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Review: Jiwa Cafe

Bandra is a hub for health and organic cafes as one more enters the market.

Jiwa Roti Concept CafeBrainchild of Mr Raghav Gupta,  Jiwa Cafe offers customised healthy wraps with different Rotis to choose from as your base – Multi-grain, Slimming, Diabetic, Women special, Youth Plus Atta and some more. Choose a main from their limited options as your filling Butter Beans & Feta, Exotic veggies in Balsamic, Tandoori Bhindi Aloo, Paneer Shazlik, Char grilled Fruits and Tofu Parika and top it up with some sauces – Mexican salsa, Greek yogurt, Hummus, Asian Wasabi, Desi Chutney, Nutty Peanut or Pesto.

roti at Jiwa CafeThey also serve healthy dessert options, yes you heard it right ‘healthy’, like the Dark Chocolate, Oat and Muesli Popsicle and a Berry with Oats dessert.

The cafe has no options for the junk food freaks. Also, they serve only vegetarian fare. The seating is uncomfortable and they don’t deliver so opt for a take away. They also sell packaged atta which is their USP.

Would we go back here? Maybe not. If we do we’d only have a couple of Popsicles.

Overall, Jiwa Cafe didn’t seem to impress us with their fare, although the effort of starting up something different is commendable. If they work on their flavours and prove it to the market that healthy food can be tasty (like their neighbours, Gostana), there have a chance.

IMG_20140503_170652On the flipside, we’d give it to them for the Attas, getting  a packet of whole wheat or multi grain atta delivered to your doorstep is not such a bad bet!

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Venue: Jiwa Cafe

Prabhat Kunj, Bandra West

Landmark: Next to The Elbo Room

Phone: 9820031950

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Jiwa Cafe at @JiwaHealthy

Mumbai Candid at @ChandniT @MumbaiCandid

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Review: The Birdsong Organic Cafe



Everytime you think that Bandra has everything you ever wanted, something new pops up and pleasantly surprises you. 

Birdsong Cafe, the latest addition to the coffee shops is located in a secret lane, off the noisy, bustling, shoppers paradise – Hill Road. The location of the cafe is its biggest advantage, considering the fact that it makes for a perfect spot to enjoy a book over a cup of coffee , tea or one of their health juices.



What makes the cafe more interesting is the fact that the food served here is completely organic. Even their brownies and cookies are a healthier option. We tried the yogurt salad, the lemon ginger juice and the carrot beet juice. The juices were as healthy as they could get but we wished the glasses were bigger. The yogurt salad was delicious and definitely worth a try. 

We did want to try one of the brownies but they looked dry and we weren’t sure if it was a good idea, Maybe next time, cause we’re sure coming back here! 

Venue: The Birdsong Cafe
Waroda Road, Off Hill Road, Bandra West
Landmark: Behind American Express Bakery

Phone: 26422323, 26423939

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The Birdsong Cafe at @TheBirdsongCafe
Mumbai Candid at @ChandniT @MumbaiCandid