When it comes to cafes, we all have this standard perception about their relaxing decor & ambiance. There was a buzz about Zen Cafe's coffee, food & the ambiance, since many days. Hence I decided to give it a try.
This cafe is located right inside a furniture shop at KSL House, Raghuvanshi Mills Compound which is right next to High Street Phoenix Mall in Lower Parel. They stand correct with their name "Zen Cafe" because the decor, ambiance, food & coffee sums up to the zen experience. And why not, zen means "dhyana", "meditation" and when you get a chance to be in such ambiance & relish on some good food & coffee then indeed, you are bound to get into meditation mode.
This cafe is also a great place to work from. If at times you wish to work at peace, then this is the place to be. Sad that I don't stay around this cafe, else I would have made this cafe as my workplace. But nonetheless, this cafe has a lot of offer. Their staff is well mannered, polite & cooperative. Ask them about their specialties & you won't be disappointed.
Being a veg cafe, the menu is limited but the selection of the menu is interesting & not heavy on pocket at all. I tried:
Roasted Pumpkin Ravioli
I am not a fan of Pumpkin much but I made a good decision of trying it out. The Ravioli was light & balanced with flavors. Now I don't hate Pumpkin.
Avocado Sushi Roll
They have amazing veg sushi options including platter. Yeah! Veg Sushi, sounds odd right, but its a complete different experience. Also their California Roll is worth trying.
Cappuccino & Hazelnut Chocolate Ganache with Vanilla Ice Cream
When it comes to coffee, they have variety of options to choose right from premium Espressos to Artisanal Coffee. But I decided to stick with my old habits & preferences.
Rich in flavor & taste, Hazelnut Chocolate Ganche is a perfect thing to be paired with coffee & forget about calories for some time. I even ordered 2 more as takeaway to have at home.
Apart from these delights, they also have Smartinis, Pizzas, Wraps, Platters, Soups & Salads & other options in desserts such as Tiramisu, Baked Ricotta Cheesecake, Cinnamon Carrot Cake & Chocolate Walnut Brownie on the menu. Overall it was a true satisfying zen experience! Looking forward to tryout more dishes from their menu next time soon.