Phone: +91 9737900100, +91 9899265196
Address: Glade One, Nani Devti, Sanand – Bavla Road, Bopal, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India
Time: 7:00 AM to 12 Midnight
Meals for two: Rs. 1,700
Cuisines: European, Continental
Facilities: Breakfast, Free Parking, Indoor Seating, Outdoor Seating, Table reservation required, Kid Friendly, Group Meal
Tabebuia – Cafe & Patisserie is a newly opened vegetarian cafe and dessert shop by the promoters of Tabebuia restaurant at Glade One.
Tabebuia: Glade One, Bopal, Ahmedabad – Decor
The cafe looks inviting with a long glass wall set by the courtyard through which you can see the interiors. The striped ceiling and a wall with line drawings are interesting features that lend some character by contrasting with the brick faced look that dominates the cafe. Tables are neatly laid out across the floor space, with a large marble planter as the centerpiece. The patisserie stands beside the cafe with an independent entrance.
Tabebuia: Glade One, Bopal, Ahmedabad – Food
This cafe offers popular and traditional dishes with a modern twist. We were surprised to be greeted by groundnuts in their shell served as the amuse bouche with the drinks. The raspberry sorbet and the guava bubbles are their signature drinks. We started with two salads – the sprouted moong and pineapple salad with the pineapple adding just a little sweetness to the salad,and turiya chana dal salad which is a good example of how the cafe is using traditional ingredients in different ways.
Lemongrass sabudana vada had well-made dumplings that can be good to have when you are fasting, but it lacked the slightly sharp and tangy taste of lemongrass. With some changes this dish could become a really good fusion of an Indian snack with a Thai flavour profile. The stuffed beetroot tikki had a melt-in-your mouth texture. Some popular street food like the Bombay toastie and chole khulche are also interestingly plated. sprouted moong and mozzarella lifafa is a one dish meal with the mozzarella lending a curdy flavor to the filling.
We liked the basil spaghetti pesto which had the perfect texture of the pasta, not overcooked and yet not too chewy, with the right amount of pesto that did not overpower the dish. The classic margaritha pizza was also pretty good.
The highlight for me was the purdah biryani – instead of being served in a vessel sealed on top with dough, the chef brought the biryani sealed inside the dough so that the rice inside was packed with flavor.
The apple pie had a nice and buttery crust with a juicy apple filling, but some may like it with a little more cinnamon. The house special ice-cream is pistachio.
The coffees here are also pretty good. This is the only place in Ahmedabad where I have had civet coffee from Indonesia.
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This cafe has a very appealing ambience, starting with the modern open feel of the courtyard you walk through to enter the cafe to its casual yet smart interiors ideal to kick-back and enjoy a coffee. The menu is interesting with some unusual signature dishes and drinks.