A new coffee shop called the “C Factor” has opened up recently in Hyderabad. Or maybe I’m seeing it for the first time! 😀
I liked the place from a location and ambience perspective. It looks onto an empty by-lane, rather than a traffic ridden main road, and has space for sitting outside although I doubt the Indian weather would allow it. With a TV inside and magazines on each table (which can be more carefully chosen), the place can be a decent hangout.
On the flip side, the Cafe Mocha I ordered was not up to the mark, and the service was tardy 😦
Went to a coffee place after a long time today 🙂 This time it was the new My Caffe Latte joint in Whitefields (near F Bar and Lounge). I really like the place – it has got a lounge-y feel, the coffee is nice, the food is good, the booths feel great, the interiors are great covered with old movie posters, they music is good, and they have a projector screen where they screen movies on weekends (or have some movie channel running, like today). I’m sure I’ll be going to this place more often 🙂
Nice coffee and nice menu!
Today I went to Beanz ‘n’ Berriez, located at the Kothaguda junction (next to Sujana supermarket). I’m not sure of the correct name, the board on the coffee shop says “Beanz ‘n’ Berriez” but the napkins say “Brewberriez”. Either way, this is a pretty nice place, with decent coffee. Has books to read, games to play, a small niche for live performances apparently, and cane furniture including hanging chairs which are nice, albeit overseeing the heavy traffic below which isn’t a pretty sight 😀 The place could however have had a richer/warmer feel to it, but it is still a good hang out.
I ordered a Cappuccino and read some Archies comics 😀
Today I went to meet an old friend at Gloria Jean’s Coffees at InOrbit Mall. Started in Chicago, US, this is now a 100% Australian owned coffee shop (courtesy Wikipedia). Nice coffee shop for sure, given what you typically find in Hyderabad. The interiors are wooden – standard but nice, and this outlet overlooks a park which makes it a nice and sunny hang out during the day too.
We ordered a Mocha shake, a Signature coffee shake, and a Blueberry muffin. I liked all of them but I confess that I have a sweet tooth so some might find them a bit too sweet 😀
Overall, I liked the place. Little expensive (119/- bucks for a shake), but nice place to sit around for a while nevertheless.
Hyderabad is depressing at 10:45pm. At least if you’re scouting for some open place that would serve coffee 😦 Given that I was in Gachibowli at the time, I had to finally settle for the Barista outlet in Jayabheri. Although I’d initially wished to go to some new place, the good thing about this place is that it stays a open for a while after 11pm. I think you can give it a shot up till 11:30pm. Ditto for the Subway next to it.
I ordered a Cafe Mocha which was nice after the first sip. I like Barista given it was one of the first few to start the “coffee shop” trend in India, although I feel the chain can be maintained much better. Plus, it would be nice to have some variant of the filter coffee served at Barista 🙂 At least in South India!