Skip to main content

Top five reasons to go to Mocha

  1. Great desserts - large portions (two can share a chocolate avalanche for dinner), innovative ideas (Sizzling Sundae)
  2. Comfortable setting - They restore ancient furniture so every table in Mocha is unique and everything is up for sale. My favorite blue sofa might get sold, but there's always something equally comfortable to replace it. For now, my top favorite is the table for two with a chessboard table top.
  3. They play catchy music from unknown artists
  4. Chocolate shakes. Who else will liquidize a whole bar of Toblerone and give it to you in a glass
  5. Best cottage cheese paninis in the world.
Why do they still insist their specialization is coffee?

PS: While you see Mocha outlets all over Bombay and several of them in other cities, all references to Mocha in my life are to the outlet in Juhu. Its the biggest, prettiest Mocha and I've been there so many times it feels like second home.

Comments

notyet100 said…
is mocha in delhi too?
bha said…
well i have been to the pune outlet, and i found it real cool
Anonymous said…
Yes, there is a Mocha in Delhi too. I've never been there, but I think its in Greater Kailash.
Biswajit said…
well, i am still of the firm opinion that for all the fancy coffee names on their menu, the beans they use are cheaper indian blends - i tried to buy their kenya beans and they said they have only arabica. this was in pune.

also, the waiters as well as the manager (both mumbai and pune) do not have the slightest knowledge of coffee preparation. they serve the coffee in a french press, but insist that it is a machine made coffee.

and twice (not once but twice!!) the waiter at pune mocha suddenly went beserk with the french press plunger - they started plunging it in and out, thereby mixing the coffee grounds with the till now nicely settled down decoction and destroying the flavor. perhaps they thought a french press is the same as a south indian coffee filter (they are not!!)

to be honest, i do go to pune mocha, but only because their fake coffee is still somewhat better than the even more fake competitors in the city.
Anonymous said…
I agree. Mocha's never been about coffee. Its about the ambience and desserts
hor meri amritsar di kudiye.. ki haal ... sorry if i made any offences with the chole, but i love it and wanted to mention it , and yeah if theres something wrong in my punju plz bear.. iam learning:)
and yeah as far as mocha is concerned.. i agree it has never been for coffees.. i too love d juhu mocha and i know what u want to say when u mention d toblerone one.. it was a regular for me too... pick up any drink , shake, dessert , all r a bliss...
thanks for refreshing those memories.. a toblerone shake in mocha.. an hour spent there with the hukka smoke gazing around u ... and then have an hour long walk in the beach... to get that fresh air ... aah heavenly.. love those evenings...
and yeah the bombay especially d juhu uotlet is way better than any other outlet(bandra one is still ok), even the ones in other cities.. well pune is out of question, they dont know how to bring in d essence of a mocha...
and i guess biswajit shud clam down.. :) u were not praising their coffees either.. neither r u d food and beverages manager.. just kidding biswajit if u r reading.. dont mind...:)
Bharti said…
Hey Simran
I did pass on ur hello to my little girl. She was thrilled!
A few years ago, we visited Bombay for 3 days. Hubby n I had decided that we would completely surrender to our gluttonous instincts and eat like mad at every restaurant we could possibly cover in that short time. Mocha at Juhu was one of them. The pesto sandwich and Lindt hot chocolate were yum as was the ambiance! I think I'll be a regular at ur blog to see whats up in ur kitchen and Bombay...sigh..if only to drool. :-( Cause' everyone knows Bombay food is Bombay food.

Popular posts from this blog

Blog Picks : Soft Yogurt Sandwich Rolls

Much before I started blogging, I started reading through food blogs. And bookmarking recipes I would like to try some time. The list has grown so long that it would soon be enough to last me a lifetime. So I have decided to give my experiments in the kitchen a rest and go the tried and tested way with choice picks from my favorite blogs. The first blog pick comes from a baker who inspired me to bake my first cookie. I never miss a recipe on her blog, but this one was specially appealing. For I haven't graduated to baking a loaf yet and I wanted to bake buns before I take the big leap. So here comes this recipe for soft sandwich rolls and I promptly bookmarked it. Nicole has an excellent step-by-step recipe on her site so I am not going to repeat it here. But I must say that the buns were easy to make, and super yummy. I halved her recipe and made smaller rolls so ended up with eight of them. They never reached the making sandwiches stage because a few were eaten straight

Healthy Spinach Rice for Microwave Potluck Party

Is it really two years that Srivalli has been running her innovative microwave cooking event . She's prompted me to try my microwave for more than just heating several times. Just like last year, Srivalli celebrates the event anniversary with a potluck party . I took a dessert to the party last time around, but this time I was rooting for something healthier. I turned to last year's roundup, and there was this spinach rice . Valli, hope you don't mind getting the same dish on the menu again. To make spinach rice, wash and soak 1/2 cup rice. In a microwave safe dish, heat a tsp of ghee for 30 seconds. Add 5-6 peppercorns and heat for another 10 seconds. Now add a small onion, chopped finely and microwave for another 30 seconds. Add a cup of finely chopped spinach, 1/2 a tsp of garam masala and another 1/2 tsp of salt. Mix and cook for 2-3 minutes until the spinach wilts. Add rice to the bowl, and a cup of water then pop it back in the microwave for 5 minutes. Bring it

Announcing AWED : Britain

Before I ate my first Italian wood fired pizza, before I went to that swanky Japanese sushi bar for the first time, or the neighborhood Chinese joint, the first non-Indian cuisine I encountered was British. Not real food, mind you, but the tempting, oh so delicious descriptions in my favorite novels. From Enid Blyton to Jane Austen to P.G. Wodehouse, every favorite character in every favorite novel seems to have food on their mind. Yes, British food gets ridiculed a lot. But forget their main course dishes for now, and think of the full English breakfast and the elegant afternoon teas. Then try imagining the world without cucumber sandwiches or potato chips and you will realize you can't do without British food. Which is why when I saw that DK was looking for hosts for her monthly event AWED (A Worldly Epicurean's Delight) and there has never been a British AWED, I promptly signed up. The rules are simple really: Make any vegetarian or vegan British dish (eggs are