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Cafe D14 – Kasaragod

Cafe D14

2nd floor moviemax,
Kasaragod,
Kerala 671123
Phone: +917592014014

Savour a range of snacks and desserts at Cafe D14

On a quest for a perfect cup o’ joe? Well, look no further than Cafe D14, a stellar light-and-bright relaxed spot for Kasargodians frequenting the Moviemax complex. Cafe d14 is for all sorts: teenagers, families with young children, residents relaxing with the newspapers. Many come just for takeaways, while there are those who linger with a laptop. Food is a strong point. The baked goods are lovely, mainly the cakes as well as burgers, pizza and ice-creams.

The banana muffins served here are just delightful – baked in a muffin case to golden brown perfection. The fried chicken was proper comfort food, the kind of dish that makes you feel looked after. As for the doughnuts – a crispy, fluffy sponge, with impossible creaminess, was exquisite. The black forest sizzler brownie was moist and oh-so-dark – divine.

Chicken Burger - Cafe D14 - Kasaragod, Kerala
Chicken Burger – Cafe D14 – Kasaragod, Kerala

What’s more- the highlight of Cafe D14 is the live cake counter, the first and possibly the only one in Kasargod so far. Watching the feather-light spongy cakes getting creamed and decorated in front of your eyes is a sight to behold and sets your hunger pangs on full swing. Making your celebrations even more special are the customised cakes available at Cafe D14.

Also, they have an incredible range of stone ice-creams that seem to be getting increasingly popular in recent times with flavours that will please old and young folk alike, particularly those that kids will enjoy like the Nuts Overloaded.

Fried Chicken - Cafe D14 - Kasaragod, Kerala
Fried Chicken – Cafe D14 – Kasaragod, Kerala

If you feel like a coffee won’t cut it, then head straight for their irresistible mocktails. The staff are genial and well-informed too, making your experience pleasant and enjoyable.

Stone Ice Cream - Cafe D14 - Kasaragod, Kerala
Stone Ice Cream – Cafe D14 – Kasaragod, Kerala

All in all, Cafe D14 offers a variation that’s worth seeking out with prices that won’t burn a hole in your pocket. I believe these are enough reasons for you to head there with your crew and savour their sumptuous delicacies.

Content by Megan D Souza

Trishna Grand – Trishna Hotels – Padavinangady

Trishna Grand – Trishna Hotels

Airport Road
Padavinangady,
Mangalore
Phone: +919663257180

Chicken Ghee Roast - Trishna Grand - Trishna Hotels - Padavinangady, Mangalore
Chicken Ghee Roast – Trishna Grand – Trishna Hotels – Padavinangady, Mangalore

Food Menu – Chicken Ghee Roast – Trishna Grand

Food Menu - Trishna Grand - Trishna Hotels - Padavinangady, Mangalore
Food Menu – Trishna Grand – Trishna Hotels – Padavinangady, Mangalore
Food Menu - Trishna Grand - Trishna Hotels - Padavinangady, Mangalore
Food Menu – Trishna Grand – Trishna Hotels – Padavinangady, Mangalore
Note: The cost displayed on the food menu / poster / banner / image is subject to change. Please check with the restaurant/outlet before ordering.

TGG – The Good Galette – Attavar

TGG – The Good Galette

Presidency Skycourt,
Near Nilgiris Supermarket Attavar,
Attavar,
Mangalore
Phone: +919986967674

Find yourself a better bit of batter at TGG

Mangalore city is all the rage these days, because of its culinary offerings, and an exciting and extensively elegant breakfast tradition is a huge part of those. With the opening of ‘the good galette’, this culture is now a lot more profound; as it’s safe to say that devouring pancakes or waffles for dinner isn’t as jarring as it may have once seemed.

Tgg, (as it’s called) lives in the same complex as the Nilgiris supermarket, in Attavar, and is almost missable if you don’t walk towards the side of the building. But once you step in, it’s quite gorgeous. With an array of potted plants nestling on one side of the wall, a capacious open-brushed kitchen and a delightful menu, the sheer chutzpah of it all meant, we took to tgg, even before having a bite.

Although, be warned, as finding a table here isn’t so easy, especially in the evening hours. Service is bright, warm and knowledgeable-dishes appear, and then guests are left alone. Some rhythmic foot-tapping tunes are playing in the background, all the while, as we sit and order a couple of dishes.

Fruit Waffle - TGG - The Good Galette - Attavar, Mangalore
Fruit Waffle – TGG – The Good Galette – Attavar, Mangalore

The Nutella Banana Waffle, topped with ice-cream, nuts, fruits, whipped cream and maple syrup is a feisty slap of sugary goodness. However, I was surprised to discover, that not everyone at our table seemed to agree. In fact, after a couple of digs, my friend pushed her plate towards me saying it was far too sweet for her liking. Of course, I was only too pleased.

