99 Pancakes – Speciality Pancakes at Kandivali
Value for Money: 4/5
It may have taken a bit to get to my mouth but I have found the best pancakes here in my city………..99 pancakes is not just another pancake outlet, it is a beautiful experience that you gift yourself when you walk into this dreamy outlet nestled at a prime location in the Thakur village market, Kandivali.
It was raining cats and dogs..but it aroused extreme cravings for something sweet and nectarous and so I walked into 99 pancakes which is just a shop ahead of Burgerazzi, in Thakur village. Opened 22nd March, 99 pancakes has several outlets across Mumbai and I was only too glad that it finally came to Kandivali. being a food fanatic, I know this is the best place to enjoy some divine and never seen combinations of pancakes and everything to go with it.
Coming into being around 1.5 years back, 99 pancakes seems to have greatly evolved the way people enjoy pancakes in India. What caught my fancy was something called “Holland Pancakes” which perhaps you won’t find anywhere else. As the name suggests, they have varieties and combinations of pancakes which fall under the broad category of French pancakes and Holland pancakes. Apart from pancakes, they also have snowflakes (shaved ice-cream), thick shakes, a variety of coffee and tea.
What instantly caught my attention was the manager, the young lad here who happens to call the shots. Let me tell you this guy happens to be the most inviting person you will ever meet, a genuine smile, pure goodness at heart and a willingness to give the best time to all the customers who walk in.
So, I placed my order and within just 5 minutes, it was there -the aroma completely ready to be vapored through my nose and to be enjoyed with every sinful feeling there can be. Well, I had the new on the menu item “Praline paradise” (this includes 12 mini pancakes with all the toppings)and the Tango Mango snowflakes (yeah I know I have a big tummy to dig into these and have them all by myself) Praline Paradise was delight to look at, the caramel balls and the caramel sauce added all the beauty and as dug into it with the fork, the mini and extremely soft Holland pancake loaded with the cream, caramel sauce, and dark chocolate literally took me to paradise Holland. The softness of these Holland pancakes and the crunchiness of the caramel balls is one combination you don’t want to miss. Let me tell you, the entire dish was not overly sweet, just enough to make you enjoy this dish to the fullest rather than make you feel heavy at the end of it.
And once I was done with this, I couldn’t wait to take spoonfuls of the mango snowflakes gladly resting in the cute paper plate. What was breathtaking was the garnishing of cute mango colored bubbles (made specially by them by passing mango juice through a cold machine) that added such a glory to the dessert. These soft bubbles along with mango sauce made the mango snowflakes one of the best desserts you can have if you absolutely love mangoes just like me!
As soon as you put a spoonful of the mango snowflakes, the balls burst into your mouth releasing the sweetness from them and add a distinct charm to this dessert. Let me tell you, it just took me 20 minutes to finish all I ordered. If you have a big tummy just like me then go for this combo along with any of the coffees if you like (you can also request them to make it sugar-free). I bet you would come out with a hearty experience.
The wow factors at 99 Pancakes?? Well, a few phews definitely here:
- The inviting ambiance, absolutely friendly and disciplined staff and a cheerful atmosphere which is hard to find at most outlets.
- You get the warmest vibes here just like home.
- Chocolate lovely, Holla Nutella and Red Riding Hood happen to be the best selling desserts here. Not to be missed!
- 99 pancakes is always introducing new flavors and combos and always running with exciting offers and deals, almost every 3-4 months.
- It is open all days from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm, so make pancakes your morning breakfast.
- There’s no limit on the delivery amount if you want to enjoy any desserts within the comfort of your home. They deliver everything anywhere in Mumbai.
My brownie Score:
The puffiness of the pancakes whether French or Holland pancakes is something which is easily noticeable. It’s an absolute value for money!
As I happened to strike a conversation with the young manager, he told me how a 45+ man and an 18-year-old happen to walk into 99 pancakes every week not accompanied by anyone, sometimes at odd hours, just to enjoy some quiet me time within the warmness and the comfort that the staff and their hospitality add to the outlet.
I must tell you if you are a sweet’s person like me, it’s time to plug into your headphones and walk into 99 pancakes this very evening…………..it’s another world! Actually, you can leave your headphones at home as well, their staff is so awesome that you wouldn’t mind enjoying your desserts and having some lovely and delightful conversations with them all along 🙂
Address: Shop no. 47, Jupiter CHS Ltd., Building No. 7, Phase 1, Opposite Inox Insignia, Evershine Millennium, Thakur Village, Kandivali East, Mumbai – 400101.
Total Price of the stuff I had – Rs. 350/-
Coffee starts at Rs. 120/-
Pancakes start at Rs. 140/-