When I entered Cafe 12 for a review, I saw an outdoor seating of 3-4 tables which I thought is the entire place. A lot of people can have a misconception that Cafe 12 is only open only to the members of Vasant Vihar Club House, but it’s open to all.
The ambience here is more like poptates with wooden chairs and tables… Loud music goin on along with people chatting which ads to the noise. The cafe got full pretty quickly as it was a Friday night and the attractive offer that they have on Beer.
The service was a bit slow as it was a Friday night and they had a pretty great offer on beer.
Limited Period Offer – 2 – 7 Sept 2016
Tried a Cocktail – Sex on Beach which was a Rum based cocktail along with Cranberry Hazelnut which was dark pink and a bit on the sweeter side. Both were good but Sex on Beach was better.
Three Pepper Bruschetta Pomodoro
Classic Italian Crostini topped with red, yellow & green bell peppers in tomato sauce with melted mozzarella… The bread was a bit bland at the start but went well with tomato ketchup. It looked very attractive with all the colors. You can say Rainbow on a plate…
Suggestion: Finely chopped green chillies and some salt can be added to make it bit spicy and flavorful.
A delight for the vegetarian crowd, these heavenly bite sized pieces of fresh paneer were coated with secret spices rolled in papad churi along with breadcrumbs and fried to perfection. This was not at all oily and perfectly crunchy. Served with green chutney made their combo mind blowing. A must have starter @ Cafe 12 for all paneer lovers.
Wings in Chilli BBQ Sauce
3 words for this dish – Finger Licking Good!! Juicy chicken wings slathered in barbeque sauce. The wings were more on the sweeter side than the spice but nevertheless it will definitely make you lick your fingers. I will suggest to eat them with your hand. Eating them wid fork and spoon might frustrate you :).
Masala Tangdi Kabab
A dream come true for all Tangdi lovers. The chicken drumstick is nicely marinated with spices and served with a fried egg on top along with side salad. The drumsticks were nicely cooked and meat was falling off the bone easily.
Note: The dish is actually served with 4 huge Drumsticks. We requested them to get only 1 as we wanted to taste a lot many dishes…
Hawaiian Chilli Chicken Pizza
Nice pizza, Thin crust covered with cheese all over. At first it looked like pizza with potato topping in the lights but was actually pineapple which was nicely grilled. The chicken pieces were big and nicely seasoned. Mozzarella was generously spread over the pizza. Size I guess was 11-12 inch as it was big. Huge compliments to the chef for making it perfectly thin crust… The best thin crust pizza I have ever had…
Suggestion: The chicken pieces should be made smaller and spread evenly over the pizza.
Bangers and Mash
If Bhuvan would have fed this dish to Capt. Russell, he would have cancelled their Lagaan, for sure!!
An English Main Course – These Smokey soft Sausages had nice texture and flavor and were served on a bed of seasoned mashed potato and exotic veggies like zucchini, babycorn, 3 Bell peppers sauteed perfectly. Special mention to the awesome Onion gravy which goes well with the sausages as well as the mash. This dish is a perfect end to a meal.
The coffee Tiramisu was really great. It had a strong coffee flavor inside with a lil sweeter aftertaste. I enjoyed it thoroughly as I don’t like very sweet desserts. This was perfect for my liking.
Choco Lava Cake
Super soft and delicious. It was oozing with chocolate when we took our first bite.
All in all a much better place and I can say that one of a kind Cafe in Thane. They can surely become one of the best Cafe in Thane with good online promotion.
P.S. I was invited to review their food, but my ratings purely depend on the taste and quality of food. I’m definitely coming over again 😉