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This one's for the egg-lovers. A specialty restaurant on St. Marks Road, The Egg Factory, as the name suggests, serves only eggs. The idea of opening up such a restaurant was inspired by the role that egg plays in the diet of the non-meat eating populace in the city. In terms of cuisine, the menu spans quite a few from Indian and Mexican to French and Italian, you name it. Apart from this, there are also a few innovative home-grown recipes that are worth-trying. The only other thing apart from eggs on the menu is a little selection of beverages and smoothies, so people who don't really enjoy eggs don't have much of an option. There's tons of stuff to try and egg lovers are bound to thoroughly enjoy this place. Check website for more information.
Bengaluru seems to be a favorite with the state of Jammu and Kashmir as far as handicrafts are concerned. Many shops all around the city deal with special handicrafts and arts such as Pashmina shawls and carpets. The entrance to Sultan Kashmir Cottage Emporium is decorated with a huge carpet whose vibrant colors do much to brightens one's mood. Saffron, which is a very precious entity, is available in this store besides other specialities such as papier mache. An array of handmade articles such as paperweights, holders, souvenirs are all yours for the taking.
The word 'tiffin' down south is used to refer to breakfast, and MTR or Mavalli Tiffin Rooms serves the best breakfast in the city. Well-known for their instant meals like Rava Idli or mixed spices like the evergreen Sambar or Rasam Powder, they essentially serve pure vegetarian cuisine from the Dakshina Kannada zone of Karnataka. Diners also dig into their divine Idli, Masala Dosa, Sambar and Chutney, all complete with a dollop of pure ghee (clarified butter). Piping hot coffee in typical tumblers, remind you of the days gone by. Seating provisions are available on both the ground and the first floor. All said, when in Begaluru do not miss Mavalli Tiffin Rooms, which is located very close to the Lalbagh Botanical Garden.
Located in Vasanthnagar, this store is part of a social initiative by Kala Madhyam, an organization dedicated to protecting local and tribal arts and crafts from extinction. The store has a great collection of paintings, handicrafts, and tribal jewelry. As many as 15 traditional art forms including major ones like Madhubani, Warli, Bastar, and Bidri are showcased in the store. Of special note is the extremely good collection of murals. The collection is carefully sourced from local artists specializing in traditional and tribal art forms and a majority share from the profits goes to the artists to help them sustain their art. The store offers professional services and guarantees the quality of art. A must-visit for art lovers.
Jayanagar's Arnav Design Studio has continued to delight Bengaluru's jewelry buyers for years to end. Led by leading jewelry designers Ashwini Oza and Chetan Raja, Arnay reflects the tastes and preferences of a modern Indian woman. Be it intricate silver pieces, ornate gold adornments, delicate pearl sets or priceless gemstone jewelry, you can peruse an overwhelming display of accessories crafted to perfection. Alongside, Arnav' skilled artisans also remodel ancestral jewelry and transform them into bespoke ornaments that can be worn with equal comfort and grace.
Bakester in Defence Colony is a vibrant spot to relish crusty pizzas at Indian standards. The place is made famous for Indianized spin-offs of those hearty Hawaiin, Margherita and California-style pizzas. Along with pizzas, Bakester also serves up piquant items like Kadhai Paneer, butter chicken, and Chilly Paneer, among other appetizing eats.
Smoke House Deli is a popular chain of delis with a strong presence in Indian metros. This Smoke House Deli is situated in the busy Indira Nagar area and features a cozy ambiance to relish hearty deli-style eats. Find an exhaustive cafe-inspired menu that features wholesome burgers, zesty pastas, noshes and mellow pancakes. The gastronomical haven is a top spot for breakfast in the city, with omelets, bagels and salads served to kickstart your mornings. Single malts, delectable wines and inventive cocktails complete a vibrant drinks and libations menu at Smoke House.
The Fisherman's Wharf brings exotic flavors of Goa to the city of Bengaluru in a contemporary, open-air setting. Seafood is presented at its glorious best here, with iconic Goan dishes featuring on the menu, including Prawn Balchao, Pomfret in Butter Garlic Sauce and the splendid Goan Curry with Rice. Rich coconut milk-infused curries with stellar Goan spices rule the roost, with a few chicken and meat-based dishes such as the Goan Xacuti and classic Pork Vindalho managing to catch your attention too. The ambiance is a large bonus as well, with the open-air pavilion harboring a comfortable dining area alongside a sleek margarita bar.
The outpost of this specialty shoe store chain is located within the Inorbit Whitefield Mall in the city. Woodland stocks a huge collection of footwear, apparel and outdoor accessories for both men and women. Find everything from heavy-duty boots, sandals and flip-flops to jackets, pullovers and season-specific wear, each featuring a high level of sturdiness and durability.