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Top 8 Restaurants In Mumbai Run By These Culinary Queens

By Sonam Satija

Updated - Oct. 25, 2019 7 min read

From Chefs to Managers, Indian women are ruling the culinary industry with their incredible cooking and management skills! Here is our curated list of 9 Restaurants In Mumbai Run By These Culinary Queens. More power to these women! They are here to motivate you and inspire a thousand others with their journey. In this male-dominated society, all you need to do is BE FEARLESS, EMPOWER YOURSELF AND OTHER WOMEN to start NOW!


1. Grandmama's Cafe- Simar Kohli

Introducing you Simar Kohli, The co-founder of Grandmama's Cafe - She is a Lawyer by profession but passion for food and her "bake dates" with her mom inspired her to become a chef. She also aims at integrating new food trends in their menus such as Vegan Dishes and other healthy meals. Know more about Grandmama's Cafe- The interior giving a sense of a grandmother's living room in an English cottage with chintz upholstery and wallpaper marks the highlight of this place. What adds to this attraction is the coming together of American, Parsi and Italian cuisines under one roof. However mindboggling it might sound, we suggest you visit the place once to know what the fuss is all about. You'll fall in love their beautiful ambiance whihc makes it one of the best cafes in Mumbai.


Highlights: Brunch, Outdoor seating, Serves Jain Food, WiFi

Must-haves: Smoked Salmon Salad, Grandmama's Chicken Wings, Wild Mushroom Risotto

Cost For Two: Rs.1200

Cuisine: American, Italian, Parsi

Address: Hotel Royal Garden, Juhu Tara Road, Shivaji Nagar, Juhu, Mumbai (Get Directions)


2. Chef Sisters - Hasti and Hiloni Goradia

Presenting you the DYNAMIC Duo of Hasti and Hiloni Goradia who started this venture together - Chef Sisters: A Fresh-taurant! The specialitiy of this restaurant is that to Indianize the varied cuisines to cater to the taste buds of the locality. Talking about the sisters, Hasti specializes in the art of baking while Hiloni specializes in preparing scrumptious multi-cuisine food - We can't find a better pair than this! Their culinary experiment definitely proved to be a successful one!


Highlights: Pocket-Friendly, Indoor Seating

Must-haves: Fresh strawberry cream, Carbonara, Paneer Schezwan

Cost For Two: Rs.600

Cuisine: Chinese, North Indian, Fast Food, Street Food, Desserts

Address: 7 & 8, Hari Om Apartments, S. V Road, Kandivali West, Mumbai - (Get Directions)


3. Cafe Delhi Heights - Usha Batra

Presenting to you the leading lady - Usha Batra who started the best Culinary Venture named "Cafe Delhi Heights" - She is the one who introduced Delhi to the concept of cafes and further taking to Mumbai as well. Right from Batra Banquets to Cafe Delhi Heights - It's been quite an inspiring journey for her. About the restaurant, It is a  stylish multi-cuisine restaurant chain serving Continental, American, Italian, Seafood and North Indian preparations. It is renowned for its Delhi-based theme with a classy ambience and beautiful decor. This place is a total value for money and never leaves its customers disappointed. The menu offers a wide variety, out of which Canolini Pasta, Rocket Pizza, Mediterranean Platter, Juicy Lucy burger are some recommended dishes.


Highlights: Board Games, Wifi, Full Bar Available

Must-haves: Juicy Lucy Burger, Eggs Benedict, Martina Salad

Cost For Two: Rs.2000

Cuisine: Continental, Italian, Seafood, North Indian, Cafe

Address: Unit No.S-21, 2nd Floor, Phoenix Markert City Mall, L.B.S Marg, Kurla, Mumbai - (Get Directions)



4. Candy And Green - Shraddha Bhansali

Shraddha Bhansali has definitely introduced a new trend in the culinary industrying by giving importance to clean eating. She is the founder of the vegetarian restaurant - Candy And Green which she started in 2017. Her experiences in the villages of China and Ireland change her taste buds and made her relish their vegetarian cuisine which shaped the ideas of Candy & Green. The restaurant's menu is based on seasonal ingredients and meals are well-crafted after several tasting sessions with insiders and industry experts.


