We were overjoyed when Starbucks opened its first outlet in India in 2012. Our prayers were answered. In other countries, Starbucks is a regular coffee joint. However it is a premium café in India. It is time to face some home truths.
Sector 29, Gurgaon does it again. It is home to a new establishment Factory by Sutra. While the Factory is predominantly a restaurant that serves food and drinks, they also provided an added service. It is a co-working space with WiFi. We were there recently to check it out and here is our report.
Pizza allures all. And we never try to resist this temptation. Most impressed with the Hawaiin menu at Pizza Express, Vasant Kunj, when we came across another outlet at Ambience Mall, Gurgaon, we instinctively went in. And we are very happy about it.
Tea and rains go hand in hand. We have been targeting Just for Chai for a while now. We were in the vicinity of Golf Course Road the other day and used this opportunity to check out this place.
Who minds an occasional free meal, particularly if it’s a reward for winning a contest. However, trying to redeem it is a different story. We had won a dinner voucher for Levels HKV that we went to redeem. We have mixed views on this place.
The tea boom seems to have just started. Delhi NCR is now witnessing the sprouting of cafes that have tea as their mainstay. Its not only tea as a beverage, but tea is used as ingredients in the food that they serve. Tea Trails is the new kid on the block, or accurately speaking, Opposite N block Outer Circle, Connaught Place.
Rajouri Garden evolved as a hotspot of eateries in West Delhi and we were all so excited. Every other day we hear of some new restaurant here. Given this explosion, the parking is haywire and the area is quite a clutter that we choose to miss. However we came across The Junkyard Café here on a very hot afternoon last Saturday. Given the harsh weather, the place wasn’t as crowded and the parking scene not too bad and we stopped here for lunch.
Lutyen’s Cocktail House is located at the rather isolated Janpath crossing near CP. With most areas having a different café at adjacent doors, CP – Hauz Khas Village – Rajouri Garden – Sector 29 Gurgaon – there is a lotto competition and chaos. At Lutyen’s Cocktail House, the surrounding area is peaceful and given that this is the only resto-bar here, there is not a lot of commotion. Works well on any evening.