For over 16 years, Indigo’s many outlets across Mumbai have been the it venue for first dates, birthdays, date nights, anniversaries and other special occasions. The dishes here have a fiercely loyal fan-following, whether it’s the Spaghetti Aglio Olio, the Deli Roast Chicken, the Soya-Barley-Jalapeño Burger, the Risotto of Wild Mushrooms and Red wine or the super-thin pizzas. So when the deli chain finally debuted in Powai, I wasn’t expecting any different. Imagine my surprise when I found that this outlet actually has something special that sets it apart from the other Indigo Delicatessen outlets elsewhere. While the glass and wood decor is intact, what’s new about this recently opened Indigo Delicatessen in Powai is a small but significant tweak to the menu. The change, the addition of a tea, coffee, sundae and ice cream menu, is what’s giving nearby cafés restless nights.
On a simmering October afternoon, as I sip on a post-meal chamomile tea, I notice that as many folks visit the all-day eatery for lunch as those for an afternoon cuppa. Alongside chic kettles serving green teas, glass cups and mugs of steaming coffee are large sundaes and ice-cream bowls. Families, friends, couples, and people of all stripes troop in for a mouthful, all eager for a taste of the gastronomical delights that the eatery is famed for. Their reactions prompt me to try some myself. I can’t recommend the delicate Green tea with apple, cinnamon and vanilla bits strongly enough. Create your own sundae, or if your appetite allows, ask for the day’s special. The Costa Rican coffee as well as the Black Forest sundae (chocolate brownie, sour cherry, white chocolate ice cream, Belgian ice cream, sour cherries, dark and white fudge, topped with chocolate shavings and whipped cream) should definitely be on your must-try list. You’ll be back for more. Oh yes.
How to Get There:
Where: 101, Sentinel Building, Adi Shankaracharya Marg, Hiranandani Gardens, Powai, Mumbai
Contact: 022 30151510
Timings: All Days 9 AM to 12:30 AM
Cost: ₹2,100 for two people (service charges extra)