Jaipur is experiencing a boom in cafe and eateries during last few years. There’s one opening every week! While the customers are rejoicing with the choices, there’s a downside too! Every new food outlet/venture doesn’t understands the food business and its nuances. I have visited many new cafe’s during the last few months but I find it hard to recommend most of them because they fail in food quality and taste! Swanky and glitzy interiors will attract me once but for me to visit again, food cannot be just mediocre or average!
The feast is not a new name in Jaipur. Started by Pallavi Daga few years ago out of her passion for food, she has carved out a niche among the who’s who of Jaipur and is well-known for designer cakes in Jaipur. Starting with made to order bakery business, Pallavi now runs three outlets in Jaipur. The Feast Cafe, a bakery cum cafe at Malviya Nagar, Jaipur is her new venture.
I have visited Feast Cafe few months ago soon after its inaugration. I was impressed with the taste & food quality. Even though its quite compact vis-a-vis other cafes in town, but then that’s not the best thing about Feast Cafe! It impresses you where the bigger and more popular cafes fail!! The Food!
So when my friends from Mumbai were in town recently, we decided to meet at The Feast Cafe to catch up.
The interiors of The Feast Cafe gives you that familiar casual neighborhood eatery feel; you won’t get intimidated by the glitzy lights or some offbeat interiors which is common in Jaipur!
For seating, you can choose either of three options.
“The outdoor” option
Best cafe in Jaipur for couples? These sofas look perfect for the date!
“Don’t disturb me” option
Perfect for those in a rush! Personally, I don’t like such seating because it cuts you off from interaction!
“The usual choice” option.
We didn’t have much choice since it was too hot to sit in outdoors and “don’t diturb me” didn’t fit the scene since we were in large numbers! We opted for “the usual choice”!
We ordered variety of things from The Feast Cafe menu.
Let me share few pictures and our expereince at Feast Cafe.
First thing to arrive was Jumbo Sprout Bhelpuri, served in Dal Pakwaan style.
Dal Pakwaan is a popular Sindhi cuisine. This sprout bhelpuri is definitely a healthy pick except for the garnishing!
I was impressed with its taste and innovation. I haven’t come across anything similar in Jaipur, till date!
Up next was a very popular pick – Pull a-part Garlic Cheese Bread!
I’m sure these pictures will tempt you if you are foodie…
On my previous visit I had ordered one but this was a huge improvement. I always liked the pull apart cheese bread at another popular food joint in Jaipur – Cafe Bae. I considered it as the best in the town. But after having it here this time, I have changed the opinion.
Aachari Aloo wrap is perfect for people who love spicy food.
I guess it’ll appeal to people who like Paneer Tadka Pizza in Pizza Hut! It’s quite filling. I have tried many types of wraps at many places, but this was something new. I really liked it.
I also tried Paneer wrap but my pick is Aachari Aloo wrap!
Cannelloni was next. I am not really a huge fan of cannelloni but it tasted good.
Coffee tonic served in two trays, placed next to each other set me thinking as to what it was all about? For a minute, I thought I was in bar?
Once the waiter started pouring and mixing it up, this is how Coffee Tonic turned out!
I was not impressed with this one though! I also tried their speciality Cold Brew w/o milk. It was okay. I guess it needs some more working.
And now, a dessert blast!!
Stroopwafle served with nutella sauce and ice cream is Feast Cafe’s speciality!
Popular in Netherland, it’s not available anywhere else in Jaipur. I was told that stroopwafle is a special thin crust waffle made in wheat flour and tastes different from the usual waffle served with nutella/chocolate sauce or maple syrup. Waffles are not very popular in Jaipur. Only place worth mentioning for the regular waffle in Jaipur is Home Cafe. Waffle is not something that I dig, but stroopwafle is worth mentioning because it doesn’t taste like the usual waffle. It’s a must try at Feast Cafe. It was all gone within a few minutes!
Kit Kat and Oreo shake looked loaded with doughnuts thrown in!
Opera and Belgium dark chocolate pastry is must have at Feast cafe!
Both these are a great treat for the chocoholics! I haven’t come across any other cafe offering French dessert Opera in Jaipur. As for the Belgium dark chocolate pastry, only Cafe Bae in Jaipur is worth mentioning. The one I ate here was fresher and tasted a tad better. Is it because The Feast is best bakery in Jaipur? Or is it that Pallavi Daga has some secret ingredient like Coca Cola? I don’t know!! Pallavi Daga also runs cooking classes which is no surprise looking at her culinary skills!
In the end, the Feast Cafe offered us to try something new – Brookie, a Chocolate fudge biscuit. It’s offered as an add on served with the hot coffee. I guess it’s a biscuit married to a cookie! Good choice!
Few hours…we were all loaded….It was time to leave! This is how our table looked!
The Feast cafe is highly recommended as one of the best cafe in Jaipur. The winning point is the quality and taste of food it offers. It’s fresh and tastes great. Personal attention of Pallavi Daga is evident! I still haven’t tried everything on their menu, but there are few things I can vouch for. Seating space aside, The Feast Cafe is a great bakery cum cafe to recommend in Jaipur.
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