Beefy Pleasures
Restaurant: Cafe Zoe
Reviewer: Aalok Wadhwa | 13th May 2015 | Reviewer Rating (Out of 5) 3.50

Cafe Zoe is located inside an old Mumbai Mill compound like much of the Phoenix Mill compound at Lower Parel. Entry to the cafe is not easy to find and needs to be negotiated through meandering lanes crossing several eateries. While trying to locate the café, serious doubts start creeping into the mind about the quality of experience. Once one enters, the chic, industrial feel is reassuring. The café is obviously popular, going by the buzz and full house in the middle of the day.

Almost as soon as we sit down, we notice two tables being upset with the service, which as we later realize, is slow and distracted to say the least.

The drinks menu with fresh fruit looks enticing, and our hunch is right. Fresh Kiwi Margarita (Rs 530) and Black Grape Mojito (Rs 480) both are delicious and just what is needed in this hot, muggy Mumbai weather.


                Fresh Kiwi Margarita                             Black Grape Mojito 

Beef Carpaccio (Rs 410) starter is simply superb. As one is to realize soon, beef/buff is what this restaurant does best, and it is a good idea to stick to the “red” dishes when looking at carnivore dishes. 

                                  Beef Carpaccio

Prawn Caesar Salad (Rs 250) is ordinary. In the mains, the chicken entrée has to be sent back because it is hopelessly overcooked and stringy. Seared John Dory (Rs 750) does not do much better either. It is dry and overcooked and not enjoyable. 


                   Prawn Caesar Salad                             Seared John Dory

The redemption moment comes with the Really Great Beef and Bacon Burger (Rs 610) which lives up to its name by having a juicy and moist patty, crispy bacon and a burger bun that does not disintegrate.

                             Beef and Bacon Burger

Cafe Zoe is a nice happening cafe with interesting drinks and a great burger. Visit this café for these two.

The review was anonymously done after paying for the meal.

Ratings (Out of 5)

Food: 3.5 | Ambience: 4.0 | Service: 3.0 | Value: 3.5 | Overall: 3.5

Meal for two: Rs.2000 | Alcohol: Yes | Credit Card: Yes | Wheel chair friendly: Yes

Address: Mathuradas Mills Compound, NM Joshi Marg, Lower Parel, Mumbai. Tel: 022 24902066, 022 24902065


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Restaurant Information
Cafe Zoe Cafe Zoe
Mathuradas Mills Compound, NM Joshi Marg, Lower Parel, Mumbai
Telephone: 022 24902066, 022 24902065 view on a map
Opening Hours: 7:30 AM to 1:30 A
Average Price: Rs. 1500 - 2000