Mumbai’s got a new cafe and we couldn’t be happier and this time in the heart of South Mumbai. Yay!
Think colourful low-seated chairs, walls adorned with quirky frames and a whole lot of board games that promise more than a few hours of fun. Plus, delicious vegetarian and Jain cuisine that won’t burn a whole in your pocket. Pleasure without any guilt, hell ya! The Lab is a cutesy cafe tucked away in the by-lanes of SoBo’s posh Malabar Hill area. The pure-veg and Jain eatery is science-themed, and they even have WiFi, but preferred if you spent time talking to eachother or playing one of the many games rather than stick to your cell phones.
The walls are adorned with multiple cute and quirky frames and the food is served in flasks while the drinks in test tubes. They take it a notch higher with cushions that have chemical formulas printed all over them. All in all a cute little cafe that’s making it’s way up into the favourites zone of many a vegetarian peeps!
Their menu, which resembles a notebook, consists of a mix of fast food and comfort food like soups, salads, starters, sandwiches, pizzas and desserts. Dishes like the Hummus and Pita, Penne Arrabiata pasta, Mac and Cheese fries, Mushroom Pizza and Crispy Corn Cheese Balls are sure-shot crowd pullers. Their milkshakes and beverages are also a hit. You’ll find a lot of college kids here, so you can always get the food home-delivered if the place is too crowded for you.
The food here is reasonably priced with a normal dish costing around Rs. 150-300. The quantity is also good can easily suffice two people. We’d say a meal for two might cost up to Rs. 800-1000 with mocktails / milkshakes.
WHAT WE LOVED:
They have games like Monopoly, UNO and Sequence, which you can play while you dig into some lip-smacking food and sip on some delicious shakes. PS: We loved the Oreo and mango shakes.
Our Rating: 4/5
The LAB is situated in Malabar Hill near Teen Batti.