8 Fun Things To Do In Mumbai This Weekend

Since this week has two Sundays, we know it’s time to relax and do what you love. We thought why not list out some cool things to do this weekend? Read on to know more.   BarknBond@Tea Trails, Vile Parle
Tea Trails Cafe, Vile Parle
Tea Trails Cafe, Vile Parle
If you want to pop out for a warm drink and a delicious bite and learn pet-friendly skills at the same time, then Tea Trails, Vile Parle has got the perfect weekend plan for you. Teach your tyke how to play, interact & be safe around dogs, and an interactive session with Canine Specialist along with enjoying complimentary Hot Chocolate and French fries.   Drink it up@Light House Café, Khar
Shots at Light House Cafe, Khar
Shots at Light House Cafe, Khar
Light House Café, Khar is shutting down but while it makes an exit, the have a great offer no one can refuse. Ending on a happy note, the Khar outlet is offering an enticing Countdown-to-Closing offer on 28th and 29th April. Go insane as they will be offering 30ml of Vodka at prices that reduce every 2 hours. Rs.140 between 7:00-9:00 pm, Rs.70 between 9:00-11:00 pm, Rs.35 between 11:00-1:00 am and free for all after 1:00 am!   All Vegans Unite@212 All Good, Lower Parel
Buckwheat Spaghetti with Roasted Pumpkin Bolognese at 212 All Good, Lower parel
Buckwheat Spaghetti with Roasted Pumpkin Bolognese at 212 All Good, Lower parel
Saturday’s Breakfast Club at 212 All Good will break all the stereotype we have for vegans. With a fun panel including mountaineer Kuntal Joisher, who will share his experience of climbing the Mount Everest on a vegan diet; model Phoebe Miriam Lawson will share her views on being a celebrity with an ethical lifestyle; co-host Monica Chopra from the Eco Trunk will tell us all about the unexplored field of ‘vegan fashion and sustainability’, and Madhura Vayal from the popular vegan organisation Sharan.   Coffee Brewing with Blue Tokai@Tertullia, Shivaji Park coffee-brewing   Still yearning for that perfect and absolutely satiating cup of coffee? Head to Tertullia, Shivaji Park for a fun brewing session and get your coffee game on point. Blue Tokai baristas will give you a detailed demonstration of how to make the perfect cup using a Pourover, Aeropress and French Press, as well as how to make coffee if you don’t have any brewing equipment at home.   Mumbai Market by Karen Anand@High Street Pheonix, Lower Parel
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Mumbai market by Karen Anand, High Street Pheonix, Lower Parel
In the age of home gourmets, culinary adventures and a return to natural foods, finally a lifestyle market which is a source of exceptional Indian produce such as Mo’s Super Foods, newly launched K’s Kitchen range of conserves, dressings and sauces, and many others. For the first time, a summer culinary workshop organized by Karen Anand on Saturday, 29th April from 4.30 pm to 5.30 pm.  Witness some great music by Dean Sequeira from Pune who was one of the top ten finalists on the hit TV show The Stage. Catch him live on Sunday 30th April from 7.30pm onwards.   Jazz Things Up@The Boston Butt, Kala Ghoda
Interiors, The Boston Butt, Kala ghoda
INteriors, The Boston Butt, Kala ghoda
The Boston Butt located at Kala Ghoda hosting an extraordinary Jazz day on 30th April which is the International Jazz Day. The day starts off with an extensive Boston Brunch where every dish that comes in will be fresh and very palatable with the whole menu being handcrafted to sooth and satiate your brunch experience. In the evening they’re hosting musicians from The True School of Music with the likes of Saurav Ghosh, Odysseas Toumazou, Lydia Hornung and Gianluca Liberatore followed by a performance in the evening by Groove Gully.   Sunday Sundowner@Matahaari, Worli
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Matahaari
It’s a long weekend and three days of fun! Dance away your lazy Sunday afternoon at Matahaari’s Sundowners India’s best House DJ Amann will add the electro twist to Bollywood music.   Mango Brunch@Seven KitchensSt Regis, Lower Parel
Sea Bass with Mango Sauce at Seven Kitchen-St Regis, Lower Parel
Sea Bass with Mango Sauce at Seven Kitchen-St Regis, Lower Parel
This Sunday, relish the different avatars of the King of Fruits in a variety of dishes at Seven Kitchens. Dedicated to the Mango lovers, Seven Kitchens will bring to its guest a variety of dishes the menu is set to surprise your taste buds with its vibrant, summer flavors with mangoes prepared in traditional and original dishes highlighting the seasonal fruit in each and every dish.The beverage menu features new summer cocktails from Fruity Mango Mojito, Mango colada, Mango Daiquiri and other premium liquor.