All Day Breakfast - Chicken - TGG – The Good Galette - Attavar, Mangalore
All Day Breakfast – Chicken – (Scrambled Eggs / Chicken Sausages / Chicken Salami / Peanut Butter / Jam / Baked Beans / with choice of waffle or toast)

At tgg, there’s something for everyone, and it’s crispy deep-fried chicken wings with a dose of sesame seeds, and a vibrant thwack of schezwan sauce is genuinely a delight and costs 240rs. The street momos, on the other hand, were perhaps less exciting. On another occasion – and I’m going back – I’m going for the Commando fries that are getting incredibly popular.

The menu is likely to change, but in my mind, the sliding Waffwich with Jalapeño, tomato and lettuce, is certainly worth seeking out.

Finally, if there’s one thing you should not miss out on, it’s their pannacotta. With a glorious tickle of mocha, topped with white chocolate and generous amounts of chocolate and caramel sauce, whipped cream and cherry. Understandably, the skills of Chef Boja Kotian, having worked in places all over the globe, like in the US and UK, surely knows his dessert-making craft. We left full, cheerful and determined to get others on board about this place.

Tgg, feels to me, like a restaurant, that’s at the start of a long and remarkable journey. Rahul and his exceptional team look like they’re having the time of their lives, testing the boundaries of Mangalore’s food scene. It may not be perfect, but it sure is exciting. We’ll have the latter any day.

TGG - The Good Galette - Attavar, Mangalore
TGG – The Good Galette – Attavar, Mangalore
Content by Megan D Souza

Farm Cafe – Ice Cream – Bendoorwell Circle

Farm Cafe

Essel Willcon Complex,
Ground Floor,
Bendoorwell Circle,
Mangalore
Phone: +917899444111

Tantalizing flavours of ice cream await at Farm Cafe

Ice-cream is indeed a marvellous treat, and don’t we all love it when we can scoop some indulgent frozen wonders with an upscale twist?

If you’re tired of eating the boring old ice-cream that gets you into ‘brain-freeze’ mode then what you need is to try out Farm Cafe’s signature flavours. This no-frills cosy nook at Bendorewell circle comes complete with wooden upholstery, greenery off the walls(it’s fake, don’t worry) and incredibly warm service. Though the name conjures up images of barn animals and farmers, what it instead delivers is fresh, hygienic, off-the-wall flavours that will entice both inner and actual kids alike.

Nanan Falooda - Farm Cafe, Bendoorwell, Mangalore
Nanan Falooda (The cold favourite in the town! Vanialla ice creamwith organic fresh fruits, dryfruits, strawberry milk and variety of sauce)

Nadan falooda, an uber-rich, creamy vanilla number, studded with organic fresh fruits and dry fruits is as comforting as a parfait, while the Nile Star jazzes up pista-infused vanilla ice cream with chunks of dry fruits and sauces.

However, if you wish to try out a quirky number or please your tantrum-throwing toddler, then the Tom and Jerry- a heavenly blend of vanilla ice-cream, Spanish delight and butterscotch ice-cream is sure to do the job.

Farm Cafe gets major points for their creativity too, but it’s got a less intellectual, more playful vibe going on, targeted more toward the young, young at heart and the children among us. The whimsical concoctions are incredibly sweet, more often than not featuring dry fruits, jelly, candy and all manner of nostalgia-invoking food. But it’s got some wholesomeness to it too, as the fruits used are completely organic.

So, head over now to satisfy those sugary cravings while you dig into some of the high gear decadent desserts at Farm Cafe.

Royal Falooda - Farm Cafe, Bendoorwell, Mangalore
Royal Falooda

Farm Cafe - Kankanady - Bendoorwell Circle, Mangalore
Farm Cafe – Kankanady – Bendoorwell Circle, Mangalore

Content by Megan D' Souza

DRNK Lab – Light House Hill Road

 

DRNK Lab

Hotel Nalapad Residency
Light House Hill Road
Hampankatta,
Mangalore

Phone: +918244271133

Refreshing blends of your choice, only at the drnk lab

“Sugar, spice and everything nice”, while these were the ingredients chosen by the infamous Professor Utonium to create the Powerpuff girls, in the American superhero animated series, it indeed comes to mind when you visit drnk lab as you sample delicious concoctions that are whipped up with your favourite ingredients. That’s right; Chemistry just got a lot more exciting because when there’s food involved excitement peaks levels for grub lovers everywhere.

Rightfully called “drnk lab”, this exuberant yet pretty modest eatery, situated in the Nalapad Residency Building at Light House Hill Road, soothes your taste buds with delectable experiments where you get to pick what ingredients go into your drink. With its nicely lit up ambience, quirky seating area, European vibe and colourful panels, it’s always brimming with fun, food and conversations.

Coffee Original - DRNK Lab - Light House Hill Road, Hampankatta, Mangalore
Coffee Original

From creamy sundaes, mouth-watering sodas and faloodas, to teas and sizzling ice creams, the delicacies served at the drnk lab are nothing short of phenomenal.
While the cordial staff recommended us several drinks and quick bites, here’s what #aroundmangalore liked:

Kashmiri Falooda:
Berry lovers, dig into this humongous glass, that is incredibly flavorful, soothing and refreshing with generous amounts of raisins and nuts and chilling vanilla ice-cream to top it off.

