The funkiest good food in Gurgaon

Or should I say, the best funky food in Gurgaon. Either way, the food at this place is really good. I am talking about Farzi Cafe at Cyberhub in Gurgaon. Even if you know nothing about molecular gastronomy (which this place applies to its dishes), you will still enjoy the sheer funkiness of the food presented at Farzi Cafe. Here, the food is not only about the taste or smell. For me it plays strongly on two other senses – your sight (the presentation makes you look twice) and your sense of what is normal – since nothing here is normal. Every dish is presented in a different format, something you are not familiar with, but every time you bite into it, it brings to you a strong sense of familiar flavors and memories – with a hint of something new.

Farzi Cafe

And the food tastes really good and looks really good (just check out photos on zomato or tons of other review sites). Now good food is one thing, but even the drinks that accompany them are a class apart (whether alcoholic or non). You will enjoy your time there. You must visit at least once (then you will be sure to return).

If you plan to take along children, make sure that you go for lunch and not dinner – friends tell me that the place is not children friendly in the evenings. If you plan to go in the evenings or in the peak of lunch hour then try to call ahead and make a reservation – else you may have to wait in a long line. This place gets busy and the clientele is generally pretty good (as is the case in most spots at Cyberhub). The cost is not what would be called cheap, but it is not very expensive either. For a couple, it should be in the Rs. 2000 range. Although if you have an American Express card, you can use the points on your card to pay for your food there.

farzi 2I have been to this place several times – its a perfect spot to hang out with friends; a great place to take customers (which I always do), even if it is not very formal. The staff is very friendly and accommodating. You can feel that they want you there. The ambiance is great. All in all, a great experience. You must visit.

Where to go for the best breakfast in Gurgaon if you like pancakes and eggs

It really is. Anyone I have ever recommended this place to has come back singing praises. I am talking about Di Ghent Cafe in Cross Point Mall near Galleria (link goes to the Zomato page for Di Ghent). If you like pancakes, waffles, eggs done in dozens of different ways, shakes, and great coffee for your breakfast then this is the place to go. They have wonderful ambiance – you feel like you can sit there forever (and you can too, they are not going to throw you out for taking your time). They are in a quiet mall, so no unnecessary noises and crowding. Parking is not a problem. The staff is wonderful. Oh, and breakfast is just one part of their menu – they do serve food the rest of the day.

They actually have two locations on the same floor and the kitchens are shared across them both. One is smaller and is connected to their bakery – the other just a little bigger and connected to their restaurant; either one is equally good. They are a bit pricey (2 people will spend around 1500 INR) but well worth the price. The cuisine is supposed to be Austrian and Australian – though just think western. If you are in a mood for some paranthas or puris for breakfast, then this is not the place for you.

If you are looking for a good breakfast option, then not many come better than Di Ghent. Do you have any places to recommend for a good breakfast? Leave a comment.