It’s all about the coffee at this venue topped with some delectable gourmet food
Karafa, the new coffee shop under Durgam Cheruvu Cable Bridge, is about harnessing the power of the humble coffee bean to offer myriad flavors to coffee aficionados. The best place to start is at their complex cold brew and move into the selection of coffee blends, pour-overs and signature coffee drinks like Mandarin Devil, Cheese Coffee and Coffee Mojito. They take pride in the fact that their baristas are trained to brew meticulous cups of coffee who continue to research about better ways of preparing, pouring, and pairing coffee. Karafa also has a curated menu of gourmet food that complements the coffee. Ranging from veinnoiseries (French baked
delicacies), all-day breakfast, to small plates to main course and desserts.
Headline: Inside the relaunched Glocal in Kondapur
Strapline: Global with a Local Touch
Glocal, with its intriguing offerings of global food with a local tinge was a great hit with Hyderabadis. The popular restaurant has now been relaunched in the same premises. The spacious premises and comfortable seating are ideal for families to hang out, while the snazzy bar counter can easily dovetail into a photo op for an Insta post. Start with the smoky Naga Chilli Death Wings, chicken marinated with bhut jholokia chillies, which are deliciously spicy. The Nawabi Haleem Melts are perhaps the find of the season and
certainly unique. Haleem is treated into bite sized portions. For vegetarians, the Mirchi Poppers are a great way to start and when paired with cheese – they simply melt in your mouth, we kid you not!
For the main course, there are a host of offerings from Indian to Indo-Italian, including pastas and pizzas. We opted to go with the Smoked Chicken and Cheddar Melt Sandwich, deliciously heavy and stuffed with well cooked meat. Also, do try the pizza options which come with an array of toppings. This is an ideal hangout space for Hyderabadis, who like international food but with a desi
Headline: Simply South opens a new outlet in the snazzy Knowledge City locality
Strapline: Global with a Local Touch
Author: Minal Khona
The iconic Simply South, which is an ode to the authentic regional cuisine of all the southern states, launched its new outlet last month. Its décor draws inspiration from Chettinad architecture with intricately adorned ceilings, wooden pillars, and a courtyard design. The space, furnished with solid wood furniture and matt-polished chairs completes the look. The old menu with its favorites in place now has a bunch of new items for guests to try. The soups include Murungakai Rasam made with drumsticks, and Nandu Rasam – a Chettinad style crab soup.
The Dondakaya Kothimiri Karam and Potlakaya Perugu Koora are new vegetarian main course additions. Nonvegetarians will love the Ulavacharu Kodi – chicken drumsticks marinated in an uluvacharu paste and served with steamed rice. And after that filling and delish meal, if you can make space for dessert, do try the Badam Halwa. It would be a disservice to your taste buds if
you gave it a miss
Headline: A Rayalseema treat for KBR Park walkers
Strapline: Some Like It Hot
Author: Manju Latha Kalanidhi
Panchakattu Dosa, the authentic Rayalaseema breakfast brand from Tadipatri, starts another new outlet bang opposite KBR Park. Named after the chef who typically cooks wearing a panchakattu, the eatery started as a small kiosk next to Annapoorna Studios in Hyderabad, but has now added branches in Madhapur, Pragati Nagar and Kondapur.
It was patronized by the Tollywood crowd extensively besides South Indian tiffin fans. The new eatery which recently got an endorsement from celebs such as Venkaiah Naidu and Ranveer Singh serves its much-loved breakfast items such as Ghee Karam Dosa, Upma and Utthappam and items from other states such as Thatte Idli, Pongal, and Bhajji. The brand, in existence
since 1982, is known for its touch of adding yerra karam of red chillies, the Rayalaseema style, in its dosa. To balance the spice, one must have it with the sweet Nannari Sherbet (made of a root that grows in that part of Andhra). Their other specialties are Pongal with an extra dose of ghee and Podi Idli