From the Home Kitchen
My first instinct of The Good Galette as soon as I walk in, is that it appears like an extension of my living room and kitchen back home. After a brief chat with the vivacious owner, Sandhya, I really do start to feel it. She tells me that cooking has always been a passion and the idea to start The Good Galette was nurtured with years of practice from the homemade Saturday brunches, made with love for her family. Now, she’s spreading the love through this restaurant.
Everything on the menu as well as the decor reflects the homespun love that has gone into the making of this modest food joint. Sandhya, who’s also an interior designer, has added a contemporary touch to the place with terrariums and sleek lighting. The warmth is felt radiating through this space she has made comfortable yet modern.
The Savoury Returns
Why the Good Galette? What’s the inspiration behind the moniker? I ask Sandhya. Galette is the name given to crusty cakes in France and savoury pancakes as used by the Bretons, she explains.
Of course, this makes for the most apt name especially as the menu straddles into the world of sweet as well as savoury waffles and crepes.
While sweet waffles and crepes are not a new concept, savoury waffles are relatively unheard of. There are a lot more interesting innovations on their menu like Eggettes and Waffle-wiches which I intend to try in my impending visits!
I was so amazed by savory waffles that I had to enquire how Sandhya could possibly think of pairing Tandoori chicken with waffles! While there was trial and error involved, last night’s leftovers usually made for a good match with fresh waffles or crepes in the following morning. She went on to confess she had help from Chef Tanmoy Savardekar in devising the intriguing menu which offers a selection of Char Siu Pork Waffles, Crab Salad Waffles, Kung Pao Waffles and Chettinad Chicken Wafflewiches to name a few!
I personally recommend Char Siu Pork Waffles, Ratatouille Waffles and the Wham, Bang Thank You Ham Crepes! Go with any of the sweet variants and you wouldn’t be disappointed.
Sometimes, when the food is really unique, you end up eating more than you have an appetite for. As in the case of The Good Galette, we went on a greedy ordering spree! However, much to my surprise, the unrestrained ordering complemented the confined budget. Overall, my afternoon at The Good Galette put the word ‘Good’ in a really diminished light. The entire experience illuminated much more brightly and ‘Good’ just can’t be an adequate word to describe it.
Feature Image by @Sanjay Ramchandran
How to Get There
The Good Galette
Where: 10 B, Ground Floor, Devatha Plaza, 131, Srinivas Nagar, High Grounds, Ashok Nagar, Residency Road, Bangalore
Contact: 080 48530924
Timings: Mon – Thu 9:30 AM to 9:30 PM | Fri – Sat 9:30 AM to 10 PM | Sun 8:15 AM to 3 PM
Cost: ₹500 for two people