‘A Vintage Cafe’ is what a wonderful eatery situated in South Mumbai known as Cafe Universal can best be described as. Located in the Fort area, this joint not only serves up authentic Parsi cuisine but also, Continental, Fast Food, and Chinese. Furthermore, this quaint eatery was first established in pre-independent India during the year 1921. In addition, this is one restaurant in Mumbai which serves Parsi/Irani food as well as alcoholic beverages.
a. About Cafe Universal:
Established way back before independence in 1921, this joint is located in close proximity to GPO i.e. General Post Office in the Fort Area. Apart from Parsi/Irani cuisine it also serves up items such as sizzlers, buggers, Mughlai item such as rotis, Parathas, naans etc.In addition, alcoholic beverages are also available over here.
b. The ‘food and drinks’ served and ‘ambiance’ surrounding Cafe Universal:
In terms of food, there are selected few Irani/Parsi delicacies served over here. They are as follows: Chicken and Mutton Dhansak, kheema, kheema gotalia, and salli boti. As for beverages, alcoholic drinks such as beer, whisky, vodka etc are available out here. The ambiance exhibits a rather ‘cool and relaxed vibe’ with a large number of paintings and posters adding a large dose of classy elegance to it.
c. The ‘cost’ of food at Jimmy :
The cost of a meal for two at this wonderful South Mumbai Irani cafe is about Rs 1,100.
d. The ‘Location’, ‘Timings’, and ‘Contact Details’ of Cafe Universal:
This Irani Cafe is located in the Fort Area at 299, Shahid Bhagat Singh Road. It is opened from 09.30 am to 11.00 pm from Monday To Sunday. The contact numbers are: 022 22613985 and 022 22694893.
e. How to reach Cafe Universal?
The nearest railway station to this cafe is Churchgate. If you intend to locate Cafe Universal please click this Google Map Link.
So, if you intend to eat delicious Parsi in presence of a relaxed vintage ambiance then, Cafe Universal is an eatery you must visit.