BIRDSONG CAFÉ BLENDS DELICIOUS WITH HEALTHY
WORDS AND PHOTOGRAPHS BY KRUTI DALAL
Some days you’ve just got to have that chocolate cake. But if it’s not your cheat day, it’s best to head to Birdsong Organic Café so you can avoid the extra piling on of guilt once you’ve wolfed down that gooey piece of goodness.
This wood-shuttered, brick-walled, high ceilinged, aesthetically lit space with a rustic, yet modern menu will dispel most of your doubts about organic food. Here the feta is fresh and crumbly, the watermelon isn’t just watery and the quinoa is actually edible. I’ve seen some of the biggest skeptics lick clean their plate of gluten-free pasta and drain the last drop of Hibiscus Chia seed juice.
Getting to Birdsong is a treat unto itself – you either have to go through the old village of Ranwar or take the shortcut through a graffiti splattered walkway. Even if you get lost in the narrow lanes, just follow the fragrance of freshly baked bread and cookies wafting from the old building with French windows and you’ll find yourself right at home.
Birdsong Café, Shop No. 1-5, Jenu-Jenai, Off Hill Road, Waroda Road, Bandra (w), Mumbai 400 050. Phone: 022 2642 2323