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Best Unique Cafes In Mumbai

Best cafes in Mumbai

Mumbai is one of India’s most prominent cities and is also quite popular among tourists as well.  It is the home of Bollywood as well as India’s entertainment industry and is popular in the fashion industry as well. It is a well-developed, cosmopolitan city that is known for its amazing spirit. It has lots of restaurants, hotels, malls, etc. The Mumbai Bazaars also provide a great shopping experience for tourists.
There are also several cafes as well but determining the best unique cafes in Mumbai is quite a difficult task. 

Mirchi and Mime, Powai

One of the striking things about this place is that it employs differently-abled people (deaf and dumb workers). But that hasn’t stopped the place from thriving but rather has only added to its appeal. Their curries, prawns, kebabs, etc. are outright scrumptious. The prices are also not too high thereby promising a great experience for all those that are involved. It is recommended that planning to visit go early as this eatery can often be overbooked.

Prithvi Cafe, Juhu

The Prithvi Theatre is a place where art is celebrated graciously and is considered legendary by many. It is one of the most popular cafes in Mumbai. The open-air cafe is frequently visited by celebrities too and is renowned for its cutting chai and stuffed parathas as well as other kinds of delicacies as well. There are also large trees that surround the place which help keep it cosy and fresh during peak hours of sunshine. However, nighttime is considered the best when it comes to eating at this place when it is under lights.

145 Kala Ghoda, Kala Ghoda

It is one of those places that offers such a diverse variety of experiences that it doesn’t matter if one visits it for the first time or the tenth time it still feels amazing to many. Its tiled floors and beautiful interiors add to its vibrant ambiance. It is more than just your average Mumbai cafe. It offers multiple cuisines from which one can choose from. Some popular options here include khow suey and Thai Curry. The food and drinks both combine well to make for a delicious combination. Their salted caramel milkshake is believed to be one of the best in the city.

Leopold Cafe, Colaba

The cafe provides a college canteen-like vibe. Its walls are a bit old school but have a unique appeal to them. It is a common place for people to relax after they are exhausted from a street shopping spree in the city. It has a great menu offering it all from appetizers and snacks to main courses and desserts. The prices are affordable too and it is also considered one of the vintage cafes in Mumbai.

Grandmama’s Cafe, Juhu

The Gradmama’s Cafe is a nice family-friendly place with a great variety of meals on offer. Its food items range from Shepherd’s Pie all the way to Rajma Chawal. Its cute decor and white walls are capable of lifting one’s mood and relieving people of their daily stresses. It typically offers the type of dishes one would expect from grandmothers which justifies its name. However, they also offer other mainstream dishes too like nachos, spaghetti, burgers, etc.

Final Thoughts

After taking a look at this list those planning to visit Mumbai now know where to get their meals from while those that are already in Mumbai can head out right now and get started! Everyone’s choice of the best unique cafes in Mumbai will vary but the fact that there are many to choose from is great for everyone.

The right choice for each person will vary depending on various elements such as personality, budget, food preferences, etc. One can even try multiple cafes during their stay and then decide for themselves which one offers the best experience.

Author Name – Laviska Sharma (Khushi)

Bio – Hello Folks! I am Laviska Sharma. I was born and raised in a land known for its cultural and natural diversity. My passion for writing has brought me to this platform, where I get to share my ideas and experience with you all. Although I am not a professional writer, with my dedication, I can be your favourite blogger.

Coconut Lime Cupcake

I came across this yummy recipe, would like to share with you

For the cupcakes:

  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup skim milk
  • 1 1/4 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 1/4 cups granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1 heaping teaspoon grated lime zest
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla bean paste or vanilla extract
  • 1 cup sweetened coconut flakes

For the frosting:

  • 140 grams (approx. 10 1 oz. squares) white chocolate
  • 1/2 cup butter, room temperature
  • 4 cups icing (confectioner’s) sugar, sifted
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 4 tablespoons sour cream
  • coconut flakes for garnish (optional)
IC: The Idea Room

To make the cupcakes:

Grease or line muffin tins and set aside. Preheat oven to 350°F.

Make buttermilk by stirring the lemon juice into the skim milk. Set aside.

In a medium-sized bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.

Cream together the butter and sugar in the large bowl of a stand mixer on medium speed (3-4 minutes). Reduce the mixer speed to low, and beat in the eggs one at a time. Add in the lime zest, lime juice, and vanilla paste (or extract), and mix well.

Add 1/3 of the flour mixture to the butter mixture, mixing to combine. Then add 1/2 of the buttermilk, mixing until well combined. Then add another 1/3 of the flour mixture, the remaining half of the buttermilk, and then the final 1/3 of the flour mixture – mixing well after each addition.

Fold in the coconut.

Scoop the cupcake mix into the prepared muffin tins, filling each well about 2/3 full. Bake for 25-30 minutes, or until a cake tester inserted into the center of the cupcakes comes out clean. Allow the cupcakes to cool completely on a wire rack.

To make the frosting:

Carefully melt the chocolate in a heat-proof bowl over a pot of simmering water. Remove from the heat and cool until just warm.

Whip the butter in the bowl of a stand mixer on medium speed until light and fluffy (3-4 minutes). Add in 2 cups of the icing sugar, mixing on low until the mixture starts to come together. Add in the remaining icing sugar, lime juice, and sour cream, mixing until smooth. Gently fold in the white chocolate.

Frost the cupcakes when they are cool, and garnish with coconut flakes if desired.

Recipe courtesy- Dilnaz Kain

Improv Tuscan Spaghetti and Scallop Dinner

Some days you are just tired of the same old, so you look at what you got and see what you can put together without having to step out and get something. Just before the lockdown lifted here in California I was shopping like most people online and saw a special  (meaning getting ready to go bad) on scallops at Whole Foods. Decided to get half a pound and figure it out later. Well that evening hubby being part Italian voted Italian instead of Asian inspired. So got to looking on the internet and found a couple of recipes that looked promising but we were missing most of the key ingredients like sun-dried tomatoes or bacon or pancetta. So leftover salami it was and the last survivors on our arugula plant in our backyard instead of spinach. The half-eaten tomato etc. I wouldn’t have bothered typing the recipe up if it hadn’t turned out to be so good.

*/ The above recipe is shared by Dilnaz Kain, my cousin who stays in the USA. /*

Do you like Ara’yes?

This is truly one of the easiest and fastest snacks to put together. Can also be eaten as a meal on a lazy weeknight.


Source- Arayes recipe

Followed the above recipe but added a few tweaks and made it.

*/ The above recipe is shared by Dilnaz Kain, my cousin who stays in USA. /*

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