9 Dhabas That Should Be On Your Must-Visit List This Weekend

Only a couple of days until the long weekend beckons us to set out and hit the road, even if it is only for three days. We thought why not list some Dhabas that are no frills, no fuss, only delicious food; so here are some of the best.

En-route Mumbai-Ahmedabad Highway

Parsi Da Dhaba, Vapi
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Patra ni Machi
When someone says Dhaba, you think of a cot made with coir and a plateful of Butter Chicken and naan with Kaali Daal. Parsi Da Dhaba isn’t like any such conventional place you’d see. Chow down some yummy Patrani Macchi, Dhansak, Doodh Ni Puff and many other delicacies at this restaurant.   Dara’s Dhaba, Thane biryani If you’re planning a staycation this long weekend but crave some dhaba style food, Dara’s Dhaba is a great place just within city limits. The place isn’t only about the mouthwatering food but also the ample space and area for kids to play!   Kinara Dhaba, Vasai kinara-dhaba%2c-vasai-credits-foodandnothingelse If you’re cruising on the Mumbai – Ahmedabad highway, Kinara Dhaba is a great place to gorge on some yummy Mughlai food. Modeled around the concept of a village, this dhaba is known not only for the food served but also the ambiance and décor.  

En-route Mumbai-Nashik Highway

The Bombay Dhaba, Kalwa
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Chinese
When Mumbai is home, find this piece, at least the culinary part on the Mumbai Nashik Highway. This place is a merger of a classic restobar and a dhaba. Sit in their machan seating and savour some good Mughlai and Indo-Chinese food.   Shalimar Dhaba, Bhiwandi
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Chicken Tandoori
Approximately 25kms from Thane on the Mumbai – Nashik Highway, Shalimar Dhaba is your place to gorge on some delectable yet cheap delights. We’d say their chicken dishes are a must-try. Baba Ka Dhaba, Igatpuri
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Chai
When you’re enroute Nashik, just before the Igatpuri ghat you’ll see that the road forks and a dhaba perched on your right. Baba Ka Dhaba is a pit stop for delicious and hygienic food. This place is the typical highway dhaba that you’d want, it swells with crowd during peak hours and has the adorable lingering sweet smell of piping hot chai. You can order some great Mughlai or Maharashtrian food and wash it down with their glass of chai, and if you want to, you can also pick up some goodies before you hit the road.  

En-route Mumbai-Pune Highway

Bhajan Singh Da Dhaba, Talegaon
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Chicken Kebab
This two decade old dhaba, just off the Mumbai – Pune Expressway near Somatne Phata, is a pit stop for some delicious Mughlai food fix on your way to Pune.   Varsu Dhaba, Lonavala
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Butter Chicken
Lonavala, on weekends is usually swarmed with Mumbaikars and Punekars, but Varsu Dhaba is your respite to escape those crowds. What sets this place apart from the usual Mughlai food serving places on the highway is that they also serve rabbit meat here. So, if you want to savour unique food while on the road, head to this place.   Toni Da Dhaba, Naigaon paaya Ever since Mumbai Pune Expressway curtailed the time of travel between the two cities, the dhabas on the old highway are almost forgotten. If you’re going on a bike ride via the old highway, make sure you eat great Mughlai and seafood at Toni Da Dhaba.

5 Places To Cheer Your Team During Mumbai Indians Vs Pune Supergiants

This Monday, the maximum city plays against the city of peshwas, don’t miss out on the action. Grab a pint at these recommended places and cheer for your favourite team!

Mumbai

Pharaoh Lounge, Andheri

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Pharaoh lounge, Andheri

Watch the T20 match at this newly opened lounge in Chakala and enjoy offers and special menus and offers like Bladder Bursts, Bar-War that are guaranteed to get all you cricket fans in a frenzy.

