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This quirky Irani style café has quickly managed to become the talk of the town. It has so rightly transformed into a dandy fixture for people to meet up and enjoy a good time. The décor of this café takes you back to the mid-1950s when the Iranian café culture was popularized, with the classic checked red and white tablecloth, old posters, big glass cookie jars, out-dated booths and menu writing is done on chalkboards; this place is the ideal spot for lengthy hangouts. The menu here serves up traditional Iranian cuisine, which brags of dishes like, 'The Timeless Berry Pulao', 'Salli Mutton', 'Dhansak', 'Chicken Farcha', 'Akuri', 'Bohri Keema Pav' and so on. All the sweet treats here are made from scratch, making it a unique selling point for this café, as the desserts are prepared fresh. The menu also comprises of an extravagant breakfast section known, as 'The Big Bawa Breakfast’ available every day from 08:30 am onwards to 12:00 pm in the afternoon and highlights the main Parsi breakfast staples. The beverage options at this place are phenomenal, besides the alcohol, they offer special chai/tea, cold-pressed juices, shakes and also cold brewed coffee. This is the perfect chill zone, jam-packed with the tastiest dishes on offer!
Who can forget the quirky old-fashioned appeal of Iranian cafes, tucked into the by-lanes of Mumbai? Many movies have been made around the cafes, scenes shot on those chequered tables while a Parsi uncle sits in the background. Our earliest memories of these charming cafes are limited to endless bottles of cold drink and unlimited servings of Bun Maska. Deciding on the same popularity factor, the appeal of cute Parsi cafes are brought to the glittery markets of Delhi in the form of â€˜SodaBottleOpenerWala'. The quirky chain of restaurants has taken over the gastro-circuit by a storm with its robust unapologetic food and lovely eye-catching dÃ©cor. Even the happening Cyber Hub in Gurgaon has gained one outlet due to its increasing popularity and originality of the menu.
Interiors of SodaBottleOpenerWala
SodaBottleOpenerWala is known for is its dÃ©cor that reflects the originality of traditional Parsi cafes. Brightly painted spacious rooms resemble very much like a Parsi drawing room, filled with knick-knacks collected over the years by an eclectic Bori. Take in the vintage photographs, a chandelier made out of kettles, gramophone, shuttered windows, old-fashioned telephone and a patterned floor that runs across the room. In cool evenings sit in their open outdoor section that overlooks the hustle-bustle of busy chirpy Cyber Hub.
Eclectic menu of SodaBottleOpenerWala
The menu of SodaBottleOpenerWala accentuates the delights of Parsi and Iranian cuisine. The best way to start enjoying the menu is with their signature drinks, inspired by various traditional bars of Bombay social circuit like Maushi Chi, Mumma nu Double Dose and refreshing Raspberry Beer. Begin by nibbling on Chicken Farcha, Tareli Macchi, Classic Akuri, Carnivore's Bhel, Vada Pav, Eggs Kejriwal, Paradise Chicken Roll, Crispy Corn and Bhel, Chicken Cutlis Pav, Bacon Vada Pav and Vegetable Puff. For the main course, go for their delectable dishes like Salli Mutton, Breach Candy Awesome Okra, Goan Choriz Pav, Tomato Cheese Macroni, Parsi Vegetable Kari, Dhansak, Bambaiyya Chicken Biryani, Paneer Sanju Baba, Paatra ni Macchi, Squid & Prawn Patio, Khattu Meethu Pumpkin and Vegetable Berry Pulao. You can even try their combos which bring together a combination of lip-smacking dishes.
Round off on a strong sweet note with traditional Parsi desserts, Matunga Coffee Cake, Lagan Nu Custer, super tasty Pumpkin Flan and Mixed Berry Trifle. The menu is well priced in comparison to its other fancy neighbours.
Where will you find this in Cyber City?
Address: 3, Ground Floor, Cyber Hub, DLF Cyber City, Gurugram
Nearest metro station: Micromax Moulsari Avenue (Rapid Metro)
The quirky Mumbai-style Iranian café, SodaBottleOpenerWala, has become quite a crowd magnet due to its fabulous comforting Parsi food and eccentric Iranian interiors. What used to be an average humble café scene in Mumbai, has gained a fashionable gloss in Delhi NCR. This famous restaurant chain has opened a new outlet in Cyber City, Gurgaon and has quite a fan following all week along. The Insta-worthy décor of the café is not the only reason it gets hash tagged so often. Food is another of their forte. SodaBottleOpenerWala could be a good place for for a Special Occasion, first date or even a second one.