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Here are 10 exciting women owned restaurants in Mumbai that you can go to for a quick bite or a good sit down dinner for an occasion or just because!
One of the best cities for food right now is Mumbai, mainly due to its diverse population, which is always growing. Mumbai also has the name Maximum City, or the city that never sleeps, which is great for the restaurant business, and many women owned restaurants in Mumbai pepper the city landscape, being open till late.
Some of India’s most popular chefs have started their own restaurants in Mumbai first. On similar lines, some women owned restaurants in Mumbai were started by some gritty and talented ladies. Here is a list of ten such women owned restaurants in Mumbai that you can go to for their delicious food.
Started by Kitisha Gaglani, along with Kanak Seth and Hiren Gaglani, this café in Mumbai is well-known for being one of the most human and pet-friendly cafes in Mumbai. With a female chef at the helm of affairs, Summer Garden offers a variety of smoothies and other drinks to cool down a hot day in summer, and a sweet potato dish to make your winter all the more sweeter.
Must-haves: Toasted brioche, almond ice cream
Address: Opposite Railway Station, Santacruz West, Mumbai
Contact number: 2265253535
One of the sisters is a bakery specialist, while the other is an expert at cooking multicuisine food. Put the two together and what you get is an amazing restaurant called ‘Chef Sisters!’. They are known in and around the Mumbai food scene for bringing in a special Indian taste to their food, which is definitely worth giving a try!
Must-haves: Fresh strawberry cream, Carbonara, Paneer Schezwan
Address: Ground Floor, 7, Eureka Tower, Mind Space, Near Toyota Showroom, Behind Barista, Malad (W), Mumbai
Contact number: 9223388739 / 9223388740
Check out their Facebook page
The lady behind introducing the populace of Delhi to the idea of cafes, it was just a matter of time before she made her mark among women owned restaurants in Mumbai.
This café includes a lot of colourful and vibrant elements, and offers our favourite dishes, like the traditional Pani Puri and Poha on the menu. Also offering a fresh drink after a long day, this restaurant is a must-visit, especially with family members and close friends.
Must-haves: Chocolate Mudcake, Makhni Maggi
Address: Unit 2, C.S. 448, Ground Floor, Kamala Mills Compound, Senapati Bapat Marg, Lower Parel, Mumbai
Contact number: 022-49716414
One of the most promising people to be featured in the Indian Forbes 30-Under-30 list, Shraddha always aspired to dream differently, and dream big, being a graduate from Boston University. many of the ingredients used in the dishes served at Candy & Green are grown in the restaurant itself, making them fresh and healthy. Don’t be surprised if you spot a famous celebrity there!
Must-haves: Coconut Pudding, Pasta, Lemonade
Address: 4th & 5th Floor, Hub Town Sky Bay, Bhulabhai Desai Road, Breach Candy, Mumbai
Contact number: 8291914513, 23523413
A former fashion designer and a Mumbaikar at heart, Minali Gaba started Farmers’ Café as recently as 2017. Earlier, she produced a range of granola bars with some unique flavours like Sea Salt, under her home venture, The Nuttyway. She decided to launch her own restaurant after achieving great success from The Nuttyway’s products.
With some unique dishes, Farmers’ Café is definitely worth a try!
Must-haves: Skinny pizza, Rainbow Pizza, Cucumber Chaas
Address: Shop 2, Rita Apartments, 16th Road, Nr. Mini Punjab Hotel, Bandra West, Mumbai
Contact number: 7506015930
One of the co-founders of Blue Tokai, Namrata visited several coffee fields in Karnataka to understand the different kinds of coffee available, and whether or not there was a market for speciality coffee. Blue Tokai recently started cafes that offer a sit down coffee experience, due to a demand from their customers whom they delivered coffee to. They also offer coffee tours in their outlet in Mumbai. For a fresh brew of coffee in the morning before work, head to their outlets!
Must-haves: Custards, coffee, croissants
Address: Unit 20/22 Laxmi Woolen Mill, Opposite Khazana Furniture, Shakti Mill Lane, Off Dr E Moses Road, Mahalaxmi, Mumbai Mahalaxmi
Contact number: 9820095887
One of most popular restaurants in and around Mumbai, Ranjit and Mandeep started the restaurant with their family in a small part of Mumbai. With some of the best Punjabi food, head over to Guru Da Dhaba for a taste of maa ke haath ka khana!
Must-haves: Rajma chawal, Dal, Sarson Ka Saag
Address: 1st Floor, Kamdhenu Shopping Centre, First Cross Road, Lokhandwala Complex, Andheri Lokhandwala, Andheri West
Contact number: 022 26320440
A relatively new café in Mumbai started by Simar Kohli, along with her husband Abhaydeep Kohli. They started the café to cater to the older demographic, i.e. grandparents. Featuring some unique wall art, like ‘Grandmama Knows Best’, the restaurant gives off a cozy and comforting vibe. Visit it on a lazy Sunday morning!
Must-haves: Mutton Curry, Pie, Hot Chocolate
Address: Shop 5, Near Swaminarayan Mandir, Pritam Estate, Dadar East, Mumbai
Contact number: 7400092991
A celebrity chef, Sarah Todd did extensive research on local, Mumbai street-style food to start Wine Rack. With some of the best pizzas on their menu, Sarah hopes to open several more outlets of Wine Rack all across India. Also featured on several blogs, Wine Rack is a must-try for anyone who is craving a new spin on traditional recipes.
Must-haves: Pizza, Roti, Wine
Address: Ground Floor, Courtyard, High Street Phoenix, Lower Parel, Mumbai
Contact number: 08452833377
Its Instagram handle says that it’s a patisserie spreading love of premium cakes and desserts, and boy, does it deliver. Wit some beautiful cupcakes and customised cakes, Love and Cheesecake will definitely make your sweet tooth tingle!
Must-haves: Cakes, cupcakes
Address: Shop # 5, Eden II, Central Avenue, Near Naturals’ Icecream, Hiranandani Gardens, Mumbai
Contact number: 9819935351
With a variety of cafes, bars, and women owned restaurants in Mumbai, it’s time to check out the amazing food that they offer, and how, despite the hurdles and struggles that they encountered, were able to achieve success! More power to women!
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