A Review: Cafe Nomad by BackpackersFor a sparkling city like Chandigarh known for its excellent architecture, town planning, heritage monuments, et al, the food options it has are perfect icing on the cake. I was on a short trip to the city off lately with my family when I encountered this a la mode location called Cafe Nomad by Backpackers in sector 7 of Chandigarh.
Though initially I was not that big fan of its address (it was a rather unnoticeable corner of this locality) but still I loved everything else about it. Food, ambiance, service, decor, all deserves a big hearted 10/10 or at least 9/10 though I may sound little biased towards other stylish cafes of the city.
The moment you enter Cafe Nomad, first thing that strikes to your mind is its exclusive decor that somehow reminds you of the last Hollywood flick with Mid Eastern and Arabian setting you caught up. Enchanting can be the word to define it.
There are chandeliers, vases placed thoughtfully on walls, and pictures in Black & White framed to incarcerate their beauty to this place. One end of the cafe had brick lined oven and kitchen while there was an interestingly kept coffee vending machine on its other side.
After enough gazing on the interiors and walls, we realized that we were here for some evening brunch and coffee. So we decided to place the order. With our varied choice of cuisine, it was great opportunity to try out their wide menu. Talking of menu card, it was again quite intriguing with lots of pictures related to Caribbean and Arabic themes beautifully scattered all over it.
Well! coming back to food, as customary, we started it with starters comprising of pita and soups. I loved it particularly for well balanced flavors and then we moved on to other sections of menu. Grilled meat, Thai, Continental, and mid Eastern delicacies sans any Indian stuff are offered at Cafe Nomad. So for butter chickens and dal makhani, you’ll have to explore some other joint in the city!
The falafel that they prepare is probably the delicious best in this city and so is their omelet and hash brown. Not to forget, hummus and pickles are also finger licking. The tangy and spicy flavors of dishes were good and promising to our taste buds.
Here we tasted very yummy dessert called Baklava with Ice cream. Their chocolate mousse and smoothies did not disappoint us either!
We ended our delicious trip to this place with Moroccan Mint Tea and Cappuccino. Refreshing mocktails with quirky nomenclature was also much fun to notice.
They offer a satisfying platter with complete value for money. Although we tried hard to grab the taste of it all but still we missed out on some savories to keep us haunting and persuading to visit the place again.
Their impeccable services and affable staff rounded off our encounter with this often less visited cafe of Chandigarh with loads of positive memories and really good things to write about.
Foodie like me or not, this place is a must visit for you while in the city of surprises, Chandigarh.