Review: CAFÉ NEMO
POSTED ON OCTOBER 17, 2014
What’s in a name? Plenty! Coz when you go looking for this 3 month old Worli café you do do feel a bit like Nemo. For the uninformed, Captain Nemo was the seafaring adventurer in Author Jules Vernes book and the décor and the eclectic, adventurous menu reflect that.
You do begin to feel like an adventurer as there are no sign boards as you walk over Worli village’s uneven ground, past mangy dogs and shantys to get to the canary yellow bungalow.
Black and white furniture, a few chalk drawings a wall of hooks, mysteriously speared with feathers attract attention. We opted to sit in one of the two dining rooms (theres a bar area too)In the neigbouring room there was a table of lively and vivacious diners who were celebrating their friend Vikrant Chheda’s birthday and many of them had travelled from far and were very happy to be here.
The menu, which is as eclectic as Nemo’s adventures and zig zags to Asia, Europe, Russia, and South America. It is nonconformist and quite unlike that of Jam Jar Diner and Bonobo (same owners).
The superhits are the perfectly cooked hot truffled shrimp, the robust loaded guacamole bean dip and the intense dark chocolate pot de creme .Flavorsome ribolita soup, steamed fluffy bao with penang chicken is tasty as is the char sui pork bao. Okayish Seoul bowl (beef, rice, vegetables) and goat cheese pizza.
Noisy. Very noisy when packed. Overcooked dry bekti, hard profiteroles, lacklustre rice cake with pineapple sauce. Some patchy dishes too.
Open through the day, it is a charming, three roomed café in the midst of the cluttered Worli village. A well stocked bar, casual vibe and an eclectic menu that delivers adventure. Nemo Ahoy!
Café Nemo, 329/A, Thadani House, opposite the Indian Coast Guard, Worli , Ph 24379841
Open through the day.
RATING FOOD 3.5 SERVICE 3.5 DÉCOR 3.5