10 Ropewalk Ln, Kala Ghoda,
Ph: (022) 2263 3866.
This café/bakery/gallery contributes enormously to the cool quotient of the Kala Ghoda neighbourhood. Owner, Farhad Bomanjee, a photographer and true global citizen, returned to his hometown and decided to create his perfect café in an early 20th century barn with vaulted ceilings and skylights. There are only a few tables and a limited selection of fresh simple food, locally sourced where possible. Breakfast is served all day, as well as sandwiches, salads and desserts. The house blend coffee is the best in the city. It is made from organic, shade grown, South Indian Arabica and Robusta coffee varieties, and is sourced directly from plantations, which engage in sustainable practices. On Sundays bicycle riders who use the bike lock devices at the café, will receive a free coffee, Farhad’s way of encouraging alternative transport. Wi-Fi access is offered free, and even better, it actually works!