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ROSE CAFE – SAKET

By Poorva Shourie

The other day I was talking to a friend, telling her how, being a part of the current age is a blessing in disguise. Gone are those days when we had to wait for long lost relatives to visit India and talk at length about the food, the culture and the delicacies aboard. Gone are those days too, when we could only imagine how a scone would taste after reading an Enid Blyton.

Today, especially in Delhi, every second day a new café opens literally like a mirage in a desert. One day you are walking down a very familiar street and poof, just like that, a little new shack, or café or restaurant or bistro pops up!

Delhi is like the food paradise for every true foodie.

And it was literally like that when I stumbled on this little café in Saket.  A friend usually recommends most of the places I review and thus the credit for my pleasant discover goes to my ultra cool friend – A foodie by heart and an entrepreneur by choice.

Rose Cafe 2So coming to Delhi’s latest jewel, Rose café – I can write pages after pages about how beautiful this place is. As you enter you are soothed by the ambient color coordination of pink, white and green amalgamated together. It looks like a little café straight out of a 70’s British movie – A place the Queen would recommend; a place where most Britishers would get together to “tolk” about politics and world peace over a cuppa tea!

I happened to visit Rose Café with one of my closest people and it was amazing to see how instead of me being the “food reviewer” she was the one doing my job.

We started by ordering an array of coolers. For me it was the Rose Café Iced Coffee and the other disguised connoisseur ordered a Hot Chocolate and Mint Lemonade Infused with Kaffir Lime Leaves.

The Rose Café Ice Coffee is different from your regular iced coffee because for one, they use Milkmaid instead of milk which is topped with a shot of espresso and ice. It’s sweet, yet strong. I licked the bottom of the glass clean and was tempted to order more, thats how good it was!

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The Hot Chocolate was an instant hit. It had to be, after all there were mini Marshmallows floating on top of it. I used to love the Hot chocolate from Costa, but Rose Café, with the baby Marshmallows has taken the cake! The good thing about this Hot Chocolate is that the chocolate is not overwhelming which is how a cup of Hot Chocolate should be.

The Lemonade, I personally didn’t like (my palate was spoilt by the milkmaid and the chocolate and the baby marshmallows) but my friend raved about it, so I suggest, try it and form your opinion.

Now coming to my favorite part, LE FOOD!

We ordered the Chicken House Caesar salad, Rose Café Chicken Roll and the Classic BLT.

IMG_3166The Chicken House Caesar Salad is the best available in Delhi. Yes, I know most of you would vote for Big Chill’s Caesar Salad and I thought so too, but after taking the first bite of Rose Café’s Caesar salad, I knew that it was a clear winner. It is a little off beat from your regular Caesar Salad; it’s garnished with pepper and a hint of lemon. With every bite, your palate is teased with so many flavors – it’s like the ultimate culinary turn on!

The BLT was amazing because it had a generous helping of Bacon and who doesn’t like a little extra Bacon in their sandwich?

And finally coming to the Rose Café Chicken Roll; it’s not really a roll, it’s more like a sub sandwich. The chicken is drowned in a generous helping of lemony mayonnaise and iceberg lettuce and this concoction is then spread over a super soft white beard sub sandwich. It’s a must try!

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For Dessert we had the Tiramisu and Gooey Brownie both of which are one of the best desserts I have had in Delhi.

Over all, a visit to Rose Café is an extravagant experience in itself because not only your taste buds, but also your eyes and ears are delighted to the greatest height (Beatles played away in the background).

I loved everything about Rose Café and I can guarantee that all you foodies out there will love it just as much!

Anubhav Sapra is an avid foodie! He is a Founder but proudly calls himself a Foodie-in-chief at Delhi Food Walks. He is also a street-food and Indian regional cuisine connoisseur and loves to write about street-food.

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