Fruity Yogo:
This tempting mixed fruit lassi with apple, banana, grapes and strawberry is pleasantly sweet and the type of drink that you would want to keep sipping on again and again.

Mad Macho:
Nutella milkshake with ice-cream and toppings makes up for a divine treat that only Nutella fans would get.

Nut get together:
Besides the apparently bizarre name, this one does have it all together with an intense honey flavour and a copious sprinkling of nuts and whipped cream.

Yes, we do love our drinks, but what’s a place without food, so of course drnk lab has their fair share of quick bites like burgers and kinds of pasta. If you’ve been hitting the gym regularly, then you can have a go at their salads too.

So, since we’ve now run it all by you, it’s time to head out and conduct your own little experiments at the drnk lab. And while you’re at it, we sure would love to hear about them too.

Food Menu – DRNK Lab

 

Content by Megan D' Souza

Top , Best & Recommended Restaurants in Mangalore

Top, Best & Recommended Restaurants in Mangalore

Farm Cafe - Kankanady - Bendoorwell Circle, Mangalore

Farm Cafe – Ice Cream – Bendoorwell Circle

Farm Cafe Essel Willcon Complex, Ground Floor, Bendoorwell Circle, Mangalore Phone: +917899444111 Tantalizing flavours of ice cream await at Farm ...
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ONYX Air Lounge & Kitchen - MG Road, Mangalore

ONYX Air Lounge & Kitchen – M G Road

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Spin Drift - Brew Pub, Mangalore

Spindrift – Brew Pub

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Brio Café & Grill, Mangalore

BRIO Café & Grill – Light House Hill Road

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Mangala Restaurant & Bar, Mangalore

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ONYX Air Lounge & Kitchen – M G Road

ONYX Air Lounge & Kitchen

5th Floor,
Kayarmanj Building
Next to T.M.A.Pai Conventional Hall,
Opp. First Cry Store

M.G.Road, Ballal Bagh,
Mangalore,
Karnataka 575003
Phone:  +918050301111

 Onyx will bowl you over with it’s freshness, zip and zing.

There are some restaurants when they have everything else that’s going for them, offer food that’s better than it should be. The view from Onyx air lounge and kitchen, overlooking M.G road on one side and the T.M.A Pai hall on the other is so vast, and the sense of floating above so engrossing, that the magic of the food and ambiance is merely a bonus. Add to it, a bartender that expertly swirls the bottles like in the movies, and your life seems complete.

A monumental live screen with a separate large 17 seated table is poised ever so royally in the already classy, vivid atmosphere. In keeping with its name Onyx, i.e., which removes negative energy, here is a unique place perfect for get-togethers to bond over food, drinks, music and more! Interactive elements like Teppanyaki live, an exclusive dessert counter and an expansive island bar, you name it, and Onyx has it.

On a hot summer’s night, when Mangalore shimmers yellow and green beneath a topaz sky, Onyx air lounge and kitchen is much the same. With a sub-level party room, separate smoking section, great selection of alcohol and high-quality cutlery, the friendly staff is an extra.

So with all this going on, the food is as robust and sturdy as the place that it’s a part of. It’s also as international as the contemporary interiors they display.

Chilli Cheese Rum Flaming Pizza - ONYX Air Lounge & Kitchen - MG Road, Mangalore
Chilli Cheese Rum Flaming Pizza – ONYX Air Lounge & Kitchen – MG Road, Mangalore

Their Oreo shake is made of a crisp, tasty wafer and crumbly oreo bits and cream, that does smoothly tingle your palate. It comes with colorful sprinkles decorated all around the top to distract you from the chocolaty brown oreo hues.

If it’s a mocktail that stands out, it has to be the Bell Pepper, comprising of cantaloupe, orange juice, and bell pepper melon. Though it has a high bell pepper flavor, it still isn’t overpowering and is nice and smooth. Dislike Capsicums? No worries, because the Melon Sour Mocktail scores big time with a watermelon base and a minty flavor that is undoubtedly for the sugar fans.

Oreo Shake - ONYX Air Lounge & Kitchen - MG Road, Mangalore
Oreo Shake

There is, naturally enough, a varied menu dedicated to the superstar contents and yet we opt for the Chicken Kalmi Kebab because what’s life without a kebab?However, only one thing matters with a Kebab. Has it been adequately cooked and crisped? Here, it has. It comes with a green sauce that complements it perfectly.

Meanwhile, we can’t skip out on a Paneer dish, so the Paneer Peri Peri it is. The tinge of Peri Peri is best savored when eaten slowly. Another dish that we highly recommend is, the Chilli cheese rum-flaming pizza, crispy, delectable balanced with the bitterness of the rum in a nice contrast. And then, there is the Bhatti ka murgh presented beautifully in a brass jug with charcoal pieces at the bottom and juicy Chicken kebab skewers.

