While April is coming to an end with a long weekend just around the corner, I write about my experiences of dining at a couple of cafes in Delhi. I was in Delhi at the start of this month for a few hours and asked my friends to take me around.
Well, they obliged and took me to Khan Market, one of the happening areas in Delhi. It was my first time as well. There were a couple of cafes in Khan Market that my friends had suggested and one of them was the Blue Door cafe. So in this post, I’m going to share my review of Blue Door Cafe and my experience of dining there.
A Look at Khan Market
Khan Market is one of the most upscale and chic shopping destinations in Delhi. Located in the heart of the city, the market is renowned for its high-end boutiques, designer stores, and exquisite cafes and restaurants. The market houses a wide range of cafes and restaurants that offer a variety of cuisines to satisfy every palate. From classic Indian dishes to Italian, Lebanese, and even Japanese delicacies, the cafes in Khan Market have something for everyone.
Whether you’re in the mood for a hearty brunch, a quick snack, or a decadent dessert, Khan Market has it all. Each of these cafes has its own unique charm and offers a cosy and inviting ambience to relax and unwind.
For a newbie like me, it might be difficult to locate cafes in Khan Market as some of them are located in narrow alleys. Some of which reminded me of Hauz Khaas. One thing that I can say is that don’t expect the cafes in Khan Market to be spacious, most of them would be small.
Blue Door Cafe: First Impressions
Blue Door Cafe is one of the popular cafes in Khan Market and is also most recommended. From websites to my foodie friends, everyone had this on their recommendation list.
We were here around brunch time and since we had a lot of time at hand, we knew that we would be visiting a few other places, hence our order here was a fairly simple one. Without much a do, let me share my review and experience with you.
A Small Haven
Located in one of the alleys of Khan Market is Blue Door Cafe. Literally a Blue door with a narrow flight of stairs that leads you to the cafe. The cafe itself is very small and has just 7-8 tables. They also have a bar counter that makes the place feel a lot more cramped. And at around 12 PM, the place was packed. Luckily we got a table the moment we entered, however, there were a few folks waiting downstairs.
The cafe itself is nice and has bespoke interiors. Lots of art is on display and large windows overlooking green trees bring calmness to the place. Thanks to this, there’s ample lighting too. The kitchen is also open, so you can see what’s going on inside but again, there’s not much space to stand and look at things. Might not be a place for large gatherings but good enough for an outing with a smaller group. Overall a good place, but crammed and that probably dampened the experience.
Since we were meeting after a long time, it was all about the memories than the food. So we just had a couple of dishes that we ordered. One of the dishes that I ordered was The Avocado Toast Duo along with a portion of Penne Arrabbiata and Bruschetta.
The Avocado Toast Duo was a good way of serving, there was a toast with guacamole along grilled Asparagus with and another one with sour cream and roasted veggies on it. It was a rich, wholesome and comforting dish I’d say. Everything from the presentation to the taste was pretty good.
Pasta on the other hand was decent. It wasn’t as cheesy as I was expecting but it was still rich. The right amount of veggies (IMO the more the veggies, the better the pasta) So I’d say it was good. Apart from this, we also ordered a few drinks, I had a Watermelon Mojito while my other friends tried Raspberry Cooler along with Cafe Mocha.
The Watermelon Mojito was refreshing as always, nothing special. The Raspberry one was nice too, but a little sweet for my liking. Since it was already so hot outside, I didn’t taste the coffee. So it was all cold drinks for me.
My experience at The Blue Door Cafe was overall positive. While the restaurant is on the smaller side, the ambience is decent and the staff is friendly and attentive. Though I didn’t have the opportunity to try a wide range of dishes, the food I did have was delicious and well-presented.
The menu is diverse, with a range of options for vegetarians and non-vegetarians alike. The only downside is that the prices are slightly on the higher side, which is typical for Khan Market.
However, given the quality of the food and service, I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend The Blue Door Cafe to anyone looking for a tasty and enjoyable dining experience in Delhi’s upscale Khan Market. That’s about it in my review of Blue Door Cafe Khan Market, let me know your thoughts in the comments below, tweet to me at @Atulmaharaj, DM on Instagram or Get In Touch.