Garde Manger Café [Vile Parle]

Keeper of Food

That is what Garde Manger means. And we would like to modify it for this café as – keeper of awesome, delicious and healthy food!

Garde Manger Café is a fairly new addition to the healthy-eating clan. Located in Vile Parle, this café is small, cute and cozy. The focus on clean, fresh and green eating is also apparent from their green and brown decor, small potted plants here and there and the vibe this place gives. The have an indoor AC section and an outdoor open air one which was, as usual, our favourite.

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The interiors are comfortable and warm. A counter has a display of various mushrooms in jars, coffee beans in bottles, a few odd knick-knacks and more. The service is friendly and prompt.  The menu has a selection of soups, sandwiches, salads as also pasta and smoothies. They have a range of healthy desserts which also include some gluten free ones.

We started with Roasted Tomatoes and  Bocconcini Sandwich. Soft multigrain bread with a non-spicy green chutney, tomatoes, lettuce and lots of bocconcini cheese. Bocconcini is a type of Mozerella cheese. It added a delicate creamy and savoury flavour to the sandwich. The green chutney/sauce and cheese added good flavours to the sandwich which was otherwise basic. Liked it!

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Roasted Tomatoes and Bocconcini Sandwich

From the specials, we called for Stuffed Multigrain Paratha. 8 triangular pieces of parathas that were made semi-crispy. Stuffed with a mixture of loads of veggies or as they call it vegetable keema considering the vegetable sizes were really small. The mixture/keema was well spiced and herbed. The paratha was served with a small bowl of curd and green chutney and pickle. It made for a perfect heavy and healthy breakfast!

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Multigrain Stuffed Paratha
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Cold Coffee

Cold Coffee which is not mentioned on the menu was the no-nonsense coffee with a little coffee powder dusted on top.

We also called for a Fresh Fruit Popsicle and got an orange popsicle. It was the perfect end to out breakfast! The pieces of orange in the popsicle made for the perfect juicy candy!

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Fresh Fruit Popsicle

The food may not blow you away but is totally worth every penny and is in no doubt delicious. So yes, the next time you wanna go healthy and vegan, Garde Manger is one of the places to look at.

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Breakfast at Theobroma!

When we think of Theobroma, the first image that comes to our mind is that of delicious pastries and toothsome cupcakes and to-die-for cakes!

Food for Gods, indeed!

Not that we would complain having a breakfast that is all about desserts, but Theobroma is more than just these! It boasts of a range of sandwiches and rolls as well as coffee and other beverages. So when we were craving for some delicious sandwiches the other morning, we headed to Theobroma!

We started with the Paneer Mushroom Melt.  Paneer cubes and mushrooms in a cheese gravy, no wonder it is called melt! A tantalising barbeque sauce, that confuses you – is it spicy or is it sweet! Yummy. It was served with coleslaw and super crispy thick fries that are to die for!

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Paneer Mushroom Melt

Then came Egg Kejriwal. We have become a fan of Mr Kejriwal, no not the other lunatic one, but of Devi Prasad Kejriwal, who gave us this delicacy. And then we are a fan of Theobroma for making it so sinfully delicious.

Crispy base with lots of cheese and a spicy chilli mixture and a marvellous sunny-side up on top! This cheesy melting goodness is delectable and filling!

If you haven’t tried it already, then head to Theobroma immediately and gorge on it!

Just a word of caution, not all outlets serve live kitchen food as some stock only desserts and pre-made sandwiches.

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Egg Kejriwal

Cheese Chilli Toast was another cheesy wonder. Lots of cheese, chilli flakes and oregano and served with ketchup that is much needed after a few bites, ‘coz it is spicy!

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Cheese Chilli Toast

Cold Coffee and Oreo Milkshake completed this scrumptious breakfast! ♥

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Cold Coffee and Oreo Milkshake

The next time you are looking for a great breakfast option, head to the nearest Theobroma and eat some of that deliciousness that they boast of!

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