While the city has umpteen eateries that offer a delicious meal, what sets a few apart is the twist that comes with it. They turn the evening into a unique experience keeping you entertained till your food arrives and even later.
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What: India’s first quiz theme restaurant
Play a quiz and get a discount on your bill at the country’s first quiz themed restaurant. It may sound bizarre but this is how it works. You’ll be given a tab where you can see the menu and place the order. After that you have to answer eight questions on topics like general knowledge, Bollywood, current affairs and sports and each correct answer will shave off a part of your bill. If you answer five questions correctly it’s a 25% discount and if you answer 8 it’s a whopping 50% off on your entire bill. But the trick is you just have 15 seconds to answer each question. Try hard because the food is delicious. Think baked cheese pao bhaji buns, pull apart bread (oozing with cheese), fondue, freak shakes and a range of other interesting things.
Address: 101, De Mall, New Chandra CHS, Near Veera Desai Road, Mahar, Andheri West.
What: India’s first wine on tap bar
Ever heard of a wine ATM or wine on tap? Yes, that is what you will get at Wine Villa. The first of its kind in the country, it offers more than 100 wines on tap including those from Italy, Chile, Argentina and France. You will be given an ATM card and you punch it in, pick the glass and the wine of your choice pours out. Each wine has a card which mentions what food goes best with it so you don’t need to scratch your head about wine and food pairing. The menu has been crafted by Diana Chen, the winner of MasterChef Australia 2017 so you can expect interesting dishes such as Lamacun spiced lamb samosa, thyme butter seared snapper, four cheese flat bread and much more.
Address: 3rd Floor, 37, Horizon, Juhu Church Road, Juhu
What: Mumbai’s first comic books library
If you love comics, then don’t skip a visit to this charming library and cafe in Versova. It started in 2010 as an online comic book home delivery service and now offers a reading room where by paying Rs. 50 an hour, you can sit on comfortable cushions surrounded by all kinds of graphic comics. Think browsing Marvel, Calvin, Asterix, Tintin, Amar Chitra Katha and many more. Apart from excellent coffee and tea, it has a range food options such as breakfast bowls, sandwiches, burgers and sinful desserts. They even have a bar, but go here for the pure love of comics.
Address: 3 Corner View, Dr. Ashok Chopra Marg off Yari Road, Opp. Bianca Towers, Versova, Andheri West
What: India’s first cat cafe
Can you bring your pet cat here? No. Can you play with cats here and maybe even adopt them? Of course! Cat Cafe rescues stray cats and gives them a new home in this cafe. They are treated medically and then put up for adoption. But if you just want to sip your coffee and play with them, you are welcome to do that also. There’s a dedicated cat area with 20-30 cats, where you can be with them. When it comes to food, they offer a range of coffee, tea, pizzas, sandwiches, pasta and even Maggi noodles. And whatever you spend on the meal goes into the treatment and care of the cats.
Address: Bungalow No. 63, Harminder Singh Road, Aram Nagar Part 1, Versova, Andheri West
What: Mumbai’s first board games cafe
How many board games do you usually end up playing or even knowing about? Ten, 15 or 20. How about 350? This is what you get at Creeda – here you can play a wide range of games that you’ve probably not even heard of. The tab is Rs. 160 per person per hour to play games on a weekday and on weekends it is Rs. 250. If you don’t know how to play a game they will teach you. There is basic food, tea, coffee and snacks. Let’s just say that the focus is on playing and having a good time.
Address: Ground Floor, New Excelsior Theatre, Wallace Street, Fort