Soul Deli Cafe

June 5, 2007

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SDC is a hip new basement café on MG Road, in the location of the now defunct Underground pub. The place has a very New Age lounge feel with a waterfall at the entrance and outdoor seating with neat chairs and even fans to cool you. The indoor A/C seating area is done up in with dark wooden furniture with clean lines, trendy ceiling lamps and a little deli counter with desserts, breads and cheese in a corner.

The menu is a very interesting mix of beverages, soups, salads, sandwiches, pastas, grills and desserts. We tried the citrus cooler and the mango lemon fizz and both were very refreshing and surprisingly not too high on the sugar content. The chicken tikka salad was good with succulent marinated chicken pieces, iceberg lettuce, red and yellow capsicum and onions and was exactly the right size for a starter salad for two. The salad came with a fresh, warm bread basket and chilli herb butter which was delicious. We picked the Friendly Lion and Tuna Melt sandwiches for the main course. A word of warning – the sandwiches are huge and definitely are more than a meal by themselves. They come with sides of crispy onion rings, French fries and lettuce, cucumber and carrots. The Friendly Lion consisted of avocado spread, roasted green capsicum, jalapenoes and tomato on white bread. Absolutely delicious, it reminded me of sandwiches from NYC delis. The Tuna Melt was authentic too and fantastic as well. Other interesting options which we did not try included the chilli burgers, the Philly Cheese Steak sandwich and Moroccon Chicken. The sandwiches being too heavy, we did not have room for dessert.

A meal for two is approximately Rs.800. Couple of suggestions to the restaurant – service needs to be improved. It was slow at times and many a time we felt like they were being a little too intrusive when we were taking our time to decide our order – a café will have the feel of a café only when it allows people to linger. Another very strong suggestion – please change the music. It was awful and wandered between New Age instrumental to Arabic (?) music. The food, though, is a winner, although I think it is a little too pricey by café standards.

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One Response to “Soul Deli Cafe”

  1. kiran Says:

    Review soul deli café
    Here comes the answer to what bangalore lacks a “real café”.soul deli café on mg road is just the place to go to and absolutely unwind. We went there for dinner after hearing about it from a couple of friends it caught our attention the moment we were opposite it, to put it simply brilliant lighting and an awesome décor blew our mind.

    The look of the menu and the wide selection of soups, salads, sandwiches, mains, desserts were spot on. It took us no time to decide what we wanted.

    We got started with the burnt garlic cilantro soup, which was piping hot and definitely wouldn’t get something like this in BANGALORE. The Caesars salad was outstanding.
    One got the sense of sitting at a café in Paris and yes we sat outside as the weather did not permit us to sit inside was so tempting the outside of soul is much better than inside although the inside is very classy.
    And then as we waited for the main course the music kept us busy as it was what we enjoyed the most, hip-hop.
    And then came the mains fish in lemon butter sauce a little underdone although the sauce was good, the prawns were perfect and the best was the chicken steak, which was very delicious.
    The grand finale however was not to what we expected we get better desserts elsewhere although the tiramisu should carry a special mention.
    Just to tell you that the name is soul deli café the word deli means selling cold cuts and cheeses but here’s the catch soul doesn’t sell any of these what did thy have in mind.

    But all these need to be ignored as the service is top class the ambience high voltage and the food a winner. Go to soul as the staff says and I quote “ we give life to your soul by giving you great food, great service and a great ambience” completely agree, SOUL’S the best shut the rest, go man here’s something you never experienced before.

    Kiran raghunath
    Ulsoor road

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