Pritam Estate, Dadar East 022-24145555
Meal for 2: Rs. 1,400
New restaurants are often signposts—pointers to new trends and metamorphosing neighbourhoods. This is certainly the case with Grandmama’s Cafe, which looks like it belongs in a Cotswold village. Dadar East is an unlikely location for whitewashed brick walls, mismatching floral chairs, English countryside knick-knack, lace lampshades and crochet samplers. Still, the place is packed, noisy and popular, and nobody seems to mind sipping their cold coffee as trucks trundle by.
One wall of the cafe is painted with traditional home remedies. Lace curtains and white wooden furniture complete the enticing picture. The staff, however, is not equally welcoming; the waiters are disorganised and disobliging, and bark ‘No’ to every request. We manage to find a table and get down to our meal. Much to our delight, the Norwegian Smoked Salmon Sandwich (Rs 320), made with dense bread and stuffed with generous amounts of...