-By Marryam H Reshii
Mocha is as colourful a coffee bar as you could possibly get. The coffee served here tries to include specialities from all over the world, including Ethiopian Yergacheffe. The beverages, however, get hijacked by the ambience. The menu consists of snacks like Poutine that are loaded with calories and taste. Start the Mocha experience with an Oreo Cookie and Fudge Brownie Shake. Also worth the indulgence is the Rocky Road Shake — Marshmallows, Walnuts and Chocolate Ice Cream. And where else in Delhi would one get Bun Maska and Chai? Likewise, the Philly Cream Cheese and Chilli Panino are good. The desserts at Mocha deserve special mention. Try the Lava Lava or Hot Molten Chocolate. The formula: serious food in snazzy surroundings. PYTs flock here because of the bright mood of the place.
Buzz: 3/5 | Decor: 3/5
-By Deepali Gupta
The cafe that pioneered the global coffee and sheesha trend is now doing its bit to get you cheap deals of the spirited kind. A place for all occasions — whether you're hanging out with friends, at a casual date, or spending some time alone in the middle of a busy day — their well-rounded wine and beer menu is a welcome respite. The dim lighting, comfortable couch seating and casual atmosphere makes you want to stay a little longer, which you definitely should. Except the newest Civil Lines outlet, each Mocha offers global and Indian beer along with white, red and sparkling wine and Breezers. Sangria is also on the menu along with popular cocktails like the Cosmopolitan and Caipiroska. The thick American shakes and juices continue to be good options for teetotalers and besides the all-day breakfast, starters like Mezze Platter, Nacho Grande and Satay Chicken are fast movers. The DLF Promenade branch is an evolution of the brand called Mocha ArtHouse, which has a more open and minimal decor with the graffiti artist painted wall as the highlight. ArtHouse also has an outdoor seating option that is popular for its prime view of the mall courtyard and its dancing fountain. The best part about Mocha is that they keep everything unique even while being a chain, and for that reason, we highly recommended it.
HAPPY HOURS: 10am to midnight
Review posted within last 6 month
They somehow can't fix up their service and I don't know why. Maybe because the owners/management isn't interested or maybe there is actually no manager looking after what's happening.
We went again on Saturday evening since we really liked the food last time. The drinks were again 1+1. After we entered, took a table and sat, we could not even see a waiter for a complete 15 minutes period, yes, you got it right, 15 minutes. Now that was astonishing. Now, after really looking for a waiter to order, we started with the Tex Mex Sizzler basis our last experience. The food again was delicious and I am really sad with the kind of service these guys offer which just turns you off after some time from places like these.
We tried their Grilled Fish with Lemon Butter Sauce which again was amazing but really very low on the portion side. I have also noticed now that this location has a very small menu, its less than half of what is shown here.
Really because of the poor service, it's gonna be a 3 only.
Review posted within last 6 month
I have been waiting to go this place since it started it's first outlet, but somehow couldn't till now. They had happy hours even on a Sunday night which was nice.
We started with a Tex Mex Sizzler which came pretty quickly and was really amazing. It had a good chicken breast piece and the spaghetti was really tasty. We then moved on to Penne Arabiatta which was equally delicious.
Their service is exceptionally good and the waiters always show you a smiling face.
We decided to have a Half and Half Pizza and an OMG Burger packed and here came the first disappointment, when I saw the package, I was shocked to see a pizza being packed in a packet in which tikkas are packed. I immediately called for the manager and the waiter said he would be here in five minutes. Fifteen minutes and no sign of the manager and they said they didn't have anything else to pack the pizza which was surprising for such a big name. Though they waived off the amount for the pizza, the disappointment still remained as the pizza became so soft by the time I reached home that it lost it's entire taste.
But I can say it definitely would be delicious if you have it there.
Coming to the burger which I had thought to be the talking point, I was disappointed the second time with its taste. It definitely was huge but it needs to be tasty enough and it was lacking the perfectness that I had expected.
Still good enough for another visit!!!
Favorite Dishes / Drinks: Tex Mex Sizzler, Penne Arabiatta
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