Oh East London! You have a true gem that is called GINGER&Co!!
Two weeks ago I had the pleasure of travelling to East London to train on behalf of Overall Events, SANGONeT and Google South Africa and met the very delightful Estie, owner of GINGER&Co. After the first full day of Social Media Training and a good sleep, Claire & I decided to visit GINGER&Co for a late Brunch.
I ordered a Smoked Chicken and Sweet Potato Quiche with Green Salad and Claire delighted her taste-buds with a seared Steak open sandwich. The cappuccinos were hot, the salad dressing fresh and the WIFI strong.
After a week and half away from home, travelling for work, I was in desperate need of a wholesome, homely meal. The relaxed environment and friendliness from the staff made me feel at ease and I could sense that this Business had been built on oozing amounts of love.
The attention to detail (not only in the food presentation but the restaurant decor too) reminded me of how often we take for granted the various skill sets Restaurant Owner Chef’s posses. Everything in GINGER&Co affirmed the fact that the Owners are conscious about sourcing and plating food that is fresh and eco friendly. I knew with the first bite of my Quiche that every effort had been made to source the very best ingredients for my meal.
While we were eating I noticed that the other patrons were greeted with the same enthusiasm and warmth as we were. The “locals” chatted away with one another and I’m pretty sure that a few of them even had a mini Business Networking meeting! As an Entrepreneur, seeing laughter, shaking of hands and Business Card exchanges always makes me happy!
Having spoken to a few locals the previous day, I had been told that GINGER&Co make the best Brownies. Major emphasis on THE BEST. I’ll admit that I was rather sceptical as I have had my fair share of Brownie experiences across South Africa.
I was wrong.
GINGER&Co make THE BEST Brownies. Ever. I returned home with a box of Brownies and was not surprised at the reactions from various family members:
“Oooo” “Mmmm” “Oh my word” “These have real chocolate pieces in!”
Don’t believe me? Get a box and try for yourself 🙂 You can find GINGER&Co here.