Gargi Bansod tells you why visiting Bagelwala in Bandra, is a must!
Bagelwala is just what the ever bustling suburb of Bandra needs — a quaint eatery in a quiet lane. Ah, the silence and old classics playing in the background, accompanied by beautiful bagels. We’re in love!
Finding Bagelwala might be difficult, but once you’re there, we doubt you’ll want to leave. Though it’s tiny, they have artistically fit in tables, shelves and an upper seating area. Quirky paintings adorn one wall while the other holds a small shelf with books along with baskets of condiments and one thing that we were glad that someone finally took into consideration — hand sanitisers, which are exactly what you need before you dig into their wholesome bagels.
You can choose from a variety of bagels such as plain, garlic, sesame, multigrain or herb, along with your choice of stuffing and salad. They also have breakfast options that are served all day. We decided to order the highly recommended Fresh Watermelon juice, but our server was kind enough to tell us that the watermelons weren’t good and he’d oblige us with something else to quench our thirst. So, we settled for a glass of their Lemon Iced Tea (`120) and Cappuccino (`80). Both of which we will gladly vouch for.
Their menu is listed on a wall they use as a blackboard. We ordered the Herb Chicken Bagel (`180) and the Mushroom Melt (`120) and settled into our seats, browsing through the newspapers laid out on the tables. The food arrived quickly, in a small basket with a base of butter paper and a side of stir fried potatoes tossed in herbs. The bagels were a delight to bite into with crunchy tops and wholesome filling and both were perfectly made, well seasoned and filling as well.
If you love to sit by yourself and read a book or work on your laptop, Bagelwala will become one of your regular hangouts.
Where Crowne Palace, Near the Tarun Tahiliani store, Off Turner Road, Bandra (W)
Meal for two `600
Correction In the Otto Infinito food review (September 14) we mentioned that Ka Hospitality has brought down Ellipsis, this is incorrect. KA Hospitality has brought down Hakkasan & Yauatcha. Otto Infinito is their 3rd restaurant and is their 1st home grown brand. Ellipsis is a restaurant by IB Hospitality and it is their first venture. We apologise for the mix up.