Boutique cafes are a great concept- when you tire of shopping, grab a bite, and after you’re full, shop some more to burn off those calories. Ants Cafe, situated in the lane opposite New Horizon School in Indiranagar, and run by the Action North-East Trust, is one such place. The ground floor houses a nice collection of apparel, jewellery and home decor items, and the cafe is on the first floor.
You can sit in one of the rooms, or in the verandah, and while my personal preference is open spaces, you might find it a bit too hot in this season. The menu has a variety of coffees and omelettes for breakfast, along with pastas, sandwiches and salads for a full meal. I chose a Basil Chicken Omelette (Rs 150), and my order was served within fifteen minutes. The omelette comes in a seaweed color, served with a side of toast, and packaged Nutralite and ketchup. I don’t understand this- why does a cafe have to serve packaged stuff? Would it kill you to give a small bowl of butter and a bottle of ketchup? Anyways, the omelette was quite nice, though the chicken was a bit dry. The menu promised cheese and pesto sauce in the omelette, but those were limited to a two-inch region in the centre. I’m not much of a coffee person, so I picked a Chocolate Mousse Cup from the pastry counter. The mousse was okay but not anything to write home about, and probably the best thing about it was that the cup was also made of chocolate, which always gets points from a chocoholic like me.
The food is pretty average, and if you’re looking for a good filling breakfast, you’d probably be better off at Creme and Crust. The prices are not inclusive of taxes, which came as a surprise to me. If you live in the area, you’ll probably drop in a few times, but it’s not a place you’d make a journey for.
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