Café Lota happens to one of city’s most sought-after café due to its quaint and arty feel.
Delhi has no dearth of interesting places when one wants to grab a meal. From open air cafes to quaint dining places to places that scream ultimate luxury, once can pick as per their choice. But guess when The Fame Game actor was spotted grabbing a bite. It was non other than Café Lota; the contemporary regional Indian restaurant located in the National Crafts Museum & Hastkala Academy.
He took to Instagram sharing about his experience. He posted a story of his plate which had a grilled fish, some bread toast, sautéed veggies along with a little salad. He was accompanied by Nihal Parashar as he too posted a pic of the actor saying “Afternoons in Delhi”.
Earlier in an interview Manav Kaul had mentioned that he Cannot cook a five-course meal, but can make some desi dishes and Poha being his favourite. Always chocolate and cheese guy Manav Kaul loves his coffee black.
For the uninitiated Café Lota happens to one of city’s most sought-after café due to its quaint and arty feel. The menu here sees a much incredibly diverse food variety from across the country, that too with a uniquely contemporary flavour to each dish. Here the menu sees a new take mostly due seasonal and also regional wise. Tucked inside the National Crafts Museum, this café gets the credit to popularise the iconic Palak Patta Chaat, a nice tangy crispy spinach chaat that sees, potatoes and chickpeas topped with spiced yogurt, green chutney, and pomegranate seeds. Their fish and chips too sees a interesting take with Amritsari Amaranth Machli aur Shakarkand (sweet potato). The menu also sees a healthy take with dishes like Banana Ragi Pancake, Dal Chilla and mini Rawa Idlis and more.
From the non-vegetarian larger plates section, their Chicken mokul is a Rajistani dish, goes well with khoba roti, which is a whole wheat flatbread from the same region while Toddy shop fish curry pairs perfect with some appams or steam rice.
The signature regional dishes and a collection of small plates make this place a delight to visit. And those who have already visited the Pragati Maidan outlet, make sure to step inside their Monsoon by Café Lota at Aerocity. This one is the elevated version of Café Lota which also serves some cocktails and mocktails. Louvered windows, potted plants give this place an extraordinary charm. And yes if you are here don’t miss their Khapli (wheat) and Bandel Cheese (similar to smoked feta) Salad. The cheese is the start but is well complimented perfectly by the kasundi and sugarcane vinegar vinaigrette and the Kala Channa Kebab or the Tamarind Fish with a Moilee Sauce.
Whatever your pick Café Lota cant me missed when you are in Delhi, not just me even Manav Kaul believes the same.