Guide Awards 2019: Lesser known Irani Cafe's - Cafe Ideal

Updated: Apr 08, 2019, 19:10 IST

Ideal Corner is an Irani cafe that has been converted from a motorcycle garage by Parvez Patel. Located in an art deco building, they are known for their delectable Parsi cuisine. This place is known for its bun maskas, mutton dhansak kebab and patrani macchi.

The Guide Restaurant Awards 2019, mid-day’s annual recognition for Mumbai’s standout food and drink talent, honours some of the city’s last surviving Irani cafés for enduring culinary contribution by a diaspora community. Unique to Mumbai, they fight inflation and competition from fast food. The Irani’s, as the cafes are lovingly called offer no-nonsense service, food unique to the Iranian Zoroastrian/Iranian Muslim community with a charm that’s redolent of old-world Bombay. Watch this video to know more.