Cafe Del Sol, Johannesburg
This is a long overdue post and I only remembered to write it because a new expat friend had asked me this week where my favourite restaurants in Johannesburg were.
The quality of restaurants in Joburg is generally good. Some are exceptional and Cafe Del Sol is definitely one of them. This is by far my favourite restaurant to eat at for a special meal. They are an Italian restaurant and anyone who knows me well will know that picking an Italian restaurant as a favourite is almost a miracle for me. That’s because I’m so cheap that I think paying for stuff like pasta and pizza when I can make pretty good ones myself is a waste of money.
Cafe Del Sol is a small restaurant. So reservations are very tight. Be sure to book in advance. It’s a casual set up with lots of inspiring quotes on food on the walls.
The food is fabulous and every friend I’ve brought there has ended up with a fat belly. Heh heh.
And the one dish that must be sampled is their pannacotta. It is silky and decadent. I haven’t finished a meal in any other way ever since I tasted that. I keep going back to the restaurant just for more of this luscious dessert.
Be warned that they may not do so well with young children. My friend’s little girl did not enjoy her spaghetti in ragu sauce very much and I think it was because the taste was too.. err.. adult-ish. The rest of us did however happily eat up that plate of pasta that she left behind. =p
Cafe Del Sol is located at Cnr Olive & Cnr President Fouche Roads, Olivedale Corner Shopping Centre (shop 17 and 18), Johannesburg. Check out their menu here.