“Relax, Unwind. Get in a flip flop state of mind.”
After having real conversation with friends until 3 am and fixing plans for the next day, we called it a night!! The very next day I had to meet a few friends in Hiranandani, Powai. I have spent nearly 3 beautiful years in the area studying, working and exploring new places. It was a trip down the memory lane as I visited Hiranandani again after 3 years. I was surprised to see an array of welcoming restaurants there. Since it was a Sunday most of the restaurants were full and after a brief discussion we finally decided to go to Madeira & Mime and after waiting for nearly 20 minutes we finally got a table. The inviting aura of the place and pretty pretty interiors quickly grabbed my attention. I was very impressed, must say!! Just when we discussed what we are going to order, we realized the staff here is deaf and mute. We had to use sign language in order to communicate with them and place our order. The gestures were very well described in their menu. Such a great way to empower them isn’t it!! Though deaf and mute, the staff was extremely courteous and service was quick. We were famished by the time we reached the restaurant and ordered Margherita Pizza, Chicken Lollipop, Fish Finger & Chips and Mocktails. The pizza was thin crust and well baked with sauce that was just perfect. Am not fond of Chicken Lollipop so instead I gorged on some fish and chips and it reminded me of good times in London. The mocktails were tangy and refreshing. In all we had a great lunching experience.
Since we were in Hiranandani, we thought of exploring another restaurant and went straight to Breeze Lounge. The best part about the restaurant, which you will notice as soon as you enter, is the beautiful view of Powai skyline. It is a pure vegetarian restaurant with great variety in food and drinks (mocktail, cocktail and other hard drinks). Best time to visit is in the evening; you can watch the beautiful sunset, with a spectacular view and engage into conversation with friends over few beers. It was 6 pm already and I had to meet a few more friends in Andheri Lokahndwala, so I left reluctantly from Breeze Lounge bidding goodbye to my friends.
The friends am going to meet now are a bunch of crazy men and monkey business is all we do when we meet. I remember laughing my heart out and having another level crazy conversations with them over some great food whenever am with them (yes we are FOODIES). We first went to Ministry of Games located in Lokhandwala Andheri and as the name suggests the café has pretty kickass games which you can play (there’s hourly charge that you have to pay for playing games), ranging from PS4, Jenga, Crossword, Puzzle, Monopoly and many more. A range of gourmet coffee and espresso drinks is what you can order apart from sandwiches, rolls, cakes, pizzas and other snacks. The restaurant has both indoor and outdoor seating and has casual vibes to it.
We then headed to Jimis Burger as my friend wanted me to try it. It was a small, comfortable restaurant near The Little Door, Andheri (W). What started as a small cabin with just a few chairs and 3 burger types on the menu (vegetarian, chicken and lamb) in Malad, now has two big outlets one each in Malad and Andheri with many burger, sides and mocktail options. The buns are baked daily and patties are freshly grilled so all you are going to have is fresh and authentic burgers here.
A treat to my belly, heart and soul is what Mumbai was all about this time.