Afterwards, as you move stealthily onto the vast dessert station, you can find a tempting array in the Masala Chai Panacotta and the ravishing cheese paan. A unique sponge cake is seen in the Tres Leches but full points to the dessert winner for us -Marble Cheesecake that we scarfed down in seconds

With nothing short of a ‘pitch-perfect meal,’ your love for the place just intensifies. An in-house DJ spins out pulsating music and is raring to rock the place while the inventive cocktail menu is impressive(read Tamarind Martini). The VIP lounge in a stylish cubicle with a customized menu and personalized hostess is enough to lift your spirits.

Onyx air lounge and kitchen sure has raised the bar, for party dwellers of the city making it swanky, sassy yet affordable for Mangalore’s clubbing culture. What are you waiting for?

ONYX Air Lounge & Kitchen - MG Road, Mangalore
ONYX Air Lounge & Kitchen – MG Road, Mangalore
Content by Megan D' Souza

Shake Factory – Hampankatta

Shake Factory

Balmatta Road,
Next to Hotel Roopa
Hampankatta,
Mangalore

Shake factory – The world of Shakes, cold stone ice creams and delicious quick bites

If a sweet, milky concoction is what you need to get you through Monday blues, then the Shake factory sure offers that and much more to indulge in!

Placed conveniently in Balmatta, next to Hotel Roopa, Shake factory has two floors; the lower level is the Hangout that offers several cold stone ice creams, while the upper level is the Cafe, that has all the quick bites and special shakes.

The well-lit parlor, though small, is a respite for days when you are cruising through the busy streets of Hampankatta on a shopping spree or just want to devour an Oreo de-melto! (an amalgamation of Vanilla, crunchy oreo bits, and chocolate)

Do you prefer Cherry? Fine, then have a cherry milkshake. Fond of Nutella? Naughty Nutella it is! In a mood for something different? Try their signature specials: Bubble trouble or Candy crush. Charades apart, their exhibit is indeed outstanding from Raspberry to Irish coffee, Blueberry to crunchy KitKat, the Cafe houses it all. Also, having it right from the bottle makes it a lot more appetizing.

Apart from that you also have their take on Chilli chicken momos, the crazy chicken cheeseburger with hot cheese, Piri Piri fries, paneer sandwich and the famous Red dragon burger! Have you ever seen a burger that’s red? You can catch a glimpse of it here! Or better yet, try one for yourself. With a large, spicy pate this burger is almost too pretty to be eaten and is most definitely Instagram worthy!

The cozy Cafe has a very ‘candied’ touch to it, with quirky wall art, colorful sticky notes where you can leave them a message or two about their service and a comfortable sitting arrangement that makes it an incredible place to slurp at! Cheers.

Shake Factory - Milkshake and More - Hampankatta, Mangalore
Shake Factory – Milkshake and More – Hampankatta, Mangalore

Ice Cream & Food Menu – Shake Factory – Hangout

Content by Megan D' Souza

Mumbai Street Kitchen – Hampankatta

Mumbai Street Kitchen

Mischief Mall,
K.S. Rao Road
Mangalore – 575002

Phone: +919148968488 / +918244285114/5/6/7

This new eatery is what you need to tickle those taste buds and soothe your soul

Authentic street food lovers of Mangalore are in for a treat because Mumbai Street kitchen has just hit the town! Whether it’s piping hot pav baji or some mouth watering pani puri, we all love to satiate our craving for these savouries from time to time; but with the question of hygiene looming largely, finding quality street food seems like a Herculean task. At long last, we’ve found our solution in Mumbai street kitchen, a vegetarian’s delight and food lover’s paradise.

Vada Pav and Cutting Chai - Mumbai Street Kitchen, Mangalore
Vada Pav and Cutting Chai – Mumbai Street Kitchen, Mangalore

Located on the ground floor of Excel Mischief mall, on K.S Rao Road, Mumbai Street kitchen is spacious, well-lit and has a vibrant, youthful ambience.The decor is extraordinary with antique kitchen utensils like kettles, lanterns and fruit baskets dangling from the ceiling, along with names of familiar Mumbai roads and a quirky billing counter that has a taxi framework, giving us old-school Mumbai feels.

They offer a bountiful collection of delectable eats to satisfy those finger food hankerings. From smooth, creamy Lassis, tempting chaats, rolls and sandwiches to South Indian preparations like dosa, uttapam, pakodas and bajjies; there’s no stone left unturned to ensure that you get the complete culinary experience at Mumbai street kitchen.

We recommend the Aloo Chaat which has chunks of crisp, fried potatoes tossed in spicy tamarind sauce and drizzled with sev, pomegranate, cilantro and beetroot. The Dahi Puri also made it to our list of favourites, and you will find it particularly hard to resist these mini puris stuffed with potatoes and a sweet and sour combination of chutneys, sev and most importantly the gush of fresh, soothing curd accompanying every bite.

If you’re looking to sample something interesting, then the ragda patties are an excellent choice made with ragda, potato patties and a garnish of tomatoes, onions and sev to add that extra punch, along with a combination of chutneys.

The misal pav is another must-try, to experience the flavours of Maharashtra. Toasted golden brown Pav and perfectly spiced up misal is for those who ‘joyfully eat with their hand’.

