Oui! C’est possible . On Easter Sunday daughter no 1 and Ms Papaya accompanied me to the newest cafe on the block: Le 15 Cafe. With Colaba being a prominent tourist hang out, Pooja Dhingra, who introduced the macaron to Mumbaikars knew she couldn’t go wrong bringing some Parisien chic to aamchi Mumbai in the form of a cafe this time. Around 5 weeks ago, Le 15 Cafe ,an all day cafe specialising in wholesome snacks ,coffees and teas over Brunch, High Tea and Dinner, opened its doors to Mumbai’s foodies
At 10.30 in the morning the place was fairly crowded but we were quickly shown to a table and made ourselves comfortable on a bench alongside the wall . Daughter No. 1 couldn’t resist ordering the Hot Potato which was simply scrumptious : creamy mashed potato with herbs and cheese topped with poached eggs while I preferred the crispy hard bread ciabatta sandwich Le Parisien with a smoky ham filling. We washed this down with an Americano and my favourite a hazelnut flavoured cappuccino .
Not being satisfied with this calorific onslaught we shared a crispy vanilla waffle drowning in butter and maple syrup with slivered almonds for an extra crunch.
The overall feel was Parisien with its black and white chipped mosaic tile floor, high ceiling with pendant lamps and a display case with pastries and macarons. There were tiny marble topped round cafe tables ( a bit too tiny I thought ) and an interesting patterned tile border breaking the monotony of the painted walls. The place was airy and inviting with soft pop music adding just the right touch.
I don’t know if the owner Pooja Dhingra was there because of a photo shoot but her presence added to the warmth the place exuded. Even though the cafe was just 5 weeks old, the response has been stupendous and she advises making a reservation in advance to avoid disappointment.
- There is a pay and park service outside but it is better to take a cab especially on a working day.
- Vegetarians have enough to choose from
- No hard liquor is served
- A bit pricey for sure but definitely worth the experience.
Call : +91 9769341994
Location : Shop 18, Lansdowne House Building, MB Marg, Near Regal Cinema, Apollo Bunder,Colaba, Mumbai