‘Iconic’ is a word that best describes Sassanian, a 100-year-old Irani café located in South Mumbai. Situated in the Marine Lines locality, this café was first established way back in 1913. Furthermore, it is mainly for delicacies such as bread pudding that it is popular. In addition, the use of polished Bentwood chairs to the decor of this eatery adds a lot of ‘old world charm’ to the ambiance, and reminds us of what vintage Mumbai once was.
a. About Sassanian:
‘1913’ was the year when this Irani Cafe was founded by a Parsi gentleman named Rustam K Yazdabadi. It was initially called ‘Sassania Restaurant’. Furthermore, it was Sharookh Yezdabadi (son of Rustam) along with his partner Meheraban that eventually managed this quaint little cafe. However, with Sharookh’s sad demise, this joint has been taken over by Rustam’s grandson Adi.
b. The ‘food and drinks’ served and ‘ambiance’ surrounding Sassanian:
In terms of food this cafe is famous for some mouth watering Parsi delicacies. Some of them include: Bun Maskas, Chicken Puff, and Mawa Cake. In terms of dessert, Custard seems to be an item liked by many here. As for beverages served, typically tea and Irani Chai are popular, and no alcoholic drinks are not available. The traditional chairs made from wood and roundtable creates a ‘vintage’ Bombay and not Mumbai ambiance.
c. The ‘cost’ of food at Sassanian:
The cost of a meal for two at this wonderful South Mumbai Irani cafe is approximately Rs 250, which is very inexpensive.
d. The ‘Location’, ‘Timings’, and ‘Contact Details’ of Sassanian:
This Irani Cafe is located in the Marine Line Area at 98, Marine View, Dhobi Talao It is opened from 07.00 am to 10.00 pm from Monday To Sunday.
The contact numbers are: 022 22006198 and 022 22098001.
e. How to reach Sassania?
The nearest railway station to this cafe is Grant Road. If you intend to locate Sassania please click this Google Map Link.
If, therefore you want to consume delicious Parsi breakfast in an ambiance that is filled with Mumbai nostalgia, then Saasania is joint you must visit.