Crisp Cafe, Nungambakkam

Another place from my wishlist checked. Have been eyeing this place for quiet sometime and the recent images of the red velvet pancakes from fellow foodie, was itching me to try this place out. Me and my kid were choosing places for having a treat in line with the exams getting over (phew!!) and suddenly I thought why not Crisp Cafe?? We checked in on a weekday for lunch.

Spacious, bright and soothing interiors with funny frames and posters all around, the ambiance was perfect. Menu is chic. We started off with a curry leaf & chilli fries. And for drinks, we took salted caramel & white chocolate freeze and a gooey chocolate. They took their own time to serve the food. The curry leaves & chilli fries was good with distinct taste of curry leaves but lacked salt. The aioli dip that came with the fries was simply yumm and made up for the lack of salt in the fries. The drinks/milkshakes came in a small container. The white chocolate & salted caramel freeze tasted brilliant initially. Later had a cloying feeling and I struggled to finish it off. The gooey chocolate was weird and mucky. I didn't like it a bit, but kiddo finished it off.

Curry leaves & chilli fries

Gooey Chocolate

Salted caramel & white chocolate freeze
Then I took a red velvet pan cake and kid opted for mac and cheese. The red velvet pancake was pretty huge with 4 large pancakes light and fluffy. They tasted good but nothing extraordinary. The cream cheese frosting was a big let down. It was not light and creamy as it was supposed to be. And there was too much of sugar in it which was not blended properly. Kiddo loved the mac and cheese and wiped the plate clean. I tasted a bit and it was screaming cream & cheese.

Red Velvet Pancakes

Mac N Cheese

We were almost full and I still wanted to try the dessert. The display counter had some beautiful desserts (appearance wise though). Saw this dessert named collapse and ordered one. What I expected was a fondant kinda dessert oozing/collapsing with salted caramel centre when cut open. And what I got was utter disappointment. I got a dry piece of chocolate cake which tasted like mud. There was a little bit of salted caramel in the top. That's it. A moist cake with some ice cream would've made wonders. 200 bucks for this piece was mere waste of money :(

Coming to the service, they took too much of time to take orders and to bring the first dish. The staff disappear somewhere and when I found it difficult to spot one at the time of need. Overall, this place is best to hangout in groups. Food was just average and nothing extraordinary to rave about. I paid 1400 bucks for all of the above and I don't feel any value for money except the pancakes.

Place            : Crisp Cafe
Location       : Sterling Road, Nungambakkam (Opposite to Sterling club & above cake walk)
Cuisine        : Cafe style veg & non veg
Cost            : 1200 for two people approximately

P.S : The write up is based on personal experience only. Crisp Cafe Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

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