A recent trip to Ahmedabad and of course it could not be complete without my wife not visiting Bandhej and Crossword at Mithakhali. Yes, I know crossword is a chain and present in Bombay also, but does not keep Gujarati novels, CDs.

As is usually the case, I looked around for book deals half heartedly, given the fact that Amazon & Flipkart have taken away my reading business; got tired and looked for the coffee shop which used to be near crossword. It appeared to have been replaced by ‘The Chocolate Room’ Not a great lover of sweets/chocolates decided to give it a shot.

The AC was either not working or the company had instructed them to avoid using it, but with 3 tables including me the area was stuffy and hot. Once a table was empty, I was asked to shift for better AC because where I was sitting had the exhaust of the freezer. Duh!

Flipped thru the menu and settled for an Orange Granita – strictly OK stuff, essence sweet. Managed to struggle to finish it, before the wife came in, which was a couple of hours.

Once she had joined, decided to try out another item on the menu, also as a sort of obligation of having sat there for quite a while; ordered a brownie chocolate shake with vanilla ice cream – decent, worth a try but nothing to write home about or make me want to go there again.

Over all a mediocre experience – food, service, ambiance wise.

Location: Mithakhali, Ahmedabad
Meal: Snack
Food: 5/10
Service: 6/10
Damages: Approx 300 for 2

Written by AD
ex waiter, angadia, travel agent, dotcomer, dukaandaar, marketeer, people watcher. appreciates single malt, food, friends