Jeon – Hotel Sea Princess, Juhu

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Jeon – Hotel Sea Princess, Juhu

Enjoy your favourite sport by the seaside with the live screening of the match on the Mega Screen at Hotel Sea Princess. Double up the fun with your friends and special offers on drinks and food.

The Sassy Spoon, Bandra

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The Sassy Spoon, Bandra

This restaurant in Bandra is screening the IPL T20 live and has many exciting offers on beer buckets. Their bar bites that make it a perfect accompaniment to your drinks while you enjoy the excitement of the match!

Pune

Raasta Cafe, Baner

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Raasta Cafe, Baner

 Join in the enthusiasm at Raasta Cafe, Baner where they will be screening all the IPL matches. Gather around with some die- hard fans and cheer on your favorite team.

Wood Fire Grill, Kothrud

Wood Fire Grill, Kothrud
Wood Fire Grill, Kothrud

Cheer your favourite team on their journey to victory with ‘IPL‘ deals at Wood Fire Grill. Enjoy the match with your buddies amongst platefuls of delicious food and beverage.

9 Places To Watch The Mumbai Indians Vs Delhi Daredevils This Weekend

Mumbai vs Delhi has been a hot topic for debates all the while. Let’s get to a conclusion with the IPL T20, this weekend. The cricket match is being held at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai and here are a few recommendations for restaurants around the stadium and screening venues too!

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 If you’re going to Wankhede Stadium to watch the match, you can celebrate the victory or satiate your hunger pangs at these restaurants

Pizza by the Bay
Pizza By The Bay
Pizza By The Bay
This quaint little pizzeria, formerly known as Jazz by the Bay, is an all-day dining place that serves great pizzas. Apart from the lip-smacking pizzas, we promise you great al fresco meal at their outdoor seating area. We’d recommend their delicious Bombay Pizza. Gaylord gaylords This lovely restaurant and bakery have been around for a while. It has a menu that’s an amalgam of both Indian and European cuisine. Try their lovely sugar covered Pretzels, Sizzlers, and Chicken a La Kiev. Leopold
Leopold Cafe & Bar
Leopold Cafe & Bar
Located in Colaba, this is a 15-minute cab ride away from the stadium. This iconic restaurant needs no introduction. Known for their many reasons such as the great food, humongous towers of beer, it is swarming with people at all times. This is a great place to celebrate victory or drown away your sorrows with a couple of drinks just before or after the cricket match.

If you can’t get to the match, don’t worry, here are some places where you can watch the live screening of the cricket match.

Mumbai Vibe, Khar
Mumbai Vibe, Khar
Mumbai Vibe, Khar
Sit here with your bunch of friends and cheer for your favorite team. Order cocktails and get three for the price of two. Butters, Fort     Just opposite the High Court, Butters – The Tipsy Gastro Pub makes the game even more interesting with their side bets and amazing offers. MRP – My Regular Place, Dadar
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MRP, Dadar
Drop by this modern Asian bistro bar and watch your team play on the big screen with special menus and offers like Hat trick shots, Slashed Bombs and endless drinks at INR 799++ that are guaranteed to get all you cricket fans in a frenzy. True Tramm Trunk, Juhu
True Tramm Trunk, Juhu
True Tramm Trunk, Juhu
Now, we’ve all partied at this Juhu pub but they have a great offer on the IPL T20 matches too! Get two of their signature cocktails such as Laila, Gulabo or Tharra at the price of one.

Delhi

If you’re in Delhi, worry not! You’re not very far from the action, root for your favourite team at these venues.

Uncultured Café & Bar, Kailash Colony
Uncultured Bar & Bar, Kailash Colony
Uncultured Bar & Bar, Kailash Colony
Sit at this gastropub and watch the IPL T20 Mumbai vs Delhi on the massive screen. Visit Uncultured for a live screening on the big screen while you binge on the bar bites such as Butter Chicken Croquettes or jalapeno Cheese Poppers. Wash these down with their exceptional cocktails. Good Earth – The Brewery, Sector 50 Gurgaon Any sport is always good with beer, even better with great company. Gather around your friends and cheer for the team. While you’re at it, munch on the Kurkuri Tikka or Herb Crusted Onion rings and wash it down with some beer.

