Breakfast Breatkhrough 2: Barista, Bandra Bandstand

I am not really into astrology. So I don't know know whether this is because I am an Aquarian. But the fact is that I am really fond of the sea. I just love seeing the open horizons in front of me. Not that I swim or anything but it gives me a sense of freedom. A much needed rush of freshness from the potholes, traffic gridlocks and the daily checklists in life.

The wehad a lovely breakfast by the sea fairly close to home on Sunday. This was at the Barista at Bandstand, Bandra.

I had a nice lemon chicken sub which they grilled nicely. It was crisp and yet moist and creamy inside.

I had a regular cappuccino. Kainaz had a frappe which she loved but I don't like my cold coffees to be so strong. We then had a choco chip muffin which was quite fresh and tasty and the sweetness was just right. The food was decent. One doesn't expect gourmet stuff at coffee shops in any case.

But what made it heavenly was the view of the sea in front of us and the balmy sea breeze. Our mood was nice and relaxed, very different from the afternoon heat and huge crowds on weekend evening there.

There is a Cafe Coffee Day beside the Barista as well as at the Carter Road Promenade but Barista scores on the food front.


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Hi..I am a regular reader and I love the way to write...Infact whenever I go to a new eatery, I try to find out what to eat from ur blog which is quite exhaustive..I am a journo wit a newspaper..I saw ur second blog on travel...just wanted to know if u will be interested to write a travel column...if yes, mail me at and we shall discuss..
Kalyan Karmakar said…
Hey Sayoni, thanks so much for writing in. Glad you loved the stuff and found it informative. In fact I have started putting in the prices and addresses of places off late from the info point of view. I'll write in to you on gmail
Anonymous said…
I think one reason I could never live in Delhi again is that having the sea nearby - even if you're not walking (or eating) by it. And though barista food is hardly the best, the ambience can improve anything, right? And this particular Barista is at pretty much the best location there could be - ever! You're luck to be able to go there often :D
Kalyan Karmakar said…
@Chhavi: thanks for dropping by...ditto for why I fell in love with Bombay and Bandra
Unknown said…
Am still a CCD fan :-)...Have you tried the chicken open sandwich at CCD???