Exploring Cusines in Colaba

25th Apr 2023
Photo of Exploring Cusines in Colaba by Pragati Soni

As a food lover and avid traveler, I am always on the hunt for new and exciting culinary experiences. So, when I found myself in Colaba, Mumbai, I knew that I was in for a treat. The bustling neighborhood is known for its vibrant street food scene, as well as its diverse range of restaurants and cafes, each offering a unique taste of the city.

The Iconic Leopold Cafe

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Day 1

One of my first stops was the iconic Leopold Cafe, a historic restaurant and bar that has been serving up delicious food and drinks since 1871. The menu features a mix of Indian and Western dishes, including some of the best burgers and sandwiches I've ever had. The cozy, laid-back atmosphere and friendly staff made for a truly memorable dining experience.


Photo of Leopold Cafe, Colaba Causeway, near Colaba, Apollo Bandar, Colaba, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India by Pragati Soni

Next, I headed over to Bademiya, a street food stall that has been a local favorite for over 70 years. The aroma of sizzling kebabs and grilled meats filled the air as I approached the stall, and I knew I was in for a treat. I ordered a plate of juicy chicken tikka and spicy lamb chops, served with freshly baked naan bread. The combination of flavors was out of this world, and I savored every last bite.


Photo of Bademiya, Tulloch Road, behind Hotel Taj Mahal, Apollo Bandar, Colaba, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India by Pragati Soni

For a taste of Mumbai's famous seafood, I made my way to Trishna, a seafood restaurant that has been around since 1958. The menu features a variety of fresh, locally caught seafood dishes, including crab, prawns, and fish. I opted for the butter garlic crab, which was cooked to perfection and served with a side of steamed rice.

Anand Vada Pav Stall

Photo of Trishna, Sai Baba Marg, opp. Kalaghoda Cafe, Kala Ghoda, Fort, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India by Pragati Soni

Last but not least, I couldn't leave Colaba without trying some of its famous street food. I sampled everything from spicy vada pav (a type of Indian burger) to sweet and savory chaat (a popular Indian snack). Each dish was bursting with flavor and left me wanting more.

Overall, my culinary adventure in Colaba was one of the highlights of my trip to Mumbai. The neighborhood's diverse range of dining options, from historic cafes to street food stalls, made for a truly unforgettable experience. If you're a foodie like me, I highly recommend exploring the flavors of Colaba on your next trip to Mumbai.