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Cuppa is a coffee place that serves coffees from around the world as well as sandwiches and pastries. These include Cappuccino, Mocha, Espresso and Latte and Veg Burger, Fries, Thai Sandwich, Oriental Sandwich and Spicy Indian Sandwich.

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Cuppa interior.

We tried the Thai Sandwich and Veg Burger along with fries. The Thai Sandwich tasted more Indian than Thai, though the fries were good. The chocolate cake that we had for dessert was very good!

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Fries.

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Cappuccino, Thai Sandwich and Veg Burger.

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Chocolate cake.

One thing with these coffee places (as opposed to the traditional Indian coffee places) is that their Cappuccinos and Lattes can cost upwards of Rs. 60 as against Rs.12 – 15 for your regular filter coffee at a traditional Indian place. If you’re in the mood for Cappuccino, then go for it, but be warned of the cost; else you could skip it for a cup of plain old filter coffee for a fourth of the cost.

Overall, not a bad place. The Cuppa that we visited was on the Outer Ring Road in J.P. Nagar, Bangalore.

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Mainland China

We recently visited Mainland China restaurant in Jayanagar 5th Block, Bangalore. We were seated in a beautifully lit interior with neatly arranged tables and chairs and well-laid china.

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Mainland China in Jayanagar, Bangalore.

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The beautifully lit interior.

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The menu.

Most of the menu is authentic Chinese with a large selection of cocktails and (expensive) wines.

To start with, I had a mojito with lychees and kaffir lime. It was out of the world! The lychees were delicious and the mojito, pretty strong.

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Mojito with lychees and kaffir lime.

We then tried the Sweet Corn Soup and Eight Treasure Soup. Both were tasty and the Eight Treasure Soup was particularly thick, creamy and delicious. It had several different kinds of vegetables blended in.

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Eight Treasure Soup.

For the main course, we had Mixed Vegetable Fried Rice with Exotic Vegetables in Chili Basil Sauce in a Clay Pot. The fried rice was aromatic and smooth and the vegetables were delicious while the sauce was a bit spicy.

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Mixed vegetable Fried Rice with Exotic Vegetables in Chili Basil Sauce.

We topped it off with some Orange Crème Brulee that was subtle, yet yummy.

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Orange Crème Brulee.

The bill was about Rs. 1,500 including VAT and service tax (which were in themselves about Rs. 200).

All in all, a satisfying meal!

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Statue of Chinese warrior at entrance.

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Vases and bottles at entrance.

Ganesh Darshan Fast Food

One of the best fast food places for South Indian food is Ganesh Darshan in Jayanagar, Bangalore. Formerly a traditional restaurant, it is now a fast food place with self-service serving Masala Dosas, Plain Dosas, Onion Dosas, Rava Idlis, Vadas and Bonda Soup among other items.

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Ganesh Darshan in Jayanagar.

We had a masala dosa and a bonda soup. The masala dosa was spongy, yet crispy, melting softly in the mouth- to die for! The bonda soup was fairly tasty as well.

Ganesh Darshan is located in on 9th Main Road near 27th Cross, Jayanagar 3rd Block.

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Mouth-watering Dosa.

Sumukha Juice & Chats

An excellent place for kulfis, it also has great sugarcane juice. The kulfis come in several flavors such as Mango Malai, Fruit Kulfi, Kesar Khajoor, Kesar Pista, Pista Badam, Kesar Badam, Meva Kesar and Elaichi Special. They are very yummy and taste much better than those by Kwality Walls. It’s definitely two thumbs up to the flavors that we tried – Pista Badam, Elaichi Special and Meva Kesar.

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Meva Kesar Kulfi

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Yummy Meva Kesar Kulfi

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Delicious sugarcane juice.

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The Menu.

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The view from outside.

Sumukha Juice and Chats is located in Jayanagar 4th Block, Bangalore, in one of the lanes behind Cool Joint off 11th Main Road.

काkori Indian Restaurant

We visited काkori (Kakori) restaurant in J.P. Nagar, Bangalore, India. In an excellent ambience amidst walls adorned with miniature paintings, you have a wide choice of curries, rotis, naans and even beer and cocktails. The curries include vegetarian items such as bhindi do pyaz and various panneer dishes, non-vegetarian kababs and tangdis as well as seafood items.

The beer selection included Kingfisher, Budweiser and Miller while there was a wide variety of cocktails that used rum, vodka, tequila and whisky, such as the Mojito, the Manhattan and the Long Island Iced Tea.

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The menu with a glass of Kingfisher beer in the background.

I had a glass of Kingfisher to start with followed by a katori of some excellent Panneer Lababdar and some tandoori rotis.

We topped it off with some delicious rabdi.

The wallet factor came to about Rs. 800 including tax. All in all, a great dining experience!

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Tandoori rotis with Panneer Lababdar.

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Delicious Rabdi!

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काkori Restaurant in J.P. Nagar, Bangalore.

काkori Curries and Kababs is located at:

No. 9/A, 24th Main, 6th Phase, J.P. Nagar

Bangalore 560078.

Phone: 080-6570 5588, 080-6570 5580