On the last Friday of October it was time to reload our internal batteries again with a visit to somewhere out there where we would find an awesome restaurant for lunch. We both thought of going to a pub in Wynberg which we had previously visited. This pub, called Caffe Verdi, is situated in the quaint village of Chelsea in Wynberg, close to Maynardville Park.
It is a gorgeous village, leafy and quiet and it reminds one of a small village in France or even in the British Countryside. Picture perfect houses and beautiful little gardens, luxurious shops and old churches are the reasons why we love to visit Chelsea Village.
Another reason to visit Chelsea is Caffe Verdi, which has a real English pub atmosphere. You are seated inside where there is a huge fire burning during winter months, or if you prefer to soak up the sun, you could sit outside in the courtyard.
There is an eclectic mix of Capetonians who regularly visit the pub, some to have a beer and watch some sport on the big screen, others to have a quiet chat while enjoying the pub food. There is a wood fired pizza oven for pizza fans.
Deon ordered the pie of the day and chips, not very healthy, but very tasty. I had Thai Chicken Lasagne and I intend to make my own version of this lasagne, as it was quite an interesting dish with a rich and creamy Thai sauce. For dessert we enjoyed chocolate brownies and ice-cream, which was pure joy!
Deon and I were busy discussing something and when he was wondering about when a certain event would take place, my answer was “Some Thyme”. It was a huge coincidence, as I was reading the sign on a delivery van that has just parked in front of the restaurant.
Caffe Verdi, we will visit again – not “Some Thyme”, but sometime soon.