communiti lunch

Communiti

What to look out for –

buzzing ambience, continental food, great pastries

Phone numbers
080 40999755

Cost –

₹1000 for two

Address

67, Brigade Solitaire, Opposite Hyundai Showroom, Residency Road, Bangalore.

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Alcohol is available

Every time I walked up the residency road, I would be gravitated towards this quirky looking building. The board read community with a never ending m in it. It was a nice place and I always intended to visit it. One Sunday we planned to finally go there. It was a girl’s day out. The red bricked building with huge glass windows has an indoor, outdoor and first floor seating arrangement. There is also a library section where you can read books and have your lunch. I found the décor of the place just wonderful. Wooden tables and chairs, fairy lighting and warm ambience.

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We walked to the first floor because the ground floor was completely packed.  The tables and chairs can be a bit more comfortable. We order the Mexican veg cheese burger, peri peri chicken, US grilled chicken sizzler and pasta Alfredo. The burger was good. Very good. The peri peri chicken was juicy, spicy and delicious. The sizzler was just illegal. It is a dish fit for gods and I felt guilty eating such nice food. Do I even deserve it? Though it is a US sizzler, it had a touch of our own desi spices. May be that’s what made it so tasty. The pasta was cheesy and yummy. May be the chef was in happy mood, so he tossed in more cheese than I expected because most places serve dry and soggy pasta. This was just perfect for my taste. I polished of a bowl all by myself (now these are the perks of lunching with people who don’t like the foods you do… wink wink).

I liked the fact that the manager came to our table and took special care of our demands. It was a perfect lunch. It was time for desserts. The list of their desserts is limited. But, we ordered two different cakes and both were melt in the mouth amazing. Over all, it was a perfect lunch.

If you love to hang out with your pack, have long conversations, some beer and good food, then this is your place. I give this place a 4.5 out of 5 for their hospitality, food and ambience.

 

must try –

peri peri chicken

pasta

pizza

lasagna

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Hammered

Hammered exchange

What to look out for –

Fun ambience, nice drinks, good starters

Cost –

₹1500 for two

Contact –

095902 10210

Address –

No.3, 80 ft road, 2 nd stage, Ashwath Nagar, Bangalore.

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After a grueling week, we just wanted to get lost in some good music and food. Hammered was always on my must try list. So why not now I thought. Though the place is a bit far from our place, we drove all the way. What I feel happy about is that the drive didn’t go a waste.

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Hammered is a bright, bubbly and fun place to be in. the ambience is so lively, even the most boring people enjoy here. Colourful seating arrangements, green plants, white walls filled with crazy one-liners, this is surely what you want on a boring weekend.

The staff was courteous and ever smiling. Much to our relief we got a table as soon as we entered. This place had positive vibes and I couldn’t wait to begin our lunch. We began with the classical Caesar salad. I hate salads, but this one I finished half much to my husband’s dismay. It was tasty, healthy and beautifully presented. Then came the juicy chicken wings. I just love chicken wings. And these were high in both quantity and taste. The chicken wings were drowning in peri peri sauce. You could opt for other sauces too. But this one was spicy, juicy and succulent.

The mila jula chicken kebab which came next just stole my heart. It came inside a toy truck kind of a thing. I just couldn’t stop looking at the thing. And, after taking a dozen of pictures, we dug into the trucks load. It was a combo of four kinds of chicken kebabs – chicken tikka, chicken haryali, chicken lollipop and chicken achari. I liked the tikka and achari. The barbeque sausage pizza was just out of the world.

I skipped dessert and instead took one of their freak shakes. The shake lived up to its name because it was huge, colourful and freaky. There were all kinds of sinful stuff in it – gems, ice cream, kit Kat, sprinklers, whipped cream, chocolate sauce and milk. I was in seventh heaven just by drinking this shake. Trust me, you must try it when you are at hammered. The freak shake had a little group of its own admirers when I posted its pic on Instagram. Some even went to Hammered within the next week!

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Over all, this was a fun lunch with good music, tasty food and a wonderful company (my husband). Hope to go back soon. I give this place a 4.5 out of 5 stars.

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art and cafe

Dyu Art Cafe

What to look out for –

Blissful ambience, great breakfast

Cost –

₹1000 for two

Contact –

098956 74244

Address –

No. 23 MIG, KHB Block, 8th Block, Koramangala, Bangalore.

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I have found a new favourite breakfast place! I love breakfasts. Especially when I have it in a beautiful place. Bangalore is filled with breakfast spots. And when I headed towards Dyu art café, I had thought it would be the typical buzzing café that we often see in the city. But, thank god is was wrong. This is one place that took me by surprise, with its ambience and the food.

