It’s not surprising that Bangalore has warmed up to this Parsi joint so quickly! We’ve been dying for the Bawa hospitality and to be fed by their magic hands ever since we tasted our first ever dhansak as a kid. From the quirky logo of Mister Rustomji (with the classic chequered pattern) welcoming us while he looks at us from over his stereotypical spectacles, to the cutest Bombay style bakery complete with rustic biscuit jars to the little tin kettle fountain in the corner pouring out water, everything made us smile.
If you’ve ever lived in Bombay, or if the city holds a special place in your heart, this takes you down memory lane instantly. The pangs of nostalgia pertaining to the bustling Iranian cafes of Colaba is all that you think of. You can literally smell the raspberry soda from the Baugs. What caught our eye was the inclusion of the stain glass artwork of an old time favourite, Duke’s lemonade on top of the bar. The adorable toy train that choo-choo’s all around the diner’s heads is pretty amusing too we think.
What We Drank
Bawaji Nu Thullu – A mix of vodka, gin, rum and tequila, this was a real kicker. Sol of Colaba – Vodka with hints of the ever so famous Kokum flavour of Maharashtra, this was absolutely desi yummy.
The Parsiana – Sweet sweet berries with old monk. There’s only a few things in life that are better than that.
Aloo aunty’s vegetable cutlet (veg) – Crispy and interesting, and definitely one that a vegetarian would completely relish. The tikki is encased with many more surprises than you think.
Spicy Mushroom on Khari (veg) – The name explains it all. It was one dish that we see re-ordering over and over again, just for that flaky khari biscuit and creamy topping!