Blue tokai (Khasra 258, Lane 3, Westend Marg, Saidulajab, Saket, New Delhi)


In a nutshell:

A beautiful small cool cafe by a plantation that has been selling coffee online for some time, small food menu, awesome coffee of a wide variety.

Blue tokai
Blue tokai

Address & other details:  Blue Tokai

Meal for 2: 800 onwards

Cuisine type :  vegetarian & nonvegetarian

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bill - proof of payment
bill – 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.

Short description- in case u r in a hurry:

I had heard about blue tokai coffee few years bk in a random conversation with a gentleman I met at a kitchen appliances shop. The unique name of the brand made me remember it. Those days they used to sell ground coffee beans online.

This time when we were in delhi and wanted to go to a good unusual breakfast place, we looked up zomato. Blue tokai came up as a breakfast option and time mentioned was 9 am to night.

We reached Sai dul ajab and looked into the map in zomato – we reached someone’s house!!!! We asked around the address ‘khasra ABC’. We were told that all houses belonged to that classification!! We started asking random people and wandered. We called the restaurant- no one picked the call. Finally a Good Samaritan showed us the way. We were pleasantly surprised to find that they hv parking space.

inside the restaurant
inside the restaurant

Once near the cafe we saw a signboard on a electric pole – the board was parallel to the road and hence not easy to spot.

signboard on a electric pole
signboard on a electric pole

The entrance was beautiful.

near the entrance
near the entrance

Once we sat we asked for food menu and were told ‘chef comes at 10’. Really!! Zomato says breakfast from 9. We drove 15 km for liquid breakfast !!!!

inside the restaurant
inside the restaurant

With no choice we fed ourselves with cookies and brownies till 10!!!

see thru office area
counter area

The restaurant has a see thru office near the entrance and a see thru coffee bean processing area.

they also sell these chocolates
they also sell these chocolates

The dining hall is a narrow strip with 1 row of tables. Overall the interiors are very cool.

They also have outside seating.

Food was good in general but coffee was outstanding – much more art in the cup , brewed passionately, at lesser bucks than at Starbucks.

Detailed description- in case u hv the time the njoy reading:

We started with Smoked Chicken and basil quiche. The base was very good, the filling was great. Overall it was excellent. Rate it 4.5/5

Smoked Chicken & basil quiche
Smoked Chicken & basil quiche
inside Smoked Chicken quiche
inside Smoked Chicken quiche

Choco cake was good but not great. It Wud hv tasted better with an iota of salt. Personally I Wud hv liked it more dark. Rate it 3/5.

Choco cake
Choco cake

Nutella sugar cookie was very nice. It looked like the sketch of Saturn in school books 2 decades bk. the cookie was crisp and the filling was very enjoyable. Rate it 4.25/5

Nutella sugar cookie
Nutella sugar cookie

Chilly cinnamon mocha was a lovely mocha with cinnamon making its presence felt while sipping and chilly making its presence felt as an aftertaste. Loved it and rate it 4.5/5

coffee art
coffee art

Sea salt mocha was also a lovely mocha but with less salty taste than we thought it Wud hv. Enjoyed it a lot. Rate it 4.5/5

coffee art
coffee art

Cortado coffee ( double shot espresso with textured milk) was intense, bold and awesome. Rate it 4.5/5.

Cortado coffee
Cortado coffee

We then ordered Scrambled egg with garlic, parsley, Parmesan on toast, thyme roasted tomatoes and grilled chicken sausage. The scrambled egg had good subtle taste and flavour of herb. It was however dry. Moist Wud hv made its taste way better. Rate the scrambled eggs 2/5.

Scrambled egg with garlic, parsley, Parmesan on toast, thyme roasted tomatoes and grilled chicken sausage
Scrambled egg with garlic, parsley, Parmesan on toast, thyme roasted tomatoes and grilled chicken sausage

Chicken sausage was better than the usual tasteless sausages found in super markets. Rate the sausage 4/5.

Chicken sausage
Chicken sausage

Grilling was perfect. The toast was crunchy and nice. I Wud rate the bread 4/5.

Overall rating of the dish averages out to 3.4/5

close up
close up

We also ordered Scrambled egg with garlic, parsley, Parmesan on toast, thyme roasted tomatoes and coffee glazed pork bacon.

scrambled egg
scrambled egg

Scrambled egg again gets 2/5, toast gets 4/5. Coffee glazed bacon was very good. It retained the pork flavours while incorporating the coffee flavours. It was crisp, thick and sweet. Rate the bacon 4.5/5. Overall rating of the dish averages out to 3.5/5

Scrambled egg with garlic, parsley, Parmesan on toast, thyme roasted tomatoes and coffee glazed pork bacon
Scrambled egg with garlic, parsley, Parmesan on toast, thyme roasted tomatoes and coffee glazed pork bacon
the bacon
the bacon

Meatball toast – glazed pork meatballs, pickled apples, wholegrain bread mustard & parsley butter. This was interesting- the glazed pork meatballs were intense in terms of meat flavour and taste but glazing reduced the meatiness. It also was sweetish. I think it was a bit low on salt. Rate the meatballs 4.25/5

Meatball toast
Meatball toast

Bread with the accompaniment was very enjoyable. RAte it 4.25/5

Meatball toast
Meatball toast

Overall rating of the dish is 4.25/5

Coffee tonic – espresso and tonic. It was tangy, had the bitterness of espresso, was thin in consistency and just lovely to sip on. Super loved this drink. Word of caution – u might hate it if u r not a coffee experimenter. Rate it 4.75/5

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Iced latte – a double shot espresso with cold milk over ice. Lovely. Loved the coffee flavours and the drink overall. Rate it 4.5/5

iced latte
iced latte

Overall rating of food and beverages at blue tokai averages out to 4.15/5

Recommended by Yummraj for coffee lovers

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