Both of us were looking forward to a lunch at a new place in HSR this Saturday, but after witnessing a rather long jam right in front of our apartment, we came back home and decided to order in.
Mr. H suggested Kachori Cafe and we placed an order online for kadhi kachori, pav bhaji, chole kulche and papdi chat (yes, we were starving!).
An unexpected and interesting find! The Bangalore Pantry looks just like a college canteen and has a very interesting menu. We had actually planned for Glen’s Bakehouse that was long pending and after no food and some really bad experience there, we thought of going to Toit. And as luck would have it, Toit turned out to closed! And then I guess the food gods took pity on us and I noticed the board for Bangalore Pantry.
The place doesn’t look very appealing from outside with its scary metal staircase. The decor doesn’t have much except for plain wooden tables, some wooden benches and metal chairs. We were contemplating whether to stay or go when the gracious owner lady showed us to our table. The place has some old style switches, not sure if they are intentional, but they surely did bring back memories of my ancestral house in Bengal 🙂
New restaurant alert!
This city never disappoints when it comes to good food and new places. This place has recently opened in HSR, and is located on the same lane as that of Dunkin Donuts. We noticed it a couple of days back and instantly decided to pay a visit soon 🙂
Excellent chats and jalebis if you don’t mind the unruly queues. Samosas and kachoris are great. Prices are quite reasonable.
A must visit for yummy snacks.
Mouthwatering kachoris (both aloo pyaz and dal). Haven’t really tried anything else from here, but looking at the crowd, I’m sure everything must be good.
There’s no parking on that street, so I have always opted for takeaway.
Decent place for having chaats.
Service is painfully slow. We visited on a sunday evening, when this place was not too crowded.
Ordered a plate of samosas, papdi chaat and aloo tikkis. Samosas took around half an hour to arrive, and didn’t taste fresh. Papdi chaat was good and tikkis were okay.
Will visit next time and try out a few more things.