Food Review: Coast Cafe, Hauz Khas Village

Being an avid fan of regional cuisines from all corners of India, I had been wanting to explore “Coast Cafe” for a long, long time. A lip-smacking winter lunch here after strolling around the picturesque Hauz Khas lake nearby made sure this place now tops my list for the Best Kerala Cuisine in Delhi NCR ! One gets better appams than even the hallowed joints at INA Market !

Located right next to the entry gate of Hauz Khas Village, nestled over 2 floors above Ogaan, Coast Cafe has a stunningly simple and soothing charm. Pastel hues adorn its landscape coupled with green, leafy arches & pots. We were greeted by the gentlemen so warmly, it almost felt home right from the word go!

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FOOD DISCUSSIONS:

The menu spread is quite lean, but what they offer is brilliant. We went for the signature dishes , and had a jolly good time savoring each of those authentic coastal flavors.

Pepper Chicken Curry : Small fried chicken chunks in home-style pepper curry were a definite treat. The subtle punch of hot-pepper which one experienced after a while was fabulous.img_20160102_130327.jpg

Malabari Kokum Fish Curry : I am a big fan of coconut-based curries, so therein lies my passion for both South Indian and Thai cuisines :). This orangish, beautiful preparation had searfish in tangy Kokum & coconut-milk gravy. It made for some (foo)divine combination with hot steamed rice!img_20151230_145052614_hdr.jpg

Appams: These were so fluffy and spongy , we couldn’t quite control our urge to order more and more ! Perfect.img_20160102_130312.jpg

Chutneys: There were three of those – Kokum (Pink), Tamarind ( Red) and Chilli (Maroon) . Lovely accompaniments to go with appams.

img_20160102_130301.jpgFINAL TAKE:

Coast Cafe was so full when we had arrived, and yet the service offered was impeccable. Prices are a bit on the upper-side, but to live this fantastic coastal experience you can choose to ignore them. For me, now I have one more definite reason to love HKV and satiate my unabating appetite 😉

Overall Rating : 4.5/5
Food: 4.5/5
Ambiance: 4/5
Service: 4.5/5
Price-Worthiness: 4/5

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12 thoughts on “Food Review: Coast Cafe, Hauz Khas Village

    1. Thank you ! Both appam and naan are types of Indian breads. The former is made using rice & coconut milk (popular in Kerala) while the latter has a flour base. Appams are really soft & spongy, you should give them a try since you love Indian food 🙂

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