To add to Mumbai’s unmatched culinary scene, Plush Café enters the space by launching its floral-themed café in Bandra.
Founded by 22-year-old Palak Shah, along with her partner Mazhar Dalvi, Plush Cafe is located in the heart of Bandra and its city’s first floral-themed cafe.
The decor of the eatery boasts of flowers that have been specially imported from Thailand. Apart from the interiors, a lot of effort has been invested in every aspect of the cafe — from the unique cutlery to the special coffee selection.
While Palak hails from a creative background, the idea of this cafe germinated while she was studying in London. “We have relentlessly worked for about 14 hours a day for the last one year to put this place together. Plush means posh yet minimal in its approach and that’s what reflects in the vibe of our cafe. We spent over a year working on the intricacies of the cafe, from the selection of flowers and importing them from Thailand to purchasing the furniture, curating the menu, finalising the packaging design, staffing, purchasing the cutlery, finalising the interiors and even coffee bean selection,” said Palak, who’s an internationally published author.
This pretty cafe will have several unique food varieties to offer to its patrons, including vegetarian, non vegetarian, vegan as well as keto options. The menu comprises a host of healthy food options, including protein bowls, spinach-based wraps, whole wheat pizzas and pasta, carb-free carrot puttanesca pasta, salmon bagel and more.
For the ones with a sweet tooth, Plush Cafe offers unique varieties like the milkshakes with candy floss, rose and pistachio flavoured pull-me-up cakes, chunky panna cotta and more.
Plush Cafe serves from 9 am to 4 pm and has an unconventional breakfast spread on offer, with a range of eggs, salads, grilled bagels and bagel sandwiches to choose from.
Talking about his first food venture, Mazhar, who is a famous name in the real estate circle in Mumbai and hails from Bandra added, “We have spent several hours in the last one year to conceptualise our cafe. It’s a cosy place, where you can walk in and have a great time. The food options are really interesting and we hope everyone enjoys the place as much as we did while putting it together. My only direction to my partner was to recreate standards in the F&B business, which she has managed to do quite well with the different kinds of dishes that Plush serves, the plating and presentation and the interiors of the cafe.”