Bluebird cafe in Mumbai has been around for a while, serving a delicious take on Indian cuisine.
The cafe was founded in 2011 and it’s run by Nadeem, a resident of the area.
He says he is proud of the cafe’s history, which has included many international restaurants.
“My father’s grandfather was a barber from Kolkata, and his family is famous for their kumki,” he says.
Nadeet, who has worked at the cafe for the past six years, says the cafe is not just a cafe, but also a “restaurant for Indians”.
The cafe is open from 10am to 10pm and also has a full-service kitchen, a full bar, a coffee shop and an indoor seating area.
“It’s a place for us to sit down, relax and eat food,” he said.
Nadeshe, who runs the cafe, says he wants to make it a place where locals come to enjoy the local cuisine and also serve their customers a good meal.
“We’ve got a menu, a menu for Indian people, which is very good,” he added.
Bluebird has been a favourite for locals and foreigners alike since it opened.
“People come here from all over India and even in Europe,” Nadeets mother said.
The food is also made with care, Nadees mother says.
“The kambojaloo is cooked with care.
We cook it with only half the water that we normally use for cooking, so it’s good and fresh,” she added.
The restaurant also offers its customers a variety of dishes.
“There’s a lot of different dishes, from the fried chicken to the grilled cheese,” Nadeshes mother said, adding that the restaurant is always changing the menu.
The main menu at Bluebird includes Indian dishes like chana bhaji, a spicy chicken curry, rice dosa, roti with tamarind and dahi.
There are also a few vegetarian dishes, like kichdi (chicken curry), chicken dosa and pudina (vegetable dish).
It is also a great place for a weekend getaway, with plenty of space and the perfect view of the city.
A few minutes walk from Bluebird is the Nadeesh’s home, where the family is still working on the restaurant’s expansion.
The Nadeys are also building a new restaurant on the grounds of their old cafe, Bluebird House.
The space will have an indoor patio and a private courtyard.
The new restaurant is slated to open in the second half of 2018.