Mzoli’s began life in 2003 as a humble butchery serving the community of Gugs (as Gugulethu is affectionately known) where it’s owner, Mr Mzoli Ngcawuzele himself, was born and raised. Mzoli prides himself on his choice cuts, so it wasn’t long before news of the little butchery spread amongst residents of the area. Before Mzoli knew it, business was booming!
After parking your car in the vibrant streets of Gugs, you make your way to the entrance of Mzoli’s which remains as it used to be. It’s essentially a butchery where you select your cuts of the finest meats ranging from lamb shank to beef steaks to chicken pieces. It’s all there, and it’s all amazing! Aside from the meat, Mzoli’s do a mean ‘pap’ which is a traditional African dish made from maize meal. After paying for your meat, pap and soft drinks (Mzoli’s is unlicensed) you hand your slip and tray of meat to the friendly braaimasters in the backroom and make your way to the dining area. Tastebuds are tingling by this point!
The large outside area has capacity for a whole bunch of people. And a whole bunch of people there are! People from all walks of life - both local and foreign - frequent Mzolis. A local DJ serves up South African House music while the small dance floor greedily laps it up. On past visits I've been taught the local dance, and even managed to keep up for the most part.
When your meat arrives, there aren't the words to describe. To say that is is delicious is an understatement of the highest!