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 😦
I like the idea of a coffee place inside a bookshop. It’s so nice to read while sipping on some nice coffee 🙂 The Odyssey bookstore in Hyderabad has a tiny Cafe Coffee Day inside. While not like your typical CCD, I still like it because of its location. And of course, CCDs coffee is pretty nice (better than Barista’s I think!)
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!! 😦
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 😀