Every place you must visit in Mumbai right now
I know, I know, this update is coming after a while. But the whole “revenge” mood of the people as well as the hospitality industry engulfed us. From places to have a drink to the best sessions, we’ve been curating where you need to eat, drink and relax in Mumbai right now.
B Cuisine And Cocktails
Let’s face it, even non-drinkers missed the shows. Yes, we need the atmosphere. An almost unmissable green door on Grant Road leads you to B-Cuisines & Cocktails and takes you straight back to the 90s. A relaxed space, great privacy at the table, paired with nostalgic rock music, is the start of the evening . The lounge and bar has a menu of bar bites, celebrating the hotel’s Mangalorean and Mumbai lineage, with a twist, bringing that curry leaf to your fried chicken and making you feel right at home. Do you miss Bollywood? The B Switch, at 10:30 p.m., turns off the lights, the Hindi jams and transforms the place from lounge to club. Next party here? We think so.
Where: B, Krishna Palace Hotel, Sleater Rd, Grant Road (W), Tardeo, Mumbai
I went from party to pastry very quickly there. The first food and drink outlet of the Oberoi group, this French pastry shop makes you taste Paris in the most authentic way possible. With a stash of freshly baked breads, pastries, cakes, handmade artisan chocolate, not to mention making their hot chocolate powder on site with their own chocolate, Cou Cou is where you say goodbye. to your diet. Try a fresh flaky croissant with a very well whipped mocha and a side dish from Kouign-Amann – a kind of caramelized croissant that’s just delicious and the right amount of sweet – and toss it with a savory pastry. True to French standards, they also have a wine selection and their live baking section is all you need to see to know you are preparing your meal properly. Worth a lunch, worth a coffee night.
Where: Jio World Drive, BKC
Do I even need to tell you why? Fine, I will. The newer Foo in Andheri took the best of his heart and added something special for those of us who can’t keep going to town for it (yes, us suburban people). With a lovely outdoor area meant for the season’s wettest brunches and a huge indoor area with a few intimate booths, Foo has also launched some special dishes for this particular outlet. Besides their usual dumplings, the lobster dumpling, with its tasty and light filling, will burst in your mouth before you know what hit you. Digging in bao has to be on the list, before trying the Umami Black Cod, which even seafood skeptics will want a second serving, thanks to its umami and subtle taste. If you go for Foosum Sunday Brunch, definitely try their sushi boat and rainbow dumpling basket, available exclusively at Foo Andheri.
Where: Veera Desai Road, Andheri West
Not the fanciest, not the biggest, but the cutest and dessert spot in town right now. It’s also proof that you don’t have to spend as much money as Bayroute to have the best Kunafa. Serving only knafeh (a traditional Middle Eastern dessert made from fine semolina paste, soaked in sugar and saffron syrup), Kunafa World traveled to Mumbai after successfully launching its first flagship cafe in Bangalore. .
It’s forgiving, authentic (I’ve eaten the real Kuwait, Dubai, and Israel stuff so mark my words), and comes in enough varieties to satisfy everyone on the table. In fact, to help people understand knafeh / kunafa better, the cafe has a rotary burner that cooks the crackling kunafa beautifully right in front of the customer, and it is the first cafe in India to demonstrate this technique. So, stay speechless in front of the burner, let yourself be tempted by the fusion of the flavors of Arabia – Cream Kunafa, Cheese Kunafa – and twists: Nutella Kunafa, Snickers, Bounty, Ferrero Rocher and the popular Lotus Biscoff Kunafa, between others. A must-have would be the original and traditional Nabulsi Kunafa from Palestine, which is made from Nabulsi cheese. A coffee and a kunafa to end your weekend? Say yes.
Where: Mini Punjab lane, Bandra West.
Bengaluru’s favorite French café and all-day restaurant, Café Noir, has now brought its relaxed French and Italian café-style cuisine to Mumbai. Beautiful Parisian reminders adorn the place, just like the menu, with its limited but tasteful menu. A classic quiche is the best way to start, armed with eclectic sangria. Follow up with a few pancakes and a fancy cheese board (I never miss the chance to have one). They also make pizza and burgers, in case you’re the safe eating type, not to mention an included vegan and keto menu for the health conscious. The Café Noir is the perfect place to have your breakfast, your dates or just hang out with a loved one over coffee, wine and croissants.
Where: Lodha One World Towers, Lower Parel