Cappuccino – 1
I love South Indian filter coffee, but sometimes I just need a cappuccino. Luckily, there are more and more places where you can find good cappuccino in Chennai. Sacrifcing all in my desire to serve the readers of this blog, I plan to visit them and report on them here.
There’s a new place at No. 64 C.P. Ramaswamy Road, Coffee World. It’s part of a chain, with outlets in Thailand, India and Reunion. This is its first outlet in Chennai.
The first thing I saw when I walked in was that every seat was upholstered. Usually in such places, most of the chairs are hard and small, and the one or two sofas are invariably occupied by people who look as though they are planning to remain there for a long time. Here, every seat is comfortable, and the place, being new, is clean and well-maintained.
One the menu were the usual espresso / cappuccino, etc., in three sizes. Various cold coffees. Oh, and filter coffee is available too. There are sandwiches and waffles made to order, salads, desserts, ice creams.
I had a medium cappuccino and a piece of chicken quiche, for Rs. 117. The quiche was fine, but I found the coffee a little bitter — it lacked the creamy feel of Barista and Coffee Day’s cappuccino. It wasn’t bad, but it didn’t give me that sigh of pleasure which a coffee-addict seeks.
You can buy a wi-fi card for Rs. 57, for one hour of browsing.
Coffee World has a couple of parking spaces in front of it, but they were occupied, and I had to park illegally across the street. The Pizza Corner upstairs will put additional pressure on the small parking area; and I expect it will get more crowded when more people come to know about it.
Summing up, I was very pleased with everything but the coffee. But I’m willing to put that down to the fact that it’s still quite a new place. I’ll certainly be going back to try it again.