Bhendi Bazaar Grill
Mother Theresa Road,
Hotel Nalapad Residency
“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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
Content by Megan D' Souza
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.
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!
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