Going to the same cafes and dessert shops and having your regular is fine, but how about experimenting with new cuisines and menus from time to time? If you agree, here are some spots that should be on your list. From an authentic Japanese meal to a delicious European spread, you’ll find a mix in our latest selection. Oh that’s not all, you can also head to the mentioned ice cream parlors to end your meal on a sweet note!
Launched in 2021, this quaint cafe located in the quiet lanes of Balewadi celebrates cuisine from around the world. The space is divided into two sections, indoors and outdoors, and is surrounded by greenery. Rustle Nest offers dishes from around the world and we recommend ordering the Shawarma Fries, Classi Paneer Tikka, Gnocchi Pesto and Coconut Cream Pie.
Zeta, Hyatt Regency
Zeta is hands down one of the most interesting restaurants in Pune. The space is divided into two sections, indoors and outdoors, and is beautifully appointed with painted walls and colorful chairs. The vibe is modern and relaxed and there’s even a market-style fresh produce display. The elegant European restaurant is ingredient-driven and offers a mix of Mediterranean, Continental and fusion dishes. Think fresh pizzas, healthy salads, flatbreads and delicious pastas. Our choice ? The Avocado Toast Levain Buffalo Burrata Crostini, Roasted Tomato Salsa, Truffle Fries, and Classic Amaretto Tiramisu.
1441 Pizza place
With several outposts in Mumbai and one located in the posh locality of Koregaon Park as well as two delivery kitchens in Balewadi and Kothrud, 1441 Pizzeria is quite well known for its delicious and authentic Italian pizzas. Designed by Italian master chef, Chef Renato Viola, the restaurant offers a wide variety of pizzas, starters and pastas. Their wood-fired Italian pizzas come in thin or thick crust, and you can also choose your own toppings and make your own pizza at the point of sale. Bestsellers include Krishs Pizzas, Tandoori Paneer Pizza, Nutella Donut Balls and Nutella Pizza.
Sante Spa is a vegetarian restaurant that has long established that healthy eating can be interesting, inventive and tasty. The ingredient-focused restaurant curates an experience that combines fresh, wholesome, natural and organic ingredients in a simplistic way. Fresh summer salads, healthy smoothies and cold-pressed juices are what Sante is famous for. It’s also popular for its decadent, guilt-free desserts that are made with natural sweeteners like organic honey, jaggery, and stevia.
I’m one of those people who tends to skip restaurant desserts and instead head to an ice cream parlor for a cold treat, and if you’re anything like me, how about heading to Keventers after your meal to enjoy a decadent shake or ice cream? The brand is known for its ice cream flavors like Belgian Chocolate, Strawberry Cheesecake, Almond Fudge Brownie and recently introduced three exciting flavors including Tutti Fruiti, Cookies & Cream and Tiramisu. You can also share a dessert if you go out with bae on a date!
Baskin Robins also has an interesting menu including desserts, shakes and more, and in addition to the usual flavors, the brand recently launched the Mount Everest Sundae. The sweet treat comes with several scoops of ice cream, including Banana ‘N Strawberry and Belgian Bliss, and is topped with chocolate covered scoops, Oreo cookie crumble, brownies, whipped cream and an Italian wafer crisp.
Miyuki, Double Tree by Hilton
Miyuki at the Double Tree Hilton is a 9-seat Japanese restaurant that offers an experience like no other. There is a long counter with high chairs and a grill where you can watch the chef prepare your meal in front of you. Located in the middle of the industrial area of Pimpri Chinchwad, Miyuki serves authentic Japanese cuisine, including sushi and sashimi, as well as comforting Ramen noodle bowls. The menu aims to cater for everyone with the true flavors of Japan in mind and features dishes like Miso Soup, fresh salads including Yasai and Horenso Gomae, Edamame Truffle, Hiya Yakko which is chilled tofu. Main courses include Tofu Steak, Horenso Butter and Gohan Set. Don’t forget to leave without trying their signature tofu cheesecake.
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