My desired destination today was some place else, but I was unfortunately unable to locate it 😦 But since I was out anyway, I ended up going to the The Square at Novotel instead. This is of course one coffee shop that every Hyderabad resident has been too, if not for any other reason, then for the fact that being located in a five star, it is open at all times 🙂
I ordered a cup of filter coffee. The coffee is good, and it is served in utensils which reflect how filter coffee is actually had by South Indians (supposedly!) 🙂 While it is supposed to be poured out into a bowl to help cool the coffee, the coffee was not hot enough to require any such cooling 😀
I did however come out poorer by 175 bucks!! 😦
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!
This, is one place you can try only on certain occasions – when you’re inside the Hyderabad airport, taking a domestic flight 😀 Waiting to board my flight, getting a cup of filter coffee was an obvious choice to kill time. I could choose between Indian Paradise and Idli Factory, and my first choice was Indian Paradise – simply because its coffee is 5 bucks cheaper 😀 😀 But they were as usual crowded and had a long queue. Idli factory on the other hand was empty (I guess being at the far end of the airport does not help). Paid 60 bucks for okay-ish coffee (I wish airports could be cheaper :().
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 😀
The Chocolate Room in Banjara Hills is a place that I sometimes like, and sometimes don’t. It seems to be cheerful enough during the day, but somehow appears very depressing to me in the later hours. The beverages also are okay-ish…I prefer the colder ones over the warm coffees available. They do have some fun stuff like a “Cuddle Cup”, but it was the cup that I liked more than the brew inside 😛
It’s a good place to meet up location-wise. I ordered a Cafe Mocha which was decent enough.