Thursday, December 23, 2010

Gastronomy in Lesotho: Renaissance Coffee & Cafe

I met a friend for a coffee or rather, Red Cappuccino - a very strong rooibos tea filtered and made in the same manner as cappuccino served with honey. It is packed with anti-oxidants and tastes great. It was milk shakes for the kids. It was late afternoon, the cafe was relatively empty but I was absolutely charmed by the decor. They have on the walls prints of the likes of Mahatma Gandhi, Nelson Mandela, Malcolm X - with accompanying famous quotes.
Best of all is the artwork; Meshu is a very famous artist from Lesotho who does Picasso-like prints from pastel crayons and charcoal; in a country that has a burgeoning art scene, it was great to see a place honouring one of its more famous citizens. Renaissance Cafe is at the newly-opened shopping mall on Pioneer Road, off Kingsway Road.

Renaissance Coffee & Cafe
Pioneer Road
Maseru, Lesotho.

The two large prints are a sample of Meshu's work

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