Chilling on the Couch in the Corner

Pork, Chicken wrapped in Bacon
Pork, Chicken wrapped in Bacon

It has been a couple of years ke ntse ke itse gore di a ntsha ko Corner Couch. As far as I had known, they had to die for braaied meat. It was a chilly evening, mid week that we went to see what the Corner Couch is all about.

It ended up being a perfect evening as we got to appreciate the restaurant on a “regular” night. It is no secret that it is one of the most popular grub and hangout spots. The string of eateries along side this restaurant that is in fact in a corner, remained pretty quiet the whole evening while they maintained a steady flow of customers for what was evidently a not so busy evening anywhere else. We had an opportunity to chat with the manager Ob, who is a very passionate individual. Enthusiastic about the job he has been entrusted with, perfectly cooked meat, service offered by his staff and customer satisfaction are top of mind for this energetic food manager.

He believes that their customers come from near and far and remain loyal customers because they experience a level of botho unlike any other. Ba a ikokobetsa when they communicate regardless of the customer’s ethnicity or background and they wash every customers hands ka metsi mo bekereng, with a washbowl. Both these are signs of respect ka Setswana. This practice of washing hands for sure earned them points with the advent of COVID-19 as the restaurant has always believed it was important to wash customer’s hands to also give them an option of eating with their hands. Braai needs one to get into it down to their fingers to truly enjoy it. Corner Couch came around in 2019 transitioning from a previous brand. Patrons who have been around since then apparently know the couch that the name refers to.

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