Ten-Second Takeaway

The Rogue Elephant is a charming al-fresco cafe in Basavanagudi, serving a wonderful range of salads, pastas, sandwiches — and seasonal fresh fruit pannacottas that are not to be missed.

Must Eat

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Many a salad sceptic has been converted after partaking of the Salty Watermelon Salad, Citrus Salad with Sweet Chilli Chicken, and especially, the Signature Fig and Savoury Pannacotta Salad. The salad portions are generous here, so either make a meal of it, or else share, so you can try other deliciousness. We’ve visited Rogue for nigh on five years now, and the Hummus and Pita is a standard order — having eaten hummus from many a country and in many a flavour, we find theirs to rank amongst the best. The Zucchini Fritters, a seasonal item, is not to be missed should they be available.

From the pasta section, we like ‘em all, but the Zatar tossed Veggies with Spaghetti is unique and has quite the fan following. We always find ourselves torn between the Chicken Renaissance and the Chicken Coronation — both toasted, with chips on the side and yummy chutneys/sauces that are mixed with the shredded meat. In the mains, you will find some Indian, Asian curries and Mediterranean. The Home Style Mutton Curry with Seasoned Rice is a recipe of one of the owners and quite lovely. The Pan Fried Fish, which comes with a choice of three different sauces, is another popular choice. The carrot cake served warm with vanilla ice cream and the apple pie with ice cream are great, but really it’s the fresh fruit pannacottas that get our hearts beating a little faster. Whether it’s the strawberry or the mango — these are made fresh each day.

Must Drink

No alcohol here, but you cannot go wrong with the Fresh Brewed Iced Tea {sugar syrup and lemon wedge on the side so you can doctor it to your taste} or the Nimbu Pani.

What We Loved {Apart From The Food}

The seating arrangements are simple tables with wooden chairs, but you’re surrounded by greenery and the staff are friendly, well-informed and ever smiling and helpful.

What Didn’t Impress Us

Service is a little on the slow side – it’s the kind of place where time seems to stand a little still, so if you are in a hurry, you might find yourself tapping fingers waiting for your bill.

#LBBTip

It’s cash only — so make sure to have money in your wallet! Also, as they’re nestled in between houses, they shut shop by 9pm, making this an early dining place. 

Where: 93, Near Generation School, Opposite Krishna Rao Park, Basavanagudi

Price: INR 1000 for two

Contact: 080 49652849

Timings: 11am-9pm

Find them on Facebook here.

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