Shades of red, green and art crafts welcome you to the newly opened Bean Bag Caf├® at Maru a Pula School.
Run by a young Motswana woman, Mimi Shand, the Caf├® started its operations on the 18th of January and has been exceptional ever since.
She says that people often mistake the name for the sitting bean bag though the name is far from that. She says it is Bean Bag in reference to the coffee beans used in the making of the hot beverages at the caf├®.
Shand states that the caf├® has a younger, fresher and trendsetting feel about it, adding that Bean Bag Caf├® targets students during the day time and theater patrons who come for shows at Maitisong in the evening.
According to her, it helps ease the tension of the patrons when waiting for shows, which sometimes do not start on time.
Shand says she has always wanted to run a coffee shop and Bean Bag has just given her that opportunity. She adds that she also runs the No1 Ladies Opera House in Kgale which has a clientele base quite totally different from Bean Bag.
The Bean Bag Caf├® offers a more relaxed feel unlike the Opera House, which mostly hosts events, such as baby showers, book clubs and others.
The caf├® owner talks about the menu and says that it is broad and even offers meals for vegetarians. The menu ranges from salads, burgers, fries, wraps, drinks and a wide range of hot beverages, including cappuccino.
Shand says that the prices are competitive just like other food outlets around town but she is mindful that she accommodates students and also considers that there is a different set of customers as well who come in the evening.
She says that the response from all her customers, including students, teachers and the general community, has been overwhelming.
Shand says that as part of Valentine’s Day celebrations, Bean Bag will be hosting a four-course Valentine’s Dinner. She states that the dinner will be hosted under an Elvis Presley inspired theme and the dishes will be named after some of Elvis’ songs.