Chilly Cheese Toast, Akuri, Raspberry Soda
Chilly Cheese Toast, Akuri, Raspberry Soda

Bloggers Meet at SodaBottleOpenerWala Hyderabad – Memories

Update August 2023: 2017 is when I visited SodaBottleOpenerWala in Hyderabad for the first time, little did I know that the place would be frequented often later on. Over the years, the place became a destination for food and chit-chats among Hyderabadis. However, it’s with a heavy heart I write that SodaBottleOpenerWaala is shutting down in Hyderabad. It will be operational until August 31, 2023. This was announced on their official Instagram handle. And it’s tough seeing such an iconic brand go. Below is the original blog post that I had written in 2017 on my first visit.

I’m no expert Blogger but there are a few things that I always say. First and foremost, never start Blogging with the sole intention of making money. Paise ki peehce mat bhaago, bhaagna hai toh content ke peeche bhaago, paise jhak maar ke peeche aayenge. Second Treat your blog as a plant. Keep watering it with fresh posts often to reap benefits in the future. And lastly, blogging doesn’t just happen online. Meeting and greeting people you meet online – in reality – is also important. It helps not only to network but also to make friends with some great people.

And I never ever miss out on an opportunity to meet people. You might remember that last time around too I was a part of a small group of bloggers. Here’s the post I shared last time you might want to read it. And by chance, if you are not blogging, this might help.

SodaBottleOpenerWala at Jubilee Hills
SodaBottleOpenerWala at Jubilee Hills

This time around, the group has grown. We had @Romspeaks and @Not_A_Sher from the last meeting. The new entrants were @sin_ruby @SwiftyDrifts and @Keerthi_Vydyula. These pretty ladies are great bloggers already but they are much fun to be around with. Today the destination for the Hyderabad Bloggers meet was SodaBottleOpenerWaala in Jubilee Hills. This post will be about the meeting and dining experience.

The Old-School style Ambiance

SodaBottleOpenerWala is a well-established chain of restaurants in India known for its Parsi cuisine and ambiance. Their outlet in Hyderabad is in Jubilee Hills and next to the Apptronix store. The cafe is quite small and can house about 50-60 pax at full capacity. There’s a seating area outside too where you can have a smoke and have your food alongside watching the traffic.

Since we were 6 members, we had our table reserved inside. The ambiance is pretty good and a typical old-school style of furniture. The quirky quotes and captions on the walls are pretty good. The washrooms too are labelled in typical Parsi language – Dikra and Dikri. Overall a good place to spend quality time.

Aaee Dikra !
Aaee Dikra !

Food Review at SodaBottleOpenerWala

We were six people and since it was post-lunch, there was no heavy/main course item on our list. For starters, we had the Chicken Farcha, Corn Bhel, and a couple of drinks to go with. Initially, it was me and Romspeaks and then we had SwiftyDrifts joining in. The Corn Bhel is their kind of signature dish and I totally loved the way they served it and also the taste. A must-have when you are at SBOW.

Hatke Corn Bhel - Must Try when at SodaBottleOpenerWala
Hatke Corn Bhel – Must Try

Now we had ordered Chicken Chilly Cheese Pav, Chilly Cheese Pav, Vada Pav, Bun Maska, and Classic Akuri with Toast. I must say that all the dishes were plated nicely. The chicken was tender and fresh while the vegetarian items were okayish. I had high expectations from the Vada Pav but as they say, Expectation is the mother of all sorrows, this was nowhere close to the original. The one at Chachaji in Sindhi Colony is the benchmark for Vada Pav in Hyderabad. The drinks included Nimbu soda, Shikanje, and Parsi chai.

Chilly Cheese Toast, Akuri, Raspberry Soda
Chilly Cheese Toast, Akuri, Raspberry Soda

There were a couple of unique drinks we tried too. One was the Raspberry Soda and the other was the Shikanji. The raspberry soda was different but was thik thak. The shikanji felt more artificially flavored than the original lemon. But the drinks were quite refreshing. Overall we were quite content with the food here. However, if you are a vegetarian there’s not much choice for you. The menu is quite limited. Further, I found the prices to be slightly on the higher side. With the number of items served, the costs are quite not justified.

Successful Bloggers Meet at SodaBottleOpenerWala

SodaBottleOpenerWala Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

It was great meeting the Dikris of the Hyderbad Blogging community. All of them are wonderful bloggers and I’m now more keen on following their blogs since I know them personally. The excitement of meeting tweeple in real life was above the Foodie instinct today. I did take a lot of photos, but the focus was more on the meet. The food is okaish, a couple of dishes like Corn Bhel are pretty good while other dishes are average.

Overall SodabottleOpenerWala in Jubilee Hills is a good place to hang out and share a beer. We had a good time there. Also if you want to join our next meet, do follow the #HyderabadBloggers on Twitter and follow me. If there’s any plan coming up, I’ll update my TL. That’s it from the Hyderabad Bloggers meeting today. Hope you enjoyed reading it. See you on the other side. Further, if you think that I missed out on anything, mention it in the comments below or tweet to me @Atulmaharaj

About Atulmaharaj

A seasoned blogger and a content marketer for close to a decade now. I write about Food, Technology, Lifestyle, Travel, and Finance related posts. Blogging brings me joy and the best part is I get to read and e-meet so many amazing bloggers! PS: I'm also the founder for :) Favorite Quote: "Traveling is like reading a book, one who hasn't traveled, hasn't turned a page.

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  1. Perfectly summed up post on our meet today Atul 🙂 Indeed there were limited options for vegetarians but the corn bhel was yummy with a unique taste. Will definitely have it again on my next visit there 🙂

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