From times immemorial humans have been known to a beverage that has properties of making them happy. It is like one of those potions from a JK Rowling written Harry Potter novel that casts a magic spell on the drinker. Well in this case the transformation is not physical but physiological. Hell yes! Its beer and The Beer Café located right outside the Chatrapati International Airport’s T2 departure terminal is set out to charm you with their amazing menu 24×7.
You guessed it right, The beer Café now has another outlet and the first 24×7 café in their chain opened at the Mumbai international airport and a bunch of we foodies happened to crash there for a one of its kind mid-night bloggers meet up. Being the vegetarian, non-alcoholic character that we are, we went there for the food and now have a star our list that would not completely disappoint us at any hour of the day.
FROM THE DESIGNERS PERSPECTIVE:
Aesthetics of the place are the same as all the other cafes from the chain done in vibrant yet elegant fashion. The designing team I must say has done a good job with the rightly picked comfortable furniture, decorative lighting, decals and most importantly the aesthetical matching sense. Here I hand it to them.
DRINK IT BABY:
Not privileged enough with the self-restriction of being strictly non-alcoholic we choose to try out their mocktails, ice teas and smoothies. A special mention of the Watermelon ice tea is a must. It was refreshingly different and a unique drink I haven’t tasted before. The smoothies were just decent and could be very filling given the large glass size. They need to work a little around their coolers though. Just the place to hang around with our last red bull for the day (given that we don’t drink beer).
FOR THE LOVE OF FOOD:
THE HULK is dish, like its name, is a giant in quantity. It is a platter full of sin with beer battered onion rings, bruschetta’s, French fries with a smokey flavoured seasoning and veg spring rolls alongside chipotle mayo, salsa and sweet chili sauce. The Spring rolls taste amazingly well. Bruschetta and French fries are decent and there is some scope of improvement with the onion rings.
GARDEN FRESH PIZZA loaded with bell peppers, cherry tomato, baby corn, jalapenos and olives tasted decent. The thin crust base was well perfectly cooked and crisp as it should be.
CAESAR SALAD was fresh lettuce and croutons dressed with parmesan cheese, caeser dressing and olives that tasted very well and I could definitely order it the next time I go back to them.
PENNE ARRABIATA, we liked this penne based dish cooked in a spicy tomato sauce. They made it with some extra sauce as demanded with garlic bread on the side and the dish just did the trick. Vegies namely tomatoes, olives and jalapenos were fresh.
MASALA BOMBAY SANDWICH is a decent pick. For street food lovers it can be a pallet that associate sandwich to a street delicacy it is a avoid but for those who have a milder pallet, you can try this one. Ask for some green chutney if needed.
I was disappointed that they did not have any dessert for a person who comes form the world where eggs are not considered vegetarian. I did have a chance to click the one’s others ordered and it was a struggle to convince myself not to dig into them.
HOW MAY I HELP YOU?
Being a lot of demanding food fanatics that we were, they managed the table pretty well. The staff did the entire running around trying to keep pace with our orders and he managed it pretty well. They were not just taking orders but also making suggestions. As a matter of fact they made special arrangements for us given that we were non-alcoholics.
HAWK EYE VIEW!
This dinner was an one of its king experience being hosted at midnight. We now have another good place in the city that will take care of our late night food cravings or an after party hog or an after party.
PS: Some bits and pictures of our review our picked from our previous experience at The Beer Café for a lunch meal.
Visit Again: Yes