Moroccan Rooftop Cafe
Hi Jobesters, Dani here! To celebrate the fact that I could finally face people, and more importantly food again (morning sickness hit me pretty hard) The Kitchen Thief team headed out to Pretoria for a day of spoils at the Moroccan House Rooftop Cafe.
Upon arrival we were greeted by Joehan, one of the two owners of the Moroccan House, and he spent the rest of the afternoon looking after us. His passion for Morocco and the cuisine was infectious, and we were practically drooling before the first of many meals even arrived. While they prepared our food, Nicole and I took a walk around the shop area. We got totally lost in the beautiful ceramics, fabrics, wooden carvings, and lamp shades… and we both almost left with empty bank accounts.
Back at our seats on the rooftop terrace we sipped on Magic Moroccan Juice which was a fusion of pomegranate, apple and pear juice (I think the magic ingredient is dust from a genie’s lamp), and the rest of the afternoon was an explosion of spices and fresh produce cooked without hurry and prepared beautifully.
We were served meal after meal, and enjoyed the food and company on that the rooftop for hours. We ate almost every vegan meal on the menu and some of our favourites was the orange blossom salad sprinkled with walnuts, dates and cinnamon, the phyllo pastries that oozed with coconut and harissa sauce, and the mixed platter of various tapenades and wood fired oven breads. Here are some pictures of the food we indulged in.
The food, service, and atmosphere was incredible, but there is something magical about this little piece of Morocco that can’t be explained on a computer screen. So make sure you pay them a visit, tell them The Kitchen Thief and Jobest sent you, and you’re guaranteed to be transported to a foreign land of rose water and tanjines.
Phone: +27 (0)12 346 5713