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District Six on a plate

On Saturday, after several cappuccinos in Braamfontein (more on that later), a visit to Kramerville (meh), and a Westpack shopping bonanza (that almost deserves a post on it's own too), we were hungry. To be honest, we're a bit restauranted out, but we were just too famished to go home and conjure up something. Where to go, where to go? And then I remembered driving past a little place in Emmerentia, called District 6 Eatery. Nested between a DIY hardware and a water shop, you are welcomed into a bright pink, hole-in-the-wall kind of p(a)lace.

It was 3:40 in the afternoon, and it was quiet. The last bit of winter sun was highlighting a few tables dressed with magenta tablecloths and yellow plastic roses. The walls are covered in old photos of Disrict six, Kaapse Klopse (Cape Minstrel) costumes, and press clippings about the restaurant. The menu consists of only 11 traditional dishes, written on a big chalkboard, and does not feature prices. I was sceptic. This meal could ei…