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.