Archive for the ‘restaurant reviews’ Category

Turkish Delights: Konyali

(Only second in the Turkey series, which is long overdue, in my mind, because I do NOT want to forget :)) Meandering through the first and second courtyards of the Topkapi Palace in Istanbul (there are four courtyards, with loads of rooms, kiosks, and gardens in each) the entire morning can leave you with quite […]

Homely food, home delivered! Maiya’s

I don’t understand this phenomenon of wishing for “a home made” feel when we eat out or are ordering in. Unless the food is being cooked in someone’s home, it can’t be cannit? But mine not to question why, just order! Maiya’s (of MTR fame) in Jayanagar 4th Block has started a free home delivery […]

The Rogue Elephant restaurant, Basavanagudi, Bangalore

Much had been heard about The Rogue Elephant restaurant attached to Ambara in Ulsoor. Much delight happened when they opened up way closer home! It was a perfect Sunday lunch here today with the family. LOVE it when I don’t have to drive far, don’t have to worry about sitting in cloistered A/C or burning […]


What I LOVE about Bengaluru is the space it allows for all manner of (ad)ventures. Jaaga, a place to commune… Claytopia, a place to create clay art with your own hands, and now Chaipatty, a quintessential chai gilaas with palak pakoras experience. Chai (tea) patti (leaves)? Chai (Chow) pati (a la Mumbai)? Anyway you read […]

The Ranga Shankara Cafe

Sipping hot coffee in the company of Bertolt Brecht, tea with Oscar Wilde, or sabudana vada with Chetan Bhagat – Ranga Shankara cafe has it all. A much needed shot in the veins for theatre in Bengaluru, Ranga Shankara’s opening in 2004 was greeted with whoops of joy by folk for whom the Times Theatre […]

The Other Crescent, Jayanagar

Jayanagar is suddenly sprouting restaurants like never before. Not just darshinis, but ‘continental’ ones… So when the continental mood strikes and you don’t want to venture as far as Indiranagar (wink) try this one. And I think it’s worth traveling from Indiranagar as well :). This restaurant’s called The Other Crescent and is housed in […]

Food-view: Cafe Mondo

It’s been a rainy morning drizzling it’s way into a rainy afternoon. Just the kinda weather for a by-two Bangalore coffee…or a hot cuppa all for yourself. I decided to try a cappuccino at Cafe Mondo, a fairly new little cafe located in between Jayanagar and Basavanagudi. It’s at Arumugam Circle, if you want to […]