Delhiites Think These 10 Restaurants Are The Best In The City

In a country like India with an abundance of cuisines, flavours and textures, we headed straight to the capital city and asked the people which restaurants were their favourite. Best Biryani: Karim’s Hotel, Jama Masjid karim%27s-credits-aaqib-nizami Tucked away in the narrow by lanes of Old Delhi, Karim’s is a place that probably doesn’t need an introduction. Their culinary secrets are a legacy passed on through generations from the Mughal kitchens during their reign in India. It’s been a true blue Mughlai restaurant since 1913,  especially with their mouth-watering Biryanis and succulent kebabs.  Best Décor: Lodi – The Garden Restaurant, Lodhi Road lodi-garden-2 Situated in Lutyen’s Delhi, Lodi – The Garden restaurant is the city’s favourite al fresco dining restaurant. As the name suggests, the lush greenery gives this place the uber classy yet desi vibe. While you’re here, try their Lamb Ragu Lasagna or Honey Ginger Pork Ribs. Best Street Food: Haldiram’s, Chandni Chowk Gol gappe and chat seem to be our cheap thrills, thus seeking joy in the economical yet intense flavours by the street. Where do you go for the Best Street Food in Delhi? Our folks voted for Haldiram’s. Best Modern Indian: Indian Accent – The Manor, Friends Colony panko-mirchnew Housed in a chic boutique hotel: The Manor, Indian Accent is Chef Manish Mehrotra’s restaurant that serves an array of exquisite modern Indian dishes. Try their Panko Crusted Bharwan Mirch and many other delights on the menu. Best Bar & Pub: Hauz Khas Social, Hauz Khas Village hauz-khas-social Now, we all know that Socials have been mushrooming across the country and they’re being received too well but this one at Hauz Khas is a one-of-a-kind co-working place that lives up to its name both during the day when it has millennials working hard and post 6pm avatar when the place is swarmed with people partying harder. Best Breakfast: Roots – Café In The Park, Sec 29 If you were to ask us where you would find healthy breakfast in Delhi, we’d say Roots Café in The Park. It offers a range of healthy breakfast that you can savour whenever you drop by. Try their delicious Oats Uthappam or Milagai Podi Idli or Eggs to order the way you want. Best Midnight Food Service: Captain Grub, Vasant Kunj captain-grub After a night of partying or when you stay up working on that important assignment, imagine having to deal with a growling tummy! Captain Grub is the best place to call for in the midnight. Try from their burgers, sandwiches and rolls! Best Dessert Shop: Whipped whipped Desserts are underrated and we often miss out on savouring some best, but our Delhiites seem to have a great sweet tooth. Whipped is the quintessential patisserie that has to offer the best cakes in town! Best Burger: Smoke House Deli, Khan Market smoke-house-deli Certain things, like a good burger are essential to survive the conundrum of the modern day world and our folks in Delhi just told us that they maintain their sanity with some mean burgers from Smoke House Deli. We’d agree and recommend the Baconater or Southern Style Fried Chicken Burger. Best College Hangout: Rose Café, Saket Every city has their favourite college hangout place where students flock for delicious food at a reasonable price. For Delhiites, it is the Rose Café.

7 Places You Should Be Watching The IPL This Season

It’s the time of the year when you root for your city at the Indian Premier League. We love how sports brings us together and we thought, why watch it at home when you can watch it on a giant screen chugging down a pint of beer and some fries? Read on to know the best places to have an entertaining experience this IPL..

