‘Oldest Irani Cafe in Mumbai’ is how an eatery called Kyani and Co is renowned as. It is located in Marine Lines, and is popular for a delicacy called ‘Kheema Pav’. Furthermore, apart from Irani food it also provides for bakery products such as pastries. It is also known for its seating arrangements which comprises of checkered tablecloths.
a. About Kyani and Co and the ‘Zoroastrian’ community connection:
‘1904’ is the year during which Kyani and Co was first established in the ‘City that never sleeps’. It was founded by migrants from Iran and was eventually managed by the Shokriye family. Currently, the business is being looked after by Mr. Farokh Shokriye.
b. The ‘food and drinks’ served and ‘ambiance’ surrounding Kyani and Co:
Typical inexpensive Irani cuisine is, what Kyani and Co is renowned for. The menu at this eatery comprises of a variety of delicacies such as sandwiches, eggs, burgers, rolls etc. Some of the popular food items prepared over here include Bun Maskas, Irani Chai, Tea, Keema Pav,Chicken Masala, Brownie, Chicken Keema, Khari, and Cheese Scrambled Eggs. In terms of beverage, it is the Irani chai/tea which is extremely popular. Moreover, it comprises of a chilled out ambiance and hence attracts people from all walks of life.
c. The ‘cost’ of food and beverage at Kyani and Co:
The price range at Kyani and Co is reasonable to say the least, with a meal for two costing about Rs 300. In relation to beverages, the famous Irani chai/tea is priced at Rs 20.
It is thus a combination of a ‘cool’ ambiance, and delicious Irani food which makes Kyani and Co, an eatery in Mumbai to remember.