This Small Eatery Offers A Variety Of Sweet & Savoury Delicacies

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What Makes It Awesome?

I have always noticed Calvin's on my infrequent trips to Hope Farm Junction. It always catches the eye but my plan to visit them on my Eggs Benedict trails has never been successful.

So when a bunch of foodies invited me here for a dinner, I said yes and landed here on a nice Monday night.

I was surprised to find how big this place actually is from the inside. The tiled roof and small parking make this place very inconspicuous. It’s massive with different sections and offers an outdoor seating by a water body as well.

The menu looked familiar and I found out that Calvin’s is from the same group as Mobydick in Koramangala {and I am a huge fan}.

I started off by ordering my favourite from Mobydick, here at Calvin’s, an Iced Tiramisu. Always an absolute delight to have, I would have preferred a little more strength to the very strong coffee notes.

Being a vegetarian that day, I ended up savouring almost an entire plate of chilli paneer all by myself. It was lovely, perfectly seasoned, and soft paneer pieces were well-balanced with crunchy peppers.

Try the mozzarella cheese pops, they ooze cheesy goodness. My other favourite, the Mac N Cheese filled samosas, a desi twist to a videshi staple was absolutely delicious as always.

I also tried the Mushroom Cappuccino here which was absolutely delicious. They call this soup cappuccino because of the mild froth on the creamy top, just like a cappuccino.

For the main course, we tried and shared quite a few dishes - the Cheesy Vegetarian pasta was, well, very cheesy with a decent penne adding justice to all the wonderful veggies and the sauce. I thought that it was a tad bit overcooked but that's because I prefer my pasta al dente, while most people don’t.

The vegetarian lasagne came in a pool of sauce, which was very strange and unusual. The lasagne and the beautifully cooked layers of veggies were so delicious on its own that it did not need anything distracting. The sauce, however, can be served separately as needed, if asked.

Now coming to the most interesting part of the main course, the Indonesian curry noodles and the Thai green curry. These guys not just do justice to South East Asian cuisine, they celebrate it. The curry was mild but with strong elements of every Asian spice properly represented without overpowering each other. The noodles were perfectly cooked and complimented the curry broth extremely well. This dish has become my new favourite.

I have always been a big fan of Thai green curry at Mobydick and they have managed to recreate and serve the same goodness at Calvin’s. The beautiful Thai flavours in the coconut curry are so appetising that I know I'll visit this place soon for more of this delicious goodness.

Calvin’s have always been known for their desserts, or so I have heard. I had a first-hand experience of trying some of their baked goodies during this visit.

First I tried the red velvet, which was so good, probably one of the best in Bangalore, however, the little downer was on the addition of strawberry cream as one of the layers. It would have tasted better without it and I felt it wasn’t adding any value to the deliciously baked red velvet.

The Gulab Jamun Cheesecake was very innovative and taste great but needed slightly more of that Jamun Punch.

The Date Pie was delicious and it tasted even better with that thick dollop of vanilla ice cream.

How Much Did It Cost?

INR 500 - INR 1,000

Best To Go With?

Family, Big Group, Bae, and Kids.