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As a brand, Koshy's has been in existence for a very long time now, having catered effectively to different taste-buds in the city. Starting with the 'Parade Cafe', which serves aromatic coffee, snacks and other drinks, this chain followed up with the funky Koshy's Bar and Restaurant'. And at the suitably named 'Chill-Out', passersby can relish mouth watering ice-creams, tasty tidbits and beverages too. Then there is the recent addition 'Jewel Box' which is much sought after by well heeled corporates. While the ambiance varies across Koshy's eateries, one things that always remains constant is the flavorful cuisine they serve up day in and day out. These joints are located in a prime location near the Bible Society of India and St. Mark's Cathedral.
Indian Coffee Houses have marked their presence across the length and breadth of the country, and with good reason too. This chain of restaurants was initiated prior to independence by the Coffee Board. In fact, the first ever 'Indian Coffee Workers Co-Operative Society' was founded in Bengaluru in the year 1957. These restaurants have not changed a lot since then. They serve the most aromatic coffee and delicious traditional snacks to accompany it. This particular Indian Coffee House restaurant is no different from its other counterparts. The waiters here wear the pre-independence times white and red uniforms, all complete with the head-gear. It is quite popular among the student community, businessmen, local patrons and tourists too. All said, Indian Coffee House anywhere in India still retains a colonial ambiance within its premises.
1498 A.D. was that fateful year when Vasco De Gama landed on Indian shores and changed the course of Western India's history, hence the name given to this coffee shop housed within the Atria hotel. Guests staying here get to feast on a lavish spread of sumptuous breakfast, which comes complementary with their stay. Besides breakfast, there are delicacies from the southern regions of India, which can be relished every evening.
A popular spot for the young in heart, the chic and contemporary Pinxx along with its lively buzz, certainly uplifts any sagging spirits. A relaxed ambiance calls for more time to be spent in the company of family and friends. Comfortably accommodating around 90 famished diners, the buffet has an unending and flavorful spread of sumptuous dishes lined up. Since it is open twenty-fours hours, diners keep dropping by for a drink or to grab a few bites. Pinxx is situated in the Royal Orchid Central Hotel, which is in Manipal Centre on Dickenson Road.
Another one of the exceptional epicurean options within the Vivanta By Taj, Sugar & Spice is a fantastic bakery and deli located at the hotel's lobby level. On offer is a fantastic array of sandwiches, cold cuts and desserts apart from the mouthwatering chocolates and baked delights. Frankfurter rolls are a must-try while the home-made desserts come in a close second. The patisserie exudes a relaxed vibe and also features a library with a good collection. Open 24 hours, it's a great place for a quick bite.
For a delightful and a relaxed eating experience, head towards Cafe Mozaic in the Taj Residency. This cafe offers hot beverages with appetizing snacks, all of which are served with the distinctive 'Taj' panache. The food here is sumptuous, and time just flies by over steaming cups of cafe latte. A varied array of dishes are spread over the mid-night buffet and the Sunday brunches. The most popular event here is the food festival 'Khao Gali', with its interesting set of delicacies from all over India. Cafe Mozaic is situated within the premises of Taj Residency hotel on Mahatma Gandhi Road, so just grab a friend and make your way here.
Stopping by Corner House and not indulging in their celebrated ice creams is no less than a sin. Bengaluru's favorite ice-cream parlor serves the most delicious sundaes and frozen desserts in town. The one at Carlton Towers has a small place for sitting, so patrons stand in and around the parlor, eating out of the scrumptious waffle cones. The 'Death by Chocolate' is a patent of Corner House. Like the name suggests, it is actually no mean task trying to finish the sinful, generous portions doled out. Depending on the seasons, they stock fruit flavored ice-creams as well. Desserts like Triple Sundae or Banana Split are also to die for. Although there are the regular ones like Mango and Blackcurrant, they also have the 'irregular' ones like Chocolate Mint Chips.
This cheerful, European-style cafe in Koramangala Block attracts a mixed crowd. With its leafy patio areas and spacious pavilions designed to accommodate large groups, Claytopia exudes a breezy vibe. The menu serves eclectic eats such as juicy burgers, sandwiches and subs, besides a handful of pasta and salad items. Desserts are plentiful as well, with coconut cakes and the Hot Chocolate Fudge appearing as all-time favorites. Guests can also indulge in a variety of iced coffees, shakes, teas and slushies.