October’s foray into any Mumbaikar’s life brings a dread that no amount of shorts and tank tops can fix. This year, the beginning of this month surprised us with almost sweater weather evenings and pleasant days that didn’t involve anyone dissolving into a pool of sweat. But we’re well aware that good things can’t last forever and to abate any fears of heat strokes, Papacream at Churchgate just released a brand new menu in honour of their outlet turning a year old!
Just when you thought that hipster-creative restaurant owners had invented any and all the wacky ice cream flavours there were to invent (Olive Oil Ice Cream at Sassy Spoon, we’re referring to you), Papacream turns the whole game on its head! With their experiments with molecular gastronomy, they’re taking on the dessert world, one funky ice cream flavour at a time. Owner Tanvi Chowdri doesn’t shy away from including savoury elements in her scoops of goodness. If the Thai Sushi Ice cream doesn’t make you marvel at her creativity, maybe the Pani Puri Sorbet can do some of the convincing. The sorbet might be lacking your local pani puri walla’s special punch but it does bring back memories of all those hot days of shopping trips punctuated with plates of spicy yet refreshing pani puri. That isn’t the only reminiscing that Papacream elicits. One spoon of their Bournvita ice cream and you almost expect to see your mom sneaking glances at you to ensure you finish your glass of milk; although it’s safe to say you don’t need the same supervising when it comes to Papacream’s concoctions.
As if all that craziness isn’t enough, you can’t leave Papacream without trying the hummus ice cream with lavash. Chowdri’s wish to cultivate a global palette seems to be coming true. Even with all the wacky and weird flavours they have to offer, the place still won’t disappoint the risk averse. Classic flavours like vanilla and chocolate are still your best bet (and available at the creamery) when it comes to trying to deal with the summer madness.
If a cone of ice cream isn’t enough to get you excited about Papacream, perhaps their cute, pastel themed interiors might. With bicycle show pieces and ferris wheels of candy, the surroundings are definitely easy on the eyes. However there’s only one real reason to visit – it’s definitely the most delicious way to beat the October heat!
How to Get There:
Where: 18, Cambatta Building, J.T Road, Churchgate, Mumbai
Contact: 022 65177272
Timings: All Days 11 AM to 11:30 PM
Cost: ₹400 for two people