As much we love alliterations, we're only able to do justice to the first ‘p’ at Plate & Pint. It is after all, a working afternoon, and swapping merlot for masala nimbu pani seems like the right thing to do.
Owned by the Delifresh bakery family, Plate & Pint is what next-gen Iranis – meet Monaz – want to do with the family’s hospitality background. She hopes to create a café where you can stop for a loaf of bread and stay for a glass of wine. And some pie. “A cafébar,” Monaz likes to call it.
This corner at Kemp’s Corner is laid out with trippy black and white tiles, is well lit (unfortunately with the very fatigued edison bulbs), and has plenty of plug-points in case you ever need a recharge.
Mom & Poppers Shop
Besides a Delifresh counter, Plate & Pint offers an all-day menu with eggs, waffles, pancakes and French toast, as well as pizza, a few big dishes and dessert.
Our plate’s first mate is jalapeño cheddar cheese poppers, that while edging towards sharp, ultimately hide their finely diced jalapeno and rob the dish of its piquancy. The accompanying dipping sauce also lacks punch, and tastes heavily of mayonnaise and chutney. Fiamma pizza is almost as good as Trattoria’s (yes, we said it), but would be well served by a shower of chilli flakes; and fine aglio olio spaghetti is enlivened with fresh olives and cherry tomatoes. If you need a hearty meal for one, consider creamy roast chicken, served with long, elegant ,crispy fries, a vibrant heap of vegetables and extra red wine sauce.
Torte You Well
Desserts sit in a vitrine, and are more conducive for grab-and-go getters. We love warm Belgian dark chocolate and and almond torte, crumbly, rich and gluten free. The crème brûlée, however, is too sweet and cannot be saved even by a tart dollop of raspberry compote.
Despite that last taste in our mouths, we would recommend this cafe-bar for a casual catch-up with friends. Keep the pinot but also add pilsners, and Plate & Pint will be just the alliteration we’re looking for after a hard day’s work.
Getting there: Plate & Pint, 106 Dhunabad, Bhulabhai Desai Raod, Kemps Corner. Open from 8.30 am to 11.30 pm. Meal for two is approximately Rs 2,000.
Accessibility: There is a short flight of steps to get up to the restaurant.
This review was conducted by Aatish Nath, a freelance food and travel writer.
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