Madiba restaurant is located at Fort Greene, Brooklyn, and has a South African inspiration from the decor, to the cooking!
The owners, Mark and Jenny Henegan, build the place in homage to Nelson Mandela and with the hope that the country will, in the near future, have 'cultural harmony, economic development and a collective enjoyment of a "World in One Country".'
"A shebeen was originally an illicit bar or club where excisable alcoholic beverages were sold without a license.
In modern South Africa, many "shebeens" are now fully legal."
With this in mind, Madiba recreated these spaces, focused in informal dinning areas and a pleasurable environment.
The place is a place of Love, with great people, amazing service and outstanding food!
They also offer a full service catering and private dining!
To wrap up, they are super engaged in their vision for better communities and, therefore, they donate part of their profit to charities in Africa!
Can't get better than that, right?
Location: 195 Dekalb Avenue
Photo Credit: Courtesy of Madiba Restaurant and Menglin Huang