Good things are hard to find, this holds true especially in the case of Blue Tokai which is Cafe cum Roastery hidden deep inside the by-lanes near Shakti Mills in Mahalaxmi.
Even before you enter, you are greeted with strong aroma of coffee beans roasting which instantly puts you in the mood for a cup of coffee.On our visit we were lucky enough to witness the coffee roasting process. Being in a room filled with coffee beans is probably the adult version of a kid in a candy shop.
The cafe is located in the room next door, the ambiance is simple and elegant with wooden furniture and a blue ceiling. The menu too is just perfect with only a handful of Espresso and Black Coffee varieties and without the unnecessary hot chocolate, frappes, shakes etc that other Cafe’s serve to attract a larger audience. This place is Pure Coffee. We tried out their Cortado, Flat White and Cold Coffee, all of which were simply perfect. The best part being that the coffee is served at the right temperature rather than being piping hot.
Their Desserts served here are ordered from their partners, Le 15 Patisserie and Magazine Street Kitchen. We ordered the Almond and Chocolate Croissants, both of which we absolutely delicious. Fresh, flaky and with amazing fillings, it doesn’t get better than this. Service to was spot on. A must visit place for any and every coffee lover. Strongly Recommended.
Pros : Good food, ambiance and service, a perfect dining experience.
Cons : A bit difficult to get to this place without your own vehicle.
P.s : This cafe may not be very popular right now but if they keep up to the same quality of service I’m sure it will be of the best cafes in Mumbai in the next couple of years.
Location : Shakti Mills lane, Mahalaxmi.
Cuisine : Cafe
Cost for 2 : Rs.500 (approx)