All of two months, Snack & the Beanstock is a pleasant surprise. This new café in Goregaon east station area is cozy, cute and comfortable. It’s a spot where you can just hang out after classes or drop in for a coffee or tea break with your colleagues. Better still, it makes waiting out the rush hours and the heavy rains worth your while.
We love discovering new eateries that are a break from the regular chains and were happy to find one more. Read our story Going Solo on standalone eateries in Goregaon east.
Who and What is Snack & the Beanstock?
Run by Sneha Modi – engineering and management graduate turned food-preneur – Snack & the Beanstock is her answer to the passionate foodie and chef in her. ‘Having worked for companies like Oracle and Axis bank in the past, I realised that a job was not for me. I wanted to do something of my own. Being a foodie and my passion for cooking led me to put my heart and soul into Snack & the Beanstock’, she says. That’s the story to this all-new new café in Goregaon east.
What can you eat here?
With a neat menu that serves varied breakfast items, light meals, pizzas, pastas, sandwiches, cupcakes and beverages, this all-day café offers a “Snack Attack” menu card. Clearly targeting the local office crowds, Snack & the Beanstock opens at 8 in the morning and runs until midnight.
First up, the Cold Coffee is really well made. Even top-of-the-line cafés are messing this one up so I needed to mention the Cold Coffee we had here. It was a generously filled glass with just the right balance of sugar and coffee.
But if, like most people, you like it hot in this rainy weather, try the Kashmiri Kahwa – lightly brewed and infused with flavours. There are many more options of chai and teas and hot coffees available. And hot chocolate too. Sounds good enough to head to this new café in Goregaon east.
Moving to foods, the Peri Peri Chicken was very well made and generously proportioned. All food orders take at least 15 to 20 minutes to arrive. They’re well-prepared and freshly done so don’t think of this as a hurried barista scene. Unless you order one of their 6 Maggi offerings!
Pastas, Thai Curries and Pizzas stick to basic options and don’t disappoint you in taste or portions. (We tried Pink pasta and generally checked out some of the order going to other tables for portions).
The salad menu is limited and shouldn’t expand unless the current items improve. The Ceasar Salad was disappointing and we were glad we didn’t order it with chicken.
Lastly, if you’re in diet denial, do try the Chicken Kheema fries. Topped with slightly-curried minced chicken and served hot, it’s all you need to enjoy your board games with a friend while at Snack and the Beanstock.
There are board games?
Yes, and a few books too. So here’s a pretty little space you can totally chill out in and catch up with the BAEs after work hours when the rain is in fifth gear. Or while you’re generally waiting until your clothes are altered, or your phone is fixed. Snack & the Beanstock is a great option.
The service is warm and un-intrusive. The décor is refreshing and inviting. An attractive haven in the midst of a madding crowd outside.
Address: Shop 1, Sarvan Mansion, Next to Union Bank, Sonawala Road, Goregaon East
Cost: ₹800 for two
GHP’s meal was completely self-paid.
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