The space is simple yet pleasant with bare bulbs hanging from the ceiling, exposed air-conditioning ducts, warm wooden flooring and two plasma screens. Get there before 10 pm to avoid jostling with the crowd and head straight for the alfresco area if you want to avoid screaming through the high decibel levels.
What’s Hot: It’s the food that steals the show at Treesome. I tried the Jolly Goan –perfectly spiced sausages served with small buns on a grey slate. Can a funky café do justice to the quintessential Mumbai street food Kheema Pav? Thankfully Treesome does.
The mutton mince is so moist and creamy that it just melts in the mouth. Butter chicken risotto may sound like an unholy matrimony but it does a jig on the tongue. The silky smooth Arborio rice is flecked with chicken and accompanied by grilled chicken on the side. I also enjoyed the Chicken Gangnam Style which is skewered chicken served in a tapri chai glass along with honey chili dip. The man behind the funky preparations is Chef Rohan D’souza who’s trained under British celebrity chef Marco Pierre White. The menu also includes pizza, burgers, mains and a whole lot of funk.
Those looking for spirited indulgences can go for the Cucumber Cooler where the vodka finds itself muddled with sugar, lime, mint leaves and fresh cucumber. Want something chatpata? Try the tequila based Guava Twist which get’s a wicked kick from the Worchester sauce and Tabasco.
What’s not: I like soft lighting but I don’t want to bring a miner’s hat to read the menu! Can we have more lights please?
By the way the café gets its name from the fig tree outside…what did you think?
The Treesome Cafe
Jewel Shopping Centre, Next to WTF!, Seven Bungalows, Versova. Andheri (West). Tel: 022 2636 5554
Cuisine: Mumbai local and Fusion
Meal for two: 1500-2000
By Nivedita Jayaram Pawar