If you know me even a little bit, you are probably aware that I hardly ever go out. But, I had spent a majority of my break indoors slaving away in front of whatever laptop screen I came across and every part of me voted and reached a consensus that a break was very much due. So, I decided to go see a movie, seeing as I don’t even really know anywhere at all to hang out here. It was one of those days you can’t help but describe as ‘beautiful; it had rained the night before, so the sun was pretty much just hiding behind the clouds all day, only occasionally peeking out to remind us o its existence, and it was actually quite cool, as opposed to being humid as usual, and I didn’t even mind the bus ride to the cinema.
I stumbled upon this quaint little café/restaurant place right in front of the cinema. I didn’t really take much notice of it at first because I thought I was going to be late for the movie and just rushed in to get my ticket, plus the name was kind of funny, but I had to go back out because it looked so much like another place I absolutely adore, or maybe it was the fact that my movie wasn’t showing for another hour and there wasn’t really anywhere to sit down and wait. I don’t know. It doesn’t matter. Either way, I had to go in.
And I’m glad I did because I had the most amazing welcome. I was already having a pretty awesome day and the waitress that greeted me just added a spoonful of sugar to my cup of iced tea. She was so incredibly cheerful! Honestly speaking, I was a bit taken aback because it’s been a while anyone was that happy to see me, but it was a very much welcome change to the attitude I’ve gotten from several waitresses in the past. The really nice waitress ushered me to a corner seat right by the window, smiling all the while, and left me with the menu.
Before deciding what I was going to have, I took some time to really appreciate the place. Never underestimate the power and effect of minimalism, my friends. The simple colours and huge windows, which again reminded me of another place I really love back home, added to the coziness of the place, and I just sort of relaxed. Maybe it’s because I have an affinity for small shops. Again, I don’t know. I just felt at home. What’s even better, the place looked and smelled incredibly clean. There was no unnecessary smell of oil or whatever in the air, no grease stains on the table, which was white by the way, or floor, just clean. Awesome.
I’m not exactly sure what kind of food place Starbites is because their menu is pretty extensive. They have salads and smoothies and ice cream and snacks, and actual real food. However, I wasn’t there for real actual food, so I’m going to go ahead and call them a café because it better fits my future fantasies of all the time I will be spending there – reading books with a cup of tea and what-not. And their food isn’t even pricey at all, compared to a host of other places I’ve been to. I could actually comfortably decide what to eat without worrying about dipping into my school fees.
Sweet tooth that I am, I simply couldn’t resist having the waffles and ice cream, because it’s been so darn long, and I also ordered a Caesar salad because #fitfam. I’m not entirely sure if I actually waited as long s I thought I did, or if it was just me being impatient yet again, but, when the food finally arrived, it was well worth it. The waffles were so fluffy, and smooth and delicious, and I loved that they cut them up into little adorable quarters, and saved me the trouble. And the ice cream was pretty good as well, initially, I was worried about the flavor they would bring, but the vanilla worked well with the waffles. If I HAD to make a complaint about the waffles and ice cream, I would probably be that the ice cream was already running when my plate got to me (too soft maybe?) and waffles should be a bit bigger -___-. The salad, my gosh, was great. Everything was so crunchy and fresh, the chicken gave it this smokey kind of taste that was just brilliant and the dressing… *sigh*. I should have probably asked what was in it. My only problem with the salad was that the onions were cut into these really ugly chunks that put me off a little bit. Otherwise, it was totally fab.
What I Had to Eat
Will I be going back to Starbites? Errr…absolutely!! As a matter of fact, I can’t wait to spend lazy Sunday afternoons there. It’s a great place with awesome food, and pleasant staff and I encourage you to stop in for a bite if you’re ever going to the Silverbird at Weija for a movie. It’s right in the same space; there’s no way you can miss it. Can’t make the trip to Weija? Fret not! They’re open at East Legon as well! If your excuse is that you need someone to go with, you can always invite me along *wink wink*