Monday, 20 May 2013

Check out the awesome new Parc. Cafe

Parc Cafe - another awesome Durban spot. Photos by Durban freelance illustrator and graphic designer, Fathima KathradaParc Cafe - another awesome Durban spot
So last week I stumbled across another new Durban cafe - and what a gem it turned out to be! It's right next door to the Glenwood Bakery, which is a relatively quiet little spot so it's a great escape from the hustle of everywhere else. Great decor: simple, clean, great colours and furniture. Free WiFi. Great people: Brett Gentles, the friendly owner and "one of the best creative chefs to come out of Durban" (to quote an article in the Mercury!), has worked at the 9th Avenue Bistro and has now started Parc. Cafe with his sister Lara. And the foooooood...

Restaurant Review: Parc Cafe - another awesome Durban spot
Restaurant Review: Parc Cafe - another awesome Durban spot
Restaurant Review: Parc Cafe - another awesome Durban spot
Restaurant Review: Parc Cafe - another awesome Durban spot
“Our name is a bit of a pun, ‘parc’ in French means park as in with trees and grass - we wanted to create a sanctuary in the city (like a park). It also came from ‘park off’ as in come chill.”

Restaurant Review: Parc Cafe - another awesome Durban spot - mural by Pastel Heart
Restaurant Review: Parc Cafe - another awesome Durban spot
Restaurant Review: Parc Cafe - another awesome Durban spot
 ...the food is fantastic. Such unique flavour combinations that are really like a surprise party in your mouth. I tried the wintermelon, coconut, ginger and chocolate gazpacho (yes, just look at that ingredient combo!) and it was awesome! Each flavour distinctly present and amazing.
Then I had the roast beetroot, radish, green apple, lettuce, avo, lentils and goat cheese vinaigrette - my word. Deeeelicious. And I could have gone on coz I wanted to try so many more things, but I managed to not pig out and save some for next time, which will be very soon.
Restaurant Review: Parc Cafe - another awesome Durban spot  - delicious salad
Restaurant Review: Parc Cafe - another awesome Durban spot  - wintermelon, coconut, ginger and chocolate gazpacho
Restaurant Review: Parc Cafe - another awesome Durban spot  - cute knitted animal character mug jerseys!
Restaurant Review: Parc Cafe - another awesome Durban spot  - cute knitted mug jerseys!
How awesome are these little cup jerseys? Too flipping cool, and handmade by Brett's mom! They're for sale at R65. 

Restaurant Review: Parc Cafe - another awesome Durban spot
Restaurant Review: Parc Cafe - another awesome Durban spot
Restaurant Review: Parc Cafe - another awesome Durban spot
Check it out, you won't regret it :) For more info you can check out their website.

11 comments :

  1. This is why I love living in Glenwood ! I think I'll stop by there today, after the doctor lol thank you for the review !

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  2. Thank you my dear friend for finding these little gems all over Durban and sharing it with us :)

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  3. No problem, hope you enjoy it! :)

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  4. So glad you like it! :) Sharing is caring!

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  5. Absolutely incredible! I work just below the Bakery and didn't even know this place existed! Thank you!

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  6. Haha! They've only been open just over a week so you could have missed it! :)

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  7. I was sold as soon as I read that wintermelon, coconut, ginger and chocolate gazpacho line! Also the cup jerseys! Thanks for sharing:)

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  8. No problem @Monique, so glad you enjoyed it! Hope you get to try the gazpacho soon.

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