The quintessential cafe culture was pioneered in the 60’s by the Irani cafes in Bombay, passionately run by Parsis. They must have roamed all over the place by the hundreds, however, sadly you would find only a handful of them around today, endangered in existence, just like us Parsis. The bent wood chairs,marble tables, walls clad with vintage parsi frames and the very strict and bizarre cafe rules to follow.They made hordes of fans, from the rich and famous, the filmy glamour to the common Bombay man. The simplicity of a morning chai with bun maska to their eclectic gourmet fare appealed to every Bombaiya’s palate.
Cafe Funkie Town is a an ode, a tribute to the cafes of that old Bombay era.Once upon a time the talk of the town, and today a fading memory for most of us.A delectable gourmet experience, reliving the good old days and seeing Bombay cuisine. The place itself is filled with an aura of the Bollywood once everybody use to love for, black & white images of superstars on a colored frame, hanging lamps, old souvenirs will take you back to old days. A place to revisit again and again.
After a lot of hype about this place from my friends and mates i thought of giving it a try. I simply adored the owner sitting on his rocking chair and supervising the staff, it was seems to look like a scene from the 80 movies.
I really adored the decoration of the place and gone through some of very old stuffs.
There was complimentary chutneys from the house which consisted of Mint & Coriander Chutney, Tamarind Chutney and Lasag Nu Achar, a Parsi pickle with dates and carrots, basically a sweet ans sour taste. I am going back for this delicious pickle.
As i was going through the menu,it clicked me onto Paneer Tikka, it was prepared with diced cottage cheese marinated with herbs and spices, grilled in a tandoori oven. The flavors were infused till the last bite and i could feel the smoky aroma of it which was absolutely perfect.
I ordered Ajwani Roti, a whole wheat bread spiked up with the delicate flavors of carom seeds, a flavorsome bread which was served hot and fresh.
I have never tasted Farsi dish before, being a Delhite i was never introduced to that part of the cuisine. So i ordered a Sali Boti Chicken totally Farsi dish. Sumptuous and Irresistible, it had tender pieces of chicken cooked with ginger-garlic, onions, tomatoes, a dash of yogurt and mild spices.Served with potato crisp to bring out its distinct flavor. It was a delectable spread of chicken i have ever tasted.
The Lassi was refreshing and creamily thick.
We were served refreshments on a green leaf plate which i really found cute.
I will definitely go back to try some of the other Parsi dishes as now its on my favorite list of dishes. The experience was awesome, the staff was very friendly and the service quick and prompt.
Highlights : Breakfast,Home Delivery,Outdoor Seating,Kid Friendly,Wifi
Cuisines : Indian, Parsi
Known For : Parsi delicacies such as the Lagan nu Custard
Address : Shop 12 & 13, Saba 3, Cluster Q,Jumeirah Lake Towers (JLT), Dubai172490
Phone Numbers : 04 3689697 04 3689627 Table booking recommended
Cost : AED 120 for two people (approx.) Cash and Cards accepted
Opening hours : 10 AM to 11 PM
WEBSITE : http://www.cafefunkietown.com/