Places & Gastronomy in Ghana: Art Deco Furniture at The Orangery

First you view the exquisite art deco furniture in Art Deco, located in Adabraka, then you sit out on the patio and enjoy your crepes. The Orangery bills itself as a creperie; and crepes were the order of the day when we visited.
It was suggested by a friend who had been there once and could not stop raving about the crepes served there.
The furniture at Art Deco is exquisite, and is indeed art deco furniture – minimalistic clear lines and more importantly locally made. This is one of the better, if not best furniture stores in Accra but it’s like a well-kept secret. Why I don’t know, because it has truly beautiful furniture.

Gastronomy in Ghana: Cafe dez Amis

6e912-img_0225Some of the best croissants in Accra can be had here. On a good day you will definitely get light, flaky on the outside and soft on the inside, golden croissants…
on others you may not be as fortunate but there is plenty to choose from on their very extensive menu with the choice varying from pastries and light breakfasts to salads, hamburgers, some Ghanaian dishes, continental choices and even snack platters. 

Gastronomy in Ghana: Arlecchino Gelateria Italiana

Gelato in Accra! Ghana never ceases to amaze. My children, who have become my official reviewers of restaurants and places to go, and I have uncovered a gem of a place for real Italian ice-cream. Arlecchino opened its doors about  a year ago promising real Italian ice-cream and we have as yet not been disappointed. The shop, though not that big, offers a wide display of varied flavours – which they will let you taste before you make your choice – that in itself is a treat.

Gastronomy in Ghana: Mamma Mia’s Restaurant & Pizzeria

Sunday in our house is and has always been the day we either go all out; making a Sunday lunch with all the trimmings or going out for lunch.

Pizza Sundays have become quite popular with us venturing out to one of Ghana’s best pizzerias. They have an open kitchen where you can watch the entire process from the making of the bases to the baking of the pizza, and they use a wood-fired oven.

Food lover or glutton?

It has been great, but I cannot contain my joy in returning to Ghana; back to exercise and eating healthily. Our last stop was Amsterdam and it has indeed confirmed my need to return home and start whipping this body into shape again. The fine line between loving one’s food and simply gluttonous behaviour has been drawn, and I have walked it.