Restaurant Review Project 20 – Cappuccino Cafe

27 Sep

A Restaurant Review after such a long time.

Though I visited Cappuccino nearly a month ago, I can without any aid, recollect, the wonderful time I had sampling their delicacies. That is the mark of a good restaurant. Eons may pass, but some restaurants leave that indelible mark. Cappuccino is such a restaurant, tucked away in a quiet little corner on Saar Road. It is quite easy to miss this quaint little cafe and we had some difficulty tracing the place. This place came recommended by a friend, Riddhima, who has nothing but excellent opinion about the food that this cafe dishes out. I made it a point to visit it at the first given opportunity and wasn’t disappointed at all. One of the finest British comfort food serving restaurant is how I would define Cappuccino.

Coming straight to the food,- I ordered some cream of spinach soup with great anxiety. Spinach is not my favourite but Riddhima was so insistent that I give it a try. I was completely bowled over by a number of things. First, the presentation, the flavours and the whole idea that you could have your soup in a bowl and eat it too ( literally). They served piping hot spinach soup inside of a bun. For the same, they had cut out the insides of the bun and filled it with this flavorsome soup. Simply gorgeous. This got my taste buds buzzing and I was ready for more.

During my time in the UK, when I was heavily pregnant with Mimi, I craved for Jacket potatoes all the time. I had to have them every other day, with different kinds of fillings. It could be baked beans with cheese, vegetables and cheese etc. When I saw they had my favourite Jacket potatoes flavour combination -Baked potato with broccoli, mushrooms, corn with salads, I had to order it.

If I was to say, that these were the best jacket potatoes ever, would be an understatement. I haven’t savoured a dish so much in a long time. Okay, maybe I have :-) But this Jacket Potatoes made me forget all the other good things that I might have devoured at other places.

Scones came highly recommended, so we did order them.

The most scrumptious scones that were buttery, soft and crumbly, served with dollops of jam, butter and cream. I would highly recommend the scones since I haven’t had such wonderful scones even in bistros of London or Birmingham.

Apart from the recommended delights, we felt like sampling some of their regular fare like a chicken burger which was equally delightful.

We washed it down with a glass of iced coffee which was refreshing (  we enjoyed  our meal in a relaxed manner- hint: Mimi was sleeping)

While the food was spectacular, the ambiance lacked sophistication. I gathered from the menu that they were trying to do a British pub/ cafe style food. But the ambiance and the service did not reflect any of that. The service was very tardy and it took us quite some time to attract any server’s attention to take our order.
So I am proud to declare that Cappuccino cafe has been Sliced!!A meal for 3 cost us about 18 BD and as far as the food was concerned, it was the best meal I had had in a long time.

The verdict is :
Food – 4.5 /5
Ambiance – 3.5/5
Service – 2.5/5
Overall – 3.5 /5 (and an additional 0.5 because the food was excellent) so a total of 4/5

I hope to go back to Cappuccino again for breakfast to sample their wonderful brunch spread.

17 Responses to “Restaurant Review Project 20 – Cappuccino Cafe”

  1. Namit September 27, 2011 at 9:33 pm #

    Wonderful food indeed and the scones were just irresistible. A big shout out to Riddhima for this recco.

    Just wish their signage wasn’t so puny as it took a while to find this place even though its located bang on Saar avenue.

    • Anita Menon September 28, 2011 at 1:05 pm #

      Yes, but glad we found it. We have to go there again. I have not had enough of Cappuccino

  2. kankana September 27, 2011 at 10:38 pm #

    Wow never heard anyone not liking spinach! This is a great review and that baked potato is making me hungry!

  3. Anamika September 27, 2011 at 10:42 pm #

    This sounds good…on my hit list now!! BTW I’m big time spinach lover :)

    • Anita Menon September 28, 2011 at 1:01 pm #

      I love my palak paneer but soup, i’d rather have a carrot, or a pumpkin. but not anymore. i LOVE just as much

  4. Palka September 28, 2011 at 12:08 am #

    Mouth watering…. but Scones… come to LONDON and i’ll make you have some from my fav places… :)

    • Anita Menon September 28, 2011 at 12:34 pm #

      Palka- missed meeting you in my last visit to London. Hope to do so again over some coffee and scones

  5. Priya Mahadevan September 28, 2011 at 4:27 pm #

    Wow the soup looks amazing and it is an added advantage that your can have the bowl and eat it too :)
    Wonderful choices and pictures :)

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  6. Sona September 28, 2011 at 8:20 pm #

    Yum! What an innovative way to serve soup. The pics look lovely. Thanks for your review, Will visit this place for sure..

  7. saffronstreaks September 28, 2011 at 9:28 pm #

    Nice review Anita, and that baked potato is too irresistable… and yes that soup presentation is really awesome

  8. Marie September 28, 2011 at 10:49 pm #

    I have never heard of jacket potatoes, I think we call them ‘loaded potatoes’. In San Francisco it is customary to serve clam chowder in sourdough bread bowls and I love eating the soup soaked bread along with the chowder.

  9. La @ FoodSlice September 29, 2011 at 6:35 am #

    Oh! British comfort food. They possibly have the best kinds.. fish n chips and burgers and all those puddings too. love the jacket potatoes and the soup in buns

  10. Jim September 29, 2011 at 10:08 am #

    Food looks great… too bad about the service! Deal breaker!

  11. Sanjeeta kk September 30, 2011 at 12:59 pm #

    The spread is making me head over to that place..yum.

  12. Ameena October 2, 2011 at 7:09 pm #

    First off, I love the cute name of this place. Secondly, I am such a fan of scones that I will do whatever it takes to taste them everywhere I go…so if you like these better than the ones in London then this restaurant is definitely a keeper. Everything looks fabulous!

  13. Kamikaze October 4, 2011 at 1:53 pm #

    The pic with mimi sleeping is sooo cute! :)
    You make me wanna visit this place.


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