Remember last week when I spoke about Kampala being filled with little hidden gems? Today, I’m talking about a creperie in Uganda that has only been open for 3 weeks. I found this restaurant through a friend who had been there. My favourite kind, because I have a bunch of foodie friends who like me, love to look through the nooks and crannies of this city to find places like this.
The view. The first thing that catches your eye after you’ve made your way up the stairs onto the rooftop past the first level. It’s so beautiful! I mentally laughed at myself when I looked around and there were so many hills I couldn’t count them. If you are looking to find it, look out for The Seventeen Apartment Hotel.
As I sat here and caught up with my friend about old and new times, I couldn’t help but marvel at the quality of service in this restaurant. Everyone was so helpful and so friendly! Samuel, who is one of the owners of the restaurant, is almost a staple in a corner of it, and always comes by to check on new people, get to know them, and give them some insights on where they came from with their concept. “Uganda’s first Crepery” he said. Although they offer savory options with cheese, and ham and a number of other tempting things. I chose to go for the sweet. What we had:
Nutella Chocolate Crepe:
Think a nice soft and fluffy crepe drizzled in Nutella and topped with strawberries that tasted like they had been picked on that same day. I’ll be honest right now. I’m a sucker for chocolate. Putting all of that together into one, is literally a party in my mouth.
This is what Yvonne (my date) had. A savory waffle sandwiching bacon strips, lettuce and tomatoes with potato cubes on the side. This dish encompasses everything that I feel about this restaurant. Its fun, its creative, it feels homey, it’s easy and its quality is something else. Yes, you can bet I tasted the heck out of it. Although I enjoyed my crepe, I think the BLT was better.
Price UGX, 21,000
Six tables on the rooftop and a number of seats on the level below means this restaurant is cozy, and maybe that’s why everything feels so personalized. Also, its quite something sitting and watching the sun go down and witnessing the different shades of the sky. Sigh. These pictures show you what it looks like as the hours went along. So dreamy.
In my opinion, if you haven’t been to this restaurant, get up and go! And if you have, go and try it again.
Have you been? What was your experience?