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To begin with, the café stands on a silent little road in Koramangala. The road is lined with huge trees and you instantly think of Goa or Mangalore. The café in itself also takes you to the coastal region with its tiled roof, large courtyards and the greenery. The interiors of the place is so soothing, you almost feel like you are in your Ajji mane (granny’s house). the place had an ambience that brought the outdoors inside.

There are two levels of seating spaces, the ground and the first floor. We opted for the large balcony kind of first floor done with wood. We could see the entire place from our table and it was a pleasant view. the place also displays some unique art works.

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My husband ordered a pasta salad (he is in a salad eating phase… a big yawn). Then came the chicken steak burger and grilled cheese sandwich. To go with it we ordered cold chocolate drink. The salad was good. The burger was heavenly. The steak was juicy and dense. The sandwich was simple yet scrumptious. It was a treat of cheesy goodness. But, the show stopper was the chocolate drink. The thick, cold chocolate drink topped with sinful amounts of chocolate shavings was all I kept drinking the entire time.

Whether it is breakfast or dinner, I am entitled to have desserts. This is something I tell my husband while he looks at me as if I am mad. I took their chef’s special carrot cake. It tasted just like the carrot cakes that we bake at home. Over all the food was fulfilling and complete.

The place is a must try for all those who love to have a relaxed brunch on a lazy Sunday. There are some interesting books that you can pick up and read while you are enjoying the meal. I give this place a 4.5 out of 5 stars.

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Must try –

Chocolate shake

Bannoffee Pie

Tuna Sandwich

Pancakes

Special cakes

pizza mania

Onesta

What to look out for –

pizza, pizza and more pizza

Cost –

₹800 for two

Contact –

+91 8069000301

Address –

562, 8th Main, 4th Block, Next To Exide Battery Showroom, Koramangala, Bengaluru.

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This place had been bookmarked for a long time. But, as they say ‘you will get there when you are meant to get there and not a moment sooner’. So, the moment had finally arrived. A group of youngsters headed towards Onesta Koramngala, on a cold Saturday evening. There are eight branches of this place all over Bangalore and one more in the making. And, one noticeable thing about all their branches is that, they all have the same kind of positive reputation.

The place is easy to locate (especially when you have your GPS on). There is valet parking, which is such a relief. Like many other places in the locality, Onesta too is created in a small, what might have been a residential space earlier. The ambience is fun and bright. There are too many lights, too much positive energy and lots of people too. They do not make reservations on weekends and it is a first come first serve basis. Luckily we got a table as soon as we entered. The place consists of two floors, the ground floor and the rooftop. We chose the lively rooftop. The grilled walls were lined with plants and the wooden tables gave a feel of some outdoor dining experience.

We had chosen the unlimited offer and we could eat and drink anything on the menu any number of times. If someone had told me ten minutes earlier that I would eat those many pizzas, I would have laughed in their face. But, as the pizzas kept coming, we kept eating. The pizzas were made of the thinnest thin crusts. The toppings were good. They were small in size and thus we could try almost all the pizzas on the menu. From the plain Margherita pizza to the chocolate and banana pizza, every pizza was toothsome. There is not much on the menu other than pizza. Bruschetta, lasagna and ravioli were not very appreciable. The herbed wedges and jalapeno cheese balls were delicious. But, one thing is sure, this place is for pizza and only pizza.

The desserts were good too. They were tiny, yet tasty. The caramel walnut tart was just so amazing. So were the dark chocolate and peanut mousse and cheese cake. The drinks like green apple cooler, virgin mojito and peach iced tea were a good combination with the pizzas. Loved their frothy, hot chocolate drink.

This place has great value for money and a very courteous bunch of people serving you. I will give this place a 3.5 out of 5 stars. Visit once if you are a pizza lover.

 

lunch in the clouds

Cloud café

What to look out for –

Youthful ambience, sports screening and continental food.

Cost –

₹800 for two

Contact –

080 45128824

Address

626, 4th Floor, 80 Feet Road, Vinayaka Layout, 2nd Stage, Nagarbhavi, Bangalore.

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Our locality was lacking a proper café from many years. Cloud café almost fulfills our wish. Well, almost. This is one place that you can go with your friends, sit for hours, play snooker and eat some junk food. Cloud café is exclusively for youngsters.

