Routine Affair is anything but ordinary. I am talking about vertical gardens and rooftop pool table! By Priyanka Chakrabarti
Nestled amidst the lush green lanes of Ghitorni, Routine Affair is a new-age café that exudes European flair through minimalist interiors and fast-food offerings. Spread across two floors, this café calls in for long, relaxed conversations over American and Italian delectables. The ground floor area is a beautiful blend of rustic architecture with pop-culture elements, while the open-air rooftop section is where the real party’s at.
The rooftop area is adorned with fairy lights, lush-green walls giving away vertical garden vibe, wooden benches lined up in front of a big television screen (imagine all the live matches that you can watch here with your gang), and a pool table! The walls of this café ooze old-world charm with hints of millennial elements.
Talking about the food, among starters we loved the Lebanese Shish Taowk – succulent chicken cubes, char grilled and served with pita pockets, babaganoush and hummus. Their Spicy Mutton Lonche (mutton pieces tossed in Asian spices and served with bread) was a popular favourite, too. If you are a pizza lover, they have a great mix of thin-crust pizzas. Our favourite was Al Pacino – classic pepperoni pizza topped with cheddar, mozzarella, garlic oil and lots of olives. And, if you like mushrooms on your pizza, try their Monica Bellucci pizza topped with cheddar, mozzarella, mushrooms, thyme and basil.
For main course, try their coastal fish curry served with rice. This was spicy and an absolute winner. Vegetarians can indulge in the Cottage Cheese Steak that is served with green peppercorn sauce. The dessert section had very limited options, but hey, you can never go wrong with the classic Gooey Chocolate cake!
Over all, this is a great spot for hanging out with the gang post office hours. However, we wish they start serving cocktails soon!
Address: A-1, Forest Lane, MG Road, Ghitorni, New Delhi
Price for two: INR 1,800
Timings: 12:00 PM – 01:00 AM