There are many good Marathi food options at pocket-friendly prices around Shivaji Park; these places, however, don’t entertain you if you want to open you MacBook and work from there while munching a kothimbir wadi.
But the Barista, CCD and the Dibella café have come to our rescue. I eat my hearty meal at Gypsy or Prakash and head to Barista to work.
But one day I took a diversion and visited the new Trofima café, I immediately checked the menu prices and was sufficiently pleased with the reasonable prices.
The restaurant manager was extremely polite and friendly. The girl servers are a bit grumpy and could be more hospitable. Café Trofima is not for hipsters working out of café. It is there to serve residents who are sick of eating the regular Maharashtrian cuisine are craving for pizza’s and pasta and need an immediate change of palate.
It is so unfriendly to working out the place, that when I ran out of my battery juice, they said they haven’t planned on charging points while designing the cafe.
Well, that’s the end of the road for me, don’t think I would be ever stepping inside. But full marks to the service for their politeness and honesty. The air conditioning is excellent, the décor soothing and music soft.
Do check out the place, If you need a change of palate from the usual poha breakfast.
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The menu is almost never-ending, with options from different types of paos, baos like jalapeno cheese masala omelette pao, open cheese baguettes, hot dogs and burgers.
– via Little Black Book, Mumbai
The enticing breakfast options like eggs Benedict (Rs 215) and Lamb Ghotala Pao (Rs 175) were unavailable as they are only served from 8 am to 11.30 am. So, we kicked things off with the Lamb Cheddar Kebabs (Rs 275). The kebabs, which came dressed in cheese, were high on taste but low on tenderness; a bit too chewy. Thankfully, midway through dealing with the kebabs, the Pepperoni Grilled Sandwich (chicken; Rs 315) and the Mixed Bean and Corn Burger (Rs 270) arrived.
– via mid-day