CAFE, FAST FOOD
LOCATION: Canal Road, Chironwali
PRICE FOR TWO: Rs. 400
TIMINGS: 2pm to 10 pm
I was taken to Monkey Fist by my Dehradun friends who placed their orders while we were driving there. I hadn't heard of it and I never order without reading a menu but I just ordered what one of my friends was ordering which was the classic, The "Chicken BG"
We drove up to this cute little cafe on Canal Road where I met some friends with whom we were standing outside while our burgers were getting made inside. They have seating for about 8-10 people, it's more of a pick up place I figured (though they do have a washroom). The inside has a very rustic feel to it with some cool wall art which was perfectly lit, highly appreciated that. I was told that the owner Aneesh is a retired sailor who wanted to serve the people of Dehradun really good food and I think he's on the right track.
Our order took about 20 minutes to make which came with a side of fries. I was eating a burger after really long, so I tied up my hair, took a few deep breaths and went for it. As I took that first bite I remembering the burger bun being really soft. It was warm and fluffy, just the way a bun should be and it had a good amount of sesame seeds on top. The burger was dry so I had it with the chipotle and mustard sauce. The have a good variety of sauces to choose from but I personally believe that a really good burger shouldn't require extra sauces and should have enough moisture inside. I would have liked some lettuce in my burger, not because I'm a salad bug but because iceberg lettuce adds a good amount of water and an extra crunch. However I loved the spiciness of the jalapeños and the chicken patty was decent. If you like your food to be extra cheesy then I would recommend the "Shanghai Twist" which is actually really good.
Overall my experience was good, the ambience was cosy and warm, staff was friendly and is good value for money. Dehradun; I think you got yourself a really cool hangout spot, I might come back for seconds :P