CASUAL DINING, BAR
LOCATION: H-2, 2nd and 3rd floor, Hauz Khas Village
PRICE FOR TWO: Rs. 1,400 (without alcohol)
TIMINGS: 12:30 noon to 1 am
Coast Cafe is undeniably one of the most authentic yet modern Kerala cafes I have eaten at in Delhi. Situated above Ogaan in Hauz Khas Village, the cafe has indoor and outdoor seating spread over 2 floors with a lovely ambience, courteous staff, classy decor and a well versed menu. From salads and tacos to pastas and burgers, there's something here for everybody, not to mention an entire side dedicated just to Kerala food. <YUM YUM!>
Both times that I went I ate appam (pancake made with fermented rice batter and coconut milk) and the Malabari kokum (a fruit from the mangosteen family) mixed vegetable curry with coconut milk. I really enjoyed it the first time I went but the second time it lacked a tad bit of salt.
A good non vegetarian dish that I recommend is the Garam Kerala Curry with chicken (or lamb) made with their in house garam masala mix in a spicy coconut curry. A good way to eat this meal is if you add the curry inside the appam. I even tried the egg white appam which had beaten, fluffy egg whites on top of the appam; great for anyone trying to increase their protein intake.
A good vegetable side dish is the Beans Thoran which is just green beans tossed with mustard seeds, curry leaves and grated coconut, simple yet delicious!
Loved their beetroot chutney.
Their coffee is great too! Must go back to try other dishes their menu offers.