Place: CafÃ© Pap
Food: Bistro Continental-like with a wide variety of coffee items to choose from
Location: Amadinda House, Parliament Avenue
Service: In the main good
Ambience: Spacious and agreeable
Prices: Over priced
Open: Monday â€“ Saturday 07:30 to 21:30 Sunday 010:00 to 18:30
One often wonders how people come up with names for establishments such as eating joints and the like. Take a name like CafÃ© Pap; quite possibly it could well be a combination of names or merely an abbreviation for thatever.
After trekking over to CafÃ© Pap and getting over the shock that they do not specialise in serving coffee with bottles that have nipples but rather they serve the beverage in cups and saucers and demi-tasse, the next query is do they have a bias towards serving semi-liquid or soft foods that are suitable for infants and invalids?
Well, maybe you think that I nit picking but then you will surely agree that Burger King does conjure up an image of a massive chunk of beef in a hamburger form, anyway you will be pleasantly surprised to find a very modern and enticing cafÃ© that recently opened up in Kampala and is proving to be a popular and agreeable venue.
Scanning over the menu beginng with breakfast, top of the range, one can take in the â€˜Full cafÃ© Pap Breakfastâ€™ that comprises a couple of eggs, crispy bacon, sausage, toast and juice and this will cost you sh6,000. Not bad although for that price a cup of instant coffee would have been a nice addition.
Speaking of which their coffees are modestly priced, and besides being of outstanding quality, is generally percolated or produced in the drip coffee (cafÃ© filter) method.
For those connoisseurs of the stuff it does not get much better. In terms of price the selections range between sh2,000 to 3,500 for the â€˜Rainbow Mocha De caf.â€™ Similarly their teas are well steeped and affordable.
We have had occasion to taste some of their soups and I would not hesitate to recommend the so-called â€˜Farm House Vegetable Soupâ€™ and worth every cent of two five and more. However, we were left somewhat agape at observing that the sandwiches ranged between 6,000 to 7,000.
This is hardly in consonance with the cost of soup or coffee/tea. For my money I do not think that a sandwich should go for more than a fiver unless of course they are going to offer prosciutto or caviar!
On the positive side the portions are as generous as one would like and the powers-that-be seek to be as authentic as possible when presenting such wonders as a Ceaser Sald replete with Parmesan cheese, fillets of anchovy though without the Romaine lettuce. By and large CafÃ© Pap strives to have a very varied and eclectic menu.
No review of this place would be complete without mention of the Granny Smith Apple Pie that not only is done to perfection but also is superb. The place is exceptionally neat and the hired help are very courteous and helpful.
XX VERY GOOD
X WORTH A VISIT
O NOT WORTH A VISIT
Superb but no coffee in bottles