This new cafe bar in Hyderabad offers blissful ambience
If you could jet set to Europe for lunch, wouldn’t that be lovely? However, for most of us, that
possibility would be slightly remote, so the next best thing to do might be to visit a café bar whose ambience has an old-European charm that offers a sweet escape from the brick and mortar landscape of Jubilee Hills. Lé Vantage Café Bar opened its doors to the public a few days ago.
Greek to me
Although at first glance, the architecture is reminiscent of a Greek eatery, the owners begged to differ, albeit slightly. “We are inspired not only by Greek cafés and bars but those all over Europe. The minimalistic décor with a hint of shabby chic is what we had hoped for,” says Amulya Reddy, who co-owns the outlet with partner Sanjeev Reddy. The kitschy corners with a replica of a white bicycle, blackboards with captions and flowers on the desks draw you into the vortex. The place is apt for post-hangover breakfasts or lazy lunch dates. The aged lime-stone broken flooring and wall openings carved into the arches add to the design aesthetics. The café bar has a seating capacity of 150 people and the place is divided into two floors. The vintage quotient of the place is turned up by a notch in the evening, as it’s lit up by chandeliers.
Prawn onyour plate
We recommend that you try their Le Big Breakfast that includes grilled bacon, fried egg, grilled sausage, baked beans and tomatoes. There’s also a wide range of house breads and omelettes that you could pick from. We sipped on our Cappuccinos and admired the greenery surrounding the outdoor area, waiting for our food to arrive. There are quite a few mocktails and coffees that you could choose from. First up on the table was the Cognac Garlic Prawns, which was mildly spiced. Even though they had a hint of red chilli flakes and served with a thick chilli sauce, made in-house, at no point did it seem overpowering. We took our time to savour every bite as we waited for the entrée to arrive.
Sugar and spice
For the main course, we tried their Stuffed Chicken Breast which could easily be a wholesome meal by itself. Picky eaters who prefer muted flavours have a reason to cheer. The chicken breasts served with sides of mashed potatoes, lightly sautéed baby corn, beans and carrots could be an apt dish for them to order. We finished our meal with a few decadent helpings of Banoffee Pie served with vanilla ice-cream. The flavour of the toffee sauce and the delightful hint of banana tasted fresh. The dessert had the right amount of sweetness and. That was indeed a fitting finale to a scrumptious meal!
At Road Number13, Jubilee Hills.
Price for two:Rs 1000 ++
Photos: Sayantan Ghosh