Bangalore restaurant reviews Continental

Cafe Mondo

Wednesday, October 21, 2009Me! In words

I love going to places like Cafe Mondo with a bigger group of people. And so after two days of serious binging, my parents and us decided that it was time to go easy and treat ourselves to some nice salads and sandwiches. Cafe Mondo was the first place that came to mind. As we placed our orders we began to discuss how this place was a blessing in Jayanagar. That it was vegetarian and continental was in itself unique. But the fact that it was not an Indianized version of continental, made this place an ideal visit.

And so here goes - Sudhakar went in for the Greek Griller, which was greek cheese melted around kalamata olives, roma tomatoes, red onions and oregano. Served with coleslaw and chips, the sandwich was filling and yumcious. It took a really long time in coming, almost till the rest of us finished, but in the end it was with the worth it.

Greek Griller

Straight from office after a long day, he also decided to have a 5" pizza - Pizza goes boom eggplant, zucchini, red peppers, mushroom and mozzarella. Lovely thin and crispy crust and the pizza was loaded with the filling. Hot and right on the spot.

Pizza goes boom

Dad went in for the Roasted Veggie sandwich which was zucchini yellow pepper, mushrooms, tomato, spinach, cream cheese in herbed panini. Dad was floored and declared it was a brilliant dish.

Roasted Veggie Sandwich

I had the Mondo's Italian salad - Lettuce, tomatoes, banana peppers, black olives, red peppers and cheddar in Italian dressing. Totally loved the tangy taste of the dressing, though as it progressed the tanginess seemed to over power all the other ingredients. Maybe a tad lesser dressing would do the trick.

Mondo's Italian salad

I was ravenous that day and went in for a second salad. Chickpeas Tomato Cucumber salad. The description goes thus - greens, lemon dressing, chickpeas (which were nice and soft, just the way I like them), tomatoes, olives, onions, carrots and feta cheese. The dressing on this one was seriously overwhelming and the cucumber pieces had turned bitter, perhaps from the lime juice that was squeezed on it.

Chickpeas Tomato Cucumber salad

Mom went in for the Fasta Pasta salad that I had the first time round. This was shell pasta with cherry tomatoes, black olives, cucumber, chives with a garlic dressing. As yummy as the first time.

Fasta Pasta Salad

Between all of us, this was washed down with Crushed lemon - lemon and orange juice blended with ice. Fruit blend, mango blended with honey and nut of orange. Also Mixed Bag of berries - a blend of mixed berries with yogurt, milk and ice. All of these were really very good. Also on the table were orders of French fries and cheese garlic bread. Sudhakar ordered the Irish coffee again and this time round he said that he did find some flavoring in it and it was way better than the first time round.

Left to right: Fruit blend, Mixed Bag of Berries, Crushed Lemon

Garlic bread

Irish Coffee

The verdict remains the same - lovely place, a few minor tweaks here and there. We were fortunate to meet with the owners Raghuveer Rajkumar and his wife Esha (who BTW has designed the fabulous menu). They reiterated the thoughts of this restaurant being different and just what Jayanagar needed.

Address: 2/2, Patialamma Gudi Street, Armugam Circle - Bangalore - 04
Phone: 9845132944
Cuisine: Continental - Completely vegetarian
Wallet factor: Rs 350 - Rs 500 for
Cards Accepted: No - you pay for what you want at the counter and eat
Parking: no exclusive parking. But you will find some around the corner

My earlier review can be read here

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