While hopping around Shahpur Jat for some trendy fashionwear, we landed up at The South Delhi Kitchen for a snack break. It was more like a quick catch up with some friends, and tid-bit pet puja to get going.
A cute café on the topmost floor of the building which houses about a café on every floor, The South Delhi Kitchen is a mix of many things. A co-working space for free with WiFi (you can start paying when you want and subscribe to their coffee card), with shelf full of books, it is an interesting combination for a variety of visitors.
Split your bill with strangers!
Sitting at ease we ordered for some Mushroom Galouti Kebabs and Classic Veg Momos with chai (badly needed one). On our table was lying a butterfly sign which, when kept upright sends a message to other fellow foodies in the café you are open to sharing your meal, and hence the bill as well. That’s the basic concept behind the café – it being a community kitchen where you can share, but that’s totally your choice mayn!
Hot kebabs – ummm.. spicy
Our butterfly sign was up, but there was not much crowd when we went visiting. Good, we can eat all of it now hehe! So, we started with garma garam Mushroom Galouti Kebabs that were served with homemade green chutney, which was really spicy (though we liked it). The kebabs – soft and freshly prepared with a hint of black pepper in every bite. You may want to warn the kitchen to go light on spices if you can’t handle teekhi mirchi.
Who wants a momo? Meeee!
Couldn’t help, after the hyped momo ban, we had to have a plate. Our plateful of Classic Veg Momos arrived with homemade salsa sauce, which was mildly spicy. The momos however we felt could have been a little better, with filling being tad more cooked, but were filling enough.
Chai Coffee toh banti hai
No matter how much you eat up, unless a good cup of tea or coffee goes down your system, there is no re-energising. So we ordered for a cup each, which tasted like regular beverages. Energy toh aa gayi boss but we really wished the cups were glass so it wouldn’t get cold so fast.
Plus Point: The South Delhi Kitchen also features movie nights every Friday. Movies screened are decided by a Facebook poll and you get free popcorn and soft drink for INR 100. This is quite ideal and economical for a sweet movie date, isn’t it? Just ensure you register beforehand they have limited slots.
Where: The South Delhi Kitchen, 119, 5th Floor, Sishan House, Shahpur Jat- 110049
Cuisine: Mughlai, North Indian
Timing: Noon to 11.00 PM
Waiting time: 15-20 minutes
Must Try: Mushroom Galouti Kebab
Meal for two: INR 800 for two
Nearest Metro Station: Green Park on Yellow line
Gyaan: Reaching The South Delhi Kitchen can be a task, especially since the GPS will take you around in circles (jaise humein kiya), but simple way is to get off at UCO bank and walk. It’s hardly a few buildings from there.
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