Among its three locations in the city, the Zen café at Navrangpura scores the highest purely because of its ambience, the art gallery next door and the students who pour in through the day discussing everything from the latest exhibition to politics over tall glasses of shakes and coffees. The open-to-the-skies café overlooks the popular Amdavad ni Gufa, the art gallery that’s built to look like a cave. It’s all about leisure here as you sit around watching artists—amateur and renowned—walk by while the chefs whip up your coffee or bake a pizza for you. The food options include wraps, paninis, small bites like hummus with pita, soups and a brief selection of pasta and burgers. The beverages however, are extensive with hot and cold coffees, shakes, tea infusions and smoothies. The Energy Booster is a quick-fix meal in itself with dates, banana, almond and oats. What makes Zen Café stand out is the ambience that encourages leisurely conversations and an exchange of ideas and not just a quick meal.
MEAL FOR TWO Rs 1,000 AT Navrangpura DETAILS zencafe.co.in