Location: Khasra 258, Lane Number 3, Saidulajaib, Saket, New Delhi, Delhi 110030 Cost: INR 800
Is it possible to have a place to hangout with our pals and just have a good time with delightful food and peaceful surroundings? Well believe me it is possible, in Champa Gali, Saket. It’s a hub of pretty cafes and cute shops, which are worth visiting at least once. Cafes situated in this area are not only affordable but have cool and pretty interiors as well. Yet, the real charm of this place is at the evening or night time. I visited Social Street Cafe during lunch time and here’s my experience of the place.
Ambience & Service
This cafe has a thoughtful and nice interior(as can be seen in pictures). In order for you to spend some time alone, there’s a book shelf on the left corner of the entrance. Though it’s really small cluster of books, yet there are pretty interesting reads in there. Apart from books, there are some board games (chess, ludo etc.) available too. And they have an outdoor seating area as well, which would be perfect during winters.
Talking about the service, staff is a bit ignorant. We went there on weekend and it was a bit crowded but not that would occupy every staff member. Some chose to stand there rather than responding to us, which was a bummer. On the other hand they did served food on time.
As appetizing as it all looks, taste might not be the same. I would like to begin with the menu, which offers you basic Italian cuisine, fast foods, salads and Mexican cuisine as well which consists of burritos, quesadillas and tacos. There are a whole lot of options for beverages and desserts as well, which matters a lot to me being a dessert lover. However the question here is, is the food worth trying? Lets figure it out.
Starting of simply with Peri-Peri Fries, which were indeed really delicious, served with peri-peri sauce which made them taste even better. Moving on to Cheese Garlic Bread, they’re a bit too crunchy and served with ketchup but were good and presentable. My most favorite of them all was Brownie Shake, beautifully presented and tasted divinely good. That huge chunk of brownie on the top with whipped cream was just blissful.
The most pathetic dish of all was Penne Alfredo Pasta. I don’t know from where to start ranting about it, from presentation to taste to the texture it was just awful. The sauce was too thin and dripping all over our table, it was absolutely tasteless and chicken chunks made it even worse. In all it wasn’t edible and costed us a fortune.
Overall, some dishes are a bit overly priced but the place is worth visiting. I would like to say that this was just my experience and there could be many aspects of it, as to why I faced such things on that day. Therefore, I will not suggest you to rely wholly on this review but rather take an idea from it and experience it by yourself.
Recommendations: Brownie Shake and Peri Peri Fries