This World Cafe offers single origin coffees, protein shakes, and healthy and fresh bites
The World Cafe, with its soothing turquoise and sage interiors and high ceiling is not your average neighbourhood cafe. For one, the completely glass structure makes you feel like you are sitting outdoors and the marble flooring gives it a luxurious vibe unheard of in a humble cafe, and then, there’s the selection of exquisite single origin coffees — from the renowned Asian Palm Civet Coffee or Kopi Luwak to Sumatra Mandheling. A weekday afternoon saw us making our way to the cafe, to have a tasting of their range of coffees and quick bites.
Said to be one of the most expensive coffees in the world, the Civet Coffee is made from coffee cherries part digested by the Asian palm civet. Smokey and invigorating, this coffee (without milk or sugar) was a great start to the evening. The Ethiopian Sidamo was also a great choice. The wet-processed coffee was rich and boasted a slightly sweet flavour and floral aroma with very low acidity.
Another drink that can’t be missed is the comforting Classic Hot Chocolate which has a thick velvety texture. The food menu is changed every month and we were lucky to sample some innovative creations.
The Whole Wheat Tortilla with Avocado, Cherry Tomato and Feta Cheese, was served like a pizza, with the tortilla being the base. The base was crisp and the tomato and avocado were fresh and packed with flavour. The salty notes came entirely from the feta, to create a well-balanced dish. The Vietnamese Vegetable Banh Mi filled with shredded vegetables, topped with Sriracha mayo, and served in an Italian baguette, was also fresh and crunchy. We loved the blend of tangy, sweet and salty notes.
Soft without being soggy or chewy, the Cajun Chicken Jala-peno Corn Tortilla Wrap was on point and we couldn’t get enough of it. We were also impressed with the Tuna, Garlic Ranch on Pumpernickel Toast. The toast, which was easy to bite into, was the highlight of this dish, but we also enjoyed the tuna topping
that paired rather well with the garlic dressing.
With other dishes such as savoury waffles, a selected number of breakfast and lunch options (including bisi bele bath and curd rice), protein shakes, smoothies and a wide range of baked goodies such as croissants, cakes and more, The World Cafe is a comp-lete package with something for everyone.
Rs.600 for two. At Malleswaram