Mumbai

Pharaoh Lounge pharaoh_interiors Pharaoh Lounge is a newly opened Egyptian themed lounge at Chakala, Andheri. Watch your team play on the big screen with special menus and offers like Bladder Bursts, Bar-War that are guaranteed to get all you cricket fans in a frenzy. Guzzle some beer while you nosh on the Falafels or the Cairo Balls. Zoobar zoobar-interiors Who says your pet tyke can’t come with you to support your favourite team? Head to Zoobar, a pet-friendly café that also screens IPL matches! From Beer to cocktail pitchers there’s ample to drink it up or chug it down as you cheer. Opt for their offer: Unlimited Domestic Package at Rs 1,450. They also have offers on Kamikaze shots, Unlimited Sangria for every ball played! The Sassy Spoon If you’re in Bandra and want to catch the screening of an IPL match, make way to The Sassy Spoon. They have some great offers on food and beverages. Munch on their Veg or Non Veg Platter replete with bar bites and wash it down with some drinks. They also have a set menu for the matches scheduled post 20:00 hours. Jeon – Hotel Sea Princess jeon If a seaside screening appeals to you, you know where to go: Jeon at Hotel Sea Princess. Double up the fun with your friends and special offers on drinks and food. Three pints of beers with unlimited starters at Rs 999 and 6 pints of beer with unlimited starters at Rs 1,299. District Lounge, Kemp’s Corner You can definitely not go wrong with offers at the District Lounge. Beer being sacrosanct to every game night, guzzle three beers for just Rs 499. In case you’re in a bigger group, buy five beers for Rs 799. Now that’s a whole lot of beer at a very reasonable price. Want to know what else is in store for you? For every six hit by a batsman, the crowd gets to enjoy a free beer. The IPL season couldn’t get any better than this.

Bangalore

Prost Brewpub prost-brew-pub-cider Watching cricket and beer go hand in hand, and when you’re at Prost Brewpub, you know you’re in for a great time. Try some their delicious craft beers and avail offers as you cheer for your team. Gilly’s Restobar gillys You can’t go wrong if you watch the cricket matches this IPL in one of Bangalore’s pocket friendly and happening night spots. They’re offering great deals on such as unlimited draught beer only at Rs 599 and many more! Jonah’s If you’re at Jonah’s, the IPL madness is guaranteed. Huddle around the table as you feast on some delicious munchies and drink it up with the irresistible offers!

Punekars Tell Us Their 10 Favourite Restaurants, Try Them Out NOW!

Pune, a quaint city, is rich in history and culture. From the palatial mansions of the Peshwas to the Tulshi bagh and Kothrud, every corner echoes a great culinary and historic significance. The city has now opened up to newer cuisines and cultures. Read on to know more about the award-winning Burrp Certificate 2016 recipients in the city Best Breakfast – Le Plaisir, Deccan Gymkhana
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Le Plaisir
What started off as a tiny little place that serves European comfort food has now grown into a cosy little restaurant. A Sunday breakfast favourite, this place has an ample menu from freshly tossed salads to delicious crepes. We’d recommend a Pear and Walnut Salad or Pasta in Parmesan Cream Sauce. Best Coffee House/ Cafe: Vohuman Cafe, Sangamwadi
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Vohuman Cafe
After Mumbai, Pune houses maximum Parsi and Irani cafes and Vohuman Cafe is one among them. A list of delicious fuss-and-frill free food is what you need if you’re planning to head out and meet your friends over a cup of coffee or a delicious Cheese omelet and this place serves the best. Best Midnight Food Delivery: The Hungry Owl, Koregaon Park
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The Hungry Owl
Midnight hunger pangs are real and so is the struggle to get out of bed and look for leftovers in the fridge. Why not order from Pune’s Best Midnight Food Service? Order some delicious Margherita Pizza or a BBQ Chicken Burger from here. Best Butter Chicken: George Restaurant, Camp
George Restaurant
George Restaurant
Who doesn’t like Butter Chicken? When in Pune or if you’re from Pune, feast on a delicious plateful of Butter Chicken. We’re sure you’ll attest to this lip-smacking, mouth-watering and more importantly, award winning Butter Chicken from George Restaurant. Best Pan Asian: Baan Tao, Hyatt, Kalyani Nagar
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Baan Tao – Hyatt credits: Ritesh Tiwari
This Pan Asian restaurant at Hyatt is a Punekar’s favourite when they want to dig into some yummy Chinese and Thai food. We’d recommend the Bang Bang Chicken Salad, Khao Suey and Crisp Fried Shitake amongst other eats. Best New Restaurant: Boteco, Viman Nagar
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Boteco
Boteco opened its doors to Pune with some delicious Brazilian cuisine. This swanky new place is your culinary ticket to Brazilian feast. Try their delicious Bobo de Frango da Bahia, a humble curry with chunky pieces of juicy chicken or Moqueca de Peixe, a grilled fish in a spicy curry. Best Food Truck: Breaking Bread, Aundh
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Breaking Bread
While the food trucks have taken several cities in the country by storm, this one, Breaking Bread in Pune is the city’s favourite. The menu may be slightly limited but let that not fool you, the burgers here are yummy. Try their Chicken In A Mess or Jerk Chicken Burger. Best Bars & Pubs: The High Spirits Cafe, Ghorpadi
The High Spirits Cafe
The High Spirits Cafe
The name says it all! No wonder why it’s the Best Bar in the city. This is where the drunken shenanigans begin. We’d recommend their Jack’s Love – a whisky based cocktail with passion fruit, lemon and berry juice.   Best Fine Dining Restaurant: Alto VinoJW Marriott, Senapati Bapat Road
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Alto Vino – J W Marriott
Want to celebrate a special occasion with your loved ones at a fine-dine place in Pune? Users have voted Alto Vino at JW Marriott the Best Fine Dining Restaurant in the city. Savour some authentic Italian delicacies such as Insalata Caprese, Zuppa de Minestrone and Lasagna Al Forno.

