This quaint new cafe in Nungambakkam is serving all kinds of mouthwatering food you will love
Coming from the five owners of Quattro Ristorante, The Rolling Pin is a franchise of the popular café by the same name in Mumbai. A quaint café at Wallace Garden in Nungambakkam, it shares space with the former, to make a 52-seater diner with earthy tones for interiors, illuminated by large incandescent bulbs through the evening. The menu is extensive and has all kinds of food for vegetarians — from Indian specialities to even Asian, American and Continental.
With so much to choose from, we decide to start with a healthy drink of Cucumber, Orange and Ginger — sweet, citrusy drink with the flavour of ginger. The Watermelon Mint Fresca is chilled and is an easy no-fuss option. If you're craving corn, the Roasted Corn Wheels is a perfect choice to start with. Perfectly spiced, the corn is topped with mayonnaise and crisply fried beetroot strips, giving it an added flavour. Falafel in pita pockets are as delicious as they look — colourfully plated with fluffy pita bread, the chickpea falafels have to be sandwiched, stuffed and loaded with harissa sauce, hummus and garlic cream.
Getting a taste of Lebanese food, we decide to try a simple Veg Wrap — rolled with a mixture of fresh garden vegetables, onions, chillies and coriander, it makes for an extremely filling treat. The BBQ Paneer Burger is irresistible and we take a bite as soon as it arrives. Mildly spiced paneer is packed with lettuce and onions in between two charcoal black buns and is served with a spicy chilli sauce and potato wedges on the side.
The café lets you choose how you want your Mac-N-Cheese and is available in petite (small) and grande (big) with the option of classic or spicy. A classic Mac-N-Cheese with melted mozzarella cheese with green olives and jalapenos is a delight for cheese lovers. If you want to skip everything and indulge in a wholesome main course, the Rice Bowls make an easy way out. Make your bowl with stir-fried black, red, white or even a brown rice and add vegetables and toppings like garlic, peanuts or just greens. We try the Stir Fried White Rice Bowl with broccoli, baby corn, French beans, green capsicum and toss it with sauces like soya garlic, then top it with roasted peanuts, fried garlic and greens. While The Rolling Pin has a big dessert menu, we decide to try the tall glass of Salted Caramel Milkshake, which is a perfectly sweet and delicious end to our meal.
Meal for two is Rs 1,200 plus taxes