It’s been a while since I took one of my decent cameras to a restaurant and let it loose on the food and interior. I used to do this quite often but lately have been preoccupied with landscape photography.
On Saturday 16 August 2014 we (my family being: yours truly and three fussy ladies) popped into Fego Café at 15 Broadway in Durban North 031-5644837.
We started on the coffees, cappuccinos and milkshakes in a cosy lounge (two double leather couches) overlooking the lower end (nearest the sea) of Broadway. We had sight of our car outside and the pavement (so the ladies could see who was passing by and what they were wearing). Parking was a plenty.
It wasn’t long before we were hooked up onto their free Wi-Fi and sampling the more than adequate menu with some decent choices to make.
I ambled over to the muffin and cake section where I started taking a few photos of the brightly coloured delights. The current newspaper was nearby on a stand but there was no time to read up on who was doing who.
A good selection of whiskey was seen kept on a rack behind the bar, but were there to only have lunch at 12:00 not watch the Boks play a tough game against the Pumas at 17:00.
I went for the Basil Pesto pasta vegetarian dish as I wanted something light. Freshly chopped green chilli, parmesan cheese and garlic were presented in three small bowls and I tossed a fair bit on. We also asked for and received another bottle of chilli (the young ladies have insisted that we get a bottle for home).
I also asked for plain tap water not chilled / nothing added and that’s exactly what I got to my delight (no ice or lemon added as waiters often do).
The ladies had chicken baskets and a hamburger, and they all voiced their enjoyment. This was good as I also enjoyed my meal. I did have to add a little extra salt but rather this than me trying to remove salt from the sauce; I would have been there until after the rugby. A good choice.
Fego was fairly busy but not to the extent that we felt overcrowded. Some more discreet seating was to be found at the rear.
The one owner (Nirrad) and I got chatting (owners of restaurant either hate or love persons taking up close photos of their food).
He told me that he and his wife (Tashya) recently bought the spot and they are both serious about Fego’s success. I believe him because he and his wife are both legal professionals. OK, no lawyer jokes now Andy LOL. No, I believe them because Nirrad actually enjoys coffee shops and free Wi-Fi and this is one reason why they bought the business. Also, I’m sure he would just love to relax after a hard week of battling case law but was hands on inside Fego to ensure its smooth running.
I would hate you to think Fego is 100% perfect. No place that I have been to is.
However, our waitress was very keen to hear a few of my suggestions (I do this when in a good mood and complain to management when angry) and we had a very enjoyable time there.
Nirrad and his wife, if not at Fego, are only a telephone call away to hear your pleasure or displeasure, and rectify it.