On a working day, one of my trips to Pantaloons at Inorbit for a garment exchange saw me heading to News Cafe for lunch.
The place is located behind DIl Panjabi and opposite the Pune store ( or rather behind it ).
It has about 2 tables with what i can recollect only 1 sofa seating close to the door.
The bar area is huge and i think the far end of the restaurant is where the DJ is located.
On a workday, they have happy hours from 12-8 , but only on alcohol which i am sure they know not a lot of folks indulge in, which is cheap tactics.
They are basically a bar that serves food. Their bar menu is pretty long and i did not bother going through it.
Their food menu is also a long list but very premium priced is what i noticed.
I did not want to try a lot of things thanks to the price so i settled on the California chicken burger ( which promised, grilled chicken breast, guacamole, salsa and cheese ).
It took the burger a good 25 mins to arrive, by the time i was planning to getup and leave the place.
It comes with a side of coleslaw , fries, pickled onion, gherkin, and green olives. The pickled stuff is basically tiffy's produce available in any upmarket food store.
The coleslaw was good, thankfully well balanced and not an overdose of raw cabbage.
THe burger buns were nice and steamed. The patty was also of decent portions, not too oily, not negligible in size.
The entire patty lasted , may be till 3 bites to finishing the burger.
The toppings were guacamole and salsa. I dint know salsa meant a slice of tomato - did not taste onion or cilantro either, but guacamole is what i was happy with. It was obviously processed but the quantity was very good. Evenly thick, and evenly spread across the burger.
The burger was not a wow dish, but it will definitely satiate your hunger pangs. It isn't exactly VFM ( look at the bill ) but then once in a while it is okay to indulge.
Will i be going back again any time soon - may be not, but i think i know where to go if i have to eat a decently filling burger