When a Moon hits your Eye like a Big Pizza Pie

…that’s amore. Or you’re hallucinating pizza. Anyway, it’s been a while since I’ve done a 5 places list, so to make this list special I’m going to be recommending one of my favourite dishes; pizza.

Papa’s Pizza – In short; great pizza. No joke, the pizza here is great, the prices are fine, and non-pork eaters they list out what pizzas don’t have pork and it’s a pretty decent selection. However, one issue: depending on what branch is close to you, you may want to order to go. My issue is with the new Tema branch, their seating area is outside beside the road with nothing preventing others from walking through or glancing in.

Pizza hut – A famous pizza chain which recently came to Ghana. I have zero complaints about the pizza, although I do question putting Feta cheese on a pizza but to each his own. I’ve been told that they don’t use pork products but you may want to confirm that. Sides look great too, I really want to try the cheesy garlic twist. On an unrelated note, if you’re at their branch on the hospital road in Tema, there is building behind them with a restaurant called Mos Bar B Q; go there, order the boneless chicken meal and tell me what you think.

Pizza Inn –  This is basically the staple when it comes to pizza in Ghana and I’ll say it, it’s a decent enough pie but that’s not why they’re so famous. Pizza Inn is famous for Terrific Tuesdays, it used to be that on Tuesdays for every pizza you buy you get one free but while no longer in place you still a pretty sweet discount on pizza on Tuesdays.

Eddy’s Pizza – Their pizza is not going to win any awards, their crust being entirely too sweet, however still worth going for the experience alone. Furnished like a classic, if a little run down, Italian restaurant it certain make a pleasant stay and they staff more than make up for whatever the pizza lacks.

Bassilisa – Right off the bat, I don’t like this place. Just the thought of their shawarma makes me cringe. However, their pizza is probably one of the few edible things on the menu. Not the best in town but a decent meal nonetheless.

And that’s that. Leave a comment where you’d like us to go and as always…
Cosmos out

Cups of Coffee

As someone once told me “Have you drank your coffee yet? Because you look like a zombie or some variation of that”. Don’t ask me who said it or if those were the exact words; I hadn’t had my coffee yet so I don’t know. So needless to say my daily cup’o java is kind of a big deal to me but whether I’m drinking from necessity or just for the love of coffee, it’s always nice to savor a truly good cup of brew. A favorite pass time of mine is to sample various coffee shops whenever I come across them; a hobby that is severely limited due to…well let’s just say reasons and leave it at that.

Despite my ‘reasons’ I have visited some establishments, a few of which come to mind right now:

The Cupcake Cafe: Located in Tema, Community 5, this is relatively new discovery. Cupcake Cafe specializes in but is not limited to, as the name implies, cupcakes. However what we have to note is that they make coffee upon request. While offering only type of coffee, it is nevertheless worth it. They provide a brew that is the definition of smooth.

Nominom: More commonly known for it’s frozen yogurt and pastries, Nominom also offers a small selection of coffee brews to choose from. I recently sampled their Americano. The coffee was very good but I had a few complaints. First off, the price per cup was within the standard for such places so no complaints there, however the quantity of coffee given was a bit of a let down. My second issue was the condiments, the Americano does not by definition come with milk so I requested that milk be added but was refused on the grounds that if it’s not mentioned in the recipe, they can’t add it. Understandable but I feel they should be more flexible with customer requests. Still the coffee was good, you can find a Nominom at Tema, Comm.6 or at the Accra Mall.

Enda: I have not been here in a LONG time, so my info may be a bit out dated but I have some very good memories of their coffee. So why not head out to the Accra Mall and see if my memories hold true?

Second Cup: This maybe the last on my list but it’s definitely not the least. If anything it’s the most. This place hit me like a punch to the face and it hasn’t stopped yet. The selection is marvelous, the coffee is divine, and I should stop before write a novella in praise of this place. Don’t believe me? Find them at Palace Shopping Centre(Spintex Road), Achimota Mall, and West Hills Mall.

So have you visited any of these places and if yes what did you think? Where do you want me to try out next? Leave me a comment below or hit me up on twitter.

 

Cosmos out.