 

The ambience is lively and colourful. The décor is bright and funky. There are cubicles that give you privacy if you want to have a silent lunch. For others who like to have a taste of the view, you can opt for the tables to the left. The place is on the fourth floor, so they do have a glass wall that looks out to our huge city.

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The menu is also designed as per the requirements of the youngsters. There is Italian, Chinese, continental, north Indian and American. We had chicken lollipop which was crispy and delicious. Then came the BBQ chicken wings which had a tinge of sweetness in it. May be they had added honey. The butter chicken curry was a wrong order at a café. But, we were hungry and as south Indians, nothing satiates our hunger as much as rice does. The butter chicken was too mild in flavours and kind of sweetish. It came with plain white rice. At last came the spicy Cajun chicken burger. The burger quite good. We didn’t have the mood for desserts, so I can’t tell how they were.

As the place is very near to our house, I may go there sometime. I give a 3 out of 5 stars. If you live nearby, you can surely visit this place once.

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1522 the ideal pub

1522 The Pub

What to look out for –

Fun filled ambience, good drinks, live screening of sports.

Cost –

₹1000 for two

Address

1522, 17th Cross, Malleshwaram, Bangalore.

Alcohol is available

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This is our go-to pub when we have not planned anything for the evening, yet feel like going out. We both love the ambience of the place and their food and drinks too. The place is easy to find as it’s on one of the main roads of Malleshwaram. There are two more branches of 1522, one in Koramangala and the most recent one is in new BEL road. Valet parking is available and that is such a relief in itself.

The ambience of the pub is lively, dim lit and sort of cozy. Loud music is playing and on days when there is a major sports, there are televisions set up everywhere to watch the live screening. The deco is interesting with a theme of rock stars meet cowboy kind of a thing. Try and make reservations beforehand if you want some nice tables.

Coming to the drinks, the pub has numerous varieties of drinks that you can try out from. I just pick them randomly every time. Sometimes they are nice and sometimes they are horrible. Like the other day ordered something called as Thai sunset. It was horrible to say the least. Otherwise, all the drinks seem to be pretty good.

The finger foods are also mouth wateringly delicious. You must especially try out their devils chicken. It’s a super hit for sure. Both the vegetarian and non-vegetarian food are fine. Surprisingly even the main course consisting of Indian rice dishes are good in this pub. You get Chinese, Indian, Italian and Asian cuisine here.

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Must try –

Devil’s chicken

Veg fingers

Adrak kebab

Tandoori chicken

Mongolian chicken

This place has positive vibes to itself. I wouldn’t mind going here many times. I give this place a 4 out of 5 stars. You must visit this place any Sunday along with your friends, drink beer, watch sports and have a jolly good time. But remember to go here only when your team is winning or there are chances that your husband may want to leave in the middle because your team is losing (trust me its happened).

Breakfast in a hole

The hole in the wall

What to look out for –

Pancakes, waffles, burgers and omelets.

Phone Numbers –

080 40949490

Cost –

₹500 for two

Address

4, 8th Main Road, 4th Block, Koramangala 4th Block, Bangalore

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Yes, we have heard it a thousand times but still ignore the fact. Breakfast is the most important meal of the day and you must never skip your breakfast no matter how busy you are. I suggest that you enjoy a relaxed and lavish breakfast at least on Sundays if not every day. Here is a place where you can just walk in your pajamas and still have the best breakfast experience without people staring at you. So, for all those who love American breakfast this is an ideal place to fulfill your tummy fantasies.

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The hole in the wall café is easy to locate and the wide road gives you adequate space for parking. Unlike the name, the place is actually much bigger than what I had imagined. It is a two storied house that has been converted into an expedient café. The ambience is bright, fun and alive. Good music, green plants, book racks on the walls, comfy seating and a hungry crowd. What more do you need in a café. But, owing to its fame, the place is not easy to enter. We had to wait for 20 minutes on a Sunday morning. But, the place has some interesting wall hangings that kept me hooked.

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lime and ginger drink

The first thing that we ordered was hot cocoa which was pretty good. Lime and ginger drink that came next was also very nice. But, mornings are for hot drinks and the hot cocoa was the best. Then we ordered pancakes with chocolate sauce and honey. The pancakes were soft, fluffy and yummy. Then came the Ferrero Rocher waffles. Delectable waffles decorated with fresh cream, chocolate chips and Ferrero Rocher chocolate. I swear, that was the best waffle that I have eaten. It reminded me of the waffles that I had eaten in Belgium. And finally, there was Sunday morning non veg breakfast. It consisted of boiled eggs and chicken layered with spicy mushrooms, capsicum, onions, tomatoes and cheese (yummmm). This was served with two brown bread slices and butter. Ill have to say that this was the best among the ordered food.

