10th Street Cafe, Juhu, Mumbai
Juhu and Vile Parle West are dotted with eating joints, but JVPD in general has been lacking on the restaurant front. A lot of home bakers and home chefs are there, but a fun casual dining place is what it lacked; and the arrival of 10th Street Café on Road No. 10 is a very welcome change.
It was around a fortnight ago that mom had spotted this restaurant and came home to tell me about this beautiful little place that was coming up and that it may interest me. I immediately looked it up online and it was listed as opening soon and I ended up following it on social media awaiting its opening and in the meanwhile, they got in touch with me for a review.
So here we were, maa and me at this beautiful and quaint little café for dinner last evening and this is what our dining experience was like:
Nutella and Granola Milkshake (INR 260++): A little hesitant about the granola added to our milkshake, I wasn’t very sure about how this would turn out but it did look appetising and I honestly could not wait to dig in. What really stood out for me in this was that the granola also had toasted coconut in it which helped cut out the sweetness of Nutella making this a little less guilt ridden.
Passionfruit Ice Tea (INR 210++): Having tasted a lot of ice teas and black currant ice tea being a personal favourite, I was looking forward to trying a new flavour of ice tea; and sadly, this one was a disappointment. With no trace whatsoever of passion fruit, this tasted more like the usual peach ice tea that is very easily available at a lot of places now days.
Mezze Platter (INR 420 ++): Knowing my love for lebanese food and my numerous visits to Hummus Place during my recent holiday (more on that later), I had major cravings for some good Lebanese/Iranian/ Greek food back and seeing the mezze platter on the menu was a pleasant surprise.
Portions of Classic Hummus, Pesto Hummus, Roasted Pepper Hummus, Carrot Hummus, Harissa, Tzatziki, Baba Ghanoush, Felafel Bullets, Pickled Vegetables and Za’atar Pita is what made up the mezze platter.
The Classic Hummus, Pesto Hummus, Felafel Bullets and Tzatziki were clear winners on the platter and we truly enjoyed them but when it came to the roasted bell pepper hummus, carrot hummus and Baba Ghanoush, we were left searching for their individual flavours and the za’atar pita to be honest tasted a lot like toasted bread dipped in oregano oil. And while these were a few points that needed to be worked on, the fact that the classic Hummus, Pesto Hummus, Falafel Bullets and Tzatziki were so good that everything else on the platter could be overlooked.
Char Grilled Cottage Cheese (INR 350++): Grilled cottage cheese tossed in barbeque sauce along with assorted peppers; this dish was very ordinary.
Ravioli Your Way (INR 400++): Spinach and ricotta stuffed ravioli in a creamy tomato sauce, the ravioli was so good. When it comes to just the ravioli, it was perfect, they had nailed the easy to mess with ricotta and spinach combination but the sauce was too heavy; it tasted a lot like the mass produced sauces that a lot of restaurants use, high on cream and butter and difficult for someone to eat anything else for a long, long time after this.
Almond Praline Cookie (INR 350++): A layered dessert made up of biscuit crumble, Nutella, chocolate ganache topped with a layer of almond flakes and coconut; served with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. Pretty decent I would say.
Beautiful Ambiance and a mixed dining experience; I guess, hopefully over a period of time, I would end up visiting this place a couple of more times for sure.
- The author was invited to review the restaurant and has given an unbiased opinion of her dining experience.
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