Restaurant Review: Cafe Funkie Town

Sample Parsi cuisine at this lovely eatery
Restaurant Review: Cafe Funkie Town
Cafe Funkie Town

Modelled on the old cafes of Mumbai, Café FunkieTown will fill you with nostalgia. Known for their quirky collectables, wooden furniture, and vintage frames and of course delish food, Mumbai’s Parsi cafes exude an old-world charm that is unbeatable today. Though they are currently fighting a tough battle for survival against swish cafes and restaurants, these Parsi joints are an integral part of Mumbai’s foodscape. Fortunately, we now have a place in Dubai that pays tribute to these quaint eateries. Café FunkieTown has great interiors that try to replicate the old town vibe, with a beautiful clock and vintage frames of old Bollywood actors taking centre-stage. With the décor ticking all the right boxes, it was time to try the food. For starters I opted for the chicken tikka Frankie, which had spiced chicken wrapped in a soft roti packed with delicious flavours. My friend opted for the paneer version and both were great. We then tried Mumbai’s famous Chili Cheese Toast – it was quite a treat with yummy cheese melting in our mouths and chillies giving the desired kick. For mains, we decided to take the strictly Parsi route. The famous Sali Boti (tender pieces of chicken immersed in mild spices, served with potato crisps) and the succulent mutton Dhansak served with fragrant basmati brown rice were delicious. Dessert was once again a traditional speciality, Lagan nu custard, a famous sweet dish served at Parsi weddings. We also tried their masala chai that was accompanied by another Mumbai speciality naankhatai, (crispy biscuits). Head down to this hidden gem today with family and friends for a memorable Parsi gastronomic adventure that will bring back fond memories of the Maximum City.

We ordered

Appetiser

Chicken Tikka Frankie

Dhs20

Paneer Tikka Frankie

Dhs18

Chilly Cheese Toast

Dhs16

Mains

Sali Boti (Chicken)

Dhs30

Dhansak (Mutton)

Dhs40

Dessert

Masala Chai

Dhs6

Naankhatai

Dhs8

Lagan Nu Custard

Dhs18

Total: Dhs156

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