For some fresh fruit juices, Faloodas, mocktails and Lassis, Bombay Baadshah located adjacent to Mumbai street kitchen, has an impressive variety of quenchers.
On the whole, with a smorgasbord of palatable options, the foodie in you is sure to be delighted so relax, unwind because the street food experience is about to go to a whole new level at Mumbai street kitchen.

Mumbai Street Kitchen - Hampankatta, Mangalore
Mumbai Street Kitchen

Food Menu – Mumbai Street Kitchen

Mangalore and Delux Thali - Mumbai Street Kitchen
Mangalore and Delux Thali – Mumbai Street Kitchen

 

Salad Menu - Mumbai Street Kitchen, Mangalore
Salad Menu

Mumbai Street Kitchen – Veg Casual Dining –  A wide range of delicious menu for snacks, grills, chats etc.

Content by Megan D' Souza

Spindrift – Brew Pub

Spindrift – Brew Pub

5th Floor,
Bharath Mall,
Bejai,
Mangalore – 575004

 

Phone: +917899738333

 

 

Spindrift - Brew Pub - Bharath Mall, Mangalore
Spindrift – Brew Pub – Bharath Mall, Mangalore

Bond over freshly brewed beer, hearty conversations and excellent cuisine at Spindrift brewpub

Just when the Mangalorean pub scene was getting dreary, we discovered Spindrift brewpub: the city’s first, and possibly, only microbrewery, where you can de-stress after a tiring day’s work or simply head to for an enjoyable weekend.

Cosily tucked in the corner of the 5th floor in Bharath Mall; it has recently been a crowd-puller; because it is indubitably the best watering hole we’ve had in recent times.

We headed there for a friends’ reunion, and we couldn’t have asked for a better hang-out.

The soft-cushiony comfort, easy-going atmosphere and rollicking music coupled with Bob Marley littered themes, makes for a tranquillizing time; lifting your spirits in more ways than one.
Having a range of craft beers like Lager, Ale, Wheat and Stout, as well as an exquisite selection of cocktails and other drinks, Spindrift also boasts of sumptuous food.

Among the starters what stood out were the chicken wings, and if you like yours hot, then the Firecracker chicken wings are your best bet. We also gorged on the Moroccan lamb cigars that had flavorful mutton mince infused with Moroccan flavours. On the Chef’s recommendation, we tried the Spindrift Dynamite Prawns which is an in-house special that brought a twist and made the dish a lot more appetising. Another entree dish that made it to the hit list is the Big Mamma’s Chicken bake served with garlic bread.

Special mention to their unique fusion food–Ghee roast nachos that are just world-class.
However, the show stopper on our table was the Jalapeno-Mango Chicken rice that we relished, with the chicken being succulent, sweet and spicy.

To conclude our meal, we had an elaborate dessert menu to pick from, and we ultimately decided to settle with their mango pannacotta that was smooth, creamy and melt-in-the-mouth delicious. Each bite of this dreamy Italian dessert was enticing, and we are coming back for more!

With an in-house DJ, occasional live performances, barbeques and brunches, the entertainment quotient is always on an all time high.

Weekends just got a great new definition with Spindrift brewpub, and we are ecstatic.

Spindrift - Bharath Mall, Mangalore
Spindrift – Bharath Mall, Mangalore
Spindrift - Bharath Mall, Mangalore
Spindrift – Bharath Mall, Mangalore

 

Spin Drift - Brew Pub, Mangalore
Spin Drift – Brew Pub, Mangalore
Spin Drift - Brew Pub, Mangalore
Spin Drift – Brew Pub, Mangalore
Spin Drift - Brew Pub, Mangalore
Spin Drift – Brew Pub, Mangalore
SpinDrift – Brew Pub - Bharath Mall, Mangalore
SpinDrift – Brew Pub – Bharath Mall, Mangalore
SpinDrift – Brew Pub - Bharath Mall, Mangalore
SpinDrift – Brew Pub – Bharath Mall, Mangalore

Food Menu – Spindrift, Mangalore

Note: The cost of the food displayed on the page/menu/image is subject to change. Please check with the restaurant/outlet before ordering.

Content by Megan D' Souza

BRIO Café & Grill – Light House Hill Road

BRIO Café & Grill

First Floor
Sainik Bhavan
Near St. Aloysius College
Light House Hill Road
Mangalore 575001
Phone: 9739970115

Unwind with soulful meals and slip into a state of blissful harmony at this quaint little Café.

A stone’s throw from St Aloysius college, Brio Cafe and grill is an idyllic place to be cut off from the city’s hustle and bustle, while still ironically nestling amidst it. Warm and luxurious, one wouldn’t mind being stranded here with its impossibly pretty decor and feel-good food that arguably reaches its zenith.

The intricately placed indoor plants, unique wall pieces, and artifacts, coupled with amazing views of the city and infectious chatter transports you into another era, giving you the feel of a 1920s Parisian bistro.

