Review : Birdsong – The organic Cafe

“Let’s visit that organic cafe!” are the words of my friend who was keen to try this place, but the funny part was we just knew only so much about it! So on doing some “Zomatoing” we find out the place and we were all excited to visit this place coz we are a bunch of health freaks with a soul of foodie;)

“Let’s visit that organic cafe!” are the words of my friend who was keen to try this place, but the funny part was we just knew only so much about it! So on doing some “Zomatoing” we find out the place and we were all excited to visit this place coz we are a bunch of health freaks with a soul of foodie;)

D-day arrived and we finally landed at Bandra, the hub of all the good life, but wait where is this cafe? so this was one of those days where google maps said arrived on location and yet I couldn’t locate the cafe. From opening maps , I finally stuck to opening mouth! And yes I succeeded in finding it. The place is tucked in a bylane opp Mammagato, a small path filled with Graffiti takes you to this Rustic place .


The interiors have got a raw and fresh appeal which spells minimalism. Its got a quaint feel and as you enter you see a showcase with in house bakes and cookie jars. So I had already made up my mind about sampling some. So we ordered “the Green detox smoothie”, “Roast Chicken and toasted sesame” ,”Warm roasted vegetables and feta salad” and Finally my most awaited “Gooey chocolate cake”.


The Green smoothie was refreshing with the right consistency and flavour. It was perfect for the likes of people who are on a DIET! The salads came in next, and for the first time , I found the vegetarian salad more tasty than my chicken one. The warm vegetable salad gets a ‘thumbs up’. The zucchini was grilled to perfection with drizzle of olive oil. Again a very healthy choice! And then the Dessert was a Killer! I loved the gooey chocolate cake coz it had a very succulent sweetness of dates which came in with every bite .A must try for those who are a fan of natural source of sugar.

All in all this place got me disappointed with its location and interiors, and the name got me interested in knowing about thier organic farm but they are 70% organic, so I skipped ordering the coffee. But the “Vegie salad” and off course the “Cake” took away all the may I say “Datey points”!

Must Visit if you are on a strict diet and want to still chill in Bandra. Tough Decision but we made one 🙂


Makar Sankranti 

Today is the Festival which brings people together to celebrate the beginning of Uttarayan. The Shishir rutu with it’s winter chills is part of The “Aadaan Kaal”. This is the time of the year when the body’s strength or “Bal”, capacity for digestion is at it’s peak. Hence, the “Agni” or digestion capacity is at its best and especially with the drop of temperatures the body strives for heat, that is food converted into energy. 

Sesame seeds and Jaggery is used to make Laddus, chikki and A special stuffed roti. There is a special custom of wishing everyone with a “tilgul”, to forego all bitterness and welcome the sweetness of festivities into our hearts. “Sesamum Indicum” is heaty in nature and is hence apt to overcome the seasonal changes. The oil from these seeds is used for consumption in cooking , as well as an excellent lubricating agent for the body. Hence Oil massages are recommended with this oil.

Makar Sankranti is also the festival of kites, where people of all age groups gather for Kite flying. It is a funfilled activity which goes on for as long as the sunshines. It’s great fun to see so many colourful kites flying high in the sky.

At Home it is a feast of sorts, as we eat the delicious “gul poli”, roti stuffed with jaggery sesame seeds mixture and also a special subji made of the fresh seasonal vegetables called the “Bhogichi bhaaji”. Being a true Foodie, it is the amazing food that keeps me waiting for this festival. 

Wishing you all a very happy Makarsankranti! 😄 

REVIEW : Dessert Garden! 

If you want to visit a place that gives u a slice of all the FB feeds on real goodfood, then there’s a chance you have got! Visit the Dessert garden at High Street Phoenix…

It is a golden opportunity to eat every type of dessert. After reaching there I m sure you will be baffled as to where do I begin, but as you start discovering the stalls you will realise what you really want to try. 

Take your time and stroll around the whole place I know the stalls are really tempting and it is highly impossible to cover each and every stall but if you don’t do that you will end up regretting later! So have a look at the stalls and what they have to cater, begin with something that is totally new to you, experiment at the beginning, because when you just enter you come with an open mind, later on as you keep passing across stalls its highly confusing as to what you want to order.

All the stalls have desserts and savoury anywhere from Rs 100 to 350. So on an average you spend around Rs 200 on every stall. Ideally if you go in a group of friends you can try more things and get a bite of everything, but if that’s not your idea then you can stick to 1 friend and together you could decide for each other.

The Desserts are lined up on the front rows in the beginning and as you proceed inside, the savoury stalls are on one side on the right. There is a huge variety in Ice creams, from sundae stalls to roll ice cream to the delicious candies,my personal favourite. The Desserts have a wide variety, cupcakes,cookies, cake in jar, waffles on stick,i think i saw crepes too, pastries, mousse,and pavlova was the first thing I tried, hadn’t ever heard about it but just because it’s a masterchef recipe I had to sample it. It was fantastic, I had the lemon curd flavour. 

All those sweets will keep you craving for something salty, head to Chips on stick, its got amazing fingerlicking good stuff, i tried zucchini with mexican sprinkle. The pizza in cone was so much fun to watch it get baked and then there are different veg and nonveg fillings, we tried the original, Italiano. If you go to the Ice cream Candy stall you can’t miss thier very own fruit one, it tastes amazing as you eat and lick through tropical fruits. Also if you are too hungry like I was, hit the Hot dog stall, its really filling and tasty. I had the chicken dog. We also tried the banofie cake in jar and it is really delicious. 

After hogging on all this cheat food, I also picked up some healthy snacks to take home. There is one stall selling amazing baked snacks. I picked up herb and cheese makhana & baked pizza sticks. Taste before you buy, there’s ample variety. 

I hope this review helps you! Check out my other blogs too…

Get there soon before it gets over, today is the last day!