I originally knew it as a shop that sold South African products, like chutney, biltong, Appletiser and Grapetiser (soft drinks), the delicious Romany Cream biscuits, Ouma rusks (hard biscuits), spices, South African music CD's, etc.
I hadn't been there in a while, and through a friend I heard they had expanded to include a restaurant, so this was the first time we went for a meal at Kalahari - a taste of Africa.
The menu is small but has enough variety to suit all tastes - you choose what you want to eat, get your drinks from the fridge, order the food at the counter, pay for it all, and get given a table sign.
The table signs all have typical South African words instead of numbers - Howzit (How's it going?), Lekker (tasty), Voetsek (go away)...
All the tables had a beaded sunflower in a jar, a tin with sugar and the delicious Mrs Balls chutney!
|Peartiser (softdrink), sugar tin, beaded sunflower and Mrs Balls Chutney|
Dessert followed - Melktert (milk tart) for me and a slice of Black Forest cake for my husband. Both were marvelous.
They also sell meat, boerewors (sausages) and seasoned meats. If want a piece of meat for lunch, choose a seasoned steak, ribs or a sausage from the fridge, which can be cooked to your taste, and then order a side dish to accompany it.
If you want to buy South African wines, bears and other spirits, they have a "Shebeen" (bottle store) in the shop too.
|The Soweto Shebeen or bottle store to one side of the shop|
If you live in Perth and would like to try some authentic South African food give them a try, we enjoyed it.