The entire concept and their yummy-looking website caught my attention when this place opened up. With the number of innovative cafes opening up in chennai, its almost getting monotonous to say ur different from the rest. But somehow the colors and the healthy outlook to the place made it irresistible to try it out once at least.
The cafe looks small, simple and neat, very attractive to my taste. It is not that easy to find tho its right on ttk road. The menu looked really interesting with weird names for regular dishes made with a twist and more importantly sounded very healthy to me. Zoupe as in unique soups were good, we tried the beetroot soup, was awesome, but the quantity was very less and they were served in cup and saucer! Zollids are salads in a wrap or sandwich, the Jalmudi Kolkata style salad in a wrap was pretty good and innovative, tasted like bhel puri stuffed in a wrap! But what stole the show was the protein-rich beans combo in a sandwich (it had channa, rajma and peanuts with chips!)!
There was not much choice for desserts, but the cold soups (nothing but fruit juice :P) were nice. I mean there was this mango smoothie and shy mango smoothie which was pink 🙂 The whole idea seemed very simple to create at same time different. Almost inspired me to work on something like this someday in the future! Although i am totally impressed, i need to make a mention of the poor service, it was really pathetic to have un-informed waiters who cant speak well to customers, not well trained on the menu and worst of all would say something like ‘oh that’s just juice!’ and let down their own concept! 🙂
Ambiance – 4/5
Food – 4/5
Service – 3/5
Price – Around 300 bucks for a couple including drinks
Will i go back again? – Yes am waiting to!
The Soup and Salad Cafe
New #49 Old #26,
TTK Road, Alwarpet,
Chennai – 600018
I heard the Adyar outlet is much better, would love to try it out!