Aside from the sweet kimbula bunnis, here they also serve kimbula-centric sandwiches and a few other health-conscious dishes. They do separate menus for brunch and dinner, and we got our hands on the former.
In this Health Bowl (Rs. 1450), there was a bed of fluffy Japonica Rice, topped off with sliced up cucumber, carrot, tomato, red cabbage, spring onions, smoked salmon (or tofu), pickled red cabbage, wasabi and homemade mayo. Every element tasted quite fresh and overall, it had a good balance of flavours. Plus, look how colourful it is!
The Nashville Hot Sandwich (Rs. 950) is a kimbula-centric savoury sandwich. Beautifully golden fried chicken dipped in hot chilli oil, it has a spicy filling which also included pickled banana pepper, and a drizzle of chilli garlic aioli. We'd have liked a little more spiciness here, but still happy with its flavour, especially with the excellently prepared rye bread.
We also did not forget to check out a couple of their classics for dessert – Jam Kimbula (Rs. 400) and Plain Kimbula (Rs. 250).
With its super soft, airy inner-texture, the tough, chewy exterior, the strong buttery aroma, and just the right amount of sugar on top, these kimbulas tick all the right boxes. They're pricy, I know, but taste absolutely great nonetheless.
The Jam Kimbula was generously stuffed with some deliciously sweet and sour jam, which we assume they make in house.
In terms of drinks, Kimbùla Café does juices and coffee.
They brew with Temple Grounds coffee, and this Latte (Rs. 550 for Small) was all right. The coffee punch was strong and the milk was velvety.
Ambience & Service
Kimbùla Café is a cosy nook that lies down Jawatta Road. Quaint and well-kept, you can enjoy good food as well as get some work done without any interruption. We didn't experience any issues with the service either. They were quick on their feet, pleasant and helpful.
It's the kimbula-hub in the city. Despite the hefty price tag, their kimbulas are amazing, and the exciting spins they put on them are certainly a highlight.