Perched in a quaint lane of Indore, The Monroe Cafe is a rooftop food paradise for delicious vegetarian finger foods and main-course dishes. Recently, I was invited to review the food menu of the restaurant and here’s how the experience went down. As for the interiors, this place has compartmentalised space for you to enjoy a quiet dining time with much privacy. Each decorated with lavish curtain walls and hangings. The decor is further fuelled by lovely chandeliers and IoT technology, the first of its kind to be adapted in Madhya Pradesh. Meaning no more, waving or whistling at the waitstaff or have them interrupt you uninvited.
With IoT technology, you can ‘simply’ press a button on your table and waitstaff will present themselves immediately, to fulfil your culinary demand. While they prepare your food, you can either relax to the soothing retro tunes in the background or watch a sports tournament on the large screen. Or just relax and enjoy the mocktails as we did.
We were welcomed with two refreshing beverages; the vibrant yellow Hawaiin Punch and the deep red Mint-O. While the Hawaiin Punch was packed with the goodness of pineapple and other fruits, Mint-O, on the contrary, evinced minty flavours. Each equally delightful, although a little too sweet for my taste.
As for the starters, our Sunday brunch kicked off with a lavish Kebabs platter which included Veg Seekh Kebab, Corn Kebabs, Bhatti Ka Paneer and the Thai Red Curry Paneer Tikka. For me, the tandoor grilled Bhatti Ke Paneer (immersed in Indian spices) and the Thai Red Curry Paneer Tikka infused with Lemongrass and Galangal butter were the star starters.
The cooking technique certainly enhanced the flavours of the first course. The soft Veg Seekh Kebab, on the other hand, was a fantastic alternative to the non-vegetarian appetiser. Although, the corn kebabs could use a little crunch and softness to its texture.
For the main course, we were presented with the Punjabi style Lababdar-E-Paneer which is a mildly tangy and faintly sweet creamy treat for anyone who loves Paneer. This main course was served with salad, rice and fruit yoghurt.
Lastly, for the dessert, the restaurant served us a 7-layered Oreo Kitkat Chocolate Ganache Cream pie, topped with whipped cream, Oreo biscuits and KitKat chocolates. All in all, it was a lovely Sunday brunch hosted by the Monroe Cafe and we had a pleasant time dining here. The rooftop ensures cool breeze at all times, although, they do have coolers for the days, it gets hot. Whether you are planning to get together with your friends to cheer for sports or spend quality time with family and loved ones, this quiet cafe makes an ideal stop in the heart of the city.