Hammered, Cunningham Road

One of the good things about not going out of Bangalore over the long weekends is you don’t get stuck in traffic. And watching the infamous silk board almost empty in the middle of the day is a rare sight indeed πŸ™‚

So last Friday we decided to go to Cunningham road and try out Hammered. We both used to work near Cunningham road many years back and loved that area. Hammered is located at the same spot where the very hip F-bar once used to be. It’s spread across two floors amidst beautiful greens and has plenty of seating.

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Grapevine, HSR Layout

A dreamy little cafe, hot cup of tea, some yummy snacks and a crossword puzzle with Mr.H and I felt I could spend my entire evening here. How could I have failed to notice this place!

This charming cafe has simple yet classy decor, an open bookshelf built around a huge tree trunk and a wine rack with some wines on display near the entrance. The place has a cozy feel to it, and the glass wall on one side makes it look bright and spacious.

I think I spent first half an hour just gazing around at the lovely surroundings, and then my eyes fell upon coloring sheets and a crossword puzzle on our table (yay!). Our server handed us their beautiful menus and a big case of color pencils for the coloring sheets πŸ˜€

They have varieties of coffees, teas, shakes and appetizing dishes. We asked for coco berry tea, macchiato, a portion of spinach & artichoke onion rings, and started off with the crossword puzzle πŸ™‚

Service was super quick and our server appeared soon with our food and beverages. Tea was accompanied by delicious chocolate cookies. Both tea and coffee were excellent, but the showstopper was onion rings.

Slices of onion stuffed with spinach and cheese, dipped in a light batter and fried to perfection, sinful and delicious πŸ™‚ I loved the light batter, which made the onion rings light and fluffy rather than weighing them down. The dip served along with the dish was equally good. I wish they start serving even number of rings, so that we won’t have to fight over the last piece πŸ˜€

The cafe is an absolute delight, and we had an amazing time with incredible food and puzzles. It’s a perfect place to relax. I am definitely going back for dinner soon!

Ambiance: 4.5/5

Food: 4/5

Beverages: 4/5

Service: 4/5

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Tea Trails Bistro, HSR Layout

HSR’s food scene is rapidly evolving, and it’s good to see so many new places popping up. Tea trails opened its first outlet in Koramangala a few months back, followed by this one in HSR recently.

It is a small cafe located on HSR main road with a sizeable tea menu. They have some seating on first floor as well, but it was reserved for a private party when we visited. They have an extensive tea menu and a pretty good food menu too.

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Sangam sweets, HSR

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 πŸ™‚

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Whitefield Social, Phoenix Market City

Loved and hated this place at the same time! It’s like a slightly upmarket dhaba that serves excellent food and beverages at low prices, but you can’t be finicky about hygiene here. You’d be spoilt for choices of Β both food and beverages, since they serve everything from chakhna (titbits like salted peanuts, fried moong dal etc), nachos, baos with quirky fillings to biryani and much more.

The first time we came here, there was a long queue. The next time we were there, it was closed due to prohibition 😦 Today was our lucky day and we got a table. They have some seating outside, but it was way too hot, so we chose to sit in. There was no one at the reception and none of the servers seemed interested in showing us a table, so we found a place ourselves and settled in.

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Panipuris at Shubh Sweets, HSR

Happy Dusshera and Shubho Bijoya!

We had been looking for good panipuris for past couple of days, and suddenly remembered this place. Had been here a while back, when it used to serve seven kinds of flavoured water.

They have reduced the number to five now :), chilli, pudina(mint), saunf(fennel), jeera(cumin) and meetha(sweet).

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Ginger chai & pakoras @What’s in the name, HSR

Sunday evenings usually find both of us in grumpy moods (thanks to the infamous Mondays). So in an attempt to cheer ourselves, we decided to go out for some coffee.

“What’s in the name” is a small cafe in HSR. It has got beautiful wooden furniture and filled with knickknacks.

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