Kapoors Cafe at HSR Layout


Kapoors Cafe is one of the unique North Indian restaurant in town that serves Veg Punjabi food. The combination for sure is quite rare but the owners of this restaurant believed in the idea.  And in matter of not less than 4 years, they have setup 3 restaurants across Bangalore.  The latest one being is at HSR layout.  An HSR layout area itself has got plenty of eating outlets and crowd who live close to the major IT work-places on Outer Ring Road.  But the place also needs something special to be liked by people, which I guess is the service of the staff and the bond-building by the owners.  I have generally felt the warmth whenever I go to any of their outlets – @Kudanahalli Gate or @Whitefield or now @HSR Layout.  This surely makes people come back for dining, again & again.

I was recently there at the launch of the HSR layout outlet and I must say that the place is well setup but quality of the food is same.


The restaurant is spread across 2 floors – 4thfloor & 5th floor.  The 4thlevel is having A/C and table & chairs.   The 5th floor outlet is natural air flowing in for 3 direction making it quite good.
There are traditional beds used in the Punjabi dhabas for sitting.  This is especially there only in the 5th floor.


They have some wonderful posters posted on the wall.


Please is quite clean and spread out wide.
The most important aspect of the restaurant has got to be the food which makes people come back.  Whenever a thali is taken, it comes with a combination of Subzis, raita, paapad and rice.
Subzi(s) in the thali includes – Paneer Butter Masala, Pindi Chole, Daal Makhani & Raita.
Paneer butter masala sure is very well made and tasted quite good.  Paneer used in the subzi is also quite soft and gravy also pretty thick & tasty.
Pindi Chole is the black channa based subzi which I felt was good but a little on the spicier side. It would have been nice to enjoy the subzi with lesser spice.  That way the flavour of the ingredients come out very well rather than the spice.
Daal Makhani is a well made daal which tastes good.  It isn’t very thick but also not that watery.  The taste is quite good, so even if roti is over and you are left with daal, you can just eat it off.
Breads that I took along with the subzi includes – Cheese Naan (with butter), Butter Phullka & Parantha.
The Cheese Naan for sure tele-transports you to a different world coz it is so tasty.  It might seem to be heavy but then then we all want to try that special dish/roti whenever we are outside.  There the focus is to get some really good food.
Butter Phulka is also well done and tasted quite good with all the 3 gravy subzis.
Jeera Rice is the rice options served and there are also some cut onions.  This was not very great but just sometimes after having some heavy gravy subzis, this acts as a balancer.
The best among the drinks available at this restaurant is the Lassi with Dry-Fruits & Masala Cola.  Lassi is very well made and for sure I would recommend all to try it out immediately after going inside.  It is a great drink to have in hot summer days and in other days.


The best among the deserts that we get here is the Fruit Cream which has the flavours of fruit being infused into the cream.  Dry fruits are also added into the desert and it is served in a kullad.  A desert that I ended up tasting and end up completing in one shot.
Overall Experience
A good vegetarian place in HSR layout is good for customers.  The place has been setup quite well and is spacious for people.  The unique section is the one on 5th floor that gets natural air & light.  Place is spacious and surely apt for office team lunches, farewell and dinner time with friends & family.  I’m tempted to rate higher but then I want to be able to try more dishes and then give my final rating.  Currently, I rate this place at 4.0/5.
Rating in other departments.
Food – 4.0/5
Drinks – 4.0/5
Ambiance – 4.0/5
Service – 4.0/5
Food for 2 at this place would come anywhere between INR 900-1200.