We Asked Mumbaikars What Are The Best Restaurants And Here Are Top 10

There are plenty eating options in Mumbai, having said that, it takes a special eatery to be the best. So, we thought, why not round up some of the best award-winning places and food? So, here’s presenting to you the Best in Mumbai. Best Coffee House/Café: Prithvi Café, Juhu
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Prithvi Cafe, Juhu
What could be a better place than Prithvi Café that echoes the heritage of theatre circuit in Mumbai? Drama, Open Mic Nights and great food such as Spaghetti Aglio Olio and Kheema Pav makes for perfect time spent here. Best Midnight Food Service: Bademiya, Colaba
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Bademiya, Colaba
For years now, Bademiya has been located just behind Taj Mahal Palace in Colaba serving hungry locals and tourists alike. Gorge on to some delicious Baida Roti, Seekh Kebab or their Reshmi Tikka Best Modern Indian: The Bombay Canteen, Lower Parel
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Prawns Ali-Yolio
Merging both the classic Indian snacks with colonial drinks in a recreated old bungalow, is an ode to the city’s architecture. While retaining the old world charm, they do whip up some delicious Modern Indian eats such Prawns Ali-Yolio or Cheeseling Jhalmuri. Best South Indian: Café Madras, Matunga cafe-madras Simplistic, minimal and loaded with flavours are some adjectives we think of when someone says South Indian food. Head to Café Madras for some comforting Bisebele Bhat, Avial, Pongal amongst other delights. Best Biryani: Lucky, Bandra
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Lucky Restaurant, Bandra
Lucky isn’t just another restaurant in Bandra, it’s been there for a while. This humble eating joint has a clientele from Bollywood celebs to locals and tourists. Their Chicken Tikka Biryani or Subz Pulao are dishes to relish. Best Breakfast Place: Kyani & Co., Marine Lines
Kheema Pav at Kyani & Co
Kheema Pav at Kyani & Co
Unless you’re new to Mumbai, you’ve known about the iconic Irani cafes that open perhaps before sunrise and serve mouthwatering breakfast. Kyani & Co. is one such place that echoes the yesteryears of the city’s colonial past. Try their lovely Chicken Pattice or Egg Roll and wash it down with Pallonji’s Raspberry. Best College Hangout: Candies, Bandra
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Candies, Bandra
Bandra the queen of suburbs, is also home to several colleges.  Known for their numerous and reasonably priced dishes, this place is swarmed with college students. Try their Ham and Cheese Quiche or sandwiches, beverages, rolls, et al. Best Vada Pav: Ashok VadapavPrabhadevi
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Vada Pav, Ashok Vada pav
Vada Pav was a dish conceived in Mumbai as an on-the-go snack. In a by lane that snakes up to Kirti College, you’ll find Ashok Vada Pav. Gorge onto some lusciously soft Vada Pav or incredibly crispy Chura Pav. Best Pav Bhaji: Amar Juice CentreVile Parle
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Amar Juice Centre,
Pav Bhaji has been a meal native to the city and who can do it better than Amar Juice Centre? They dish out a great concoction of spicy yet slathered with butter Bhaji and moist Pavs to go with it. Best Rooftop Restaurant: AerFour Seasons, Worli
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Aer at Four Seasons, Worli
Perched atop the 34th floor, Aer at Four Seasons has to offer a great panoramic view of the city. Dine here with a back drop of the silhouette of the city’s skyline with the tapestry of the horizon.

