The term Deli is an abbreviation of the term ‘Delicatessen’ which means ‘delicacies’ or ‘fine foods’. The Smoke House Deli, situated among other cafes and restaurants of Khan Market, justifies this term to an extent. Their speciality is the smoked food served here, as is evident from the name. The first thing you tend to notice once you enter the place is the ambience. No, there is no wallpaper. The walls have been sketched with what seems to be a simple marker. With the use of this black marker and a plain white background, they have created the feel of a room which has a fireplace, windows (with birds sitting on them) and even a dog playing ball. A brilliant idea, which has been very well executed. This is the first thing that leaves an impression on your mind when you’re here.
Coming to the food, which is pretty good and also well presented. Their idea of serving water is also very interesting. The water jar contains a slice of orange and some mint leaves, giving the water a refreshing feel that also cleanses your palette. Their menu consists of breakfast options, a variety of eggs and omelettes, soups, sandwiches, and their signature burgers, hot dogs and bagels. They also serve pizzas and pastas. The drinks menu here includes fresh juices, smoothies, coolers, tea and coffee.
However, the cost comes out to be approximately Rs.1500 for two which is a bit on the higher side, but it is worth it. The service is also really good and worth mentioning here. Overall, The Smoke House Deli is a good place to enjoy a satisfactory meal.
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Situated in the midst of Khan Market, this café boasts of a large menu including a sumptuous breakfast followed by pastas, salads, risottos, sandwiches, savoury crepes… and we haven’t even reached the main entrees yet! They also serve fondues, waffles and mouth-watering sinful deserts to satisfy your sweet tooth. One gets to choose from a wide variety of drinks to quench their thirst or just something to go along with their dish- Juices, shakes, smoothies, along with a wide range of options for tea and coffee.Although, while placing the order, one must be very clear about whether they prefer veg or non-veg as the café does tend to mix up orders at times!
Each serving is quite filling when it comes to quantity and is also affordable promising not to burn a hole in your pocket. Quality wise too, the food is worth a try! Coming to the ambience- the entry through the blue door into the café leads one into a lively room with a bright green and serene white colour scheme and decent music playing in the background. The walls have been decorated with interesting paintings to look at and probably ponder over while you enjoy your meal.
But the one thing that you cannot leave without trying at this place is, The Crepes. The desert section is capable of leaving one confused what to pick as everything on the menu seems to make you drool! For those who love apple-based deserts, the Crepe Anglaise is what you are looking for. This desert consists of a crepe with caramelized apple stuffing and a topping of homemade butterscotch finished with a drizzle of chocolate syrup and served with a dollop of fresh cream- An absolute delight and probably the best way to finish your meal. Overall, the café is definitely worth a try.
Image Credits: Additi Seth