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Flavour born out of a craving

 

Coffee At Last was born out of craving. One chilly evening, his wife wanted to have a cup of coffee and there was no place to quench her yearning. That was when Albert Ntambiko decided to direct his efforts towards putting resources aside to start a coffee shop.

Today, Coffee At Last is the place to walk into for an aromatic, quality cup of coffee, with some speciality blends that close geographical distance in taste, serving both Robusta and Arabica coffee. To that, add some of the tastiest chicken wings ever served in Kampala. On the menu are pastries, different types of pizza, burgers and a range of culinary treats and array of drinks, soft and frothy.
There is a line somewhere, at the premises, that amplifies some bragging rights of ‘having the best ‘rolex’ in town. Well, that is for you to judge.

Serenity is on the house.
You could choose to lounge and relax within or out in the gardens where the sitting facilities have colourful cushions for guests’ comfort. The hangout has recently found a new home, more spacious, with more parking space, just next door from the former premises, adjacent to the Makindye Country Club.
Coffee At Last has changed, but the customer service care is still quick, attentive and polite. With options for a terrace, different interior points and garden ambiance, dinners have found another inviting, breathing space.

When the lights are turned on at dusk, the exterior and interior are pleasing on the eye. With the weather changes, management has you covered. When it gets chilly, there are charcoal stoves to keep the cold at bay.
Thought and creativity were engaged when thinking the outlook of the hangout. The colour coordination is catchy. Each wall bares its colour but not all walls are covered in conventional paint. One wall is an artistic display of semi-graffiti art, covered in a semblance of raw brickwork with wording that drums up devotion. ‘Love UG’, it reads, in brown.

The customer service is one of the cafe’s ticks. Photo by Edgar R. Batte

“We had run out of ideas in creating sufficient space at the old place, by the time we moved. This abundance of space was the main driver for our decision to move. Clients now have parking and can enjoy the variety of seating options. We expect to creatively interact with our patrons in the near future,” Ntambiko explains.
The hangout has a good rating on travel site, Trip Advisor, thanks to the reviews. “From first entering the cafe/restaurant, you get the feeling of “this will be relaxing”.

“The intention of my visit was to use my laptop while having dinner. I ordered a plate of battered fish and a cup of their delicious coffee. Good coffee is hard to find in Kampala, Coffee at Last had excellent coffee to include good service and yummy food. The Wi-Fi was fast, which was another plus,” writes Fanny Martinez from California.
Save for the school next door, the neighbourhood is relatively quiet, enabling patrons enjoy conversation without having to compete with music or noise.

rbatte@ug.nationmedia.com

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