Mama Mia- The Bakery Cafe
The white wicker furniture, umbrella shades, the pleasant sound of the fountains, the warm sun accompanied by a cool breeze, and 90s popular music playing in the background – they sure make your dining experience memorable. The outdoor garden seating at the Mama Mia Cafe is popular amongst the corporates as well as the students; and the lunch hours in the winter season are generally busy with guests enjoying the amazing Mediterranean cuisine.
Sidharth Kapur, Entrepreneur and a regular client says, “This place is perfect, to come and enjoy some chilled beer in the sun. My friends and I come here at least once a week in these months—when it’s not too cold – to sit outside and enjoy the afternoons. Their sandwiches and burgers are excellent. ”
Along with an extensive list of cakes and bakery items, the food at Mama Mia Cafe is very popular. Try their Feta Cheese Salad, the Classic Ceasers Salad, and the Pan Roasted Sea Bass Fillet. And for all you teetotallers, the fresh juices at the Cafe will definitely have you coming back. We loved the Apple, Cucumber and Kiwi Juice.
Where: 32nd Milestone, off the NH8, Sector 15, Gurgaon
Contact: 0124 4870432
A popular micro-brewery and a club, the Club Vapour offers a terrace that is a perfect set-up for families to gather under the open skies. With cane furniture and a beautiful cabana set up, it has a terrace bar and open kitchen with Barbeque, Live Pasta counter, Tawa Counter, Egg preparation, and a spread of salads. There is also an authentic Italian wood fire pizza place where you can pick from a range of breads and Italian ingredients, to make your own pizzas. It all makes for a perfect Sunday Brunch on a lazy afternoon. Vapour’s delightful terrace is also open in the evenings – where you can have angeethees and oil heaters keeping you warm.
Shikha Shah, Jewellery Designer says, “Vapour’s Sunday Brunches are excellent. There is something for everyone. While me and my husband enjoy our cocktails, our kids have a variety of juices to pick from. The food counter has almost everything – from Indian to Italian. I personally like the Tawa Counter, and my husband and kids enjoy their pizzas. The best time to come here is really anytime – it is a beautiful ambience, and the cabana seating takes you to a different place. I recommend it to all my friends.”
Where: 2nd floor, MGF Mega City Mall, MG Road, Gurgaon
Contact: 0124 4222313; +91 9582555608
Nested on the third floor of an unobtrusive complex in DLF Phase 3, this 150 seater Pan Asian restaurant offers a beautiful serenading open air terrace seating for 75 people – with a perfect blend of lounge and formal seating. A section covered with sheers is available for groups; while the indoor part of the restaurant opens to the formal, authentic Pan Asian seating – with low zens and seats. Apart from the breath-taking open air ambience, Wokamama has an array of select dishes – from Chinese, Thai, Japanese and other South East Asian cuisines.
Sanya, General Manager Wokamama says, “We have beautiful outdoor seating, that is enjoyed by our customers – both during lunch hours as well as dinner. The weather is great these days, so people like having their lunch in the sun – and the evenings are quite nice to sit out too.”
If it’s your first visit to the restaurant, try the Ebi Tempura and the Red Thai Curry. And make sure you have some space for their dessert, because the date pancakes are absolutely delicious.
Priya Rai, Homemaker, says, “Wokamama is a family favourite. We love their outdoor seating, and always book the sheer covered seating. It’s pretty, and also gives you that privacy. This is the best time to come, and enjoy the yummy food sitting outside. In the summers, they have their sprinkle fans on, and its nice then too. My friends and I meet here quite often. I definitelyrecommend it.”
So if you still haven’t checked out Gurgaon’s open-air joints, or experienced outdoor dining, it’s time you get out there and enjoy a laid-back lunch – or drinks with friends and family.
You can also check out
► Jolly Rogers, 10th floor, Time Tower, Near IFFCO Chowk, MG Road, Gurgaon
► Earth, Sector 15, SCO 10-12, behind 32nd Milestone, Gurgaon
► The Mozart Cafe, South Point Mall, DLF Phase 5, Golf Course Road, Gurgaon