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waffles

Overall, it was a wholesome breakfast that left us happy and content. This is one place that you must go if you love American breakfast. I will give it 4 out of 5 stars. The ambience, service, food and hygiene were all up to the mark.

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pancakes

Must try –

English breakfast

Waffles

Pancakes

Meaty cheese burger

Omelet

Hot cocoa

Breakfast smoothie

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sunday non veg breakfast

 

 

 

 

American lunch at the Koramangala social

 

Koramangala Social

What to look out for –

American cuisine, delicious desserts and a buzzing ambience

Phone numbers
080 40515253

Cost –

₹1500 for two

Address

118, 3rd floor, Koramangala Industrial Area, Koramangala 7th Block, Bangalore

Alcohol is available

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yeay! in kannada!!!

It was a lazy Thursday afternoon and I was out with my sister shopping. After a grueling shopping session, we headed to the very famous Koramangala social to grab some lunch. One thing for sure, a week day or a weekend, social is always busy. The place was so crowded at 2 in the noon that it seemed like half of Bangalore was here. After we were put on a waiting list, we were told to wait for some time. However, sometime could not be put into exact numbers. The only saving grace was that we were told that we could stand by the bar and order our drinks. If there were some chairs by the bar I would have been thankful for the social.

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mocktail in a measuring cylinder.. talk about remembering college days!

But, all my tiredness and irritation vanished as soon as we were given a table after a 20 minutes wait. The place is just so vibrant. Glass roof, greenery all around, walls made of this interesting grill work that is filled with chunks of rocks. As I sat down on my leather chair, i felt relaxed amidst all the buzz.

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the chicken burger

We ordered a Chilli chicken black pepper china box, one chicken burger with French fries and hot Tennessee chicken wings. The Chinese meal came in those cute take away boxes that I always saw on television series but never got when I ordered food home. I just loved eating out from that box. The noodles was just like I loved it, greasy, spicy and yummy. The southern fried chicken burger was cheesy and good too. The chicken wings came with four types of sauces and we were already full. But, not ordering desserts after a wholesome lunch is a sin. So, we settled for just one chocolate blood bath. For the first time, I was so full that we had to leave our dessert half eaten.

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Tennessee chicken wings
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china meal

Many people complain that social is crowded. Well, they are doing something right to attract all those crowds. And the service isn’t as slow as people make it to be. As for me, I am not complaining until the food is good. The Koramangala social gets a 4.5 out of 5 stars.

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unfinished business – the dessert!

Things to try –

China box

Blueberry pancakes with maple syrup

Death wings

Bad ass burgers

All the desserts

 

Brewsky, the rooftop microbrewery

Brewsky

What to look out for –

Rooftop seating, yummy pizza, a large screen, vibrant ambience and tasty American snacks

Phone Numbers

076767 96666
Cost –

₹1500 for two

Address

55, 19th Main Road, 15th Cross Road, JP Nagar 2nd Phase Bangalore

Alcohol is Available

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On a dull winter evening, the best thing that you can do is grab your coat, call your friends and head out to the Brewsky. It is one of the first microbreweries in the city and attracts a large crowd, especially during the night. The place is on the top of the building and gives you a breathtaking view of the well-lit Bangalore city. A floor below, there is a closed room seating facility, but much of the crowd and excitement is on the rooftop. It is recommended that you book your table in advance to avoid waiting at the entrance.

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the cocktails

As you enter the place, the chilled wind embraces you and takes you into a relaxed and fun mood. There are two levels on the roof top and you can opt for either. A large screen will be playing the live matches of the day. Seating is sort of old school because they use these old metal chairs that were a norm during the 90’s. Service is good and pretty fast in spite of so many people. You get delicious american and continental food both vegetarian and non – vegetarian.

Must try in Brewsky –

Beer

Thin crust pizza

Grilled Chicken Satay with Peanut Sauce

Goan crumb fried chicken

Philly chicken burger

Chocolate cigars

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chicken wings
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yummy!
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thin crust pizza

The place is energetic, yet relaxing. If you want to beat your weekday blues, this is one highly recommended place. And this might sound a bit crazy, but I have to mention it – they have the cutest dressing table in the ladies washroom. It is all pink, classic and regal looking. Not just that piece of furniture, everything about Brewsky is good looking and nice. The food, the ambiance and the service, everything gets a 4.6 out of five stars.