Roland Lösch is an engineer by training but when the opportunity presented itself to realise a subconscious yearning to express his attraction to gastronomy, he never hesitated, grabbed it with both hands and bought the café at the Namibia Craft Centre in 2005. It is now called the Craft Café.
The Craft Café balcony is stylishly designed with an industrial-look in the tables and chairs, softly framed by the leaves and branches of evergreen trees standing at the entrance to the Namibia Craft Centre. With ample natural light and unglazed ceramic crockery, the overall ambience is modern, urban rusticity with a hint of European nostalgia.
Lösch is a lover of Italian cuisine and this is apparent in the neat, simple and delicious fare available at the Craft Café. The fresh health bread baked daily is a staple of many a fine diner’s table and even regulars to the Craft Café struggle to recall favourite menu items. Filling, scrumptious quiche, mouth-watering cakes, huge breakfast muffins, generous coffees, dark sticky brown sugar, foaming fresh milk, freshly squeezed juices and garden-fresh salads are just some of the appetising items on the menu, justifying the popularity of the café.
In addition to a great menu suitable to all palates (vegetarians and diabetics included), the Craft Café also stocks a variety of homemade farm-style bottled preserves, a selection of imported coffees and handmade condiments. Another boon is that due to the relatively ‘intimate’ environment created by the steel confines of the balcony, the waiting staff is attentive and responsive to patrons.
Roland Lösch is a perfectionist driven by a desire to present great food combined with the perfect environment for relaxed enjoyment of a multitude of good flavours. The Namibia Craft Café is a worthy visit and the food is a worthy wait.