Review on our visit to Reload Espresso Bar Flamingo

Being new to the area, my husband and I took a drive around to see what we could discover in the vicinity.

I needed to pop in to Woolworths at Flamingo Square which proved to be fortuitous. Unbeknown to us, we came across a coffee shop which was just what the doctor ordered. We are always game for a coffee shop as it something that we always enjoy.

After our Woolworths shop, we were tired and hungry enough to sit down and relax and enjoy a most welcomed snack.

We noticed that the outside area had a lovely little children’s area which we thought would be ideal for when the grand children visit. What a win! Parking is ample, we could sit outside and watch over them that we felt we had found an ideal gem!

My husband ordered a MOZAMBICAN BEACH fruit smoothie. The look on his face after taking his first sip was an indication not to disturb him, but rather to allow him to revel in the taste.

I ordered a Flat White and was really impressed. Being avid coffee shop “goers”, we really know our coffee and this one certainly stood out head and shoulders above many of those that we have had in Cape Town since our arrival a couple of months ago. We looked at the coffee display against the wall and noticed that the name on the packet stated FLAT MOUNTAIN. The barista came over to us and chatted about the bean originating in Malawi and how his boss is fastidious about how it is made.

Hunger pangs set in as we noticed the boards of food coming out of the kitchen, so beautifully presented. We noticed that pita toasties seemed very popular, so my husband ordered the BACON AVO & MOZZARELLA one which also had spring onion (which he loves), and I ordered the GYPSY HAM & MOZZARELLA which also had tomato on it. They were both accompanied by the freshest nicest chips that we have had in a long time. It was beautifully presented in a bowl which we both said was a more than generous portion. The food was made fresh and the service that went along with it was very friendly.

We felt very much at home and both agreed that this will be our new “go to” place or as our grandchildren say, our new “Hang out”!

Undoubtedly, this coffee and espresso bar comes highly recommended by us both. We are very happy that we have found it and we thank the waiters for their warm friendly service and super meal. As for the coffee, we will most definitely go back. As I write this my husband has just entered the room and suggested going back to try something new. I know he will want that smoothie again as he hasn’t stopped talking about it. I will try the espresso, knowing how flavoursome their coffee is!

Joyce Marais           February 2018