Cafe Royal is a all day cafe and bar located at Colaba, Mumbai.
The iconic cafe is almost hundred years old and amongst the oldest cafes in Mumbai.
Started as a Irani tea joint, today cafe royal has a multi cuisine menu.
It specialises in continental cuisine and is known for its sizzlers.
I was happy to see that the cafe still retains its heritage look and feel.
Former USA president Bill Clinton has also dined at this cosy cafe.
So here is what I had –
BROWNIE FUDGE SHAKE –
Milk shake made with walnut brownie and vanilla ice cream.
Nothing fancy, simply comforting for chocolate lovers, had nice pieces of crushed brownie in the shake.
ROASTRD ALMOND BROCCOLI –
Broccoli puree soup with cream and garnishing of roasted almonds.
The soup was loaded with chopped almonds, one could get the subtle flavour of broccoli, seasoning of black pepper was perfect !
WATERMELON AND FETA –
Arugula leaves and fresh watermelon salad with feta cheese and pine nuts, dressed in a balsamic vinaigrette dressing.
The watermelon pieces were seedless, there was loads of pine nuts and feta cheese, what more can one ask for !?
PRAWNS HOT BLACK GARLIC –
Batter fried prawns tossed in soya sauce with loads of garlic, chillies and scallions.
An asian preparation, super spicy and garlicky, prawns were cooked to perfection.
CRUNCHY PEPPERED PRAWNS –
Batter fried prawns tossed in black pepper sauce with onions and scallions.
The prawns had a nice punch of freshly grounded black pepper but onions were overloaded !
JALAPENO CORN CHEESE TRIANGLES –
Phyllo sheet triangles stuffed with cheese and jalapenos, served with chilli tomato dip.
The triangles were super crispy and flaky, loved the chilli garlicky tomato dip.
MAKE YOUR OWN –
Cafe Royal gives you a choice to make your own sizzlers, one gets to choose a meat, sauce, starch mash and veggies.
I made a sizzler by choosing chicken patty, rice, pepper cheese sauce, garlic mash and chilli garlic veggies.
The sizzler was nice but the minced chicken patty was overdone, the juicy texture was absent.
The punchy pepper cheese sauce was good.
The quantity of the sizzler is huge, enough for two persons.
Overall, I had a good time.
The cafe gives you a nostalgic feeling, their cooking style is old school and they are good at it. No jazzy presentation and gimmicks, it’s all about the food !