Day 1: *As we drive by* Hey look, that looks like a nice place. We should go here sometime.
Day 20: I heard Xyz went to Café Trofima. I really want to go there. Let’s please go!
Day 32: Yet again we are passing by this place and not entering.
Day 59: *As we drive by, again!* This is heights. Why do we always have somewhere else to go and never here?
Day 139: *Phone Beeps*
Friend No. 2 – Hey, It’s been long. Let’s Catch up. Friday?
Me – Hey! Friday seems diffic….. *another message arrives*
Friend No. 2 – How about Café Trofima?
Me – *Deletes previously typed message* Hell yes! It has been ages! Time?
And finally, Day 141 – Yes Yes Yes! At last, enter Café Trofima
Cutting the super long story short, we have been waiting for months to visit this place and finally, it happened!
Café Trofima is a mid-sized café located at a prime corner on the main road in the ever so crowded Shivaji Park. Every time we passed by this café, we felt it was a complete fine dine place. As we entered, we noticed, although it was still a fine-dine, it had a very young vibe to it.
With the slightly dim lights, grey and white interiors and the colourful frames and cups adding a fun vibe, the café is cozy and comfy! Colourful chairs, pillars covered with 3D writings of dishes the café serves. A dessert counter displaying mouth-watering pastries and cakes and other bakes along with boards that mention the specials of the day. Tall French windows, soft music, the smell of rich coffee…it is a perfect French style café with lots to offer.
The freak shakes at Café Trofima are pretty famous, so we started with Freaky Anni Oreo. Thick Oreo milkshake, loaded with whipped cream and chocolate sauce. It has every good thing that exists on the dessert planet – Oreos, Chocolate Cigars, Choco Chips, Gummy bears, Marshmallows and lots of chocolate sauce! Sinful, but good.
Chilli Garlic Potato Wedges were crisp wedges topped with lots of chilli flakes and had a slight garlic flavour to them. A spicy pesto sauce would have done wonders.
They nailed the salsa sauce in the Nachos which was a good combination of spicy and tangy. Crispy tortilla chips, loaded with beans and salsa along with lots of cheese, this one, we loved!
Red Velvet Cupcakes were decent, probably our timing was wrong, coz they had become a little too dense. Dark Chocolate Cupcake was yummy.
We also ordered String Zucchini and Olives Open Cheese Baguette. Crispy bread with parboiled zucchini, bell peppers and olives and lots of cheese. Cheese overpowered the flavours in this one.
What we loved was the Mushroom, Capsicum and Onion Pizza.
A thin crust pizza with lots of veggies and loaded with Cheddar and Mozzarella cheese, this one was delicious!
The cheese was not chewy and with each bite, the flavours of cheese and veggies came out perfectly.
Passion Fruit Mojito was much more minty and much less passion-fruity, but refreshing nonetheless.
Red Thai Curry with Rice was the star of the show with the perfect creamy smooth gravy having an undertone of coconut.
The rice was fragrant and well separated. The Thai Gravy was loaded with veggies and taste delicious!
Overall Experience: The food is good here, not out of the world. Some things are good and there are some misses. Sadly, we expected a lot more. The prices are all inclusive of taxes. The service is friendly and courteous but a tad slack. Although we loved the fact that nobody bothered us with ‘what next, sir/madam’ questions!
The Battle: Freaky Oreo Anni will turn you into a battling freak. You will fight anyone and everyone for this one!