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Updated about 15hrs ago

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Decor

The interestingly named "Fat Mans café" crouches between many other tiny eateries on the restaurant strip behind Leelavati hospital. A cheery vibe, cosy white walls, a board with "Fat man's rules", pretty patterned tiles and upholstery complete the décor. We like.

Food

Its zigzagging menu goes through breakfast, soup, salad, appetisers, burgers, sliders, pizzas mains and dessert. I ate here twice; the hearty egg bowl framed by a rustic blend of creamed spinach and herbed tomato sauce has improved. A tasty grilled tomato pesto sandwich, Beef sandwich enlivened with caramelised onions, al dente Fettucine, okayish Grilled chicken, here. Ask for the well-made char grilled chicken burger (fried egg et al) Black white mousse cake, refreshing orange cream slice, Dark Chocolate Mousse Cup are delightful.

Minus Points

Slow. Agonisingly slow service. My favourite Eggs Benedict served on bread, sans sauce hollandaise. Styrofoam like potato mash with the grilled chicken, overcooked mushrooms, lacklustre pancakes, and jacket potatoes overloaded with a slushy cheese. Soggy, apple crumble.

My Point

We all love the name of this tiny café. The cheery, white-walled ambiance too. Open through the day, eggs, sandwich, and burger kind of menu here. The opinion is unanimous that though not exceptional or outstanding, most of the dishes are tasty, generously portioned and moderately priced. I ate here twice and the food had definitely improved. However, at all times, the service was slow. The side-effect of being called "Fat man's café"?

**Critic reviews are anonymous and all bills are paid by TimesCity**

Updated last week

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Balle! Balle! I discover this no-frills Andheri dhaba thanks to being on the jury of The Times Now Foodie. The true-blue Punjabi in me is thrilled to eat in this seriously small (it seats only 30 people), functional, table-and-bench, non-airconditioned dhaba in Lokhandwala. The robust, homestyle flavours ensure that we keep eating. Most of the dishes are the kind which are not served in restaurants… like the Dahi Kadhi Pakodi with its perfect whisper of tanginess, the winter special of Sarson da Saag paired with well-cooked Makki di Roti delights with its authenticity. It’s the simply cooked Aloo spiked with Jeera that is another favourite as is the Stuffed Karela with its slightly bitter signature. The Sukhi Matki Dal is a surprising and yummy healthy addition. Except for the Arbi Masala (I prefer flattened and crisp arbi) all the other homestyle dishes (rotis included) do a bhangra on our tastebuds.

PS: While the food and the prices please our palate and wallet, here’s what warms our heart… owner Inderjit Anand, worked as an auto rickshaw driver and saved to set up this dhaba with his wife, Ranjit. She passed away tragically, a few days before our shoot but their daughter, Mandeep, promised her that they would continue to be consistently excellent. She lives up to her promise. Mubarkaan!

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