Enerjuvate Studio and cafe
What to look out for –
Silent place to relax, healthy food.
₹800 for two
32nd Cross Rd, 4th T Block East, 4th Block, Jayanagar, Bangalore.
It is the sacred month for us Hindus. Also the only month when I try eating healthy vegetarian food. I do not actually miss my kind of food because turning a vegetarian once in a year will open up many opportunities to try something different. So, that is how I came across Enerjuvate.
The name sounded cool, and I had heard some good reviews about the place, so I just dropped in one afternoon to enjoy a quite lunch. The place is located off the Jayanagar main road, just a few yards away from the buzzing bus stand. Though the café is located in the busy locality, is surprisingly calm and peaceful. I almost thought that they were closed when I entered the place.
The café is spread out on three floors. The ground floor is sort of a welcome area, the first floor consists of a balcony that is made into a dining place with a couple of tables and I didn’t have a chance to see what was on the second floor but heard some noises so thought there was surely some action going on there. This café is a perfect example of how you can run a small café in your house’s balcony. They have made maximum utilization of the space available.
The ambience is cool and fun. It is especially attractive to the young, college goers who I believe are their major customers. There is a lot of greenery and colors. The seating is simple and comfortable. I chose a corner table that looked out onto the road. The road was small and there was othing interesting to view, but still, a corner table never hurts.
As I ordered my food, I received these crispy veggies crackle like thing as a compliment (every customer received it not just me… I am still not famousL). They were made of millet crackles that was topped with onions, tomatoes and sauce. It was a prettier version of our humble masala papad.
Lunch was veggie zoodle bowl. The waiting period was long. You can avoid the place if you are in a hurry. This one is for people who want to relax, spend some time talking with their friends as they have a long lunch or snack. The zoodle looked attractive. But I can’t say that it tasted very good. It was basically noodles and zucchini in sauces. Along came cranberry chilli toast. I had a tough time chewing the hard toast without embarrassing myself in front of the other people. The dessert was a pretty looking blueberry cheese cake jar. I just loved its appearance though it was too tiny. The blueberry and cream topping were tasty, but the oats cake at the bottom stuck to the jar stubbornly. After much try, I just had to let go of it.
All in all, it was a different kind of experience with vegan cuisine. The place boasts of fresh, healthy and vegetarian food. Go here if that’s what you want. I give this place a 3 out of 5 stars.
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Choco chia cup