To top this already snug ambiance is the menu brimming with painstakingly prepared crowd-pleasers that easily qualifies as food for the soul. The student-friendly vibe extends well beyond ‘study, chill’ with their combo offers. Among our top recommendations are the baked stuffed mushrooms drowning in an avalanche of liquid cheese, this one is sure to please the staunchest non-vegetarian skeptic. Cut to another dish that is as delightful as it appears, if not more, are the chicken skewers served with Brio Cafe’s superlative in-house sauce. Marinated in olive oil, mixed herbs, lemon and sauce we vouch for this one.

The grilled fish served here, is another killer dish. Every element – the oyster sauce, fresh herbs, zesty lemon – work together. It has taste and texture.

 

For the mains, we suggest you opt for their steaks, which are mouth-watering. Additionally, Brio Cafe serves some of Mangalore’s best pizzas with a delicious thin crust and quality ingredients. That said, overlooking their pasta would be unfair; their veg pesto pasta is superb. To wash it all down are some refreshing coolers of which we favor the green apple and kiwi, and for something more massive, their creamy milkshakes could do the trick.

As a final flourish, the Oreo Nutella cheesecake is the go-to dessert on their menu, or you could settle for a plate of warm brownies topped with ice cream.

With a creative approach to fine dining that stands apart and a never boring selection of food, this cozy little alfresco parcel of peace is the haven we’ve been wanting.

Brio Café & Grill, Mangalore
Brio Café & Grill, Mangalore
BRIO Café & Grill - Light House Hill Road, Mangalore
BRIO Café & Grill – Light House Hill Road, Mangalore
BRIO Café & Grill - Light House Hill Road, Mangalore
BRIO Café & Grill – Light House Hill Road, Mangalore

BRIO Café & Grill, Mangalore – Food Menu

Note: Food prices displayed are subject to change. Please check with the restaurant/café before ordering.

Content by Megan D' Souza

Mangala Restaurant & Bar

Mangala Restaurant & Bar

Ground Floor & 1st Floor,
Shanti Kendra Building,
Sliva Cross Road,
Opposite Fathima Retreat House,
Valencia Jeppu
Mangalore,
Karnataka 575002

Phone: +918242436726 / +918242437026

Mangala restaurant and bar is a Mangalorean cuisine lover’s haven

While talking essentially about authentic Mangalorean cuisine, it’s safe to say that Mangala restaurant and bar has been arguably reigning since 1981! Dishes that are a bar apart served with the utmost panache that only a true blue Mangalorean would get is what makes the place close to the hearts of those who reside here. From being the ultimate hangout during college days to the ideal spot for a friends reunion, a Sunday night home delivery with the folks or just a craving for Mangalorean food by the NRI’s, Mangala restaurant and bar is the stuff of legend.

Mangala Restaurant, Valencia, Mangalore
Mangala Restaurant, Valencia, Mangalore

Pretty much everything served here is excellent, and that’s especially true of their Pork specialties. The service is friendly and agile, and they’re quick to spell out the best in-house drinks and food.

Simple sannas are ideal and pair well with the chicken masala. Although, the real treat is to dive into a plate of bacon wrapped prawns.
While the cocktails menu is impressive, it’s the Long Island Iced tea that will ultimately win your heart. The mango mojito is another spicy and well-made drink, and while the combination of booze and good food is intoxicating, Mangala restaurant and bar boasts of an equally rhythmic playlist.

Mangalorean’s love for seafood reflects well in the seafood specialties at Mangala, the prominent ones being fish fry masala and the good ol’ fish curry meals. The squid tava masala is finger-licking good and drool-worthy, as is the Paneer mushroom chilly for the vegetarian palate.

Apart from their winning dishes like the chicken ghee roast, spicy kheema with cheese or the pork vindaloo, one cannot visit Mangala without trying their signature dish: the infamous phat Freddie burger, loaded with extra cheese and bacon, that is sure to tempt even the anti-burger squad. Sample one for yourself and you’ll know what we mean. The burger comes with choices of meat and fish as well, but our hearts set on the bacon.

Nevertheless, no trip to Mangala is complete without the Freddie, and once you try it, you’ll be quick to agree!

Mangala is one of the more popular restaurants of the Mangalore dining season, so for great results, head there early on a lazy weeknight. Rest assured, and it is worth every penny and time spent for the feeling of comfort food reminiscent of your mother’s cooking.

Mangala Restaurant, Valencia, Mangalore
Mangala Restaurant, Valencia, Mangalore
Mangala Restaurant, Valencia, Mangalore
Mangala Restaurant, Valencia, Mangalore

 

Mangala Restaurant & Bar - Mangalore
Mangala Restaurant & Bar – Mangalore
Mangala Restaurant & Bar, Mangalore
Mangala Restaurant & Bar, Mangalore
Mangala Restaurant & Bar, Mangalore
Mangala Restaurant & Bar, Mangalore
Vintage Lambi Scooter - Mangala Restaurant, Valencia, Mangalore
Vintage Lambi Scooter
Wall Art - Mangala Restaurant, Mangalore
Wall Art – Mangala Restaurant, Mangalore

 

