In a line: A cosy cafe in the bustling Greater Kailash market.
Cuisine: Italian, Continental
Price for two: Rs. 1000(Approx)
Location: Greater Kailash 1
Must haves: Blue tokai cold coffee, asparagus and goat cheese filo
One of the main struggle of catching up with friends is deciding the place where I would want to meet. And if you’re like me, then I can completely understand how difficult it can get to decide just the right type of place.
But if you’re shopping your way around in Greater Kailash market, I might have just spotted the perfect place for you and your friends to quickly catch up over a cup of coffee and snacks.
Culture Cafe, a newly opened cafe in GK 1 market, has cosy interiors at its disposal, that are marked by wooden tables and chairs, hanging filament bulbs and a semi-open kitchen, where all the magic happens.
Blue tokai coffee was spotted on the menu, and hence, was the first thing that I ordered, and obviously, I didn’t regret that a bit. Perfect amount of sweetness, backed with the beautiful and aromatic coffee, the cold coffee is something that I’d certainly go back to. Even the kale pineapple smoothie deserves a mention, and is perfect for someone who’s in search of something healthy.
While I didn’t try a lot of dishes, the few that I tried, turned out to be fairly good. The amuse bouche consisted of cured duck breast with blueberry compote. The combination went well, though the presentation of the dish made it a little difficult to have, considering that it is a casual cafe.
The burgundy coloured beetroot gazpacho was next to arrive. Smooth and flavoursome, the cold soup had the surprise element of melted brie cheese hidden in the soup. Crispy kale was on the rim of the bowl, which made it difficult to have it with the soup. Maybe it could have been garnished on top of the soup, to avoid scraping the edges of the bowl.
The summer salad of arugula had honey dew melon, goat cheese, caramelised walnuts, over a beetroot carpaccio, which had a sweet pomegranate dressing, making it a perfect summer salad.
Juicy lamb kibbeh was served with pickled vegetables and tzatziki, tasted nice, but certainly wasn’t the best that I’ve had. The vegetarian appetiser that I had, clearly had an upper hand. Crisp and flavourful, asparagus and goat cheese filo with brava sauce, tasted much better than what I had anticipated. It certainly was very buttery, but worth the calories!
Confession: While the servers were friendly and courteous, it took a good amount of time for the dishes to arrive on the table, probably because the place was packed at the time when I had visited. Since it’s the sort of place where I would want to go for a quick bite, there is scope for improvement in that regard. The pastas and pizzas looked appetising, and I’d certainly revisit to try those.
Value for money: 3.5/5