Grab a quick bite at Bombay Brunch, Satyaniketan

By 12:43 Saturday, 9 July 2016 ,

Where: 296, Satyaniketan, opposite Sri Venkateswara College
Cuisine: Street Food, South Indian
Cost: 500 for two

If you're a Delhiite with a heart that forever longs for Bombay-style street food, this one's for you. While I am likely to order some cheesy snack every time I go out to eat, it's stuff like Sev puri, bhel puri, pao bhaji, gol gappe (if you call it pani puri, get out) that my untimely cravings are made of. I love Delhi and its chaat but sometimes all a girl needs is a hearty vada pao to get her through the day and there are JUST not enough places serving it in the city- not the real deal, anyway. I found Bombay Brunch at a time when I was sick of eating tasteless versions of these foods in the recently opened cafes. This one takes care of the authenticity by not trying to make it too fancy and also, of the hygiene aspect.

As I scanned the menu, I wanted to try everything but settled for a classic vada pao and a cheese dabeli (that's one form of bastardization I don't mind). Vada Pao came with the chilli garlic powder and fried green chilli and mint chutney. The stuffing of the vada was super simple and thankfully, not overpowered with garlic and the pao, perfectly toasted in butter. It was all very spicy- LOVED IT!

The Cheese on the dabeli, I wish was melted instead of simply sprinkled. The stuffing wasn't over sweet as most places tend to make it but rather tangy. The crunch of the peanuts and pomegranate was great!

The last thing I ordered was Dahi Puri which was gol gappe stuffed with chickpea and boiled potato served like papri chaat. I did not enjoy the mushiness of the chickpeas I could feel in every bite and it kind of spoiled the dish for me. But I also know that this is exactly how it's done in Mumbai and the chickpeas had to be there for the sake of authenticity. 

This is all I could eat in a single visit but I can't wait to try their open sandwiches and pizzas! While they have experimented with food a lot, there could have been more options for drinks with local flavours (hello, kaala khatta?) instead of the usual mojitos and shakes that almost all cafes in the area are already serving. Same goes for the desserts- I wished there were some Indian options. 

It's a very small cafe but tastefully decorated with edgy elements like copper boards and headlights. The service was super quick and the price-point is very student friendly (my total bill was around 300 bucks). Definitely worth a visit!

Bombay Brunch Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato 

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