Tuesday, December 21, 2004

Barista on 100 Feet Road

In a little nook, Barista is easy to miss as you drive down 100 feet road. A few yards away from Fab Mall, this Barista perhaps offers the quietest and most informal settings I've seen amongst other joints from the popular chain. As you walk in from the street, you step into the open patio covered by a colorful awning. While the Barista does not have a non-smoking section in the patio area, it is spacious enough for you sit comfortably under the breezy umbrellas in the pebbled garden area. In the mornings and evenings, the noisy street can be annoying. At which point you may wish to retreat into the quiet pastel colored interiors, to be greeted by the aroma of freshly ground beans and a vista of dessert delights. Like to be wireless? Bring in your laptop, and take wing - this is a Wi-Fi hot spot. I won't get too much into the menu since it's really the standard and consistent Barista fare (As a side note, if you are a cafe aficionado, you may read that last adjective as characterless. But then, I wont digress here**).

Cost: Rs 60-120 for coffee and a snack
Cleanliness: Average (dusty street nearby and cigarette butts lying around)
Quality: Good
Service: Good
Ambience: Good (Cozy, but can be noisy - crowds or honking traffic)
Bottomline: If you live near Indiranagar and are looking for a cozy nook to grab mocha while you surf the net or play scrabble, you would want to stop by.

**Invasion of Parisian cafe culture

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