Ten-second takeaway

Eat

Potato Skins, Garlic Bread, Mushroom and Thyme pizza

Drink

Gossip Girl, Rusty Wrench

Winning for

It’s positioning as a laid-back cafe that can also multitask as your workspace for the day.

What we ate

For a hot summer’s afternoon, we chose to begin with a chilled melon and feta salad, that came with generous helping of crunchy arugula. While the salad was set and crunchy, we thought it could do with some more salty feta. the garlic bread was fresh, and was brushed with a herb and chilli butter, and went rather well with the mayo that came along with it. Unlike giant potato skins available at other restaurants, The Workshop’s version was done with smaller potatoes stuffed with cheese and baked to perfection. Apart from the all-day breakfast and Continental food, there is also a hearty tandoori section and we tried the almond chicken, tender kebabs marinated in a nutty almond paste and then chargrilled.

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For mains, we decided to try the mushroom and thyme pizza, a really light but flavourful pizza that came with a great crust and the balance of cheese and meaty shrooms was just right. Though the Mango Rasgulla cheesecake in the desserts section does sound tempting, we’d say avoid it. The layered cheesecake, which came with a saffron scented cream cheese layer, followed by sliced rasgullas and then a rather weak tart base, and some mango puree {off-season store-bought alphonso puree} was rather underwhelming.

What we drank

The cocktails selection here is small but competent. try the Gossip Girl, a vodka, litchi crush and pickled rose affair. Though it tastes nothing like its description, we’d describe it more as a Cosmopolitan. The Rusty Wrench, was a seriously potent cocktail with whiskey, cranberry juice, and slices of apple. We’d ask you to take this one slow, through your meal and not gulp it down in one go and fly high.

The DL on the ambience

Located inside the cheery, yellow and white Bloomrooms hotel, the look and feel of The Workshop has been kept minimal but tasteful. Targeted at business travellers or young professionals, the decor is pretty no-nonsense, though the presence of a well-stocked bar does loosen things up a bit. Pus, an elaborate graphic on the wall that symbolises a buzzing cafe doubling up as a workspace.

So, we’re thinking…

Great location {bang on 100 Feet Road} and a good spread on the menu make The Workshop a choice for those days when you want to sit in a nice cafe, work a bit and chill a bit too.

Where: Bloomrooms, 1136, 100 feet Road, HAL 2nd Stage, Indiranagar

When: 7am-11.30pm

Contact: 080 41203669

Price: INR 1,700 for two