Food Menu – Mangala Restaurant & Bar, Mangalore

Food Menu - Mangala Restaurant & Bar, Mangalore
Food Menu – Mangala Restaurant & Bar, Mangalore
Food Menu - Mangala Restaurant & Bar, Mangalore
Food Menu – Mangala Restaurant & Bar, Mangalore

 

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Grubbery – Always Hungry (Resto – Cafe) – Derlakatte

Grubbery – Always Hungry (Resto – Cafe)

Kanachur Avenue
1st Floor
Opposite of Yenepoya University
Nithyananda Nagar,
Deralakatte,
Mangalore,
Karnataka 575018
Phone: +918242204585

From small town comfort to continental extravaganza, have a look at Grubbery

If small excursions outside the city sound invigorating to you, then you must certainly visit Grubbery – always hungry, a resto Cafe located in Derlakatte, opposite Yenepoya University. Although, one is always tempted to return to familiar restaurants within Mangalore, it can be refreshing to occasionally visit eateries that lie beyond city limits. Long drives that culminate into an exceptional dining experience are perfect, especially with a pleasantly nippy weather.

‘Always hungry’, as the inviting tagline says is pretty much what we all are and at Grubbery, the excellent service, ambiance and array of dishes served are sure to fix that. Mangaloreans, who are forever on the lookout for palatable continental cuisine are in for a feast, with Grubbery’s varied and constantly upgrading menu; given that a sizable chunk of their customers are students from the surrounding area.

 

Grubbery dishes up some amazing starters, (Jalapeño poppers, chicken skewers in peanut sauce, chicken and cheese croquettes) but there’s no doubting their primary draw: Greek lemon chicken with garlic Aioli. Tender, juicy chicken, long on flavour coupled with the garlic Aioli sauce hits all the right chords! Surprisingly, another recommendation is their Fisherman’s soup, which we didn’t quite expect to enjoy so much, but the tangy, exotic flavours sure make this one a winner!

Nasi goreng,(literally meaning “fried rice”), a Malaysian speciality is all kinds of awesome. Try it on a breezy evening and breathe a contented sigh.

The crispy prawn burger with coleslaw is heft and tightly packed, but are, nonetheless, juicy bombs that were wolfed down in short order.

Another must-try dish would be chicken and spinach lasagna. If perfection took the form of pasta, this would be it: bursting with cheesy goodness, rich and creamy. Also, big enough to fill you up and come back later for tea and ice cream sundae monster shakes. Speaking of which, Charlie brown and Red velvet served in Mason jars are crowd favourites and rightly so.

Grubbery has a carefully curated collection of waffles and pancakes; throw in some chocolate sauce, ice cream or maple syrup, and you’re good to go. Non-meat eaters are in for a treat too: Eggless scramble, Fruit platter or their tasty green day breakfast are all great options from their all day breakfast line up.

With a premise that is devastatingly simple, yet exemplary and a menu that is padded-out with a repertoire of dishes, Grubbery is out-and-out a gastronomic treat.

BBQ chicken burger :: Grubbery - Always Hungry (Resto - Cafe), Mangalore
BBQ chicken burger :: Grubbery – Always Hungry (Resto – Cafe), Mangalore
chocolate brownie with ice cream :: Grubbery - Always Hungry (Resto - Cafe), Mangalore
chocolate brownie with ice cream :: Grubbery – Always Hungry (Resto – Cafe), Mangalore
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Grubbery – Always Hungry (Resto – Cafe), Mangalore – Around Mangalore – AroundMangalore.com
Grubbery - Always Hungry (Resto - Cafe), Mangalore - Around Mangalore - AroundMangalore.com
Grubbery – Always Hungry (Resto – Cafe), Mangalore – Around Mangalore – AroundMangalore.com

 

Food Menu – Grubbery – Always Hungry (Resto – Cafe)

Food Menu - Grubbery – Always Hungry (Resto – Cafe)
Food Menu
Food Menu - Grubbery – Always Hungry (Resto – Cafe)
Food Menu
Food Menu - Grubbery – Always Hungry (Resto – Cafe)
Food Menu

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Icy Creamz – Bendoorwell

Icy Creamz – Bendoor

G-5,
Divya Deepa Arcade,
Bendoorwell,
Bendoor,
Mangalore,
Karnataka 575002
Phone – +918244255607

Succumb to your inner gourmand with Hangyo’s frozen wonders and decadent munchies

How much do you think you ought to travel to indulge in some frozen delights? Well, not too far, because it’s just around the corner at Hangyo’s! A couple of years ago, Hangyo shot to fame with the introduction of the “softie.” Today they’re a well-known name, with a string of outlets all over Mangalore, the ones garnering most attention being “Icy creamz” in Bendorewell and the ” Hangyo dessert bar” at the center of the food court at Forum Mall.

The parlor is famed for their irresistibly eccentric array of flavors served in cups, cones, and candies. Get your frozen fix with their rotating selection of off-the-wall flavors like Belgian chocolate, Bubblegum, Pinacolada, Sitaphal, etc.

