Hello and welcome to my new blog series called Weekends With Phro! I want to write more about travel and things to do around the world from a firsthand experience. I can’t travel as much I’d like to at the moment so I’m going to keep it local which is great because there is so much to do in Harare that people either don’t know or don’t talk about enough. In addition to visiting places around the city I will also cover events and write restaurant reviews. Pretty much anything I get to attend or eat (haha) I will write about. I have a full time jobby job so I’ll be exploring Harare during my free weekends; hence the title. Enough admin, lets jump right into it.
Maasdorp Avenue Market- Saturday 27th May
On Saturday morning I popped into the Maasdorp Avenue Market. The market takes place every Wednesday and Saturday from 8:30 am – 1:00 pm at 11 Maasdorp Avenue, Belgravia. I loved the market. There was a wide variety of goods including fresh produce, tupperware, books, clothes, jewellery and much more. Everyone there was super friendly and helpful. They answered all my annoying questions and even though I didn’t buy anything (I was in a rush) I plan to go back and write follow-up posts reviewing my purchases. I didn’t have time to capture all the vendor’s details this time but I am working on a directory of Zimbabwean Vendors so if you’re interested click here.
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Vintage Yard Sale by Vintage Hippo- Saturday 27th May
My next stop after the Maarsdrop Market was the Vintage Yard Sale at ISU Collections at #19 Glenara Avenue. Vintage Hippo is run by the brilliantly talented and luxuriously haired Smurf Dinkie. Check out her site and relish in her awesomeness.
The Vintage Yard Sale runs on the last Saturday of every month from 12- 6pm and $2 gets you in. It is a really chilled vibe with drinks and food on sale alongside gorgeous, thrift-store priced vintage clothes and old school music playing while you shop. This is a great Saturday hangout especially for dorks like me who are cleverly disguised as cool kids. I strongly suggest that you get there on time because the clothes sell out fast! As you can see I arrived late and there wasn’t much left.
Cafe Nush- Sunday 28th May
I rounded my weekend off with a late lunch at Cafe Nush in Avondale, open from 7am- 9pm every day. This moderately-priced restaurant has been around for a while. It used to be one of my favourite casual dining restaurants but the quality of service is inconsistent. However I’ve had more good experiences than bad, and I still enjoy the food so I find myself there every now and again. I ordered the Cafe Nush platter which is a new addition to their menu. It had chicken wings, meatballs, deep fried halloumi, chickpea balls, hummus, samoosas, hashbrowns and ciabatta bread. The platter costs $16 and I had it with a passion fruit virgin mojito that costs $3.
Forgive the blurry photos I was too hungry to really “do it for the gram”.
That’s it for my first Weekends With Phro post. I hope you enjoy these and find them useful. Catch you next weekend!