After taking Mumbai by storm, the uber-chic Grandmama ‘s Café has finally set foot in Pune. Touted as one of the most Instagrammable cafes, Grandmama ‘s has certainly lived up to the billing with a wonderful play on white and green tones in the décor.
I got a chance to visit the place on the day of the launch and it was a fun experience.
The place has come up in a bungalow setting with the ground and first floors converted into comfortable seating while the top floor serves as the kitchen. Ample use of kitschy and quirky artefacts surely amps up the fun quotient of the place.
|The cool decor|
The Green Apple Lemongrass Chiller was a refreshing drink with fresh lemongrass and green apple. While the flavors of both were evident throughout the drink, it felt too sweet for my liking. This, despite informing them to make it sugar-free.
|Green Apple Lemongrass Chiller [Rs. 150]|
Grandmama have this knack of making great food and then serving it on ugly, Victorian plates. Thankfully the tiny plates here are served on a sampling tray.
The Chicken Croquettes were creatively served in a holed-out rolling pin however the chicken felt stale and the croquettes were not deep fried properly.
|Chicken Croquettes [Rs. 320]|
The Classic Bruschetta sported some wonderful flavors of the tomato, olive and mozzarella mix over some lightly toasted crusty bread while the Baked Tartlets were filled with a cheesy, spinach, corn and jalapeno mingling. The softness of the stuffing provided a perfect foil to the crisp tart shell. One of the best appetizers to try here. #YumYum #HIghlyRecommended
|Classic Bruschetta [Rs. 195]|
|Baked Tartlets [Rs. 220]|
Grandmama used to believe that the food stains only added to the floral pattern on the tablecloth, and the more the stains, the happier the customers were. While that adage may hold true in a Victorian household, Grandmama ‘s Café as ensured the tablecloths are spotless clean.
It was quite a surprise to see the Khao Suey find a place on the Grandmama ‘s menu however was intrigued enough to try their version of the Home Style Khao Suey. A one meal dish featuring layers of noodles, veg coconut curry and elaborate spices, it was served quite creatively in a saucepan with the assorted condiments housed in test tubes. Lovely flavors, only grouse was being served the noodles and gravy pre-mixed. Makes it difficult to eat, especially since the gravy was pretty watery.
|Home Style Khao Suey [Rs. 275]|
Grandmama ‘s Café has made quite a name for itself in Mumbai and seems all set to stamp its authority over Pune as well.
A big shout out to Carina for inviting us and Team Grandmama ‘s for hosting us.
Grandmama ‘s Café is located on South Main Road, Koregaon Park.
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