By Sinazo Nakupi
After a long wait, Café Blanca formerly known as Grotto Mojito has finally re-opened their doors after being closed for the past few months.
The popular chill out spot on High Street has had its fair share of trouble in the past with disputes ranging from noise levels to problems with their liquor licence, but since the recent takeover by new managers, Diesel du Preez and Rala Scotney, Café Blanca is set to once again be a local student hotspot.
Scotney explains how the new and improved Café Blanca has had a slight makeover and says that precautions will be taken so as to avoid the same problems the venue has faced in the past.
“We are starting on a clean slate and we are coming with some upgrades. We have a rustic vibe going that caters for all people of Grahamstown,” said Scotney, “We don’t want to upset the neighbours so we’re planning on having small bands and solo performances.”
Things to be expected are great pizzas along with outdoor braais and drink specials that will leave both you and your wallet smiling. These and more will be on the regular menu in hopes of bringing in more customers and reviving the café in time for the big launch during o-week 2014.
Customers old and new can look forward to a relaxed time with friends whilst having pre-drinks in the breezy back garden or even just a quick snack from their street deli on the way to lectures.
So make sure you go check out the new and improved Café Blanca while you can, because before you know it, it’ll be one of the busiest venues in town again.