When it comes to peace and calm the financial capital of India might be on the back foot, but it does have a chest of unique or strange places up in the sleeves for its peace craving subjects. These are a few unique places in Mumbai where you can steam off with a cup of coffee, a pint of beer or a scoop of ice cream to unburden your week-long stress and strain.
1) The Village
With a group of friends who miss their ‘Ghar ka Khana’, this is the place. With North Indian, Gujarati, Lucknawi, Maharashtrian, South Indian, Bengali, and even some Street Food choices to please your taste buds and Bollywood music to keep you company, The Village will take you to the Childhood memories.
‘Step into a village inside the mall’ with their pan Indian menu and ambiance, the village will be the best choice for you to hang out with your homesick friends.
Where: Ghatkopar West / Kandivali West
Cost for Two: INR 1000 (approx)
2) Rainforest Resto-bar
Talking about the ambiance if you miss nature so much then this is the place. The woods, water running around, dark ambiance with dim lights in the corner, what more do you need?
Manchow Soup, Chicken Kung Pao, Fish Tikka, Brownie, Virgin Mojito, Paneer Tikka Masala to name the few starts in the menu and Chinese, north Indian and Italian to name the nationalities of the cuisines they offer. They have seafood for the Pescetarians and Mocktails for the ones who avert alcohol.
Where: 3, Phoenix Market City, LBS Road, Kurla
Cost for Two: INR 1800 (approx)
3) Leaping Window
For the ‘bookaholic’ who loves to enjoy reading in a silent place with some nice beverage to keep your taste buds busy and brain awake then Leaping windows will be a perfect choice. In short, this is just a library with some great food and service. Unlike the real library, you won’t see the old grumpy librarian here, only a few people with a smiling face waiting to help you and lots and lots of dust free books!
Coffee, Banoffee Pie, Cajun Burger, Banana Smoothie, Pancakes, Hot Chocolate, and Chocolate Mousse to name some of the few delicacies you can enjoy with some good books.
Address: Bianca Towers, Versova, Andheri West
Cost For Two: Rs 1000 (approx)
A place for you to read books, sit all day long doing nothing, sit in peace, work-up your creativity and eat! I won’t call it Aleph, I’ll call it Utopia. In Aleph, named after the famous Paulo Coelho book, the symbol of serenity peace and creativity, you won’t find any fancy furniture or expensive decor. On the other hand, some great food to choose from, good service and the thing you dearly miss in Mumbai…….. Peace!
Aleph mainly focuses on Cafe and Continental cuisines.
Where: 7-28/29, 1st Floor Janki Kutir, Near Maya Salon, Juhu Church Road, Juhu, Mumbai
Cost for Two: INR 650 (approx)
5) The Bar Stock Exchange
Watch the Wolf of Wall Street 🙂 come here have some drink and watch the prices fluctuate all the time! The Bar Stack exchange serves great food, good music and not so bad service. But The Bar Stock Exchange is sought after most for its strange ambiance. Food and alcohol lovers should surely visit this place; options are available for both veg and non-veg.
Continental, Chinese, North Indian, Italian, Mexican are available if am to name the nationalities of the food and Cheese Corn Balls, Sangria, Nachos, Mushroom Fritters, Pasta, Cheesy Garlic Bread are favorites in the menu.
Where: Kamala Mills, Lower Parel
Cost for Two: INR 1300 (approx)
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6) The Junkyard Cafe
A place made up of waste! The Junkyard cafe gives us a new perception about junkyard and waste. In The Junkyard Cafe, you will be gazing up at the art made by the brilliant use of crap which you didn’t even care to give a glance when they were in the junkyard.
With hip-hop music every day and Dj every Thursday night, the Junkyard Cafe is a nice place to hang out with your friends and waste some time with the waste itself!
Nachos, Butter Chicken, Pizza, Tandoori Mushrooms, Pasta, Sea Food, Peri Peri Chicken to name the favorites in the menu.
Where: 164, Hill Road, Bandra West
Cost for Two: INR 2100 (approx)
7) Shikara Restaurant
Want to try some authentic Kashmiri cuisine in a Kashmir themed restaurant?
Then Shikara Restaurant is the place for you. With some delicious non-veg items to sedate your palates and satisfy your tummy, Shikara Restaurant is the perfect place in Mumbai to experience Kashmir and its cuisine.
Offering Kashmiri meat and veggie dishes. With a friendly staff, great food and affordable price, don’t think twice and waste your time!. Just go there.
Where: Turbhe Village, Navi Mumbai,
8) Grandmama’s All Day Cafe
Grandmas all day cafe serves the finest only. If you are a foodie who loves trying new things then Grandmas All Day Cafe offer a plethora of items to keep you interesting all day long. Grandmas Hazelnut Sleep Therapy hot chocolate is something really special. Open from 9 Am till 12 at night, waltz into the lap of sweet granny and fill your tummy and treat your tongue with love and food!
Going out with friends? Then better reserve a table!
Cuisines: American, Italian and Parsi and Desserts in here are also really special
Favorites in the menu: Pizza, Hot Chocolate, Bbq Chicken, Rajma Rice, Mocktails, Chaat.
Where: Pritam Estate, Dadar East
Cost for Two: INR 1000 (approx)
A cozy cute place, A cute dog for you to look after, open and live chicken and a heaven for burger lovers. Gostana is a hidden gem at 25th Road, Linkin Road Bandra. Gostana does not brag any fancy tag with it. Tucked away amidst the concrete jungle, they serve soft, creamy delicious burgers and some really nice hot chocolate, Service is great and the rock and roll themed decor is spot on for the ones looking for something different.
Gostana Chicken Burger, Egg Burger, House Lemonade, Lamb Burger, Beef Burger, Butter Chicken Burger, Hummus Platter these are the best performers on the menu for you to look out.
Cost for Two: Rs 800 (approx)
10) Mirchi and Mime
In Mirchi and Mime, feel blessed for your senses, especially for your tounges. After taking a tour of their food your tongue will be grateful to you for the rest of your life. Staffed by a group of differently-abled people, you will get the best heartwarming service in the city. They always have a smile on their face, super tasty food and hearty service, what more do you need?
Got North Indian, Mughli and South Indian cuisines. Jumbo Prawns, Faluda, Kadhi, Mocktails, Dum Biryani, Broccoli Soup, and Paneer Rolls are the stars on the menu.
Where: Hiranandani Business Park, Powai
Cost for Two: INR 1500 (approx)
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