17 Reviews / 17 Ratings
Heaven for coffee lovers
Located in one of the by-lanes in Kala Ghoda, the Kala Ghoda Cafe was a late, but good find. Cute little cafe done up nicely. Hospitable staff with an amazing menu. Recommend this place for breakfast or evening tea/snacks. This place serves the best coffee I've had in Mumbai!
Coffee Hunter that you are ?!
If you are not much of a coffee lover, an affagato at this place is sure to turn you into one. Vanilla ice-cream with espresso poured on top is what the affagato is all about, and we guarantee, they use the best coffee beans when making the espresso the Arabica. What you may not have expected is for the coffee to have been served here with raw sugar or jiggery instead of the usual. Cozily tucked in the backlanes of Fort, this place is not one that you would chance upon. It also has a mezzanine seating for 5 on the first, but dont hold us responsible for a mini-cardiac arrest that you may get while you climb down a small stairway. Try the Cycle Sundays that let you grab a free coffee if you visit KGC on your bike on Sundays
white place in "kala" ghoda
Small little cafe but known for its superb heritage and fabulous ambience. One must have the med salad, the pumpkin and green apple soup, the BLT sandwich,the carrot cake and the cheese straws. Come here and spend a lazy weekend afternoon and I assure you won't regret it. the breakfast combos are great value with good coffee, juice and sandwiches too. Wifi is an added bonus.
Small little cafe but known for its superb heritage and fabulous ambience. One must have the med salad, the pumpkin and green apple soup, the BLT sandwich,the carrot cake and the cheese straws. Come here and spend a lazy weekend afternoon and I assure you won't regret it
Go for their Rasta Sandwich!
This small little cafe resides in the by lanes of Fort, a little hard to spot, Its opposite Chetana Restaurant. Ideal for a tete a tete, this all day open cafe dishes out some great stuff. Among the must try here are the Belgian Hot Chocolate.... Trust me, its to die- for, the Rasta Sandwich is their USP, it oozes out tanginess in every bite ..... Their KGC Special Sandwich can be tried in the chicken version too and the KGC Chefs Salad is a refreshing break from the monotonous salads too. They also have a good range of healthy juices.
Service Wise- The service is courteous an they always give you a warm welcome.
Except for the tininess of the place, there isnt much you can complain about!!
Visited this morning for breakfast, and despite the small menu, it was difficult to decide. Ended up with poached eggs, which were wonderfully cooked, and came with roasted tomatoes, a hash brown and toast. The eggs, tomatoes and hash browns were great, but it would have been wonderful to have something other than standard Mumbai brown bread. A nice seeded loaf, or homemade bread would take it to another level.
The ambiance is nice, and more European than heart-of-Mumbai. Service was a little slow, but that's life here. Will definitely be back if I am in the area.
We tried on a saturday evening..Deserted peaceful lane, literally vacant place and a great ambience made the place quite romantic. the music is cool. Staff is couteous. We quickly order the soup of the day and was promptly told its out of stock...communication on blck board could have been updated. We ordered veg Morjim salad which was out of the world. The sesame and peanuts dressing made it even more tasty. the chedar and pickle sandwich w/o cheese was also awesome. Coffee was ok..Overall great place.
Better Places Around
It's a cutesy place with maybe 5 - 6 tables and a small focused menu. Lot of wasted potential.
Food: Had the waffle with chocolate sauce and a sandwich. The waffles tasted of too much egg and are totally avoidable. The sandwich was average.
Service: Is too slow for such a small place. The waiters are just dawdling around.
There are better places around like Food for Thought for me to come back. The menu is also not interesting enough to revisit.
The owner was sitting on the top area and talking loudly..the scrambled eggs were soggy...service poor and slow... The coffee is exceptional...I bought 250gms for home..the lane in which the restaurant is is smelly and dirty...The coffee cups need better handles...I know its fashionable to have small handles but then you have to be a midget to use them.
Unique ambience, unimpressive service
I went by to Kala Ghoda Cafe last week. First off, the place is small, but you have to appreciate how they have decorated the interiors despite the handicap of space. The ambience is really nice, similar to studio cafe's you may visit in other cities around the world. However, the service was appalling; there were just two waiters, and even they were taking their own sweet time to respond. One of them even waited to finish his conversation on the phone before coming to our table.
Secondly, and this is the crux of the matter, they serve me an Iced Tea (which wasn't so good) along with a sugar syrup dispenser with ANTS walking all over it! Second item, a toast with cheese that was surprisingly closer to garlic bread with cheese than a simple toast.
Visit KGC if you want to experience a nice ambience and possible share a cup of tea/coffee (hopefully better than the iced tea), but not for anything else.
Cafe by the sidewalk
Mumbai has in recent times lost too many of its quaint and distinctive eateries to either count or effectively mourn. That space has been taken by the constructed fashionable", which means that what was once interesting because it grew organically out of its surroundings is replaced by the artificial. For more details
Quaint little coffee shop
Went there early on a Sunday evening. You'd NEVER find the place unless you were specifically looking for it or if you had gone to Trishna.
The place is cozy. It has 5 maybe 6 tables. The coffees were good and the rocket leaves and cheese sandwich we had was great. There is a changing sandwich and dessert of the day but there is not much choice otherwise. The little chocolate square accompanying the coffees was a nice touch.
Over all they have a limited menu (which is not necessarily a bad thing) and limited space which could be an issue on weekdays.
Paid 200 for 2 coffees and one veg sandwich.
Would I go there again? Probably if I'm in the area.
Is half-past noon too early for lunch? Granted that the Kala Ghoda Café is being marketed as a coffee shop but when we visited one Tuesday, we were told that the cook would only arrive at 2 pm and therefore we could only get one of the four sandwiches listed on their rotating menu. Two committed carnivores were thus deprived of the chicken salad, egg mayo and veg Med options and had to settle for the KGC special, a parmesan and rocket sandwich that was prepared by the affable manager.....
Soya Macchiato at Kala Ghoda
It's a coffee shop the size of a garage, that was once a stable. Perhaps, it's this pastiche of reality that makes Kala Ghoda Cafe a bit more fascinating than it actually is. Wedged between hardware shops and warehouses in a tiny alley that's earned a place on Mumbai's culinary map thanks to firangs-love-it seafood eatery Trishna, the cafe fits 5 tables that can seat 15-odd people. A few more can lounge on a quaint wooden mezzanine that houses a comfy couch, bathed in sunlight streaming in through a sloping sun-roof. You make your way there up a ladder, so, the osteoporotic and non-nimble footed can stick.....[read more on Mid-Day]