Hi guys, sorry it’s been a while since there’s been a restaurant review. I do plan to up my game in May! For now, here’s a super quick one I’ve been meaning to upload for a while now.
There’s been a buzz about this Tea Villa Cafe place ever since it opened in Bandra (Hill Road, Opposite Globus) and I had been wanting to go check it out. I love all these cutesy tea/coffee places cropping up all over the city. So I finally got my chance on an extremely hot day a few weeks ago.
I was out and about shooting on the streets of Bandra (as one does) and around 1 pm I was hungrier than I could bear. So Niharika (awesome girl who was clicking me that day) and I sauntered into Tea Villa Cafe hoping to have a chilled out lunch. Our hopes were crushed the minute we walked in even though it’s pretty cute and everything. Why was it so crowded? Was there any place to sit at all? Why are there so many people? Don’t they have work? It’s a weekday! *Ironic; coming from us*
Anyway, we found a table right by the window and waited patiently for someone to notice us. This happened in due course of time, and two menus were thrust upon us. Now if you were reading this review to know how the tea is over there, I’m sorry to disappoint you. Real Girl ain’t havin’ no tea when Imma be boiling in the heat.
I went straight to the cold beverage section and looked longingly at the names of these smoothies, iced teas and shakes. Of course, I went in for a cold coffee. You know…because coffee love is greater than any other love.
Unfortunately though, they didn’t have too many options within cold coffee. I found this a bit off-putting. Why can’t a girl customize her coffee?
By this point, I’m irritable because no one is coming to take our order! I had to go up to the counter and speak to them to ask what the problem was. (They genuinely seemed to be short staffed and I felt bad doing this, but I didn’t have all day!)
The food menu was very vast. I didn’t expect it to be. Given that this is supposedly just a cafe. They have mains. Like pastas and sizzlers and the works.
I went in for a peri peri hummus wrap and my friend went in for hummus and pita.
Our order reached us soon enough and we devoured our light lunch. My wrap was actually kind of awesome. I find that most places don’t get peri peri flavour right, especially in hummus. But here, the wrap was super spicy. No seriously, like I needed tissues to wipe my nose and everything. Was that TMI?
Anyway, she liked her hummus too. (Presentation Skills; On Point!) The coffee was regular cold coffee but nothing to write home about. It was not rich. It was however frothy and light.
But wait! I had heard the waffles here are amazing.
Inside my brain: Oh damn! Now I remember. I have to try them! Besides, there’s a full page dedicated to waffles. If that’s not a sign, I don’t know what is!
Even though we are kind of almost full – intentionally having had a light lunch so we can work after without feeling sick – I ordered the waffles.
I regret this because we were really too full and I don’t regret it at all because they were the most amazingly decadent waffles I’ve ever had. Like, ever. I ordered the Nutella waffles and they were divine! Seriously, I’m not a waffles kind of person. I didn’t know what people were on about…until now! These waffles were so good, I wanted to take ‘em home. I meant to say that in a playboy/naughty way…but the truth is I really got them parcelled.
My mood about this place had changed a whole lot! To add to this, they got the bill in an instant and they packed the waffles neatly and hygienically (in a cute bag and everything). Want to know the biggest plus? I found the place to be quite reasonable.
I concluded that I’m totes going to go back there. We’ll just have to hire a person to stand there and let us know when it’s not crowded. Because, clearly, that’s the only choice.
I’m coming for you Nutella Waffles! 🙂