August 22, 2014
By Anubhav Sapra
There are few places where one feels like a child again. Recently, I was at Hangout Café, in Saket’s Select City Walk Mall. On entering the place, a horde of childhood memories came rushing back. I remember, during my childhood, one of my uncles gifted me a video game which I used to play with so much vigor that I dreamt of becoming a car racer!
Why Hangout reminds me of my childhood is because this cafe is a complete package of entertainment and fun where children along with their parents can spend quality time together. The interiors have been specially crafted to give a rain forest-like atmosphere, with animal-themed furniture placed all around to engage and excite the kids.
Half of the dishes on the menuat café are created keeping in mind the target audience – the children.The child-friendly menu consists of Dino nuggets, Monku bites, Hang Out ringlet fries and a lot more.
I was introduced to the delicacies on offer by Chef Kiran who suggested that I start with the watermelon with mint sparklers and round shaped fries with a smiley. Something which caught my attention in the menu was Dal(lentil) Burger, which tasted really good. I also tried Choley Kulche, White and Red Pasta, Fried Rice and Chilly Paneer. The food is decent and mild in spices as the restaurant caters mainly to children. However, adults too can relish many delicacies.
Shalini Vij has brought this unique concept of entertainment to all the age groups, from toddlers to teens and parents to grandparents. Along with being an entrepreneur, Shalini engage herself in various social activities and has also supported many NGO’s that help underprivileged kids. She has always believed in supporting the lesser privileged kids by giving them an opportunity to be a part of Hangout at various occasions.