What do you do when you have an old haveli to spare?
Well, when you are in Udaipur, you paint it blue and you paint it pretty.
You add a beautiful chandelier and you add some colourful lights.
You place a funky, colourful sofa here and you place two more there.
Then you buy some odd knick-knacks and you make a fun and chic hangout place with the right dose of all these ingredients.
Add good music and service to the preparation and voila, a perfect café is served!
Oladar Village Café followed these steps to make an amazing, upscale café in Chandpole, an area that is bustling with options.
Oladar (let’s call it just that, please?)is painted and decorated in vibrant colours that instantly make one happy. Imagine all the right combinations of yellows and blues and you will know what we mean! There are four sections – indoors and outdoor sections below and the same above. Obviously, we advise picking the outdoor ones! They are covered in trees and have super comfy seats/sofas. We loved the colourful patchwork on the sofa and cushions. The indoor section has funky lights and a café table (near the kitchen) with scooters and high seats.
The often give out the space for open mic performances, small fleas, etc. One such flea was on when we visited and it added to the zing of this café!
The menu is pretty elaborate with munchies and continental options along with sandwiches, wraps, etc.
We ordered Café Mocha which was hot and perfect. Lots of foam and chocolate sauce on top made it the perfect drink in the chilly Udaipur mornings!
We also tried Nachos Grande and loaded is the word to define this one!
Tortilla chips loaded with a spicy mix of veggies, tangy salsa and tons of cheese. Topped with julienned cabbage (kinda strange!) the nachos were really good.
The service is friendly and prompt. The café is not exactly light on the pocket but is a good place to unwind and have fun. Our bill came to ₹300 for coffee and nachos, which is a tad bit extra, but nevermind, the ambience is fun!