I recently happened to visit Market Cafe at Greater Kailash-2 in Delhi to check out their winter (and regular) menu. My routine has been pretty hectic of late, and a food review on a week-day was just what I was looking for. The chilled out ambiance at Market Cafe coupled with good food really helped break the monotony for me. Read on for more details!
The ambiance is very relaxed, with a lot of blues and wooden flooring, coupled with dim lighting. One section of the cafe has been done up like a balcony, with lots of natural light coming in. Just what you need for a weekender with your friends.
We started off with some fresh juices and mocktails from the menu, which are always good to begin with. The ABC health juice (apple-beetroot-carrot juice) tasted just like home made juice, which is what I love in winters!
Next up was a fresh beetroot salad with fresh greens. I quite liked the smoky flavor of this one. The beetroot chunks were quite soft and juicy, and I’m defnitely having this salad the next time around too!
One of my favorite parts of the meal were these asparagus cigar rolls– parmesan cheese and asparagus as a filling in crisp wanton sheets, served with a tangy sauce and salad. I really liked this one. I anyways love asparagus quite a lot, and this one was mind blowing!
Oh and not to forget- the cheese fondue! For the first time ever, I saw an earthen clay pot being used to melt the cheese. It was quite an interesting thing, since earthen pots are known to add a subtle earthy fragrance to whatever is kept in them. Very cool!
Next up, for main course, we tried the Khao Suey for my vegetarian friend and fish fritters for myself, followed by a vegetarian Cafe’ special burger..
The Khao Suey was served with an plateful of assorted toppings to mix with the rest of the dish. Liked the dish overall, but I wish the noodles were thinner. Just a personal preference, though. The coconut gravy was upto the mark and tasted nice!
I also tried the Fish Fritters, and really liked the subtle seasoning and crispiness of the dish. The warm fries, mayonnaise and the cold salad complemented the fish well. This could well be a full meal for me on a regular day- very filling as a platter.
Next came the Cafe’ special burger from the winter menu again. The veg patty had beetroot in it, keeping up with the winter theme. The burger too came with a handful of fries and salad. Again, a very filling platter on it’s own. The burger patty was succulent and seasoned to perfection. That’s a very nice way of incorporating seasonal veggies in the diet, especially for kids. (Maybe you could use a whole-wheat burger bun!).
(Forgot to click a pic after I assembled the burger fully. Apologies.)
By this time, me and my friend were famished! Not kidding. We really did eat a lot. But had to had to try the Tiramisu from the desserts. It was light and fluffy, and had a slightly grainy texture to it. Not one of the best I’ve had, but still a good one at that. I’ll give it around 8/ 10 to give you an idea.
And I don’t end a review without some cappuccino. Never! LOL! They served the cappuccino with these heart shaped cookies which totally made me smile. And the coffee was good too!
I would definitely recommend you to try out Market Cafe on your next visit to GK-2. They also have an outlet in Khan Market. The asparagus cigar rolls, cheese fondue and fish fritters were my personal favorites and are highly recommended. I’ve heard good things about their hummus from a reader on Instagram, so I’ll give that a try too!
Average meal price for 2 persons: Rs. 1500+
PS: They will be running some interesting Women’s Day offers on 8th March, like 20% off on food bill and complimentary dessert!
Have you been to Market Cafe yet? Do share your experiences below 🙂