Restaurant Review: Grandmama’s Cafe, Pune
The popular Mumbai hangout place Grandmama’s Cafe has set up shop in Pune and we couldn’t be more excited!
The food here is derived from three grannies — one from Bombay, a Parsi granny and an Italian granny. Needless to say, there are a plethora of options available for vegetarian and non-vegetarian hungry souls.
The pretty interiors resemble an English countryside cottage with pretty frames, swings, lace curtains and planters giving it a classic yet contemporary feel. The unusual flooring in the outdoor seating area is patterned with soft green carpet and provides a garden feel. The exterior in white and teal with bicycles hanging with a basket of flowers stands out amid the dimly lit street. At the two-storied cafe, we preferred outdoor seating to enjoy the cool weather. The ambient lighting provides a dreamy and charming atmosphere. The spacious place makes it comfortable for large gatherings or a cozy romantic meal.
We started our dinner with Jalapeno Mac and Cheese Sticks, Fish Fingers, Chicken Croquettes and Classic Bruschetta. The Jalapeno Sticks had just the right amount and size of Jalapeno and were amazingly cheesy. The Panko crusted Fish Fingers served with tartar sauce were delicious. The Chicken Croquettes, unlike most places, had quite a decent amount of chicken and is a must try. The Sticks, Fingers and Croquettes were all served hot — plus points for that. The Bruschetta had generous amounts of toppings of fresh tomato, olives and mozzarella, and was absolutely refreshing after all the fried food.
The yummy Jalapeno Mac and Cheese Sticks
For drinks we ordered a Watermelon and Basil Cooler and a Jasmine Lychee Iced Tea. The Cooler had big chunks of watermelon and wasn’t too sugary which made it a perfect drink. The Jasmine and Lychee combo was distinctive and flavourful. The drinks menu at Grandmama’s Cafe is extensive and serves everything from coolers, hot and cold coffees, different varieties of teas, juices and shakes. The all-day cafe also serves breakfast with options of eggs, waffles and pancakes.
Watermelon and Basil Cooler
For our main course, we chose their Grilled Basil Chicken. The chicken breast served with mushroom barley risotto, garlic spinach and herb sauce is delectable. The chicken was grilled to perfection and the risotto was delicious. The dish serves one and has the right amount of quantity.
Grilled Basil Chicken
The menu also includes pastas, pizzas, shawarmas, burgers and sandwiches, fondue and Parsi food. It has something for all palates. The dessert list includes classics like Apple Pie, Salted Caramel Cheesecake, Tiramisu, Red Velvet and Mudcake, among others.
The place is kid-friendly and offers valet parking. If you want to spend a lovely time and unwind with friends and family, then head over. The cafe is as insta-friendly as it can get. If you want to add some zing on your insta page and make people jealous, Grandmama’s Cafe is the place to be.
Grandmama’s Cafe, ahead of Lane 7, South Main Road, Koregaon Park, Pune and is open from 11 am-midnight.