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Review: The Cuckoo Cafe, Bandra

We have a new favourite cafe in Bandra! The Cuckoo Cafe is the perfect example of a hidden gem.

It’s located right next to the oh-so-famous Candies and Pali Naka and is extremely difficult to spot (in a way glad). It’s a creative little cafe cum co-working space with a little performance area on the ground level. The cafe and coworking space is on the first floor.
The cafe is open air and the menu is limited. The have a great range of smoothies and sandwiches and sort of an old world charm! We tried the Grilled Chicken Sandwich which came in multigrain bread with grilled herb chicken, caramalized onions and cheddar cheese. So delicious! We also tried the house special The Cuckoo Club Sandwich which was a giant sized club sandwich with roast chicken, mayonnaise, bacon, fried egg and cheese.
From the drinks, we had the Berry, Banana, Muesli smoothie which is a perfect drink for the health conscious, super filling and tasted great too. And a fresh orange juice, yes, they have fresh juices too.
Overall, if you’re looking to read, work or just grab a quick bite over coffee or a smoothie, this one is a great option. This is definitely becoming my go-to place.

Venue:  The Cuckoo Cafe

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Pali Naka, Bandra West

Landmark: Next to Candies

Phone: +9196199 62969

Follow:

Mumbai Candid at @chandnitolani @mumbaicandid on Instagram and The Cuckoo Cafe at @toocuckoo

Mumbai Candid at @ChandniT @MumbaiCandid on Twitter

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Review: Coffee Culture

In a place like Bandra, we can never have ‘just enough’ coffee shops. The more, the merrier, is what we believe.

Replacing Basilico, this newbie is not so new afterall. They have outlets in Surat, Lucknow, Jabalpur, Vapi, Kadodara, Bardoli and now Mumbai. It’s amazing to see how cafes are taking an effort to do up their interiors and gone are the days where all you got in a coffee shop was a display of cold food and a table to keep it on.

Coffee Culture, located on Hill Road, is chirpy and colourful. When we entered, on a weekday evening, we were quite surprised to see that there was no place to sit, inside or outside. After a wait of ten minutes, we were given a table. Since it was too loud inside (constant chattering and no music), we asked to be shifted outside, which definitely had a better vibe.

We ordered for the Chicken Pizza Wich and Culture Addiction Cold Coffee. The Pizza Wich – a grilled sandwich with cheese and chicken as the filling, was average. The filling could have been better and definitely more cheese! The Culture Addiction was listed under the Dessert Cold Coffee section and was rich, creamy with a hint of hazelnut and was topped with whipped cream and chocolate sauce. It was great, definitely coming back for this one. The menu is so vast that it’s going to take us many visits to try out more stuff on it and we are looking forward to it. The service lacked promptness, hopefully only a teething issue and since it was packed to the t, we can excuse them.

Overall, Coffee Culture is a wonderful addition to the coffee scene and it makes us happy that they have a range of food options. Going back there soon!

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Venue:  Coffee Culture

Hill Road, Bandra West

Landmark: Opposite Mamagoto

Phone: +9122 6134 4915

Follow:

Mumbai Candid at @chandnitolani @mumbaicandid on Instagram and Coffee Culture at @coffeeculturein

Mumbai Candid at @ChandniT @MumbaiCandid on Twitter

Review: Cuppa Joe

Carter Road has always been the topic of discussion when it comes to small, new eateries. Latest on the block is Cuppa Joe, an initiative by the owners of Escobar. The cafe is located right next to Yogurtbay and has experimented with a couple of new things on the menu. 
Divided into two sections, the upper section has an inviting display of desserts and lollipops. The underground section has a small seating area with about 4-5 tables. The highlights of the menu are the Mashmallow Mocha, the Butter Beer and the Red Velvet Cake.
We tried the Chocolate Tart, the Butter Beer, the Walnut Brownie and the Marshmallow Mocha.
The Chocolate Tart was sinful, very gooey and tasted best when heated. The Butter Beer was a complete let down considering the hype created around it. It was a version of the regular coke float, with soda and ice-cream. The Walnut Brownie was passable, not the best we’ve had. But the entire experience was uplifted by the Marshmallow Mocha. A generous amount of marshmallows in your regular mocha coffee. The size of the cup was also quite overwhelming.
Will we go back here? But ofcourse, we love the ambiance and the feel of the place. And we still have to try a big slice of the Red Velvet Cake!
Venue: Cuppa Joe
Gagangiri Apartments, Off Carter Road, Bandra West
Landmark: Next to Yogurtbay and Cafe Coffee Day
Phone: 26494040