5 Cool Cafes That Double Up As Co-working Spaces Too!

For the past couple of years, co-working spaces have been mushrooming rapidly around the city. With the advent of startups and people who share an idea of a rather unconventional office setup, here’s a list of the cool co-working cafes in the city that provide you with all the official need and serve some delicious food too! Razzberry Rhinoceros, Juhu img_5997 Now we know that Razzberry Rhinoceros is essentially a place for some breathy-taking views and parties, but the new avatar has something for everyone. The Bistro section of Razz is designed to be a co-working space during the day. It comes with fully stocked coffee and wine bar, Wi-Fi connection and a menu replete with delicious eats. Stunning view is just an added bonus! Todi Mills Social, Lower Parel
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Todi Mills Social, Lower Parel
We’ve all been to almost all of the Social outlets, especially the one in Todi Mills. Wouldn’t it be great if you could work here too? Well, once you apply for the membership, you can use this space to work here between 9am to 6 pm on weekdays and avail a great discount on the food and beverages. Kala Ghoda Café, Kala Ghoda Even wondered what it’d be like to work from, in the middle of the art district of Mumbai? Kala Ghoda Café is located in the narrow by lanes of Kala Ghoda.  A cosy little place with great Wi-Fi connection and plenty hearty and healthy eats is a great recipe for a good day at work, we think. The Bagel Shop, Bandra
The Bagel Shop
The Bagel Shop
If you require some calm from the chaotic city that Mumbai can be; head to The Bagel Shop in Bandra and spend a day sitting in the cozy Goan bungalow in the cane chairs. Spread over three seating areas, you can also get your pet here and watch them whilst you work. Yummy bagels, furry company and a languid setting, what more could one ask for? Prithvi Café, Juhu
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Prithvi Cafe, Juhu
We’re not saying that Prithvi Café is a co-working place but you could sit here and work as long as you carry your Wi-Fi hotspot along. Placed right under a thatched roof shade, this lovely café shared the building with the iconic Prithvi Theatre. Even if they don’t have Wi-Fi to offer you, we guarantee that you’d love spending a day here.  Gorge onto some yummy Kheema Pav or creamy pasta and chug down some Suleimani Chai while you’re here.  

5 Facts You Probably Didn’t Know About Idli

If there has been a dish that could be relished by everyone, undoubtedly it is the humble rice cake known to the whole world as Idli. No wonder this simple yet delectable dish has a day dedicated to it. Celebrate the World Idli Day with the recommendations and some interesting idli facts. It’s Healthy! idli_003 Did you know Idli, is a healthy breakfast dish? It’s a rich source of carbohydrates, proteins and fiber; more importantly they contain no fat. It’s so nutritious that the World Health Organisation has recommended it too! It’s Vegan and Gluten Free
Madurai Idly Shop, Indiranagar
Vegan and Gluten free? Yes please!
Yes! Usually served with a wholesome Sambar and coconut chutney, even gluten sensitive individuals can relish a hearty plateful; it’s vegan too! You can eat some at Hotel Ramashray, Matunga. It’s Ancient paniyaram The existence of an idli goes back to about 700 CE. The first recipe of Idli was discovered in during the reign of Someshwara III written in Sanskrit 1130 A.D It’s Versatile leonardo-dra-vidli-1 We’ve probably heard of Idli variants such as an Idli 65, Idli Manchurian, et al Well, there are over a 20 traditional and numerous other contemporary variants of these humble rice cake. We’d recommend the Leonardo Drav-idly at Veranda, Bandra. It’s Connected to World War II
Kanchipuram Idli at Banana Leaf, all outlets
Rava Idli
During World War II when the nation faced a shortage of rice, Mavalli Tiffin Rooms in Bangalore experimented with semolina (Rava) whilst making idlies and hence, the Rava Idli was born! Now that you know something more about India’s favourite breakfast, here’s what Thalaiva has to see about it. idli