We absolutely adore new beginnings! And if the beginning revolves around a new restaurant launch, our taste buds sing out so loud that we may put an opera singer to shame. So, armed with curiosity, wicked spoon confessions reached the buzzing launch of 212 All Day Cafe & Bar at Phoenix Market City Kurla. The journey was not that smooth. We dragged a reluctant sobo (much used slang for south Mumbai) friend, hitched a ride in a share rickshaw (the three-tiered miracle vehicle that we “Mumbaiyas” swear by), dared the busy and narrow Kurla lanes and broke a heel. We stepped in to the mall and murmured a silent prayer. Before us spread over the huge property of Phoenix Market City Kurla were shoe shops that would make Carrie Bradshaw smile. So how did the evening unfold from here? Well Wicked Spoon Confessions would love to tell you more….
Shoes bought, we stepped in to the courtyard to enjoy a few fine wines as the mall was celebrating the 2015 Vinofest festival. But our eyes kept wandering to the gates of 212 Café that was abuzz with action. Guests were posing before stepping into the restaurant, a few mingled with wine glasses in their hands while others grooved to the music playing in the alfresco space. We stepped in to discover fresh interiors, a buzzing kitchen, crisp menu and cordial staff. Here are our top 5 reasons why one should visit 212 All Day Cafe & Bar:
Location, location and location- Dining and shopping are an unmatched formula. And so is cinemas and dining. Actually, malls have become a weekend destination for many. Like us, do a bit of shopping or catch with friends at the movies before you head to 212 All Day. And no more jokes about Kurla, please. We are over your “Rickshaw- the suburb’s answer to cheaper fast and furious” or “His long distance relationship didn’t survive. His girlfriend stayed in Kurla.”
The Seating- We loved that one could choose between a mix of cozy tables for twos and fours, comfortable booths or elevated community style tables. We chose a well laid out table for two that was not cramped up and had enough space for a comfortable dining experience. Also try out the lovely al fresco seating that overlooks the courtyard, we all love the great outdoors, don't we?