‘Mumbai’s First Irani Cafe in 50 years’ screamed the headline of an article written on the website FirstPost, about an Irani eatery known as Cafe Irani Chaii. Situated in South Mumbai in a locality known as Mahim, this joint exudes a lot of warmth. The fact that this Irani cafe has been constructed after so many years since the last, is what in turn makes it a historic hangout spot.
a. About Cafe Irani Chaii:
It was during the month of August in the year 2015 that this Irani cafe was officially opened to the public. It was a 65-year-old film-maker named Mansoor Showghi Yezdi, the owner who came up with a brilliant idea of setting an Irani Cafe 50 years after the last one was constructed. In an interview given to the DNA newspaper Yezdi states that “I made it a point to ensure that the cafe has a double ‘I’ in its name. While one stands for India, the second ‘I’ stands for Iran. This is my little contribution to highlight the bond between the two culturally rich countries”. Furthermore, apart from the delicious Parsi delicacies available here, you also get a variety of Teas i.e. chai’s such as Irani, Special Irani and Black Irani Chai.
b. The ‘food and drinks’ served and ‘ambiance’ surrounding Cafe Irani Chaii:
With regards to beverages, apart from ‘Chai’ no alcoholic beverages are served at this cafe. The food served over here is typically ‘Parsi and Iranian’ in flavour. Some recommended delicious delicacies served at this joint includes: Irani Chai, Bun Maskas, Tea, Mutton Keema Pav, Chicken Irani, Chicken Dum Biryani, and Haleem. Furthermore, the ambiance surrounding this eatery is extremely chilled out and cozy.
c. The ‘cost’ of food at Cafe Irani Chaii:
The cost of meal for two at this quaint Irani Cafe in South Mumbai is about Rs 400.
d. The ‘Location’, ‘Timings’, and ‘Contact Details’ of Cafe Irani Chaii:
This Irani Cafe is located in Mahim at 9 Rosary Chawl, Mangireesh CHS Ltd., MMC Road. It is opened from 07.00 am to 11.00 pm from Monday To Sunday. The contact numbers are: 022 24455577 and 022 24455579.
e. How to reach Cafe Irani Chaii?
The nearest railway station to this cafe is Mahim. If you intend to locate Cafe Irani Chaii please click this Google Map Link.
And so, if you want to enjoy Parsi/Irani delicacies in presence of a ‘cozy’ ambiance then, Cafe Irani Chaii is a must visit.