In addition to these are some gargantuan sundaes like the butterscotch blast and crunchy caramel. With regular innovations to the ice creams, they keep surprising us with high gear decadence like the nutty symphony and mint and vanilla.

They also serve an excellent selection of behemoth “icy stones,” among which the Oreo fantasy and Mangalore Choco delight are sensational. Moreover, Hangyo makes you rethink all you thought you knew about ice-cream with the introduction of the icy stones. Choose from a bar of vanilla, chocolate or caramel and then gaze in awe as it dips into a hard coating of another offbeat flavor like pistachio, lemon, etc. Festoon this colossal masterpiece with garnishes like sprinkles and nuts. The same goes for their kulfis, which again topped with sauces, is one part dessert and two parts nostalgia!

The menu boasts of international flavors too, and the wild raspberry is pure indulgence!
If you thought, they’re only about whimsical ice creams then you’ve got it all wrong, because Hangyo churns out compulsively crave-able snacks and short eats, as well. The wraps and rolls are heavenly and just keeps you coming back for more. Furthermore, the Ultimate chicken burger served here is probably one of the best we’ve had in town! Not to forget, the pizzas with a delicious thin crust are addictive. This isn’t the best part, though, with a friendly service and a lovely environment, Hangyo is not-too-expensive with huge servings which make them your go-to spot for all occasions. So, cool down at Hangyo’s, for they hold a special place in Mangalorean’s ice-cream lover’s hearts.

 

Nutty Symphony - Icy Creamz, Mangalore
Nutty Symphony – Icy Creamz, Mangalore

Ice Cream & Food Menu – Hangyo Ice Cream, Mangalore

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Diesel Cafe – Hotel Prestige – Balmatta

Diesel Cafe

Hotel Prestige,
Collector’s Gate,
Balmatta Junction,
Mangalore 575002

Phone: +918242410601

Treat your taste buds to the splendid International cuisine at Diesel Cafe.

After having wooed Mangaloreans with their enticing pancakes and waffles, Diesel Cafe is the cynosure of our food cravings with all-day breakfast options every day! While we all agree ‘breakfast is the most important meal of the day’ who says it should be limited to just mornings? At Diesel Cafe, you can now sample culinary delights like Spanish omelette or California spring rolls all through the day. With a range of gloriously aromatic beverages like hot chocolate or Iced Cafe Latte, they also serve beers/cocktails making it a haven on a sweltering day. After revamping their interiors into an uber stylish retro American theme, they have introduced an improvised menu with delicacies that were unheard of in Mangalore so far. Relish from an array of International cuisine like American, Thai, Mexican, Italian, Spanish, French, Swiss etc, all under one roof!

Placed at the main junction below Prestige hotel in Balmatta, Diesel Cafe exudes a warm and cosy vibe as soon as you set foot into it, courtesy its plush bright and red interiors and wrought iron chairs. With an innovative greeting; they serve tall jars of refreshing cucumber and mint infused water to slake your thirst. Known for their impressive portions of Bacon, Sausages, American style Eggs, they have included Risotto, croquettes and bruschetta amongst others that we can define in just one word: sumptuous!

If that doesn’t cheer you up, we are sure the Dongri Kheema Ghotala will; possibly one of their best dishes it comprises spicy minced chicken with poached eggs served with masala potato wedges and mayonnaise: quite filling even if you are a voracious eater.

Diesel Cafe - Hotel Prestige, Balmatta, Mangalore
Diesel Cafe

One cannot be at Diesel Cafe and not try their waffles, so we did just that with their Epic Waffles: Nutella, chocolate chips, crunchy cashew nut bits and delightful chocolate ice cream all make for happiness on a plate!
If pizza is love for you then, their 3 cheese pizza is worth a mention; with a thin, light and perfectly crispy crust and copious amounts of three different types of cheese which include mozzarella, parmesan and cheddar.
For mouth watering, vegetarian options try their license to grill which is a melange of grilled Asian vegetables, spicy with a burst of flavour.

Lastly, those with a sweet tooth can indulge in their divine hazelnut-oreo shake served in a Mason jar with lovely polka dotted straws or their decadent Blueberry cheese cake; perfectly subtle and soft which will leave you feeling utterly content.

With their stellar deliverance of fantastic food, free Wi-Fi and good music, it’s sunny side up all day at Diesel Cafe. Splurge on a host of exciting preparations of savoury as well as sweet dishes because not only do they spoil you for choice, but enjoying a meal here indeed becomes the highlight of your day!

Diesel Cafe - Hotel Prestige, Balmatta, Mangalore
Diesel Cafe
Diesel Cafe - Hotel Prestige, Balmatta, Mangalore
Diesel Cafe
Diesel Cafe - Hotel Prestige, Balmatta, Mangalore
Diesel Cafe
Diesel Cafe - Hotel Prestige, Balmatta, Mangalore
Diesel Cafe

 

 

Food Menu – Diesel Cafe, Mangalore

 

Note: The cost of the food displayed on the page/menu/image is subject to change. Please check with the restaurant/outlet before ordering.
Diesel Cafe, Mangalore

 

Content by Megan D' Souza