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 cafe culture; So does Bombay, with its own Irani Cafe culture.
Towards the end of the 18th century, a large set of people moved to India from Iran. Many of them set up small Cafes and eateries, serving Chai, Bun maska, Eggs, Keema and food that came about to become a few decades later, the face of comfort food in Bombay. Many of the Cafes went on to become iconic destinations and an integral part of Bombay culture. In their full glory, these Cafes were the center of Bombay’s illustrious eating out culture, giving the city a distinct identity. Sadly many of these establishments could not keep up with the changing cityscape and modern day expectations.
SodaBottleOpenerWala is our mission to uphold the dying legacy of these now fast disappearing Bombay Cafes. We serve a heavy dose of nostalgia accompanied with great tasting comfort food, unusual cocktails and other drinks, Khari biscuit and typical bakery items and desserts, in a fun quirky setting that takes you back to the mad world of Bombay cafes.
The Legendary Kolah Vinegar
Kolah vinegar is to Parsi Food, what Balsamic is to Italian. It’s a brown Sugarcane natural vinegar that’s made by two famous families of Navsari in Gujarat, who go by the same surnameRead More
We know your Mumma’s Dhansak is the best, but do try ours, Dikra!!
The Food at SodaBottleOpenerWala is an eclectic mix of Bombay and Parsi. Parsis came to India around a thousand years ago from Persia and their food is a unique set of flavours but is Indian in every senseRead More
Return of the Bandra Auntys’ Bar
The 60’s were the time of prohibition in Bombay and Auntys’ bars were hidden places that served Moonshine. Picking up the inspiration from this very unique concept that was part and parcel of Bombay culture for many years, we’ve done cocktails and other drinks with typical Bombay flavours but with modern mixology techniquesRead More