Breakfast @ Aromas Cafe, Powai, Mumbai

Even though I have visited Aromas Cafe several times as it is near to my office, it still remains the most under explored place for me.

From last two times Theobroma’s loss turned to be Aromas Cafe’s gain. It was Saturday morning and the indoor section was fully occupied.

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I tried Akuri on Toast, which is spicy egg bhurji(scrambled eggs) with toast. The toast was ordinary brown bread but the Akuri was good.
The Hash Brown turned out to be really nice. Crispy from outside and tender from inside without being greasy.
The Nutella Hazelnut Coffee was was a delight to multiple senses i.e sight, smell and taaste.
French Truffle slice was a gooey pastry with 55% dark chocolate.
Looking at the occupancy, I expected a little less attentiveness but food very well made up for that.
Around Rs. 700-800/- for the sumptuous breakfast deters it from being a regular affair.

Food: 4.5/5

Service: 4/5

Ambiance: 4/5

VFM: 4/5

 

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The Brioche Trio @ McDonald’s

Once in a while on lazy weekends, we like to have breakfast from McDonald’s.

In the usual breakfast menu, the crispy Hashbrowns are a little oily but great in taste. Try them with canned baked beans. McMuffins are also worth having once in a while. Pancake with maple syrup and butter may not stand a chance when compared to its authentic counterpart but not that bad either.

Today morning when I opened the app to place an order, I found some new entry in the menu. Brioches.

Brioche is a French pastry made with egg and butter and is used as breakfast, dessert or snack item. Brioche has a tender crumb and is a little sweet.

More on Brioche: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brioche

With an expectation that this will be far from the authentic one, we decided to try all the 3 varieties, namely, The Veg Brioche (Corn and Spinach Brioche), The Hashbrown Brioche and the controversial The Dosa Masala Brioche.

All the 3 brioches had glazed bun and were little sweet. The little sweetness can be identified only when the bun is tried alone.

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The Veg Brioche (Corn and Spinach Brioche)

The Veg Brioche had corn and spinach patty and was a little spicy.

Hash Brown Brioche
Hash Brown Brioche

The Hashbrown Brioche is essentially a hashbrown burger with mayo and other condiments. If you like McD hashbrown, this will not disappoint.

Double Patty Dosa Masala Brioche
Double Patty Dosa Masala Brioche

The Dosa Masala Brioche has invited a lot of flak on social media but if the taste is what matters to you, this will surely surprise you with a great masala dosa flavoring. In no way I found it disrespecting our all time favorite dosa or masala dosa. If we enjoy Manchurian Dosa/ Schezuan Dosa and Pizza Dosa, why not a Dosa Burger?

All the 3 Brioches were worth giving a try if you like McD burgers.

American food on a platter: The All American Diner, Lavasa

The moment you step inside this place, you instantly get transferred to the rock-n-roll era. Chequered tile floor, jade walls, red furniture along with posters of American classic cars and rock stars adds their due share to the retro feel.

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The restaurant is housed in the hotel The Water Front Shaw right at the promenade. If you are staying at this hotel, inadvertently you will end up at this place for breakfast.

Quick and friendly service along with courteous staff is a pure complement to the food they offer.

The have the most comprehensive menu serving American food. Right from Burgers and fries to sausages, decker sandwiches and salads to name a few. The breakfast served includes all cuisines from Indian to Continental. The spread is good enough in varieties with satisfactory taste. Have dinner anywhere, at the promenade, among plenty of choices but don’t miss to end your day with sumptuous desserts offered here.

Recommendations: Peanut Butter Malt (185++), a must try for peanut butter lovers. Brownie Blast (215++) for those who want sinful indulgence.

Peanut Butter Malt
Peanut Butter Malt
Brownie Blast
Brownie Blast