – coming soon” on the door and that was that, the business began. She focused on her passion, encouraging healthy habits while ensuring her food was fantastic. The more people saw her passion, the more their throats began to swallow and within 2 years, her Kloof Cafe began to reach capacity. That brings us to now and now is great, now is in two locations and now is continuing to grow.
Nourishd Observatory does magnificent meals, fantastic flat whites and jiving juices that can be bought specifically for a 1, 3 or 5 day fast. Nourish’d is all about getting people into shape and getting people going, so if you’re looking for a healthy alternative in the suburbs, check out Nourish’d on 188 Lower-Main Road.
Writer: Sebastian Daniels
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