A hectic evening of running errands and shopping in Thakur Village had the whole family super hungry around 7.30 pm. So after consulting our favourite app Zomato, we decided to try this relatively new place called Café Social Beans. Owned and managed by two young people Praveer and Shradha, it’s a cozy little place tucked at the corner next to Thakur Institute of Management Studies. This size ‘S’ outlet is only around 9-10 months old. It’s quirky and colourful and perfect for college going kids to hang around during the day.
We had ordered nachos with chicken and cheese, grilled chicken with cilantro sauce, BBQ chicken pizza and junglee sandwich to be washed down with cold coffee, lemon mojito and a latte.
The nachos were good; I loved the fact that there were kidney beans thrown in together with the chicken and cheese. The portion was good, the cheese sauce accompanying it was silken and light. The only thing perhaps that could have made the dish excellent would be if the nachos were a little thinner. The BBQ pizza was good. Thin crusted with stretchy cheese and the right amount of topping, it’s a good choice.
Grilled chicken with cilantro sauce was the surprise. Generally, I don’t like green food items but even with the first bite I realised the sauce was delicious. The rice accompanying it was perfectly seasoned. The chicken was well done; though it would be great if the dish was accompanied by a few sautéed vegetables. But then again I am thinking like a mother – have your chicken but have your vegies too. May be the college kids are happy to have it without the veggies.
The last food item was the junglee sandwich, this was the only thing we didn’t enjoy, there wasn’t a whole lot happening in terms of taste. Of course we ate all the chips.
The drinks were good.
All in all a good evening, the kids enjoyed the nachos and pizza and we enjoyed the chicken with cilantro sauce. Praveer was our host for the evening and he was attentive and prompt.