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The good ol days of college are back with Satya Niketan, or South Campus buzzing with cute petite cafés. One of them is Pipeline Café located on the second floor in the market, opposite Venkateshwara College. As you enter, you can clearly figure out that you are between a bunch of college peers, or college lovers enjoying hookah, shakes and some interesting nibbles. Priced economically, just ideal for students, the café serves delicious food and beverages such as baked nachos with cheese and chicken, shepherd’s pie, konjee crispy lamb, banoffee pie, Ferrero Rocher and Kit Kat shakes. From basic North Indian delights, to international favourites such as Italian, Chinese and Continental, the café serves a mix of cuisines.
When looking to dine on a limited budget one has a plethora of options to choose from. You are spoilt of choices in a city like Delhi, which has a multitude of great restaurants for all kinds of budgets. Benefitting from the pool is students and corporates who are on a shoe-string budget when it comes to dining out. In a place like Satyaniketan or South Campus, the area is crammed with students on a lookout for a restaurant that is delicious to dine at but is easy on the pockets as well. Perched on the second floor in the market just opposite Venkateshwara College is ‘Pipeline Café’, a small casual place meant for friends to catch up. It’s the kind of place where the time just stops and takes a pause. Enjoy the café at your leisure as it is best to be appreciated at a slow pace.
Pipeline Café’s menu is quite eclectic, ideal to suit the diverse taste of its varied patrons. It entails North Indian, Chinese, Continental and American cuisine for an affordable price. Have a go at the menu by selecting some appetizers, vegetable & cheese pipes, Mexican salad, poutine, Tuscan tomato soup, rock & roll mushroom, BBQ chicken wings, Greek salad, hash brown omelette, panko crumbed fish fingers, baked nachos with salsa, bruschetta de pollo, butter chicken spring roll, crispy American fries, Mexican fried chicken and crispy chicken pop ups. Move on with, penne lababdar, pizza Florentine, burger with fish fingers, bacon ‘o’ tikka sandwich, meaty burritos, cottage cheese sizzler, baked lasagne, fisherman’s bounty, stir fried chicken in Thai basil sauce, kung pao sizzlers, pad Thai noodles, grilled prawns and burger jalfrezi.
Pair the mains with a mango cooler or an American lemonade to bring out the flavours even more. They do a fantastic version of trio-dessert sundae and a banoffee pie. Pipeline Café re-emphasises its name through its décor. It keeps a very casual and unpretentious kind of décor, complete with unvarnished exposed brick walls and a network of yellow pipes running across the ceiling. Room is furnished with casual sturdy furniture and a giant wall clock on the back wall. Hookah is served all day long in the restaurant, a hit with the students who intend to linger on. As the place is jam packed with students throughout the day it will be wise to get a reservation beforehand.