Highlights: Healthy Food, All-Day Restaurant, Vegan Options, Pet-Friendly Restaurant

Must-haves: Dosa Waffles, Thai Curry, Sweet Potato Sev Puri

Cost For Two: Rs.1600

Cuisine: Asian, Italian, Continental, Desserts, Healthy Food

Address: 4th & 5th Floor, Hub Town Sky Bay, Bhulabhai Desai Road, Breach Candy, Mumbai -(Get Directions)



5. Love and Cheesecake - Suchyeta Bhatia

The brainchild behind "Love & Cheesecake" is Suchyeta Bhati who co-founded this patisserie with Amit. Suchyeta has always been passionate about launching her own business and see it take a shape of it's own - we believe she definitely did a good job out there. Love and Cheesecake is an artisan pâtisserie based in Mumbai, India that aims to spread the love and joy of premium, classic, hand-made desserts. They use the freshest ingredients in their desserts and customize them to perfection.


Highlights: Indoor Seating Available, Home delivery 

Must-haves: Hot Chocolate, Blueberry Pancakes, Blueberry Cheesecake, New York Cheesecake

Cost For Two: Rs.500

Cuisine: Dessert & Cakes 

Address: 03/33 Janki Kuti, Juhu, Mumbai - (Get Directions)


6. Blue Tokai Coffee Roasters - Namrata Asthana

Namrata Asthana is one of the co-founders of the popular "Blue Tokai Coffee Roasters" - she visited several coffee fields in Karnataka to make herself familiar about different kinds of coffee available today. Not just that she wanted to know if there was a market for speciality coffee. Blue Tokai have started setting up cafes after high demand from their customers whom they delivered coffee to. They have outlets all over Delhi , Mumbai, Gurgaon, Goa, Jaipur, Noida & Bangalore.


Highlights: Breakfast, Indoor Seating, Home Delivery

Must-haves: Almond Croissant, Butter Croissant, Cookies, Bagels

Cost For Two: Rs.500

Cuisine: Cafe

Address: Next to, Adiansh Food Hub, Aram Nagar Part 2, Machlimar, Versova, Andheri West, Mumbai - (Get Directions)


7. Farmer's Cafe - Minali Gaba

This brilliant cafe is conceptualised by Minali Gaba who is also the founder of "The Nutty Way" Granola Bar. Their menu has it all you need for a healthy diet - they serve everything organic and straight from the roots to the table. The restaurant tagline "Eat Like It Matters" is another highlight of the restaurant which reflects in the cafe's menu filled with organic dishes. Don't forget to try Eggs Benedict and Lebanese Falafels - They are the best.


Highlights: Keto Options, Outdoor Seating, Breakfast Place

Must-haves: Farmer's Masala Omelette, Kheema Pav, Tofu Akuri

Cost For Two: Rs.1000

Cuisine: Cafe

Address: 682001, Rids Dale Road, Next To The Post Office Fort Kochi., Fort Nagar, Fort Kochi, Kochi -(Get Directions)


8. Le 15 Patisserie - Pooja Dhingra

Guess who opened India's first macaron store? Our very own "Macaron Queen", Pooja Dhingra. Le15 Patisserie specializes in making one of the most tempting macarons introducing a whole new trend of getting westernized desserts in India. She has also successfully published three of her books - The Wholesome Kitchen: Nourish. Energize. Indulge, Can't Believe It's Eggless, & Big Book Of Treats.


Highlights: Best Macarons, Cozy Indoor Seating

Must-haves: Nutella Brownie, Belgian Chocolate Cupcake, Sea Salt Macaroon, Red Velvet Cupcake

Cost For Two: Rs.300

Cuisine: Desserts and cakes 

Address: 1st Floor, Palladium Mall, Senapati Bapat Marg, Lower Parel, Mumbai (Get Directions)


Suggested Reads: 

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Q: Which are the best restaurants in Mumbai?

A: Bastian, Candies, Pizza By The Bay, Eat Around The Corner, The Bagel Shop


Q: Which are the best cake-shops in-Mumbai?

A: Theobroma, Vanilla Beans, The Boston Cupcakery, Melting Morsels



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