A space filled with blessings
Posted on 06 / 14 / 2011
Sophea Gallery and Tibetan Teahouse is one of my most loved places. I'm always greeted with a smile at the door and made to feel extremely welcome. The wonderful positive energy of the owners Anna and Maryna permeates the space in its entirety. The food - and amazing vegan cakes - are delicious and one can feel with how much love it's been made. There's something for everyone, from the hearty and filling Sherpa Stew (lentil balls with mashed potato all covered in a tasty tomato and onion relish) and the enormous, delectable, home-made lentil burger to wonderful curries and rice dishes. If you still have space - like I force myself to have - you can finish it off with a double slice of vegan chocolate cake (topped with vegan cream!) or the scrumptious vegan apple pie, all washed down with a lovely cup of vegan chai tea served in a wooden Tibetan cup (vegetarian options available too). But it's not just the yummy food that makes it special. Eating at - or just browsing through - the Teahouse and gallery is definitely a healing experience. The place just has amazing energy. Oh and they also do singing bowl meditations in the lovely yellow room just off the restaurant. Check their website for details of the meditations and talks they have there. They also sell the most beautiful jewellery and arts from Nepal and the spiritual art gallery supports local South African artists. I'll recommend it to anyone who wants a lovely, and lovingly home-cooked vegetarian/vegan meal and is looking to leave feeling fabulous.
Wonderful energy, Delectable Food, Healing space