Thursday, August 28, 2008

JC Cafe

Non descript – decent food

Two reasons for checking out this place: (a) Reviews by fellow burrp’ers and (b) its close to my office.

The first question on seeing this place was ‘Whoa! This is good real estate.. whats a non descript café doing here?’ Of course, then came the missionary back ground and things fit onto place.

The interiors are pistachio green and furniture a mix of plane Jane diners and a sofa set. It was after office hours and I crashed on the sofa. They had some good reading material and lot of biblical literature. They had nice gospel music playing. ‘Its South (U.S) so the lyrics are good’ I was told. Oh, like ah? I thought.

I began chatting up the owner and ordered my food. I ordered a club sandwich and lasagna.

Club Sandwich – the menu screamed ‘tough to handle’ or something like that. ‘Good’ I thought. I was hungry and nice portions were welcome. But what came was a disappointment. Though the French fries were good, the sandwich in itself pretty ordinary. A club sandwich is well…. a CLUB sandwich! Mammoth volumes of fillings with an evenly toasted exterior is what a clubbie is – not three toasted slices with mid some filling’s! Was’nt too happy.

Chicken Lasagna – Remember that last ball six that Javed Miandad hit at Sharjah? The chicken lasagna was some thing like that and came just in time to salvage what ever the sandwich had let me down on. It was sooper awesome. The portions were great and no kanjoosi with the chicken. And honey, garlic bread is not ‘modern bread’ toasted with butter with a garlic essence. It’s a wholesome piece of bread by itself. Anyways, it was good and nicely priced at Rs. 125. If you go for the combo you get some more stuff @ Rs. 150/-

If any of you want to ‘get lost’ and don’t want to be seen, this is the place. Catch up with all the magazines, listen to some music and generally laze. Am a bit confused with the rating.. between 3 and 4 is what I would say. I don’t wanna give 4 coz at that price the sandwich was lousy, how ever the lasagna deserved a 5. So I’ll be good and give it a 4.

Oh, yours truly could not resist giving the owner a few tips on what menu should be like J “Lebanese and Arabic would be exotic” said me. “Oh thanks, we’ll keep that in mind”.


Spiff said...

Man...I feel like flying to chennai to try the lasagna....

Baidik said...

@ Rishav

Aah.. u must man.. :) Done with Bbsr ?

edita krishnan said...

nice one...where exactly is this place? you kinda made me hungry...

Baidik said...

@ edita

This is at 10,Jagannathan St. While on nungambakkam high road, take the left befor HDFC Bank; take the 2nd right frm there.. U can reach them at 64610767

edita krishnan said...

thanks baidik:)