Mocha – Back with a bang! — Reviewed!

Cafe Mocha has quickly gained popularity for a delicious food in a lovely setting in one of the posh areas of Koregaon Park. Couple of years back, they had shut down their operations and now Cafe Mocha is back with the bang. We all have known Mocha for their fab drinks but now they are bigger and better with not only drinks but scrumptious food. Tucked in the lane no.7, the cafe is easy to locate. The interiors are cosy and contemporary with cargo replicated entrance, book shelves, funky lamps. Cream and Beige color combination adorns the cafe. Live kitchen, active staff and outdoor seating are some of the highlights of the cafe.

The menu ranges from mocktails, to all-day breakfast, some canteen food, platters, then offcourse, pasta, pizzas and yes they have main courses too! It was lazy lunch so we kick started it with the Puneri Pride mocktail, which is Mocha's version of aam panna. Tangy, sweet drink made up of mango and jaggery was just perfect for summers.

From the head starts, we ordered...
Honey Chilli Lotus stem with fries (4/5) This starter is highly popular chinese dish amongst people. It is crunchy, flavourful and awesomely delicious. Sweet, tangy, crunchy french fries and deep fried lotus stems too were sauteed beautifully in the tomato- chilli sauce drizzled with honey to balance the flavours. Highly Recommended!

Next we tried was the insanely delicious Bombay Bhel Version 2 (5/5). It had bang on flavours just the way any bhel should have. Chatakdar! Spicy, sweet, tangy, sour bhel had burst of flavours in my mouth. Can still feel the binge! Quantity was bit less. Served in the baby cycle with a cutting glass full of onions, pomegranate to garnish, this bhel had all the 'Mumbaiya' touch. Highly Recommended!

I had to come out of that bhel 'hangover' by ordering the Pink Sauce Penne (4/5). It was basic creamy pasta with mushrooms, broccoli, cherry tomatoes and the right amount of acidity. Served with two slices of nicely grilled garlic bread. Liked it.

From the main course (I was excited for this), we ordered...
Masala Poha with Kofta Curry (4.5/5)
Half and Half Pizza (4.5/5)

Served in wooden bowl, the masala poha was just fab. Typical poha with peanuts, onions hence full of flavours. Loads of red and green chillis in there, so can be a bit spicy for some. I could eat that whole serving all by myself. Well, it was served with Kofta curry which was rich, thick cashew gravy with veg balls. Though not much needed with Poha but was paired to make it a wholesome meal. Highly Recommended!

Half and Half pizza is a good choice to go for two types of toppings. Well, in our case, one was chicken and the other half was farm fresh. Loved the crunch of veggies like mushroom, bell peppers and the crust was perfect too. Highly Recommended!

And best kept for the last. The all time classic favourite – Chocolate Avalanche (5/5). It was too sinful and a must try for all the chocolate lovers out there. Some might find it overly sweet but for me it was just the way desserts are. Avalanche had chocolate brownie, chocolate mousse, chocolate fudge, chocolate truffles, topped with chocolate ice-cream. Phew! All things chocolate. I personally liked it. Highly Recommended!

Overall, it is a must visit cafe for pocket friendly food, funky vibes, and to spend the casual time. Staff is well informed too. Will I go again? Yes, offcourse! Enjoy few more photos...

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