I had seen this restaurant so many times when I used to visit Deepak Cinema. Even in the Zomato, Cafe Free India had very good ratings and so I decided to give it a visit with my friends.
Interiors of the cafe are very good with walls filled with pictures and funny quotes. But the tables are very small and so difficult to sit and keep food if you are more than 2 people. The service is good and fast but at the end of the meal, the waiter did not bother to ask if the water glasses should be filled again or not.
Chicken Jalapeno Cheese Nuggets: This was very different from what I was expecting. It was more like a chicken paste which is deep-fried in a thick batter. Jalapeno was nowhere to be seen and we only found a slightly spicy aftertaste. So the taste did not have prominent flavors of chicken, cheese or jalapeno. The sauce given along was very good and it made the nuggets taste better. 3.5/5 on taste:
Penne with sundried tomatoes and broccoli in garlic cream: On 1st byte itself you can taste the garlic flavor, not in a very overpowering way. Brocolli did not add much to the flavor but was a nice addition. 4.5/5 on taste.
Chicken Shepherd’s Pie: It was like a minced chicken topped with cheese and mashed potatoes. The chicken inside was tasting very good but taking the byte with the top part gave a prominent flavor of the potato. 3.5/5 on taste.
The Godfather Burger (chicken): The burger was huge in size and filled with 2 chicken patties and a fried egg. Also, it had mushrooms, smoked cheddar cheese, onions, and tomatoes. The patty was juicy and so was the burger overall. The taste was also very good. 4.5/5 on taste.
Crispy Chilli Prawn Burger: It was having big sized prawns, most probably tiger prawns. But the prawns had a weird flavor to it. It was almost giving a stale taste. This was noticed by even one more friend of ours. I have such palate for prawns that just by a single bite of it I make out if it is good or not. And this one was not good. The overall taste of the burger was good but not something I would like to order again. 3/5 on taste.
Overall a good experience with this restaurant but I was left a bit underwhelmed.
Value for Money: 4/5