South Point Mall is well known for artsy cafes serving a personalised experience. And when one of their cafes has been popular for around 8 years, I could not keep my palate away from it.
Coffee and chai co. is a cozy cafe situated on the ground floor of the South Point Mall, Golf Course road. The rock anthems of 70’s, 80’s and 90’s will greet you as you enter to the soothing wafts of freshly baked breads and artisanal pizzas and pastas.
The idea of Anjali, the owner of the cafe, was to open a place that serves Italian as well as Indian coffee/tea snacks to the office going millennials. We do crave a heart warming bite of fritters/pakodas with our chai, why not have them served to us in a healthy manner?
Chilli cheese toast: My first tryst with chilli toast did go well. The finely chopped green chillies embedded in the thick & chewy layer of mozzarella cheese served on a toasted bread was a lovely accompaniment to the Kashmiri Kahwa. The green chillies are very finely chopped so that they do not wreak havoc on your palate.
Herbed chicken breast: Food gasm at its best! The chicken was grilled to a chewy goodness and drenched in a creamy mushroom & black pepper sauce. My my! The mashed potatoes had a smooth consistency and the grilled vegetables were not over cooked.
Basil pesto pasta: While tasting this, you can actually taste the basil leaves i.e. this pesto sauce was freshly prepared. The pasta sauce was well balanced – not too creamy or too runny.
Date & walnut cake: For us lactose intolerants, this dessert is a heaven sent! The cake is light and airy and has moderate sweetness of the dates. The occasional bite of walnuts provides the necessary contrast to this luscious dessert.