The occasion was special. Hope she (my sister) keeps coming to Mumbai for happy reasons. Today was one such reason. What that meant was an excuse to have breakfast some place really nice. Powai, was chosen for its strategic location. After a little bit of research of breakfast places, Finch BrewCafe – Powai was shortlisted.

It’s a size ‘M’ restaurant and I am sure it gets crowded during the day and evenings. But luckily at 9.30 am (they start at 8 am, as informed by one of their employees) it was empty, save for one table. We chose a table and sat down. Then I happened to look up and saw this trembling of finches (check out the lead image). Against the deep blue ceiling, the golden origami finches looked beautiful, which brought a smile to my face. The mood was set, the company was excellent (sister and daughter) and all that was required was some good food.

These beer quotable were hilarious.

Sister dear had a bowl of fruit (I know, who goes to a restaurant and has a bowl of fruit, right?) and a mixed Berry Smoothie. The color, I tell you was a beautiful and fresh pink. Yeah, it looked fresh. The taste was equally good.

Daughter dear ordered buttermilk Pancakes. Their aroma as they were served was mouth-watering. Warm and fluffy, with cream and berry compote, they were indeed inviting.

I ordered the Hash Brown Omelette. The plate was beautiful to look at. I have thing for a dash of green, be it on dishes as garnish or small salad portions or paintings…It just livens up the whole presentation. So, I loved the side of greens on the plate. The omelette was a mix of all things I love, mashed potatoes, salami, cheese…So, with my taste buds tingling I bit into it. But I have to say, all these things together in an omelette did not work for me. Next time I will order them separately. Oh! and not to forget the potato wedges, they were spicy and crisp. Even the pancake eater snuck a couple of them off my plate.

The cold coffee and the lemon iced tea were up to the mark. Believe me tons of people get iced tea wrong. Either its too strong or too diluted, not sweet enough, brewed for too long, or simply not fresh. But here it was just right and I enjoyed every sip of it.

Will definitely be back here whenever I am in Powai next. The menu is interesting and I want to try one of their bowl combos.

And, if you are looking for a good restro-bar in Powai head over to Knotty Yard. Then there is Mirchi & Mime for Indian and Mughlai dishes and Madeira & Mime for Indian and Continental dishes.

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