Blue door café (66, Middle Lane, Khan Market, New Delhi)


This is a review of only breakfast at Blue Door cafe

In a nutshell:

Décor with an artistic touch, nice seasoned waiting staff who take care, serves really good ‘no shortcut’ Continental breakfast – Much better than the nearby famous breakfast place ‘all American diner

The blue door cafe
The blue door cafe

Address & other details:  Blue Door café

facebook page: Blue Door cafe

Meal for 2: Rs. 800 onwards

Cuisine type : Vegetarian & Nonvegetarian

Disclaimer: All restaurants / eateries reviewed by YUMMRAJ were visited by YUMMRAJ himself & he has paid for the full Bill & tips also. http://www.yummraj.com does not have even one featured / sponsored reviews. YUMMRAJ believes in going to a restaurant in anonymity, as a normal guest, experience everything & give a honest account of the same to you.

receipt - proof of payment
receipt – proof of payment

I rate all the food items & then give a final overall rating which is a simple average of the individual item ratings. What the ratings stand for: 5 = Excellent, 4 = Very Good, 3 = Good, 2 = Fair, 1 = Disaster.

interesting read about the restaurant - on the menu card
interesting read about the restaurant – on the menu card

Short Description – in case u r in a hurry:

Blue Door café really has a blue door. The restaurant is situated in the First floor. One has to go up there thru a nice staircase. It is known as a Breakfast café  – they serve all day breakfast. Noon onwards till  evening, this turns into family restaurant & they serve a wide range of Contnental food.

Crepe bretonne
Crepe bretonne

The restaurant has Nice ambience. It has an open, see thru kitchen & a bar wall in one corner of the Dining room. There is a Fine art Gallery upstairs (I was told) where Paintings r sold. The Dining Hall wall is somewhat set up like an art gallery.

the dining hall
the dining hall

Nice soft music was being played in the morning hours.

Crepe Anglaise
whipped cream with Crepe Anglaise

They had English speaking waiting staff. The guys were much seasoned & better than the usual staff found in such mid range restaurants in Delhi NCR. Must mention this – I ordered a drink that needs stirring. Else sedimentation sets in. As I was eating, a server walked up & asked ’May I’ & started stirring the drink. He left the stirrer in the glass. I was impressed by this attention to detail & the passion with which hospitality was extended.

Crepe Anglaise
outside the cafe

As mentioned above, food here was way better than at All American Diner (that serves average food & where even the servers have such indifferent attitude). While people queue in the mornings for breakfast at AAD, this one being newer & better barely manages to get all its seats full in the morning.

art on the wall
art on the wall

Detailed Description – In case u have the Time to NJOY reading:

We started our breakfast with Crepe bretonne. ‘A French Classic loaded with cream, egg, cheese & premium ham‘proclaimed the menu card. After taking orders, the server came bk and said the restaurant had no ham this morning. He offered offered chicken ham instead. We opted for bacon instead.

Crepe bretonne
Crepe bretonne

Marvellous. What a dish. Flavours of cheese were omnipresent. The texture was mindblowing. Good bacon made its presence felt. The freshly made crepe was so soft& so nice. Overall, rate this dish  4.75/5

Crepe bretonne
Crepe bretonne

We moved on to ‘Grilled fish with grilled veggies & poached egg’. The dish looked promising on the menu card but it turned out to b very good but short of memorable.

Grilled fish with grilled veggies & poached egg
Grilled fish with grilled veggies & poached egg

The fish was soft, flaky & nice.

Grilled fish with grilled veggies & poached egg
Grilled fish with grilled veggies & poached egg

The veggies were crunchy & nice.

The poached eggs were as good as they cud b. Hollandaise sauce made a difference though. Thankfully they used the tastier organic eggs & not the silly poultry eggs.

Grilled fish with grilled veggies & poached egg
Grilled fish with grilled veggies & poached egg

Rate this dish 4/5

Third dish we had was Potato rosti with Mushroom ragouts – A swiss version of the Classic Potato pancake topped with mushroom ragouts. Nice mushroom ragout with but nothing  great about it.

Potato rosti with Mushroom ragouts
Potato rosti with Mushroom ragouts

Potato rosti had nice non smooth texture formed due to the way it was made. However what was not great was that the potato used was not the best kind. It was sweetish. The rosti was also a bit too thick as compared to layer of ragout above – thus hampering the balance of taste. Rate it 3/5.

Potato rosti with Mushroom ragouts
Potato rosti with Mushroom ragouts

For beverages we ordered Watermelon juice – It was good plain watermelon juice sans any twist or turn. Good. Rate it 3/5

Watermelon juice
Watermelon juice

We also Apple zinger Zing – fresh Green apple Juice, fresh orange, ginger. This was quite refreshing , different & nice. Needed occassional stirring as sedimentation was happening. Rate it 4/5.

Apple zinger Zing
Apple zinger Zing

We ended up with Crepe Anglaise – Crepe stuffed with caramelized apple & topped with freshly made butterscotch. This dish was just stupendous.

Crepe Anglaise
Crepe Anglaise

The crepe was super soft. The filling was excellent. The freshly made butterscotch made a huge difference. It had a hint of salt in addition to the sugar. The appale had the sour & sweet.

Crepe Anglaise
Crepe Anglaise

Overall combo of salt, sweet, sour made this dish a hero. Rate it 4.75/5

Crepe Anglaise
Crepe Anglaise

Overall rating of food & beverages at The Blue door café averages out to 3.9/5.

Inspite of the relatively low scores there is something nice here which I hv not figured out. Is that the honesty / passion in making the dishes / the warm nice service – I don’t know. That unknown force will get me bk here to try out more options.

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