Brunch at The Pantry
While most people around the world are enjoying summer, I’m bundling up in sweaters and leather jackets as I’m still vacationing in Windhoek, Namibia. It’s cold here. It might not snow, something I’ve since gotten used to and come to enjoy when in Canada, but we do have a desert here in Namibia and it’s dry-cold.
I recently went to brunch with family at a restaurant in town. We thought we'd go and get cappuccinos to warm ourselves up. We went to a place called ‘The Pantry’ which is part of the Avani Windhoek Hotel & Casino. It’s new to me. I always go away to school in Canada for months on end and by the time I head back, there are all kinds of restaurants, cafes and buildings that have gone up.
The Pantry is quite nice. The ceilings are high and the furniture contemporary. Some of the walls are covered with grey patterns. The atmosphere was quite relaxed. I looked around and saw couples enjoying breakfast, single people reading books over their coffee or marking papers. Others were simply enjoying brunch within the company of family. We were seated in a corner with a table large enough to accommodate our group of seven and a wee little tot. Our waiter was very patient and attentive to our needs.
The menu at the Pantry is wooden with utensils carved into it.
I ordered a cappuccino to warm myself up. I decided to skip the very breakfast-like meals and instead ordered a cauliflower soup. It was spicy, which surprised me, but it was creamy and delicious. Next, I ordered stir-fried Thai glass noodles with vegetables and seafood. It was very tasty. The portion size was very big, and I ended up having to ask for a doggy bag because I couldn’t finish it, but I was happy to have it at lunch the next day. I was too full to order dessert, but I look forward to heading back soon. I really want to try their cakes.
If you happen to visit Namibia and you’re in the capital, Windhoek, swing by the Pantry at the Avani Windhoek Hotel & Casino and enjoy yourself.