Welcome to India’s Quintessential Bombay Irani Cafe and Bar
Rome, Venice, Paris, New York and all other culturally aware cities have always had a vibrant Café culture; So does Bombay, with its own Irani Café culture.
In their full glory, these Cafés were the center of Bombay’s illustrious eating out culture, giving the city a distinct identity. Sadly many of these establishments haven’t been able to keep up with the changing times and are slowly dying out.
SodaBottleOpenerWala is our mission to uphold the dying legacy of these now fast disappearing Cafés. We serve a heavy dose of nostalgia accompanied with great tasting comfort food, unusual cocktails and other drinks, typical bakery items and desserts, in a fun quirky setting that takes you back to the mad world of Bombay Irani Cafés.
The story behind -wala suffix in Parsi Surnames.
You must have heard of Parsi surnames like Batliwala, Gheewala, Daaruwala. They are unusual and funny, just like the quirky community known for its immense contributions to the city. But these surnames have a story behind it. During the British rule, to be able to identify and track people, the Britishers demanded a list of Indian […]Read More
Bun-Maska and Chai – an Irani Cafe must!
Enjoying comfort food like bun-maska and chai with friends over chit-chat is what an ideal evening in Mumbai looks like. It is something that folks from Bombay connect with and people meeting their friends over bun-maska and chai is followed like a ritual for many years. A typical bun-maska and chai combo features a slightly […]Read More
RASPBERRY SODA –THE UNDISPUTED PARSI BEVERAGE
When given reference of Parsi cuisine, we are sure that a Raspberry Soda definitely pops up in your head. The authentic Parsi food experience isn’t over until you’ve had one of these. Raspberry Soda has been a Parsi Staple ever since the 1800s. It is a common sight in Parsi homes and eateries. This tangy-sweet neon red fizzy […]Read More