A green oasis, right in the heart of the city (Whites Road), Amethyst has more than a serene setting to offer. An old-world colonial-style mansion, you can find the beautifully decked up Wild Garden Cafe here. Chessboard-style flooring, antique wooden chairs, marble-topped tables, garden and indoor seating make it a great romantic spot for some quiet time with bae.
The menu is elaborate too with artisanal sandwiches, pizza and pasta, a daily special menu and decadent cakes, brownies, cheesecakes and more on offer. Their food portions are very generous, and their service, while attentive, is also relaxed, making it a perfect place for unwinding and indulging.
If you're in the mood to shop, head to Amethysts' boutique upstairs (aptly named Upstairs At Amethyst) for a curated collection of designer labels (jewellery, shoes and clothes) like Anavila, Masaba, Nachiket Barve, Vrisa, Sanjay Garg (of Raw Mango), Bandhej, Vaph, Amprapali and more. There's also an attached tailoring unit called The Blouse Room where you can get blouses stitched in any style or design that you want (stitching rates begin at INR 2,500).
Their selection of books (by CMYK) is equally interesting, featuring books on design, cooking, travel and fashion. And as if this isn't enough, Amethyst also treats you with a gorgeous flower shop where you can buy handmade arrangements made with some of the freshest and the most exotic flowers available in the city! What are you waiting for? Head there now!
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